The final day didn’t provide the glamorous conditions of the previous two days, but the Stokes Bay Race Team, led by Principal Race Officer Mike Rayden, managed to complete the full series in marginal foiling conditions. With Chris Rashley clearly out in front, the battle for second place overall was hot – just six points ..
While the rest of the Solent was filled with yachts going around the Isle of Wight, the International Moth fleet were enjoying Stokes Bay at its very best. Four fantastic races were held in cracking conditions. Chris Rashley continued his extraordinary run with four more bullets to repeat his perfect scoreline from yesterday. Today though ..
The day started with a calm, mirror-like Solent, but ended with 4 glorious races completed in perfect foiling conditions. This was Stokes Bay at its best and the Moth fleet turned on the style in spades. Home club sailor Chris Rashley, focused by the threat of Dylan Fletcher’s opening race win, switched on the after-burners ..
Blazing sunshine and a 10 knot South Easterly greeted the 59 boat Moth Nationals fleet at Stokes Bay Sailing Club. A number of new innovations were on display including Dylan Fletcher’s solid wings, Mike Lennon’s boom fairings and James Phare’s double-wand. Straight from the off the action was tight at the top. Dylan Fletcher made ..
Having talked a bit about how not to prepare for a big event last year, I thought we could try and correct that for this years Nationals. Personally, I’ve taken a very different approach for the current season. Instead of sailing as much as I possibly can to try and keep up with the jobless ..
Dear Member, Your International Moth Class Membership subscription was due for renewal on 1st January 2014. 2014 is an extremely important year for the UK IMCA membership as the UK is hosting the 2014 International Moth Worlds at Hayling Island Sailing Club! This event will host both the UK Nationals and Worlds events together and it takes place ..
The final day of the Rolly’s Brownies National Championship greeted the now swollen fleet of 69 Moths, as a few more mothies joined in for the weekend racing. But first thing Sunday there was a huge bank of sea mist over Portland harbour and a few were sceptical that once again the moth ..
Day 3 of the Rolly’s Brownies Moth Nationals saw the Mothies greeted by a 12 knot breeze from the west again, which was to make for perfect race conditions with the sun bearing down on the fleet it made for some fantastic sailing and picture taking condition for the photography’s one things for sure ..
Day 2 of the Rolly’s Brownies Moth Nationals saw the Mothies greeted by a 16 knot breeze from the west, which was building before the start of the first race reaching 20+ across the race course. The fleet was now fully fuelled up with Brownies from our generous sponsor this year, and as the ..
With 61 Moths entering the Moth nationals this was to be the biggest moth event in Europe this year and with entries from Germany, Belgium, France, Switzerland and New Zealand, the quality of the fleet speaks for itself, but not to be out done foil town Weymouth Harbour produced its best conditions, with 10 ..
The 2013 Rolly’s Brownies International Moth UK & Open Nationals will take place at Castle Cove Sailing Club between the 27th and 30th June 2013 with sailing taking place in Portland Harbour and Weymouth Bay providing a great mix of conditions to challenge the competitors. Members of the class association should have received an ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
There were a few issues with the Grand Prix style scoring at Stokes Bay which have now been resolved thanks to Ricky Tagg’s hard work. The original results listed a lot of people as DNF when they had actually completed laps. This has changed a few peoples overall positions but the original prize presentations still ..
Stokes Bay provided what is surely one of the most memorable Moth National Championships and certainly a talking point for many years to come. With conditions ranging from 25knots and big confusing sea state to shifty marginal winds against a strong tide, many of the competitors were pushed to new levels in trying to adapt. ..
Way back on Thursday, word in the boat park was that Saturday would be a peachy Mothing day with a nice force 4 in the bay. Pah! So much for 3 day weather forecasts. Today dawned a little breezier than forecast and then it built a bit. The sun was out though, so that was ..