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


  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 [...]

Sailracer Track day2 of the Nationals


    It proved to be a day of contrasting weather on Day 2, with a deluge in the first race of the day, while the last race finished in sunshine (though dark clouds did threaten something worse). It was the wind – recalcitrant, fickle, and a race officer’s worst nightmare – that tested the [...]

Challenging Nationals-Day 1


This year, Northampton Sailing Club opened its doors, grounds and waters to the 25 sailors competing in this year’s British Moth Nationals. With strong westerly winds forecast, the practice race was vital. Chris Harris, the PRO, made sure that the course would give the sailors experience of the challenging first day conditions. Seventeen boats took [...]

Still waters at Earlswood Lakes

Earlswood Lakes

      Earlswood Lakes Sailing Club had the pleasure of welcoming nine British Moths to join their small fleet for the first open event to be held by the club for the class on Saturday 26th July 2014. The balmy weather had however resulted in little or no wind on the surface of the [...]

First visit to Maidenhead

Moth Open 06 07 2014 500

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


  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


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 [...]