A World of Payne – Hayling masterclass

A World of Payne – Hayling masterclass

Immediately prior to the Hayling Moth Open Simon Payne kindly set up a days Moth coaching. Whilst open to all Mothies, the focus was on the Mach 2 moth which is Simon’s specialist subject. Simon had detailed notes on set up and use provided by Mach 2 designer Andrew ‘AMac’ McDougall which he worked through ..

Interview with Triple World Champion Simon Payne

Interview with Triple World Champion Simon Payne

Simon Payne is a well known figure to many as a highly competitive racer in both two-man and singlehanded high performance dinghies. He demonstrated that again most recently by securing that sought after triple-crown of championship wins, which many a dedicated racer seeks, by taking the 2010 World, European and National championship titles. Phillippe Oligario, ..

Nationals Final Day Report

Final Day Report by James Phare: A mill pond like Torbay greeted the fleet for the final day of the 2010 UK Moth nationals. The prospect of a dying breeze however did not deter race officer Bob Penfold and his team from setting a course in the light southerly breeze.  After a short postponement ashore and a ..

Interview with our new World Champion – Simon Payne

Interview with our new World Champion – Simon Payne

Hi Simon, Q. Once again, thank you for taking time out to do this interview. Your success must be considered one of the all time achievements in your moth career. How did you feel going in to the regatta? A. That’s my second Moth World title but the first one back in 06 will always ..

STOP PRESS: Simon Payne wins the 2010 Puma Moth Worlds

STOP PRESS: Simon Payne wins the 2010 Puma Moth Worlds

Simon Payne sailed a great regatta, winning by 9 points from fellow master Andrew McDougall. The rest of the Brits helped bring home the Ashes: Lennon 8th, May 10th, Tagg 13th. Adams 20th, Penfold 24th, Hayden 26th, Phare 28th, Imrie 31st, Peats 41st. Full results here. Full report coming soon

2009 Inlands Queen Mary

2009 Inlands Queen Mary

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 ..