Parkstone Moth Open

Parkstone Moth Open

The weekend forecast was always showing signs of a mixed bag of conditions hence on the saturday, the competitiors were greeted by a steady 12 knots, beautiful blue skies then racing postponed as wind died and fluctuated. Finally the breeze kicked in with 8 – 14 knots and Si Payne wasted no time in taking ..

Moth GP at Queen Mary

Moth GP at Queen Mary

The International Moth Class descended on Queen Mary Sailing club for the first Open event for the 2012 season. With a fickle wind forecast for both days, 16 Moths launched on Saturday in marginal foiling wind of 5 to 8 knots and completed four challenging races. The day brought Snake and ladder racing with moments ..

Winter championships 2011/12 Overall

Winter championships 2011/12 Overall

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 ..

Mothies at the Dinghy Show this weekend

Mothies at the Dinghy Show this weekend

This year the UK International Moth Class Association stand at the RYA Dinghy show looks set to be as busy as ever with an exciting 2012 racing season fast approaching. As usual there will be an enthusiastic group of ‘mothies’ manning the stand ready to answer any questions you might have about the boat. These ..

Winter series after 4 events

Winter series after 4 events

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 ..

UK Fixtures 2012

Thanks to special-ops committee member Ricky Tagg for sorting out the 2012 fixtures. UPDATE – STOKES BAY DATE CHANGED FEB 2012 Month                  Date                      Venue                                  Type Mar                        10th-11th            Queen Mary                       GPS April                      21st/22nd           Parkstone                           GPS May                       5th-7th                Ullswater                             Inland Championships GPS May                       12th 19th             Mar Menor                         Foil Fest/Iberian Championships May                       26th-27th            Stokes Bay                          GPS June                      ..

Moths rule the Bloody Mary

Moths rule the Bloody Mary

Event 3 of the International Moth winter series proved to be another Moth fest at the multi class Bloody Mary pursuit race. This long established event is the pinnacle of the winter jamborees and this year attracted over 300 entires. The mild weather continues to bless and with a moderate to fresh forecast proved irresistible ..

International moth winter championships

With 2 events of the International Moth class winter championship series sailed Jason Belben leads Ricky Tagg by a point. Hayling was first up on Christmas eve and after several leaders it was Ricky who came out on top with Mike Lennon stealing second after a tidal slip up from Belben who had led for ..

Hayling Christmas Cracker

Well, it’s time to decide if you are going last minute shopping or your are going to have a pre Christmas workout with like-minded people and score your first points in the Winter Championships. Come to the Christmas Cracker and find out if this little Santa’s Helper is there to help restore your circulation after ..

Winter Series Notice of Race

Winter Series Notice of Race

The following events will be used to make the series. Christmas Cracker            December 24th  Hayling Island SC New Years day event     January 1st                Stokes Bay SC. Bloody Mary                                                      Queen Mary SC. Tiger Trophy                                                       Rutland SC Steve Nicholson                                               Northampton SC. Results will be extracted from the overall where multi class handicap races are applied. The Grand ..

Presidents Roundup

As we approach Christmas and the start of the second running of the Moth Winter series, I thought it timely to send out some thoughts on the season gone and the one to come. On the season gone we had some pretty good events which kicked off with the spring training at Castle Cove Weymouth. ..

Moth Worlds Coming to Hayling Island in 2014

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 ..

End of season training entry online

End of season training entry online

There is now online entry for the end of season event at Hayling Island which is available here: http://www.hisc.co.uk/entry_moth/entry_list_moth2011.asp We will have 3 coaches on the water per day and training spots are limited to 20 boats. Please also note late entry after 28th October will cost an additional £5. There will be additional informal ..

Paignton Moth GP Finale

Paignton Moth GP Finale

Sunshine and two days of glamour sailing conditions awaited the International Moth fleet in the English Riviera last weekend. 13 boats joined in battle and, for two of the boats, the Moth GP series itself depended on the outcome, with class newcomer Chris Rashley going up against old hand Simon Payne. The first race started ..

Grand Prix Overall 5 out of 6 sailed.

With 5 rounds of the 2011 GP circuit complete, the last round this weekend at Paignton is looking like a close run thing between Chris Rashley and Jason Russell. Only 2 points separate them after a season of excitement from the light and shifty Inlands at QM, to the frightening thrills and spills of 40 ..

Paignton GP Final this weekend

The English Riviera is beckoning… Notice of Race here and racing guidelines are here Series Results so far have Rashley on top and it looks like he can’t be beaten… Name Total num events sailed Chris Rashley 200 3 Jason Russell 198 3 Michael Lennon 176 3 Simon Payne 167 2 Tom Offer 162 3 ..

Europeans at Travemunde

Europeans at Travemunde

This year’s International Moth European Championship was held as part of Travemunde Woche in Northern Germany. Thirty eight boats from across Europe (and one Aussie import) competed in a mixture of conditions, from marginal foiling to 20 knot gusts and big waves, which made an excellent test for the sailors and their equipment. Brit sailor ..