The Moth GP on 3rd/4th October, hosted by Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, will be the finale for the GP series for the calendar year and marks the halfway point in the GP series for 2015/16. Portland Harbour is the “spiritual home” of the Moths with many innovations trialled there and is a favourite ..
The Types of Mothie As moth sailors will proudly tell you, they are a rare breed. However over the last 10 years the creation of foils has led to there being a lot more of them than we had for a number of years. WE at the moth class have felt this has been a ..
The final day didn’t provide the glamorous conditions of the previous two days, but the Stokes Bay Race Team, led by Principal Race Officer Mike Rayden, managed to complete the full series in marginal foiling conditions. With Chris Rashley clearly out in front, the battle for second place overall was hot – just six points ..
While the rest of the Solent was filled with yachts going around the Isle of Wight, the International Moth fleet were enjoying Stokes Bay at its very best. Four fantastic races were held in cracking conditions. Chris Rashley continued his extraordinary run with four more bullets to repeat his perfect scoreline from yesterday. Today though ..
The day started with a calm, mirror-like Solent, but ended with 4 glorious races completed in perfect foiling conditions. This was Stokes Bay at its best and the Moth fleet turned on the style in spades. Home club sailor Chris Rashley, focused by the threat of Dylan Fletcher’s opening race win, switched on the after-burners ..
Blazing sunshine and a 10 knot South Easterly greeted the 59 boat Moth Nationals fleet at Stokes Bay Sailing Club. A number of new innovations were on display including Dylan Fletcher’s solid wings, Mike Lennon’s boom fairings and James Phare’s double-wand. Straight from the off the action was tight at the top. Dylan Fletcher made ..
Having talked a bit about how not to prepare for a big event last year, I thought we could try and correct that for this years Nationals. Personally, I’ve taken a very different approach for the current season. Instead of sailing as much as I possibly can to try and keep up with the jobless ..
25 moth sailors travelled from 16 different clubs to Parkstone Yacht Club for the fourth Grand Prix event of 2015. The forecast for Saturday looked perfect with 12-16 knots and sunshine, but there were a few nervous faces in the boat park that morning when the breeze was up to 20 knots and was showing ..
21 keen, eager and bright-eyed Moth sailors turned up on Saturday ready for some racing despite the less than ideal forecast. If the forecast stood, it was looking like there would only be some racing on Saturday and only if the weather played ball. So there we all stood chatting about whether to go racing ..
Despite a windy forecast a fleet of 21 Moths turned out for the second of the UK Grand Prix series, supported by Magic Marine, at Weymouth in the hope that maybe the predictions were wrong and the bigger gusts wouldn’t materialise. However on the Saturday this was not to be and so racing was postponed ..
Entry to the 2015 International Moth European Championships to be held at Bataviahaven Lelystad in the Netherlands between August 22nd to 30th is now open. Full details at: 2015 Moth Europeans Registration is here: 2015 Europeans Registration Note: the early bird discount ends on 30th April!
Peter Burling (NZL), who turned 24 on January 1, leaves Sorrento tonight with the McDougall + McConaghy 2015 International Moth World Championship title, hosted by the Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club (SSCBC) in Victoria. “I‘m stoked,” was all Burling could get out, as he sprayed and was sprayed with champagne after stepping ashore at Sorrento ..
International Moth Class – 2015 UK Events Calendar It seems like only a short time ago that the fleet was basking in sunny weather and enjoying a competitive and hard fought World Championships in the UK. A few of us were sitting in the bar drinking hop based recovery drinks…and Rashley was sat at home ..
Entry to the 2015 McDougall+McConaghy International Moth Australian & World Title Championships to be held at Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club, Victoria, Australia between January 6th to 16th are now open. Full details at: 2015 Moth Worlds
What is so great about the Moth? According to Magic Marine: “The Class embodies change, innovation, multiple builders and true racing while remaining “lighthearted”. Or so it seems from the general public’s perspective as artistic photos and competitions with the Worlds best are spread daily around the World. These attributes can be difficult to manage ..