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 Spring Training at Queen Mary SC

Moth Spring Training at Queen Mary SC

  Nobody claims that sailing a Moth is easy, you have to swim just in order to launch one, but since they sprouted wings and learnt to fly the class has grown steadily. In recent years, the fleet has attracted sailors young, old and in between, some with thoughts of championship glory and others just ..

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 ..

Moth Training at Queen Mary SC 8th & 9th March 2014

Moth Training at Queen Mary SC 8th & 9th March 2014

Another beginner to intermediate training weekend will be held at Queen Mary Sailing Club over the 8th and 9th March. Training will start with a briefing both days at 10am sharp and include on the water sessions, boat set up assistance, class room briefings and video reviews. The training will focus both on beginners leaning ..

IMCA UK 2014 Membership Renewal

IMCA UK 2014 Membership Renewal

Dear Member, Your International Moth Class Membership subscription was due for renewal on 1st January 2014. 2014 is an extremely important year for the UK IMCA membership as the UK is hosting the 2014 International Moth Worlds at Hayling Island Sailing Club! This event will host both the UK Nationals and Worlds events together and it takes place ..

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 ..

Stokes Bay Ronstan/Noble Marine Moth Open 2013

Stokes Bay Ronstan/Noble Marine Moth Open 2013

  There are many reasons for Moth sailors to come fly with us at the Ronstan/ Noble Marine Stokes Bay Moth Open on the weekend of 15th and 16th June. We have – an awesome location – cracking sailing waters – a first-rate race team (again featuring Mike Rayden and his trusty team) – fabulous Open ..

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 ..

Moth GP at Castle Cove

Moth GP at Castle Cove

By Peter Barton Following on from the training the weekend before an eager bunch of Mothies regrouped at Castle Cove, Weymouth to put their practiced skills into action. Conditions were just perfect up with 12-16 knots of clear Easterly and wall to wall sunshine. With a daunting Sunday forecast the smart call was made to ..

Josh McKnight is 2012 world champion

Josh McKnight is 2012 world champion

The 2012 Zhik Nautica Moth World Championships went down to the wire and were decided in the very last race in fabulous conditions. Joshua McKnight kept his calm, sailed nearly flawlessly and prevailed over fellow countryman Scott Babbage with two bullets in three races. Rob Gough had a very good last day and snatched third ..

Babbage dominates first day of final series

Sparring partners Scott Babbage and Joshua McKnight excelled in Friday’s fabulous conditions on lake Garda. Babbage scored two bullets in the day’s three races and now leads the final series, followed by McKnight. Joe Turner’s aspirations for a world title come to an abrupt end due to an unfortunate crash at the first weather mark ..

Babbage claims qualifying series

Given his performance so far this week, Babbage would have needed a poor last day to put his lead in jeopardy. However, the three-way tie for second place between Joshua McKnight, Bora Gulari and Anthony Kotoun promises three days of intense and exciting races. Campione del Garda, 23 August 2012: It certainly was a tricky ..

Babbage extends on Day 3

Campione del Garda, 22 August 2012: Only the dying breeze at the end of the afternoon could stop Scott Babbage today. The Australian sailor has now a solid grasp on the overall lead, nine points ahead of second-placed Anthony Kotoun from the British Virgin Island. Kotoun might call himself a “rookie” with “many hurdles to ..

No Racing on Day 2

Campione del Garda, 21 August 2012: Everyone expected competition on the two fleets to be extremely tough today, second day of the 2012 Zhik Nautica Moth World Championships. The Blue fleet would have been red-hot with Joshua McKnight (second overall) and Anthony Kotoun (third overall), among others, battling it out. Not to be outdone, the ..

Winter championships 2011/12 Overall

Winter championships 2011/12 Overall

Congratulations to Ricky Tagg who became the winner of the second Moth winter series.  The Moth winter series final event finished last week with the Tiger Trophy held at Rutland Sailing Club. Saturday, saw Ricky Tagg win two of the three races with a very credible 11th in the other. Unfortunately over night the snow ..

End of season training entry online

End of season training entry online

There is now online entry for the end of season event at Hayling Island which is available here: http://www.hisc.co.uk/entry_moth/entry_list_moth2011.asp We will have 3 coaches on the water per day and training spots are limited to 20 boats. Please also note late entry after 28th October will cost an additional £5. There will be additional informal ..

Paignton Moth GP Finale

Paignton Moth GP Finale

Sunshine and two days of glamour sailing conditions awaited the International Moth fleet in the English Riviera last weekend. 13 boats joined in battle and, for two of the boats, the Moth GP series itself depended on the outcome, with class newcomer Chris Rashley going up against old hand Simon Payne. The first race started ..

Winter Sun

Winter Sun

The US Moth fleet have invited all Moth sailors to their winter clinics in Miami FLA. For more information see the poster attached