Frampton’s Suspense Trophy won by Davison

  Twelve Moths took to the water on Saturday at Frampton on Severn Sailing Club for the third Open of the Moth calendar. Five visitors joined seven locals in shaking off the cobwebs of winter laying-up, with a four-race program that encompassed conditions from planing to sitting on the lake waiting for the wind to […]

Cam SC British Moth Open for the Cam Coffee Pot

Seven boats competed in Cam Sailing Club’s British Moth Open for the Cam Coffee Pot trophy this year. Following a start postponement while waiting for the wind to fill in, the first race was held in a light breeze. The wind steadily filled in during the day to give some pleasant sailing conditions in warm […]

First Visit to Girton

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It’s not often that a class gets a first time at anything, particularly a class that has been around for eighty years, but on Sunday 17th April , British Moths sailed their first open at a Nottinghamshire club. A bright and chilly morning greeted the eight competitors, four of whom had travelled up the day […]

Flying start to first open of 2016 ay MWYC

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Take one small family friendly sailing club on a tiny reservoir in leafy Warwickshire, a drop of sunshine, a nice breeze, sprinkle on a large helping of quirky scows with a heritage that can be traced back to the 1930s along with an equally “interesting” bunch of sailors that must be fed cake and you […]

Calm at Hunts SC fo final open of the year.

The last of this year’s Moth Opens was held at Hunts Sailing Club on the weekend of 19-20 September. Despite the weather warnings, 14 Moths (along with the Lightning Open on the Saturday) participated over the two days in what only could be described as ‘Waiting for wind’. Day one was calm, with a patchy […]

Varied conditions at Nationals

Nationals at Harold Staunton seem to attract Moths that haven’t been seen before, but this time a Moth turned up that had not been seen by its intrepid helm at all. As others were going through the formalities of remembering which bits of rope go where, Moth 893 was being measured and weighed for the […]

Maidenhead – Mirror to waves in for hours

A variety of conditions and the added hazard of other non-Open boats sailing on the lake made the recent Moth Open, held at Maidenhead Sailing Club on Sunday, July 7, an interesting competition for the sailors. Competitors from around the country joined the three local Moth sailors in what became a tight contest of patience […]

Fowey FFFFFive – The inside story

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The Fowey Sea Championship had passed into British Moth legend as the Open that wasn’t. It was competitive, yes, but very, very laid back. Revived last year, its reputation confirmed, it was enough to entice seventeen British Moth sailors, various family members, and their boats, to overcome the tyranny of distance and long weekend traffic […]

Dammed White Horses at Earlswood Lakes SC

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It is generally a sign at Earlswood Lakes that if there are white horses by the dam we are in for an interesting days sailing and so it proved to be. The number of travellers was reduced to five boats as clearly some of the helms had read the forecast for the day and decided […]

Fruity winds at Cam

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 […]