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

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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

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  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 […]

Tamesis Open Day 2 of light winds

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British Moths moved down stream on Sunday 7th September to compete at the Tamesis open meeting, having sampled the Thames waters the previous day at Desborough Sailing Club. The light winds from the Saturday persisted, with competitors greeted by a variable 1 to 3 knot breeze. At the starting gun for the first race, the […]

Desborough Boat Swapping Open

No wind greeted the 10 competitors to Desborough SC annual British Moth open meetinng on Saturday 6th September. With a briefing at 1030 and a start at 11am the fleet launched their boats, and waited tantalisingly for the first upstream leg. Richard Broughton from the home club got away cleanly followed by Gary Tompkins ( […]

Battle for the Top – Nationals Day 4

  Sunny conditions and 13 mph winds greeted the competitors at the start of the final day of the British Moth Nationals at Northampton SC. The overnight standings had set the scene for some close boat on boat racing with only 5.75 points separating the top four of Claridge, Cooper, Davison and Mathews. Cooper required […]

Nationals Day 3 – Top positions get tighter

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  Northerly winds meant Day 3 gave the sailors a whole new course to challenge them. Not only did they have to contend with weed, the wind changed from fresh to non-existent and back again. Just as the previous day, no leg was the same. Race 5, the first of the day, saw the sailors […]