2010-11 Winter Series Final Results

The final weekend of the Moth class winter series has come and gone leaving Mike Cooke as the UK winter Champion. The first running of this event for the class had some strong turnouts when the weather was good. A total of 25 entries over the series bodes well for the up and coming summer ..

Poole Week – 20/21st Aug

Moth open as part of Poole Week at Parkstone YC. Sailors are able to stay on for the whole week. See http://www.parkstoneyachtclub.com for more information or contact Rod Harris

Zhik National Championships – Stokes Bay 7-10th July

“IMCA UK is proud to publish the Notice of Race for the Zhik 2011 International Moth UK Nationals to be hosted by Stokes Bay Sailing Club. If you are a current paid up member of the Association, you should have received an email with a link to enter on-line. If you did not please use ..

Queen Mary – Grand Prix Series – 26/27th March

Whether you are a seasoned Moth sailor or if this will be your first event, it would be great to see you. You will find the Notice of Race for the event at http://www.queenmary.org.uk/Data/Sites/1/26032011intmothnor.pdf The essential info to know is that first start on Saturday is at 12pm and on Sunday at 11am. The fee will be a ..

Bloody Mary – 8th January 2011

Report by Cookie… 11 Mothies braved the most reasonable forecast anyone has seen at QM for a long time. We arrived to find it blowing dogs off chains but due to the forecast drop after lunch and non freezing temperatures no-one was too phased. With the first boats going off at midday and the Moths ..

Which Pheonix will rise from the Ashes?

With just one day left before the start of the 2011 International Moth World Championships at Belmont, Australia, being held over the 8-14th January, the preparations are revving up for the 8 sailors out there representing GBR. Current World, European and Nationals title holder Simon Payne, Mike Lennon, Pete Barton, Ben Paton, Jason Russell, James ..

Hayling Island Training Camp Nov 2010 Report

The forecast for the weekend of the 20th/ 21st of November was perfect with winds between 10 – 18 knots for both days so it was with great anticipation that I attended my first Moth Training Camp. With the promise of Mike Lennon, Ricky Tagg and Mike Cooke being on hand to coach us all, ..

Interview with Triple World Champion Simon Payne

Interview with Triple World Champion Simon Payne

Simon Payne is a well known figure to many as a highly competitive racer in both two-man and singlehanded high performance dinghies. He demonstrated that again most recently by securing that sought after triple-crown of championship wins, which many a dedicated racer seeks, by taking the 2010 World, European and National championship titles. Phillippe Oligario, ..

Lennon Rides to Victory – Hayling Tide Ride Report

Lennon Rides to Victory 19 foiling Moths descended upon Hayling Island for the 10th year of the Tide Ride, and following a misty start, the sun shone through gracing the fleet with a mild 10-15 knot easterly and classic Hayling conditions. With the fleet sailing a windward-leeward course on the Pilsey bank side of the ..

The Eagle has landed….

Adam May is keeping Foiltown in its rightful place leading innovation in the moth class. Check out his beautiful new wing: http://foilborne.blogspot.com/2010/08/eagle-has-landed.html Wonderfully crafted by The Boatyard at Beer – a beautiful peace of British Engineering. Well done Adam for making it happen!

Nationals Final Day Report

Final Day Report by James Phare: A mill pond like Torbay greeted the fleet for the final day of the 2010 UK Moth nationals. The prospect of a dying breeze however did not deter race officer Bob Penfold and his team from setting a course in the light southerly breeze.  After a short postponement ashore and a ..

UK Nationals Days 1-3

Day 3 Report by James Phare: Cloudy skies and a light south westerly breeze greeted the fleet for the penultimate day of the UK International Moth Nationals.  After a brief postponement however the fleet launched and racing was soon underway. Arnaud Psarofaghis lead the way to the windward mark in race 6 followed swiftly by ..

Weymouth Regatta Mini Report

Had plenty of breeze, 11 moths turned up, but not all raced – people being quite cautious with Nationals this week. Mike Lennon won with 5 wins out of 5, Jason Russell 2nd and Alex Adams 3rd. (In Alex’s words: Mike and Jif dominated!) We had glorious weather, unfortunately a little too long on the ..

2010 UK Nationals Entry List

Pic – 2009 and current UK National Champion Mike Cooke Here is the pre-entries list (in no particular order) for the UK Nationals so far ie. the people who have replied via email that will be coming: Alex Adams GBR 4082 Phil Oligario   GBR 3764 Jonnie Hutchcroft   GBR 3376 Mike Cooke   GBR ..

WHY Jewellers Parkstone Moth Open Report

The WHY Jewellers Parkstone YC Moth Open was preceded by a forecast of marginal foiling conditions, yet 25 moths turned out for the event at Poole over the weekend of 12/13th June. As the fleet got to the racing area they realized how misleading forecasts can be; a gusty northerly force 4 greeted them for ..