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 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 […]
British Moth Open Meeting at Frampton on Severn Sunday 3rd May 2015 British Moths arrived at Frampton on Severn for round 4 of the 2015 Somerville traveller’s series to be greeted by gusty and overcast conditions. Race one saw Roger Witts (Frampton) hit the right side of the beat pulling him clear of the fleet […]
This years visit to Earlswood Lakes is nearly upon us. Attached is the NOR for this lovely venue. This is the second time at visiting. Unfortunately no camping is available at the club Notice of Race
Once again the British Moth fleet descended onto Whitefriars SC at the Cotswold Water Park for their annual training and open weekend. The Saturday morning session comprised heavy wind tacking and gybing, and effective mark rounding. This was quite poignant this year as there was more than enough wind to make this exercise fun for […]
Details and photos of the clothing available for Fowey FFFFFive are now released. The photos are below APPAREL TEES (Incl with Entry, Wives, Partners and Kids)..extra Tee,s £10 Men’s Colours: Dark Grey with light grey lettering Ladies Colours: “Forty-Nine Shades of Grey” with pink lettering Kids & Young Adults Colours: Bright Yellow with Dark […]