Mothies at the Bloody Mary 2013

Mothies at the Bloody Mary 2013

14 intrepid Mothies ventured to Queen Mary Sailing Club’s gruelling ‘Bloody Mary’ dinghy pursuit race on the 12th January making the Moths the 6th largest fleet (and the largest high performance fleet). With 340 starters in total providing more ‘traffic’ than the nearby M25 it is the largest dinghy race in the UK and an ..

2013 Fixtures

2013 Fixtures

16th & 17th March               Queen Mary                          Training 23rd & 24th March              Queen Mary                          Grand Prix Series 13th & 14th April                  Parkestone Yacht Club        Grand Prix Series 28th April – 4th May      Marsala, Sicily, Italy      European Championships 25th-27th May                  Bala Sailing Club            UK Inland Championships 15th & 16th June                   Stokes Bay                             Grand ..

2012 Moth Winter GP #1 – Draycote Dash

2012 Moth Winter GP #1 – Draycote Dash

After last weekend’s successful training at Draycote Water, five Moths braved the varied forecast for the Draycote Dash. During the morning before racing started the wind looked very light with sub foiling conditions. Having raised enough enthusiasm to rig up and get changed it was nice to see the wind slowly filling in. After a ..

2012/ 2013 Moth Winter Series

2012/ 2013 Moth Winter Series

The International Moth Winter Grand Prix Starts 24th November at the Draycote Dash. After the great success of the last 2 years the International Moth will once again be running a winter series this year.  It all starts in a couple of weeks at the Draycote Dash on the 24th and 25th November. Last year ..

A World of Payne – Hayling masterclass

A World of Payne – Hayling masterclass

Immediately prior to the Hayling Moth Open Simon Payne kindly set up a days Moth coaching. Whilst open to all Mothies, the focus was on the Mach 2 moth which is Simon’s specialist subject. Simon had detailed notes on set up and use provided by Mach 2 designer Andrew ‘AMac’ McDougall which he worked through ..

2012 Hayling Moth GP

2012 Hayling Moth GP

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 ..

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 ..

Weymouth open NOR and SI’s

Weymouth open NOR and SI’s

Sailing instructions and Notice-of-Race are at the below links. 1st Open meeting of the 2012/2013 series and a chance to catch up with everyone post-Garda. See you there! Moth GP Open SI – Final NOR Grand Prix Open Meeting 2012 Final

Enliven Training Camp at CCSC

Enliven Training Camp at CCSC

Castle Cove sailing club was the excellent venue for the last official moth training bootcamp of 2012. What a great location, with residues of the Olympic atmosphere still ringing in the air. 14 boats and their pilots arrived on the saturday coming from as far afield as York and Ullswater in the lake district. Of ..

Moth Worlds UK Roundup

Moth Worlds UK Roundup

For many of the UK fleet this was to be their first International Moth World Championships.  The UK fleet were in good spirits going into the championship and after current European Champion Chris Rashley won the UK National championship, he was making his intentions quite clear, but this is Moth racing and only a fool ..

Moth Coaching Weekend coming up

Moth Coaching Weekend coming up

When: 15th- 16th September 2012 Where: Castle Cove Sailing Club, Weymouth Start Time: 10:30am – Saturday Training Cost: £40 In just over a week’s time the Moth Class will be hosting a training weekend for all levels of moth sailor. Whether you have just joined the class and want to learn the basics or want ..

Babbage on top after day one.

The Australian sailor confirms his great form and leads the 125-strong fleet of Moths on Lake Garda with three bullets in three races with light conditions and a tricky course. These results show that his victory in last week’s Zhik Nautica Italian Moth Open was a clear indication of what was to come. Campione del ..

Enliven International Moth Nationals Final Day

Enliven International Moth Nationals Final Day

The final day of the Enliven International Moth UK National Championships unfortunately dawned with similarly gusty winds to the previous two days of the competition. A notable difference however was the fact that gusts were now topping out at 42 knots in the Blackwater Estuary rather than the ‘meagre’ 30 or so of the previous ..

Enliven International Moth Nationals Day 3

The penultimate day of the Enliven International Moth UK Nationals dawned with a forecast not too dissimilar to the previous cancelled day – a gusty 25 knots gusting 30 in a tidal estuary kicking up a short , sharp chop challenging for even the grandmasters of Stokes Bay.  Undeterred,  however, following several postponements the class ..

Enliven International Moth UK Championships – Day 1

Enliven International Moth UK Championships – Day 1

The Enliven International Moth UK Championships has a truly international flavour with competitors from Belgium France, Holland, Sweden and Switzerland as well as the UK. With a shifty South Easterly breeze with significant variations in both pressure and direction and three races, it was always going to be a game of snakes and ladders. Whilst ..

INTERNATIONAL MOTH NATIONALS 2012 ENTRY OPEN

INTERNATIONAL MOTH NATIONALS 2012 ENTRY OPEN

The on-line entry for the International Moth UK Nationals is now open. Go to the UK website, www.internationalmoth.co.uk and click the red button for information, including a link to the host club, Stone Sailing Club. Everything is in place and so it will be a great event. Stone Sailing Club is the premier sailing club ..

Grand Prix Series Round 4. Stokes Bay.

Grand Prix Series Round 4. Stokes Bay.

Stokes Bay was the last venue for the 2012 GP series. It couldn’t have been better, hot sunny and windy – it looked more like a big day in the Med than an English day in the Solent. The usual Stokes chop with wind gusting to 18 knots gave a challenging days racing. Race 1 ..

Moth Inlands at Ullswater

Moth Inlands at Ullswater

Orange Mountain Bikes / Neil Pryde sailing / Marlow Ropes International Moth Inland National Championship 2012 14 foiling Moths from all over the UK descended on the beautiful lake of Ullswater for the 2012 running of the Inland championships. From as far south as Hayling as far west as Bristol, east as Essex and as ..