The British Moth Dinghy
The British Moth is an 11 foot, one design, single handed dinghy with superb light wind performance and sheer exhilaration in a blow. Quick to plane, with a fully stayed rig, scow bow and simple hard chine hull built to closely defined tolerances, the cockpit and controls can be laid out according to the individual’s preferences and the rig is fully adjustable enabling it to be powered up or de-powered to suit a variety of helm weights and sailing conditions.
Originally designed in 1932 it is the first British designed and built single handed dinghy that has now celebrated over 80 years of putting smiles on its helms faces.
The modern British Moth can come in a number of guises including:- All wood (Severn Sailboats) FRP deep and self draining Cockpit options (Claridge). THe boat is also suitable for home build and there is the option to buy an FRP hull and finish at home. The class rules allow for helms to choose the spars and foils that best suit them.
The class attracts all ages from youngsters to those in their eighties. At the 2015 Nationals 25% of the competitors fought for the ladies trophy. Boat ages ranged from those built in the 1950’s to one that was built only a few weeks before the competition.
Maidenhead SC open is due next weekend (23rd). This is the last Open water Openmeeting prior to the Nationals so a chance to see the competeition in action. Entry Fee £15 to incliugde linch. Gates open 9:00am Can you please post on FB or the forum so we can get the catering right.
The forecast has changed dramatically for this coming Sunday with the mean winds being force 5 with gusts up to 40 miles an hour. I have had a chat with Colin Hall and in light of this forecast feel that it prudent we cancel the event. We would hate you to travel all the way […]
The two Opens in July are at Earlswood Lakes SC near Birmingham and the NOR is on the Forum on the 10th July and Maidenhead SC on the 23rd . Access to both NOR’s can be found on the Calendar Page
Maidenhead sailors have all recently been sporting hoodies and polo-shirts with the Moth logo. Goyals of in Maidenhead who will customise any items of their stock with the Moth logo, boat numbers, boat names etc. (but not your club logo, unless you are prepared to pay for it). The benefit of this is that you […]
The Moth Bowl is one of the oldest events in the Moth calendar. This year’s was held in light and tricky conditions, ensuring a worthy winner. Race officer Iain Tullis set an angled line to spread out the fleet of eighteen boats. In Race 1 Toby Cooper started at the pin end and led […]