Data to Value Ltd. Queen Mary GP

Data to Value Ltd. Queen Mary GP

  Glamorous weather greeted an impressive turnout of 37 Moths for the first Grand Prix of 2014 sponsored by Data to Value Ltd. at Queen Mary Sailing Club. With a range of abilities from Olympic medallist to complete newbie battling it out in shifty conditions on a crowded reservoir, the event promised to provide some ..

Moth wins 2014 Dinghy Show Concours d’Elegance

Moth wins 2014 Dinghy Show Concours d’Elegance

  The YachtsandYachting.com Concours d’Elegance at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show has been awarded to Mike Lennon’s new Exocet International Moth sail no. 4147. See: International-Moth-wins-Concours-dElegance   Mike has spent his time since Christmas rigging and tuning his new Exocet and grabbing time on the water when he can between the storms that have been ..

41st Bloody Mary 2014

41st Bloody Mary 2014

The 41st Bloody Mary, would you be better off just having the drink? Being a fairly typical sailor of no obvious talent I’m as adept as anyone at cobbling a story together about boats and/or sailing and/or boat tech to sound important in the bar.  I do this by using facts that I have overheard and no-doubt ..

Moths at Thorpe Bay Regatta

Moths at Thorpe Bay Regatta

This bank holiday saw the rescheduled Thorpe Bay Regatta at Southend and on Saturday you would have thought that the regatta was jinxed to have bad weather. Saturday saw a nice 8 to 10 knots of breeze which got the Moth fleet excited, rigged and ready to go with no sign of the monsoon weather ..

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 ..

Rollys Brownies 2013 Moth Nationals Final Results

Rollys Brownies 2013 Moth Nationals Final Results

    The final day of the Rolly’s Brownies National Championship greeted the now swollen fleet of 69 Moths, as a few more mothies joined in for the weekend racing. But first thing Sunday there was a huge bank of sea mist over Portland harbour and a few were sceptical that once again the moth ..

Rolly’s Brownies 2013 Moth Nationals Day 3

Rolly’s Brownies 2013 Moth Nationals Day 3

  Day 3 of the Rolly’s Brownies Moth Nationals saw the Mothies  greeted by a 12 knot breeze from the west again, which was to make for perfect race conditions with the sun bearing down on the fleet it made for some fantastic sailing and picture taking condition for the photography’s one things for sure ..

Rolly’s Brownies 2013 Moth Nationals Day 2

Rolly’s Brownies 2013 Moth Nationals Day 2

  Day 2 of the Rolly’s Brownies Moth Nationals saw the Mothies  greeted by a 16 knot breeze from the west, which was building before the start of the first race reaching 20+ across the race course. The fleet was now fully fuelled up with Brownies from our generous sponsor this year, and as the ..

Rollys Brownies 2013 Moth Nationals Day 1

Rollys Brownies 2013 Moth Nationals Day 1

  With 61 Moths entering the Moth nationals this was to be the biggest moth event in Europe this year and with entries from Germany, Belgium, France, Switzerland and New Zealand, the quality of the fleet speaks for itself, but not to be out done foil town Weymouth Harbour produced its best conditions, with 10 ..

2013 Moth Inland Championships at Bala

2013 Moth Inland Championships at Bala

Photo C/O Paul Plested The International Moths headed west into the depths of Wales for the 2013 Inland Championships over the weekend. Billed as the Garda of the UK, it had a lot to live up to and thankfully didn’t disappoint, with a range of conditions and some of the best sailing the fleet could ..

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 ..

Tiger Trophy 2013

Tiger Trophy 2013

The Five intrepid Mothies from opposite corners of England that ‘rocked up to Rutland’ were treated to stunning winter sunshine to reward their combined efforts in ignoring the forecasted freezing temperatures and 30Knt plus Northerly winds to promote the Moth class in the 200 strong fleet at the annual 2-day Tiger Trophy event. Following the ..

Mothies at the Bloody Mary 2013

Mothies at the Bloody Mary 2013

14 intrepid Mothies ventured to Queen Mary Sailing Club’s gruelling ‘Bloody Mary’ dinghy pursuit race on the 12th January making the Moths the 6th largest fleet (and the largest high performance fleet). With 340 starters in total providing more ‘traffic’ than the nearby M25 it is the largest dinghy race in the UK and an ..

2012 Moth Winter GP #1 – Draycote Dash

2012 Moth Winter GP #1 – Draycote Dash

After last weekend’s successful training at Draycote Water, five Moths braved the varied forecast for the Draycote Dash. During the morning before racing started the wind looked very light with sub foiling conditions. Having raised enough enthusiasm to rig up and get changed it was nice to see the wind slowly filling in. After a ..

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 ..