Paul Goodison is the 2016 World Champion!

Paul Goodison is the 2016 World Champion!

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 ..

Why Jewellers Parkstone YC Open 2016

Why Jewellers Parkstone YC Open 2016

  Parkstone always offers challenges and the first is getting to the race area. The launching is into the walled yacht haven – there are two ways out. One is to follow the winding deep water channel which is around 3 boat lengths wide and the other is straight out through the “ledge.” The ledge in question isn’t ..

Queen Mary Open 2016

Queen Mary Open 2016

  With a few of the fleets key players missing claiming the dinghy show as an excuse to avoid the cold weather there was a chance for others names to fight for some of the top spots at the first round of the Nobel Marine International Moth Grand Prix series at Queen Mary Sailing Club. ..

Chris Rashley is the 2015 UK National Champion

Chris Rashley is the 2015 UK National Champion

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 ..

UK Nationals 2015 Day 3

UK Nationals 2015 Day 3

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 ..

UK Nationals 2015 Day 2

UK Nationals 2015 Day 2

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 ..

Parkstone Open 2015 Results

Parkstone Open 2015 Results

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 ..

Hayling Island Sailing Club GP 2015

Hayling Island Sailing Club GP 2015

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 ..

Noble Marine 2013-2014 GP Series Results

Noble Marine 2013-2014 GP Series Results

The International Moth UK Grand Prix series, sponsored by Noble Marine, runs from Nationals to Nationals, with 9 events scheduled for the series and competitors counting their best 5 results. The points are calculated based upon the number of boats at each event so there is a premium on doing well at the larger events. ..

2013 Torbay Noble Marine GP Results

2013 Torbay Noble Marine GP Results

  Moth GP – Torbay 24-­‐26 August As part of Torbay week and up to 9 races Scheduled the 16 boats that had entered were in for a fantastic 3 days or racing. Upon launching on Saturday it was obvious most were nervous as we overlooked the racecourse from quite some altitude that was the ..

2013 Hayling Noble Marine GP Results

2013 Hayling Noble Marine GP Results

  Hayling Island was the first venue in this year’s Moth Grand Prix Series and with the World’s being held there next year it was a sure thing that the best of the best would attend even recently crowned 49er European Champion Dylan Fletcher was here as no one was going to miss the chance ..

Interview with Triple European Champion Chris Rashley

Interview with Triple European Champion Chris Rashley

  Chris Rashley has lit up the scoreboard yet again at the 2013 Moth Europeans in Sicily to take his third consecutive Moth Europeans title. With top place on the podium in Germany in 2011, Garda 2012 and now Sicily in 2013, the 24 year old is proving to be quite the young upstart. Focusing ..

2013 Moth Europeans in Sicily

2013 Moth Europeans in Sicily

After a long cold winter the UK Moth sailors headed out to Sicily in search of sun and sailing time at the 2013 Europeans. There was a sense of what was to come when early arrival, Mike Lennon, had spent more time sat in his chair in the shade than on the water; the wind ..

2013 Parkstone QuayWest Chandlers/Noble Marine Moth GP Results

2013 Parkstone QuayWest Chandlers/Noble Marine Moth GP Results

  In Moth circles Parkstone is famed for challenging sailor’s ability in landing and leaving, small entrances to the Marina and a sand (mud) bank between the flat waters of Poole harbour and the safety of the slip way make for some tricky moves to get out and back. Combine this with a weather forecast ..

Enliven Training Camp at CCSC

Enliven Training Camp at CCSC

Castle Cove sailing club was the excellent venue for the last official moth training bootcamp of 2012. What a great location, with residues of the Olympic atmosphere still ringing in the air. 14 boats and their pilots arrived on the saturday coming from as far afield as York and Ullswater in the lake district. Of ..

Enliven International Moth Nationals Final Day

Enliven International Moth Nationals Final Day

The final day of the Enliven International Moth UK National Championships unfortunately dawned with similarly gusty winds to the previous two days of the competition. A notable difference however was the fact that gusts were now topping out at 42 knots in the Blackwater Estuary rather than the ‘meagre’ 30 or so of the previous ..

Grand Prix Series Round 4. Stokes Bay.

Grand Prix Series Round 4. Stokes Bay.

Stokes Bay was the last venue for the 2012 GP series. It couldn’t have been better, hot sunny and windy – it looked more like a big day in the Med than an English day in the Solent. The usual Stokes chop with wind gusting to 18 knots gave a challenging days racing. Race 1 ..

Moth Inlands at Ullswater

Moth Inlands at Ullswater

Orange Mountain Bikes / Neil Pryde sailing / Marlow Ropes International Moth Inland National Championship 2012 14 foiling Moths from all over the UK descended on the beautiful lake of Ullswater for the 2012 running of the Inland championships. From as far south as Hayling as far west as Bristol, east as Essex and as ..