First visit to Maidenhead

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It was a day of contrasts at Maidenhead Sailing Club’s Inaugural Moth Open held Sunday on Summerleaze Lake. Nine intrepid Moth sailors travelled from Broxbourne, Hunts and Frampton to join Maidenhead’s lone Moth sailor, Simon Hall (847), in a four-race day that promised decent sailing. The first two races were held concurrent with MSC’s normal [...]

Cam Coffee Pot

Two home sailors joined 5 visitors for this year’s sailing of the Cam Coffee Pot – one of the prettiest trophy sailed in one of the prettiest locations.  The wind was from a favourable direction and a reasonable velocity for British Moths and the sun was shining.  We all started in one group, although Abby [...]

July Open Meetings

This month we have two new venues.   On the 6th Maidenhead SC will be hosting their first ever Moth Open which will be taking place along side the Club’s usual calender.  The first two races will be Back to Back followed by a hearty lunch.  Race three will follow.  The NOR is published and details [...]

Moth Bowl and Bossoms Cup and Medley SC

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  Visitors arriving for the Moth Open and Bossom’s Cup on Saturday 14 June could not believe their eyes. Not only was the sun shining on the buttercups across the meadow, but there was a stiff breeze blowing from the unobstructed north-east.   Seventeen boats took to the water, pretty much evenly divided between visitors [...]

Mirror like conditions welcome us to Broxbourne

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May 17th was a joint open meeting with British Moths and Lightnings at Broxbourne Sailing Club.  The competitors arrived on Saturday 17th May to find the conditions were sunny and very little wind.  With the Race Officer setting a simple course in the light fluky conditions found the first leg was a reaching start.  However [...]

Fowey 2014 Update

Fowey Arrangements are continuing and maturing… Deep discussions with our Sponsors are progressing amicably…not bothering with Cans or Bottles ….going for a Tanker this time ! Please see Programme below …..   Some leave for some needs to be confirmed and some accommodation to be secured but the latest additions to loin us are Nicola [...]

MWYC – Blustery first open of the year

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    Mid Warwickshire Yacht Club welcomed 14 entrants and their families for its 5th British Moth Open Meeting on Saturday 29 March 2014, which included 3 members from the home club. Competitors were greeted with sunshine, a light breeze and a good water level on the small reservoir at Leamington Spa which is ideally [...]

Nationals – Final Day

BRITISH MOTH NATIONALS – DAY4 –STAUNTON HAROLD SC   With the competitors recovering from their annual dinner they woke up to calmer conditions than the previous day.  The national champion had already been decided but there was still an air of anticipation as personal pride was still at stake.   As the competitors headed out [...]

Windy Nationals Day 3

BRITISH MOTH NATIONALS – Day3 Staunton Harold SC The competitors were greeted with stronger winds than previous days, and after the 3 races the day before had a later start for the Amethyst Trophy. With the strong gusting winds the fleet struggled upwind to the first mark. The first to arrive was Robbie Claridge who [...]

Nationals – Day2 Staunton Harold SC

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British Moth Nationals – Day2 Staunton Harold SC The first race of the day was for the Coupe De Lion Trophy. With a light SW breeze emerging in the morning the OOD set a course diagonally across the lake from the Clubhouse. With the majority of the fleet heading across the lake one or 2 [...]