British Moths turn turtle Nationals 2017

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Staunton Harold Sailing Club provided a grab bag of testing conditions at the British Nationals. There were high winds and exhilarating planing. There were proper Moth conditions – little wind and lots of time to take in the sights. There was more swimming than sailing. There was a nice warm bar with comfy sofas for […]

Nationals Day 1

Racing started at 1.00pm with only 8 boats on the water. Many Moths felt that their boats were too valuable to be exposed to such wind speeds! Of the 8 boats, 3 retired (1 as they didn’t want to win because winning the practice race is bad luck). The remaining 5 boats battled it out […]

An Evening at Maidenhead

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With the Nationals due in early August, the Maidenhead Open was the last chance for the Moth sailors to size up the opposition. For the first time, the MSC Open was held in the late afternoon, with three races to be held back-to-back. Despite the later start, many of the fleet arrived early to make […]

Hot day at Girton

A diminished band of travellers joined local man Paul Leafe for the Girton Open. This was a joint meeting with the Miracle fleet, so there was plenty of boats on the water to play with. The day started well with Paul’s new sail measuring but as it turned out there was a sting in the […]

Cam Coffee Pot Report

Four visitors joined four memebers of Cam SC to compete for the annual CAm Coffee Pot. Racing was in a steady force 3 to start,  increasing during the day. A North Easterly, although cold for the safety boat crew!, gave a good wind direction on our river course, with a beat, reach and a run. The […]

MWYC opens 85th aniversary open series

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The British Moth Class which is celebrating its 85th anniversary year held its season opener at Mid Warwickshire Yacht Club on Willes Meadow Reservoir, Leamington Spa on Saturday 1 April 2017. Seven visiting boats joined four from the home fleet and once the early rain cleared up competitors enjoyed some close racing in quite pleasant […]

85th Anniversary Open series starts this week

It is 85 years since the British Moth first graced the waters round London before spreading round the UK.  The Somerville Series starts this weeked at MWYC on 1st April. For those of you who have not visited this friendly club, its location just being off the M40 and M42 makes it easily accessed from […]

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 […]