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 NOR for Tamesis Club for the 7th September is now published. THe first race for the Moth Bucket is at 11am. Details can be found on the Racing/ 2014 Fixtures and Results Page.
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 [...]
Northerly winds meant Day 3 gave the sailors a whole new course to challenge them. Not only did they have to contend with weed, the wind changed from fresh to non-existent and back again. Just as the previous day, no leg was the same. Race 5, the first of the day, saw the sailors [...]
It proved to be a day of contrasting weather on Day 2, with a deluge in the first race of the day, while the last race finished in sunshine (though dark clouds did threaten something worse). It was the wind – recalcitrant, fickle, and a race officer’s worst nightmare – that tested the [...]