Parkstone always offers challenges and the first is getting to the race area. The launching is into the walled yacht haven – there are two ways out. One is to follow the winding deep water channel which is around 3 boat lengths wide and the other is straight out through the “ledge.” The ledge in question isn’t ..
The prestigious Parkstone Open takes place this weekend (23/24th). For those new to the class, this is the perfect playground for moths with flat, sheltered waters. Assuming the winds are not too strong, it’s a really good testing ground topped off with a chance to meet possibly THE most amiable character in the history of ..
25 moth sailors travelled from 16 different clubs to Parkstone Yacht Club for the fourth Grand Prix event of 2015. The forecast for Saturday looked perfect with 12-16 knots and sunshine, but there were a few nervous faces in the boat park that morning when the breeze was up to 20 knots and was showing ..
The long wait is nearly over, the 2015 Parkstone YC GP is very nearly upon us. With only three weeks to go to the Nationals at Stokes Bay, this is your last open in which to hone your skills for the National Championship. Registration will start at 0900, the race briefing will at 11:30 in ..
A fleet of 22 International Moths turned out for the second Noble Marine Grand Prix event of the year at Parkstone Sailing Club, Poole over the weekend of 5th & 6th April. After a winter of training, in anticipation for the UK Summer Worlds, this would be a good indication of current form on open ..
The eagerly awaited Parkstone YC GP is nearly upon us. Registration will start at 0900, the race briefing will at 11:30 in the clubhouse and the first warning signal will be at 1255 on both days. Full details can be found at: Parkstone YC Moth Open With prizes on offer from Why Jewellers, Quay West ..
In Moth circles Parkstone is famed for challenging sailor’s ability in landing and leaving, small entrances to the Marina and a sand (mud) bank between the flat waters of Poole harbour and the safety of the slip way make for some tricky moves to get out and back. Combine this with a weather forecast ..
It only seems like yesterday that the first of this year’s round of the Noble Marine UK Grand Prix took place at Queen Mary sailing club in zero degree temperatures, but now that the Moth fleet has defrosted itself it’s time to head to the south coast for the second open of the season to ..
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 ..
WHY Jewellers Moth Grand Prix – Parkstone YC Perfect sailing conditions greeted the fleet of 25 Moths who arrived at the second Moth Grand Prix event of the year at Parkstone YC, Poole Harbour over the weekend of 7 – 8th May. The event saw many of the top British boats lining up against each ..
The Grand Prix Series event at Parkstone YC is nearly upon us…. All the documents you need are below, in brief: First Race on Sat: 1200hrs Briefing: 1000hrs Advice on where to stay speak to Rod. If you’d like to go out for the dinner sat night – book your place with Rod! See you ..
Moth open as part of Poole Week at Parkstone YC. Sailors are able to stay on for the whole week. See http://www.parkstoneyachtclub.com for more information or contact Rod Harris
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 ..
Informal training on the 28th August followed by a Moth Open on the 29th and 30th. Sail all week to 4th September – Contact Rod Harris
The WHY Jewellers Parkstone YC Moth Open was preceded by a forecast of marginal foiling conditions, yet 25 moths turned out for the event at Poole over the weekend of 12/13th June. As the fleet got to the racing area they realized how misleading forecasts can be; a gusty northerly force 4 greeted them for ..