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.
Maidenhead Sailing Club’s second open meeting is once again upon us. Date 5th July Briefing 10:00am first race 10:20 second race back to back. To fit into the club’s racing program. Third Race after lunch. Entry Fee £12.00 to include helms lunch Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd + 1st plave vintage boat (nos 1 […]
The Fowey Sea Championship had passed into British Moth legend as the Open that wasn’t. It was competitive, yes, but very, very laid back. Revived last year, its reputation confirmed, it was enough to entice seventeen British Moth sailors, various family members, and their boats, to overcome the tyranny of distance and long weekend traffic […]
It is generally a sign at Earlswood Lakes that if there are white horses by the dam we are in for an interesting days sailing and so it proved to be. The number of travellers was reduced to five boats as clearly some of the helms had read the forecast for the day and decided […]
MEDLEY SAILING CLUB OPEN MEETING For British Moths Saturday 13th June 2015 The Open Meeting will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing rules of Sailing and M.S.C. Sailing Instructions. Visiting competitors must be members of the BMBA. Entry Fee £20 to cover teas, lunch and river licence, […]
The weather for the British Moth Open at Cam on Saturday 9th May, deterred some helms from entering, with very strong gusty winds making challenging conditions on the river for the four competitors who did sail. Toby Cooper from Broxbourne SC took a commanding lead in the first two races and retained his previous years […]