Race Reports

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» Read more

An Evening at Maidenhead

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» Read more

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» Read more

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» Read more

MWYC opens 85th aniversary open series

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» Read more

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» Read more

A Nationals of wind and water

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,» Read more

A day at the Maidenhead races

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» Read more

Weekend at Broxbourne

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» Read more

Fast and furious 5 – Medley drift

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» Read more