Hayling Island Noble Marine Moth Open 2013

Hayling Island Noble Marine Moth Open 2013

  It only seems like yesterday when the moth fleet descended on to Weymouth for the 2013 Nationals held in Portland Harbour which saw nearly 70 competitors take part. However, as every sailor knows time and tide wait for no one so the moth fleet moves a bit eastward along the south coast for the ..

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 ..

2013 Queen Mary Noble Marine GP Results

2013 Queen Mary Noble Marine GP Results

Final Score: Polar Moths 18 : -5 Nasty Weather The horrendous forecast did little to deter the rude health of the UK Moth class which held its season opener at Queen Mary Sailing Club last weekend. With only this and one other UK circuit event on the calendar before the Europeans in Sicily at the ..

Moth Training at Queen Mary

Moth Training at Queen Mary

The first International  Moth Class Association training session of the year happened this weekend – the first in a series of events, some formal some informal which have been put together to help new and intermediate moth sailors to de-mystify their flying machines and be comfortable in a racing situation.   Sailors ranged from the their ..

International Moth Winter Championships so far…

International Moth Winter Championships so far…

It seems along time since the Draycote Dash in November, that saw a wild 35 knot storm pass over the UK during the night. This gave the Draycote Dash a great weather window allowing for all the races to be completed. Next, the Moths moved on to the Christmas Cracker at Hayling Island but due ..

Moth Talk at Stokes Bay Sailing Club

Moth Talk at Stokes Bay Sailing Club

with Jason Belben – Fri Mar 8th at 7pm Continuing Stokes Bay Sailing Club’s Friday evening talk ‘n’ social events, Jason Belben will be hosting The Ups and Downs of Moth Sailing on March 8th at 7pm. If you’ve ever wondered if flying a Moth is for you, or are just interested in how foiling ..

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 ..

2013 Fixtures

2013 Fixtures

16th & 17th March               Queen Mary                          Training 23rd & 24th March              Queen Mary                          Grand Prix Series 13th & 14th April                  Parkestone Yacht Club        Grand Prix Series 28th April – 4th May      Marsala, Sicily, Italy      European Championships 25th-27th May                  Bala Sailing Club            UK Inland Championships 15th & 16th June                   Stokes Bay                             Grand ..

Weymouth open NOR and SI’s

Weymouth open NOR and SI’s

Sailing instructions and Notice-of-Race are at the below links. 1st Open meeting of the 2012/2013 series and a chance to catch up with everyone post-Garda. See you there! Moth GP Open SI – Final NOR Grand Prix Open Meeting 2012 Final

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 ..

Moth GP at Queen Mary

Moth GP at Queen Mary

The International Moth Class descended on Queen Mary Sailing club for the first Open event for the 2012 season. With a fickle wind forecast for both days, 16 Moths launched on Saturday in marginal foiling wind of 5 to 8 knots and completed four challenging races. The day brought Snake and ladder racing with moments ..

Mothies at the Dinghy Show this weekend

Mothies at the Dinghy Show this weekend

This year the UK International Moth Class Association stand at the RYA Dinghy show looks set to be as busy as ever with an exciting 2012 racing season fast approaching. As usual there will be an enthusiastic group of ‘mothies’ manning the stand ready to answer any questions you might have about the boat. These ..

Moths rule the Bloody Mary

Moths rule the Bloody Mary

Event 3 of the International Moth winter series proved to be another Moth fest at the multi class Bloody Mary pursuit race. This long established event is the pinnacle of the winter jamborees and this year attracted over 300 entires. The mild weather continues to bless and with a moderate to fresh forecast proved irresistible ..

International moth winter championships

With 2 events of the International Moth class winter championship series sailed Jason Belben leads Ricky Tagg by a point. Hayling was first up on Christmas eve and after several leaders it was Ricky who came out on top with Mike Lennon stealing second after a tidal slip up from Belben who had led for ..

Hayling Christmas Cracker

Well, it’s time to decide if you are going last minute shopping or your are going to have a pre Christmas workout with like-minded people and score your first points in the Winter Championships. Come to the Christmas Cracker and find out if this little Santa’s Helper is there to help restore your circulation after ..

Presidents Roundup

As we approach Christmas and the start of the second running of the Moth Winter series, I thought it timely to send out some thoughts on the season gone and the one to come. On the season gone we had some pretty good events which kicked off with the spring training at Castle Cove Weymouth. ..