With a few of the fleets key players missing claiming the dinghy show as an excuse to avoid the cold weather there was a chance for others names to fight for some of the top spots at the first round of the Nobel Marine International Moth Grand Prix series at Queen Mary Sailing Club. ..
Glamorous weather greeted an impressive turnout of 37 Moths for the first Grand Prix of 2014 sponsored by Data to Value Ltd. at Queen Mary Sailing Club. With a range of abilities from Olympic medallist to complete newbie battling it out in shifty conditions on a crowded reservoir, the event promised to provide some ..
Nobody claims that sailing a Moth is easy, you have to swim just in order to launch one, but since they sprouted wings and learnt to fly the class has grown steadily. In recent years, the fleet has attracted sailors young, old and in between, some with thoughts of championship glory and others just ..
Another beginner to intermediate training weekend will be held at Queen Mary Sailing Club over the 8th and 9th March. Training will start with a briefing both days at 10am sharp and include on the water sessions, boat set up assistance, class room briefings and video reviews. The training will focus both on beginners leaning ..
The 41st Bloody Mary, would you be better off just having the drink? Being a fairly typical sailor of no obvious talent I’m as adept as anyone at cobbling a story together about boats and/or sailing and/or boat tech to sound important in the bar. I do this by using facts that I have overheard and no-doubt ..
Final Score: Polar Moths 18 : -5 Nasty Weather The horrendous forecast did little to deter the rude health of the UK Moth class which held its season opener at Queen Mary Sailing Club last weekend. With only this and one other UK circuit event on the calendar before the Europeans in Sicily at the ..
The first International Moth Class Association training session of the year happened this weekend – the first in a series of events, some formal some informal which have been put together to help new and intermediate moth sailors to de-mystify their flying machines and be comfortable in a racing situation. Sailors ranged from the their ..
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 ..
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 ..
After the incredible highlight of the Moth Worlds in Australia in January, UK Moth Class racing commences with the first of the seasons Grand Prix events at Queen Mary SC over 26-27 March, where the event doubles up as the Inland Championships. Following the increased popularity of the Class in 2010, the rising number of ..
Whether you are a seasoned Moth sailor or if this will be your first event, it would be great to see you. You will find the Notice of Race for the event at http://www.queenmary.org.uk/Data/Sites/1/26032011intmothnor.pdf The essential info to know is that first start on Saturday is at 12pm and on Sunday at 11am. The fee will be a ..
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 ..
16 Foiling Moths descended onto Queen Mary SC for an impromptu weekend of coaching and practice in anticipation of the coming season. Saturday saw seasoned veteran Mothies Alex Adams, Doug Pybus and Mike Cooke on hand to help out newcomers and regular Mothies alike on all points of their sailing whether it be just foiling ..
For all those not able to get out to the Worlds in Dubai, and just wanting to spend some time on the water, remembering how to sail/crash, with a few top mothies on hand to help here is your chance: Due to the UK season not starting up until April we are planning an informal ..
One of the premier inland dinghy and windsurfing racing clubs, Queen Mary’s large sailing water is ideal for racing or just having fun. The reservoir is man-made and so the surface is 45ft above the surrounding countryside giving good unobstructed wind over the 700 acres. Click here for the Notice of Racing > The clubs ..
A game of two halves – or not? May the 9th and 10th saw the Moth fleet travel to Queen Mary for the Inland National Championship. Not a great deal of wind was forecast. 20 boats lined up with several new boats including 2 Mach 2’s, a Ninja and a Bladerider FX. Mike Lennon led ..