Mike Lennon wins the 2016 Europeans in sweltering Bordeaux

Mike Lennon wins the 2016 Europeans in sweltering Bordeaux

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 ..

VRsport.tv is the headline sponsor for the 2016 UK Nationals

VRsport.tv is the headline sponsor for the 2016 UK Nationals

The UK International Moth Class Association (IMCA UK) is pleased to announce that leading sailing TV channel VRsport.tv will be the headline sponsor for the International Moth UK National Championships 2016. The championships will be contested between Saturday 27th and Tuesday 30th August and hosted by Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy. Following on from ..

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 ..

Paul Goodison wins the 50th Japan National Moth Championships

Paul Goodison wins the 50th Japan National Moth Championships

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 ..

International Moths at the Paignton POSH Regatta 2016

International Moths at the Paignton POSH Regatta 2016

Well you’ve got me again for the second time in four events. I can only hope I keep finishing third as regularly through the upcoming European and National Championships, unfortunately more likely I will add another digit after the three. While we had been promised flat water and a great sea breeze the locals hadn’t ..

New Developments in the Moth class for 2016

New Developments in the Moth class for 2016

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 YC GP 23/24 April

Parkstone YC GP 23/24 April

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 ..

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. ..

The Types of Mothie

The Types of Mothie

The Types of Mothie As moth sailors will proudly tell you, they are a rare breed. However over the last 10 years the creation of foils has led to there being a lot more of them than we had for a number of years. WE at the moth class have felt this has been a ..

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 ..

How to prepare for the UK National Championships

How to prepare for the UK National Championships

Having talked a bit about how not to prepare for a big event last year, I thought we could try and correct that for this years Nationals. Personally, I’ve taken a very different approach for the current season. Instead of sailing as much as I possibly can to try and keep up with the jobless ..

Parkstone YC GP 6/7 June

Parkstone YC GP 6/7 June

The long wait is nearly over, the 2015 Parkstone YC GP is very nearly upon us. With only three weeks to go to the Nationals at Stokes Bay, this is your last open in which to hone your skills for the National Championship. Registration will start at 0900, the race briefing will at 11:30 in ..

WPNSA Moth Open 2015

WPNSA Moth Open 2015

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 ..

Peter Burling is the 2015 World Champion

Peter Burling is the 2015 World Champion

Peter Burling (NZL), who turned 24 on January 1, leaves Sorrento tonight with the McDougall + McConaghy 2015 International Moth World Championship title, hosted by the Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club (SSCBC) in Victoria. “I‘m stoked,” was all Burling could get out, as he sprayed and was sprayed with champagne after stepping ashore at Sorrento ..

2015 UK Events Calendar

2015 UK Events Calendar

International Moth Class – 2015 UK Events Calendar It seems like only a short time ago that the fleet was basking in sunny weather and enjoying a competitive and hard fought World Championships in the UK. A few of us were sitting in the bar drinking hop based recovery drinks…and Rashley was sat at home ..

Do You Love It? Reasons to do the Winter Championships

Do You Love It? Reasons to do the Winter Championships

October is a funny month. You sit there pondering what to do. Often wondering about the weather…Will it keep raining or will it just get cold? Do I prefer sailing in the rain or the cold? You’re probably also wondering about kit…Should I get a new sail for next year? Should I get that new ..

Draycote Water Open 2014

Draycote Water Open 2014

Draycote Water Open Meeting and Coaching is on October 11th and 12th. Located centrally in the West Midlands close to the M40 / M1 / M6 there are few Moth sailors more than two hours travel away. We have two days of racing with three races per day. In addition Ben Paton is in the ..