A Nationals of wind and water

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The forecasts had been read. The tradition was quoted by those with experience of these things: ‘Strong, strong, light’. All the twenty-four Moth sailors standing by Pitsford Reservoir, Northampton, knew the score: if you play the game of Moth Nationals, you sail, or you retire. And it might be a little breezy. Never mind the […]

A day at the Maidenhead races

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  Two weeks out from the Moth Nationals, and it was a depleted traveller fleet that was greeted by sun, warm temperatures and a mirror-like Summerleaze Lake for Maidenhead Sailing Club’s Moth Open. For Race Officer Brian Jones, the conditions presented a challenge, as he searched the lake for sufficient wind to set a course. By […]

Weekend at Broxbourne

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The British Moth Traveller series continued apace with a two-day Open at Broxbourne Sailing Club. After the interesting conditions at Medley, the ten sailors who competed were eager for some open water and decent winds. They were not disappointed. After a leisurely start for some (for others, there was tent erection, and for one, a […]

Fast and furious 5 – Medley drift

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  The Moth Bowl is one of the oldest events in the Moth calendar. This year’s was held in light and tricky conditions, ensuring a worthy winner. Race officer Iain Tullis set an angled line to spread out the fleet of eighteen boats. In Race 1 Toby Cooper started at the pin end and led […]

Fowey goes Moth – FOVIEY 2016

      Recovered from last year’s nightmare of men in skirts, sixteen gallant Moth sailors and assorted family members braved long weekend traffic, school buses, miles of A30 roadworks, and, in one case, extreme boredom, making the (mostly) arduous journey to Fowey for the FOVIEY Sea Championship 2016. Once there, boats were rapidly rigged […]

FoVIey 2016

The Mini races, Sea Championships and Brown Willy Series are now Completed and THe Results can be viewed here

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 […]