Foil Fest at Pro Vela Spain Reviewed by Simon Propper Inevitably the Moth blogosphere this week has been buzzing with trivia about what middle aged men got up to on the Costa del Crime. Really you’d be better off renting ‘Sexy Beast’ with Ray Winstone and Ben Kingsley. None of that here: just compelling reasons ..
Queen Mary hosted the International Moth Inland Championships on 8th and 9th May. 21 boats attended from all over the country, despite a very light forecast and a number of people packing boats into crates to send them to the European Foil Fest in Spain. Fortunately the breeze defied all forecasts and the fleet were ..
The first International Moth open of 2010 took place on Saturday at Bristol Corinthian yacht club. With a dire forecast for no wind and a few boats still astray after the recent Worlds in Dubai, 10 of the most persistent Mothies took to the skies in a very patchy marginal foiling breeze including three attending ..
The first open of the season is this coming weekend at Bristol Corinthian YC. The event is set to be a 3 race series run on the Saturday 10th April starting at 11.30. Now, I had planned on running a spectator friendly slalom event on the Sunday fitting around the club racing so as not ..
16 Foiling Moths descended onto Queen Mary SC for an impromptu weekend of coaching and practice in anticipation of the coming season. Saturday saw seasoned veteran Mothies Alex Adams, Doug Pybus and Mike Cooke on hand to help out newcomers and regular Mothies alike on all points of their sailing whether it be just foiling ..
End of season party and training held at HISC. Watch this space.. more exciting info coming soon
Hi Simon, Q. Once again, thank you for taking time out to do this interview. Your success must be considered one of the all time achievements in your moth career. How did you feel going in to the regatta? A. That’s my second Moth World title but the first one back in 06 will always ..
Simon Payne sailed a great regatta, winning by 9 points from fellow master Andrew McDougall. The rest of the Brits helped bring home the Ashes: Lennon 8th, May 10th, Tagg 13th. Adams 20th, Penfold 24th, Hayden 26th, Phare 28th, Imrie 31st, Peats 41st. Full results here. Full report coming soon
After 3 days of racing, Brit Master Simon Payne is leading the Worlds by just 2 points, with a very impressive scoreline, discarding the DNF he hasn’t finished outside the top 5 – not bad for a guy with a gammy knee – and proof to all there can be no excuses. Full results here, ..
The Dinghy Show is over for another year, and it was a pretty good one. I’ve no feel for how many people were there, but it was definitely busy at times! First of all a big thank you to all who helped, Phil for organising it all and manning the stand on Saturday, Jonnie Hutchcroft ..
For all those not able to get out to the Worlds in Dubai, and just wanting to spend some time on the water, remembering how to sail/crash, with a few top mothies on hand to help here is your chance: Due to the UK season not starting up until April we are planning an informal ..
Entry is now available via the website. Remember the event does have an entry limit so enter early to avoid disappointment. www.weymouthregatta.co.uk
So the British contingent are packing up their trusty steeds and winging their way out to Dubai shortly for the 2010 World championships. Feeling slightly envious I can only offer them all the best of luck and hope that one of them comes back with the silverware! For the more technologically inclined the Moth Worlds ..
Go to the Europeans website for more details: http://motheuropean2010silvaplana.blogspot.com/
Grand Prix Event
The Venue: Warm, Flat water, great sea breezes in the afternoon and awesome onshore facilities. Plentiful flights from all over Europe, accommodation types to suit all pockets and all within easy reach of Northern Europe! The Theory: A week of Moth sailing where the focus is on having fun and learning loads! Coaching and technique ..
One of the premier inland dinghy and windsurfing racing clubs, Queen Mary’s large sailing water is ideal for racing or just having fun. The reservoir is man-made and so the surface is 45ft above the surrounding countryside giving good unobstructed wind over the 700 acres. Click here for the Notice of Racing > The clubs ..
6 Moths and one RS600FF made up the fleet at the Steve Nicholson Race at Pitsford Water this weekend. Race one saw a tight first lap with Geoff Carveth, Alex Adams, Garyman Ireson and Mike Cooke all trading gibes down the run and trying to avoid the holes. After that the fleet spread out a ..