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.
It was a day of contrasts at Maidenhead Sailing Club’s Inaugural Moth Open held Sunday on Summerleaze Lake. Nine intrepid Moth sailors travelled from Broxbourne, Hunts and Frampton to join Maidenhead’s lone Moth sailor, Simon Hall (847), in a four-race day that promised decent sailing. The first two races were held concurrent with MSC’s normal [...]
Sailing is always seen as a male orientated sport. Here we have pictures taken at FoSSC by Ian Widdows of two mums in action. Are there any more photo’s like this taken this year and I will create an album showing the flexibilty of our wonderful craft in action.
Two home sailors joined 5 visitors for this year’s sailing of the Cam Coffee Pot – one of the prettiest trophy sailed in one of the prettiest locations. The wind was from a favourable direction and a reasonable velocity for British Moths and the sun was shining. We all started in one group, although Abby [...]
This month we have two new venues. On the 6th Maidenhead SC will be hosting their first ever Moth Open which will be taking place along side the Club’s usual calender. The first two races will be Back to Back followed by a hearty lunch. Race three will follow. The NOR is published and details [...]