New Developments in the Moth class for 2016

New Developments in the Moth class for 2016

As the 2016 Yanmar Moth World Championships Hayama Japan, 24th-29th May, loom just a matter of days away now we’ve been nearly deafened by the silence on social media and the internet in the build up. This is unusual. Normally at this stage we see talk ramp up in the yachting press and plenty more ..

IMCA UK 2014 Membership Renewal

IMCA UK 2014 Membership Renewal

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 ..

Hayling Island Noble Marine Moth Open 2013

Hayling Island Noble Marine Moth Open 2013

  It only seems like yesterday when the moth fleet descended on to Weymouth for the 2013 Nationals held in Portland Harbour which saw nearly 70 competitors take part. However, as every sailor knows time and tide wait for no one so the moth fleet moves a bit eastward along the south coast for the ..

Moth Worlds UK Roundup

Moth Worlds UK Roundup

For many of the UK fleet this was to be their first International Moth World Championships.  The UK fleet were in good spirits going into the championship and after current European Champion Chris Rashley won the UK National championship, he was making his intentions quite clear, but this is Moth racing and only a fool ..

Josh McKnight is 2012 world champion

Josh McKnight is 2012 world champion

The 2012 Zhik Nautica Moth World Championships went down to the wire and were decided in the very last race in fabulous conditions. Joshua McKnight kept his calm, sailed nearly flawlessly and prevailed over fellow countryman Scott Babbage with two bullets in three races. Rob Gough had a very good last day and snatched third ..

Josh McKnight grabs lead

Josh McKnight grabs lead

The young Australian sailor overtakes Scott Babbage thanks to three excellent races. Babbage pays the price of an average start and wrong tactical call in the first race, where he finished 16th. With three more races to go on Sunday and just two points separating McKnight and Babbage, the 2012 Zhik Nautica Moth World Championship ..

Babbage dominates first day of final series

Sparring partners Scott Babbage and Joshua McKnight excelled in Friday’s fabulous conditions on lake Garda. Babbage scored two bullets in the day’s three races and now leads the final series, followed by McKnight. Joe Turner’s aspirations for a world title come to an abrupt end due to an unfortunate crash at the first weather mark ..

Babbage claims qualifying series

Given his performance so far this week, Babbage would have needed a poor last day to put his lead in jeopardy. However, the three-way tie for second place between Joshua McKnight, Bora Gulari and Anthony Kotoun promises three days of intense and exciting races. Campione del Garda, 23 August 2012: It certainly was a tricky ..

Babbage extends on Day 3

Campione del Garda, 22 August 2012: Only the dying breeze at the end of the afternoon could stop Scott Babbage today. The Australian sailor has now a solid grasp on the overall lead, nine points ahead of second-placed Anthony Kotoun from the British Virgin Island. Kotoun might call himself a “rookie” with “many hurdles to ..

No Racing on Day 2

Campione del Garda, 21 August 2012: Everyone expected competition on the two fleets to be extremely tough today, second day of the 2012 Zhik Nautica Moth World Championships. The Blue fleet would have been red-hot with Joshua McKnight (second overall) and Anthony Kotoun (third overall), among others, battling it out. Not to be outdone, the ..

Babbage on top after day one.

The Australian sailor confirms his great form and leads the 125-strong fleet of Moths on Lake Garda with three bullets in three races with light conditions and a tricky course. These results show that his victory in last week’s Zhik Nautica Italian Moth Open was a clear indication of what was to come. Campione del ..

Which Pheonix will rise from the Ashes?

With just one day left before the start of the 2011 International Moth World Championships at Belmont, Australia, being held over the 8-14th January, the preparations are revving up for the 8 sailors out there representing GBR. Current World, European and Nationals title holder Simon Payne, Mike Lennon, Pete Barton, Ben Paton, Jason Russell, James ..

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, ..

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 ..

Simon Payne leads the 2010 Puma Moth Worlds

Simon Payne leads the 2010 Puma Moth Worlds

After 3 days of racing, Brit Master Simon Payne is leading the Worlds by just 2 points, with a very impressive scoreline, discarding the DNF he hasn’t finished outside the top 5 – not bad for a guy with a gammy knee – and proof to all there can be no excuses. Full results here, ..

Puma Moth Worlds Day 1

Puma Moth Worlds Day 1

The Worlds started today with a pretty light wind race, tricky conditions for all. Great news is the Brits did us proud with 4 in the top 10 – not a bad start! Amac had a blistering race leading from the start, and a big gap by the finish. Mike Lennon came from behind to ..

Brits Abroad

Brits Abroad

So the British contingent are packing up their trusty steeds and winging their way out to Dubai shortly for the 2010 World championships. Feeling slightly envious I can only offer them all the best of luck and hope that one of them comes back with the silverware! For the more technologically inclined the Moth Worlds ..