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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
Chris Rashley 2011 GP Champion Congratulation to Chris Rashley on securing the 2011 GP Circuit. In his first year of Moth sailing Chris has won the Inland’s which kicked off the GP series, as well as finishing third at the Nationals. But his crowning glory was taking the Europeans recently held in Germany. What a ..
Hi Chris, Thank you for agreeing to this interview. Firstly congratulations on your recent success at the UK Nationals (3rd overall) and European Championships (1st). You joined the class in January this year. You have had an incredible run of success including your 1st moth title of inland national champion. What do you make of ..
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 ..
Mike Cooke from Bristol has set a new UK speed record of 28.8 knots. This is now the fastest recorded time in the UK and has surely opened the door to the elusive 30 knot club. Mike Cooke tells us how it was done…. “Well conditions were pretty hostile to be honest, but with my ..
The first Moth Grand Prix of the season kicked off at Queen Mary reservoir over the 26th & 27th March, with 20 Moths arriving to see a flat calm lake. However, smiles were put soon put back on the faces of those who rigged after a slight delay in proceedings, to what was developing into ..
The final weekend of the Moth class winter series has come and gone leaving Mike Cooke as the UK winter Champion. The first running of this event for the class had some strong turnouts when the weather was good. A total of 25 entries over the series bodes well for the up and coming summer ..
Report by Cookie… 11 Mothies braved the most reasonable forecast anyone has seen at QM for a long time. We arrived to find it blowing dogs off chains but due to the forecast drop after lunch and non freezing temperatures no-one was too phased. With the first boats going off at midday and the Moths ..
The first International Moth open of 2010 took place on Saturday at Bristol Corinthian yacht club. With a dire forecast for no wind and a few boats still astray after the recent Worlds in Dubai, 10 of the most persistent Mothies took to the skies in a very patchy marginal foiling breeze including three attending ..
The moulds for the UK 2009 nationals winning Aardvark Ninja are available for rent. Webmaster Philippe has finished using them to make his new boat and they are now available for another homebuilder to use. There is a fee per boat of £250 which includes the royalty fee to the designer, Kevin Ellway and a ..
6 Moths and one RS600FF made up the fleet at the Steve Nicholson Race at Pitsford Water this weekend. Race one saw a tight first lap with Geoff Carveth, Alex Adams, Garyman Ireson and Mike Cooke all trading gibes down the run and trying to avoid the holes. After that the fleet spread out 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 ..