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 ..
So you want to join the 20 minuters eh? “18 minutes is optimum for me, maybe 19” We stood there wondering exactly what he was talking about. He couldn’t mean sleep could he? Maybe he’d got confused by our question and was talking about another thing he liked doing in bed. He is French ..
Nathan Outteridge is the 2014 International Moth World Champion Nathan won the World Championship with one race to sail having a 10 point lead over top Brit Chris Rashley and his discard was a 4th. The 49er Gold Medalist from London 2012 and Artemis America’s Cup helmsman proceeded to win the last race of the ..
Twenty-six boats arrived at HISC on Saturday, the largest fleet at any open on the 2012 GP circuit. Special mention goes to Matthew Lea who travelled all the way down to Hayling from the Isle of Arran in Scotland! Race one saw gusty 14 – 20 knot squally conditions. The sea state in the bay ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
Northampton’s Steve Nicholson memorial trophy made up round 4 of the International Moth class winter series. With a strict entry limit and fast take up only 5 Moths made it onto the entry list in time. Light shifty winds made for some interesting racing in race one,with Mike Cooke, Mike Lennon and Ricky Tagg all ..
30 has replaced 20. For the UK Moth fleet at least. A few years ago it was a coveted honour to qualify for the 20 knot club. Now it is something you do straight off the slipway whilst tidying your controls. The Class 20kn club webpage has long since been disbanded. The new focus was ..
Announced by the International Moth Committee after a vote at this year’s 2011 Moth Worlds in Australia it was voted in that the International Moth Worlds will be held at Hayling Island Sailing Club in the Summer of 2014. The bid was led by the current UK Class Association Chairman, Mike Lennon, who had spent ..
The US Moth fleet have invited all Moth sailors to their winter clinics in Miami FLA. For more information see the poster attached
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 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 ..
Report by Mike Lennon The August Bank Holiday weekend is the start of the week long Poole regatta. However the the first 3 days were used to score the Parkstone YC Moth open. Parkstone having already Hosted the Moth racing circuit grand prix event in June, hosted this second more of a friendly open come ..
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 ..
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
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 ..