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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 (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 ..
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 ..
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 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 ..
The Inland Championships are on 27/28 September. 1st Race is at 13:00 with a briefing at high noon and 4 races per day. The entry fee is £35 and INCLUDES evening meal. We plan to award the series trophies in the evening (Winter Champs, GP Series and Speed Trophy) and there are loads of great ..