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A combination of a high wind forecast and a late addition to the Moth calendar saw a smaller than usual turnout for the International Moth open at Royal Torbay Yacht Club on the 24th and 25th October. Not to be deterred by the forecast four travelling Moths from Queen Mary were joined by Mike Cooke ..
A small group of Moths (a wing) arrived with high expectations on Lymington Town Sailing Club, our hosts for the penultimate open meeting of the year. The fleet rigged in the sun on the lawn at LTSC in a light Northerly breeze but at the briefing came the bad news – average of 5 knots ..
The International Moths shared their penultimate open of the year at Grafham Water with the International Canoes and Vortexes on the 5th and 6th of September. The nine entrants were rewarded with great foiling conditions on both days, faultless race organisation and some enjoyable off the water socialising with the International Canoe fleet. After a ..
The 2009 Moth UK nationals and open championship was held at Saundersfoot SC, Wales from 10th to the 14th July. As usual for major Moth events, the fine weather leading up to the event changed abruptly to gales, torrential rain and steep waves – perfect foiling weather. The fleet of 37 entries, all foilers, battled ..
The Moths were nervous coming back to Weymouth. Visions of sitting on the beach for much of the very windy Worlds last summer were fresh in everyone’s minds. Saturday did not disappoint. 25 knots, and a nasty sea state proved testing for the majority of the fleet. Slowly the fleet size reduced as some returned ..
As a very old and wise, X boat sailor once said to a fellow yachtsmen standing on the dock… “Many a fine days sailing has been ruined by a weather forecast young man”. Nike have a similar strap line, albeit shorter. So it was for the intrepid band of mothies who ignored the windless forecast ..
A game of two halves – or not? May the 9th and 10th saw the Moth fleet travel to Queen Mary for the Inland National Championship. Not a great deal of wind was forecast. 20 boats lined up with several new boats including 2 Mach 2’s, a Ninja and a Bladerider FX. Mike Lennon led ..