Mike Lennon has taken a handsome win at the Moth Europeans in Bordeaux, France. With 10 points separating Mike from second placed Chris Rashley, Mike commented, “It was a light wind regatta which probably helped the old men. I had a great first few races and, despite one blip on the results sheet, I was ..
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 a prelude to the 2016 YANMAR Moth Worlds 2016, the 50th Japan National Moth Championships has been held in Hayama from 21st to 22nd May. Second day of the event, four races carried out with stable 8-12 knots breeze from NE. “Yesterday we only hold one race due to weak winds, so I’m really ..
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 ..
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 ..
The prestigious Parkstone Open takes place this weekend (23/24th). For those new to the class, this is the perfect playground for moths with flat, sheltered waters. Assuming the winds are not too strong, it’s a really good testing ground topped off with a chance to meet possibly THE most amiable character in the history of ..
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. ..
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 ..
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 ..
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. ..
The aim yesterday was to get three races in for the yellow and blue fleets. As it was, the PRO did a great job to manage 2 in the fluctuating breeze. The aim today was to make up for the lost race and then complete three more… sadly the breeze had other ideas. The tide ..
Despite the light wind forecast for the penultimate grand prix event before the World Championships at Hayling in July, 32 sailors ventured down to Stokes Bay with the promise of some open water, pre worlds training. Most of the big names were in attendance along with a lot of the regular faces and a few ..
Weymouth GP 17/18 May 2014 by Ben Paton (Roving reporter) 38 enthusiastic Mothies turned up last weekend at Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy, known to Moth sailors as “Foiltown”, looking to benchmark their performance and check out the competition at the latest round of the Noble Marine Grand Prix series, especially as the Worlds ..
A fleet of 22 International Moths turned out for the second Noble Marine Grand Prix event of the year at Parkstone Sailing Club, Poole over the weekend of 5th & 6th April. After a winter of training, in anticipation for the UK Summer Worlds, this would be a good indication of current form on open ..