British Moth Open at Chippenham Sailing & Canoe Club 11 June 2011

British Moth Open at Chippenham 2011

Chippenham Sailing and Canoeing Club welcomed 6 visitors from as far afield as Maidenhead and East Anglia to their annual open meeting on Saturday 11 June. Despite initial fears over the weather, the wind filled in nicely for the start of racing with the sun shining brightly. The first race was split into two flights […]

British Moth Open at Whitefriars Sailing Club 12 June 2011

Whitefriars British Moth Open 2011

I was woken at 6.00am by the whistling of wind through the trees and the drumming of rain on the windows – after months of dry, warm weather, the day of the Whitefriars British Moth open was going to be cold, wet and windy… would anybody bother to come to eat all the lunch and […]

British Moth Opens at West Oxfordshire Sailing Club 7-8 May 2011

British Moth Open West Oxfordshire 2011

Squally but not overpoweringly strong southerly winds sweeping up West Oxfordshire SC’s long double lake made it a superbly challenging venue for sixteen British Moths from nine different clubs. They shared the water with an eight-strong Byte Open. OD Roger Postbeschild, the WOSC Commodore, brilliantly engineered courses which allowed the two fleets to enjoy each […]

Moths at St Edmundsbury Sailing & Canoeing Association 30 April – 1 May 2011

SESCA British Moth Open 2011

British Moths returned to S.E.S.C.A. Nr Bury St Edmunds… the most easterly venue in the Somerville Trophy circuit after the 2010 event was cancelled due to weed problems. Visitors from Frampton-on- Severn, Medley and Hunts joined the local B.M. Fleet for the 2 day event – experiencing very strong gusty winds and warm Suffolk sunshine […]

British Moth Open at Mid Warwickshire Yacht Club 9 April 2011

Mid Warwickshire British Moth Open 2011

Mid Warwickshire Yacht Club, which is celebrating its 50th Anniversary Year, welcomed the British Moth fleet to its waters for the second time. The fleet of 13 boats, including visitors from as far afield as Suffolk, Hants, Hunts and 3 from the home club, enjoyed glorious sunshine and wind which freshened during the day. Following […]

’Frampton Fling’ at Frampton on Severn Sailing Club 16 October 2010

Frampton Fling Sep 2010

Truly champagne conditions at Tropical Frampton ended the British Moth Open Circuit Season and concluded the Somerville Trophy on the 16th of October as 18 boats competed. Overnight campers were greeted by a stunning sunrise breaking through the Gloucestershire mist to give “wall-to-wall” sunshine all day. A light breeze filled in for the first race […]

British Moth Open at Desborough Sailing Club 11 September 2010

A bright and breezy Saturday morning greeted the four local boats and four visitors that turned out for the Desborough SC British Moth Open. The first race was sailed at 11.00 with a starboard course with a sausage in front of the clubhouse and started first time. Local boats of Richard Broughton and Olly Saunders […]

British Moth Wheelbarrow at Chippenham Sailing & Canoe Club 28 August 2010

Chippenham Wheelbarrow 2010

After a week of nearly non-stop rain, the weather gods relented in time for the third running of the “Wheelbarrow” on the river Avon at Chippenham SCC. Warm sunshine and a decent Breeze welcomed the very reasonable entry. The Club’s short Startline meant that the fleet had to be seperated in to ‘flights’. Reigning National […]

British Moth Nationals at Northampton Sailing Club 11-14 August 2010

British Moth Nationals 2010

Witts wins Roger Witts set the pace straight from the start, and was not shy to win the practice race and go onto lead the event at the halfway stage on Thursday evening scoring 3 wins to last year’s champion Tim Davidson’s 1 win. With the pressure on Davidson did not need the broken boom […]

British Moth Gyro Trophy at Whitefriars Sailing Club – 1 August 2010

British Moth Gyro Trophy - Whitefriars SC 2010

Whitefriars Sailing Club on the Cotswold Water Parks proved a popular venue for the British Moths supported by 17 boats including 3 intrepid visitors travelling from Suffolk and 3 river sailors from Chippenham having their first experience of comparative open water. The light winds steadily improved through the event ending in a few planing reaches […]