Congratulations to Paul Goodison for winning the 2016 Internattional Moth World Championships in Hayama Japan. Congratulations are also due to: Chris Rashley and Rob Greenhalgh for making it an all British podium. And thanks to Ben Paton for coming in 5th to help the Brits win back the Moth “ashes” from the Aussies. The racing ..
As the 2016 Yanmar Moth World Championships Hayama Japan, 24th-29th May, loom just a matter of days away now we’ve been nearly deafened by the silence on social media and the internet in the build up. This is unusual. Normally at this stage we see talk ramp up in the yachting press and plenty more ..
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 ..
Hi Chris, Thank you for agreeing to this interview. Firstly congratulations on your recent success at the UK Nationals (3rd overall) and European Championships (1st). You joined the class in January this year. You have had an incredible run of success including your 1st moth title of inland national champion. What do you make of ..
Mike Cooke from Bristol has set a new UK speed record of 28.8 knots. This is now the fastest recorded time in the UK and has surely opened the door to the elusive 30 knot club. Mike Cooke tells us how it was done…. “Well conditions were pretty hostile to be honest, but with my ..
The first Moth Grand Prix of the season kicked off at Queen Mary reservoir over the 26th & 27th March, with 20 Moths arriving to see a flat calm lake. However, smiles were put soon put back on the faces of those who rigged after a slight delay in proceedings, to what was developing into ..
The final weekend of the Moth class winter series has come and gone leaving Mike Cooke as the UK winter Champion. The first running of this event for the class had some strong turnouts when the weather was good. A total of 25 entries over the series bodes well for the up and coming summer ..
Report by Cookie… 11 Mothies braved the most reasonable forecast anyone has seen at QM for a long time. We arrived to find it blowing dogs off chains but due to the forecast drop after lunch and non freezing temperatures no-one was too phased. With the first boats going off at midday and the Moths ..
The first International Moth open of 2010 took place on Saturday at Bristol Corinthian yacht club. With a dire forecast for no wind and a few boats still astray after the recent Worlds in Dubai, 10 of the most persistent Mothies took to the skies in a very patchy marginal foiling breeze including three attending ..
The moulds for the UK 2009 nationals winning Aardvark Ninja are available for rent. Webmaster Philippe has finished using them to make his new boat and they are now available for another homebuilder to use. There is a fee per boat of £250 which includes the royalty fee to the designer, Kevin Ellway and a ..
6 Moths and one RS600FF made up the fleet at the Steve Nicholson Race at Pitsford Water this weekend. Race one saw a tight first lap with Geoff Carveth, Alex Adams, Garyman Ireson and Mike Cooke all trading gibes down the run and trying to avoid the holes. After that the fleet spread out a ..
The 2009 Moth UK nationals and open championship was held at Saundersfoot SC, Wales from 10th to the 14th July. As usual for major Moth events, the fine weather leading up to the event changed abruptly to gales, torrential rain and steep waves – perfect foiling weather. The fleet of 37 entries, all foilers, battled ..
The Moths were nervous coming back to Weymouth. Visions of sitting on the beach for much of the very windy Worlds last summer were fresh in everyone’s minds. Saturday did not disappoint. 25 knots, and a nasty sea state proved testing for the majority of the fleet. Slowly the fleet size reduced as some returned ..