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


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


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 […]

Gusty Round Four at Frampton

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 […]

Earlswood Lakes Notice of Race June 6th

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

Busy Weekend at Whitefriars


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 […]

MWYC – Gusty Welcome for the first British Moth Open of the year


  As the competitors arrived at Mid Warwickshire YC the weather forecast of strong winds, svere gusts and rain proved to be correct. The race officer set a short first beat to the South West, however the fleet were reluctant to get to start line. Roger Witts (Frampton on Severn SC) got away cleanly in […]

Misty Welcome at Tropical Frampton

  A drop in temperature and thick mist welcomed the British Moth fleet as they arrived at Frampton On Severn Sailing Club on 12 October. Despite visibility being only around 25 meters, the sailors were keen to get going and were soon on the water. Race officer, Andy Smith, set about the unenviable job of […]