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.
A drop in temperature and thick mist welcomed the British Moth fleet as they arrived at Frampton On Severn Sailing Club on 12 October. Despite visibility being only around 25 meters, the sailors were keen to get going and were soon on the water. Race officer, Andy Smith, set about the unenviable job of [...]
British Moths moved down stream on Sunday 7th September to compete at the Tamesis open meeting, having sampled the Thames waters the previous day at Desborough Sailing Club. The light winds from the Saturday persisted, with competitors greeted by a variable 1 to 3 knot breeze. At the starting gun for the first race, the [...]
No wind greeted the 10 competitors to Desborough SC annual British Moth open meetinng on Saturday 6th September. With a briefing at 1030 and a start at 11am the fleet launched their boats, and waited tantalisingly for the first upstream leg. Richard Broughton from the home club got away cleanly followed by Gary Tompkins ( [...]
Sunny conditions and 13 mph winds greeted the competitors at the start of the final day of the British Moth Nationals at Northampton SC. The overnight standings had set the scene for some close boat on boat racing with only 5.75 points separating the top four of Claridge, Cooper, Davison and Mathews. Cooper required [...]