Please select your home edition
Edition
Rooster Sailing - Aquafleece Leaderboard

Pro-Vela Mar Menor Moth Fest 2011 - Day 2

by Alan Hillman on 15 May 2011
25.5 knots for Pete Barton on day 2 of Mar Menor Moth Fest © Pro-Vela

Day 2 of The Pro-Vela Mar Menor Moth Fest began with an uncharacteristic 20-25 knots of cold northerly air and the occasional shower. Caused no doubt by the fact that the British were in town and there was a barbeque planned.

The scheduled briefing by Velocitek agents Mundo Marine took place and the GPS units fitted to enable the hunt for the first daily winner of the Moth Balls of steel.

With a top speed of 25.5 knots Peter Barton took the honours. Competition for avoiding the pink handbag was equally tough and surprisingly due to most of the sailors preferring to sit out the challenging conditions, Tom Offer picked up the coveted award with what will probably prove to be the fastest slowest speed of the week of over 22 knots!

An emotional Barton, clearly moved by his stunning performance can be seen in the photos displaying the type of mentality required to hit such speeds...

With the rain clearing out the fleet retired to the beer filled RS Q’Ba and the BBQ run by event partner La Diva as Barton celebrated well into the night.

Tomorrow should see the return of the more familiar sunshine and another fun packed day of Coaching, Racing and socialising, the core components of Moth Fest.

Related Articles

Travellers invade the English Riviera
Camping on the green at Paignton Travellers have arrived in the English Riviera and are camping on the green at Paignton. The area has already been cordoned off by the authorities as holidaymakers, visiting the coast to play crazy golf and build sand castles, look on. Posted today at 8:34 pm
Julien Villon crowned 2017 King of the Bay
Foiling Bay concludes in Quiberon The god of wind was in a tricky mood for the last day of racing, but International Moth sailor Julien Villon did not get held up and went on to be crowned as the first King of The Bay 2017. Posted on 22 May
Foiling Bay Day 2
Flat water, sun, wind and 18 races completed Flat water, sun, wind and 18 races completed on Day 3 of the Foiling Bay competition. Julien Bontemps (Windsurf), Kieran Leborgne (Kitesurf), Julien Villon (International Moth) and Cup Legend Crew (Flying Phantom) stay in the lead. Posted on 20 May
Foiling Bay Day 1
Perfect conditions in Quiberon, France Conditions were perfect on the first official day of racing with 15 races for all entries. With 14 boats having entered, the Flying Phantom races have been really intensive right up until the last leg. Posted on 19 May
First Shots of THINNAIR
And latest Solo and 29er news Thinnair hull #1 was first shown at the RYA Dinghy Show in early March. Since then we have been destruction testing the hull and compiling the list of modifications for the boat we will take to the Moth Worlds later this year. Posted on 12 May
Moth Inlands at Grafham Water
A hopeful fleet of adreno geeks A hopeful fleet of adreno geeks assembled at Grafham despite the light wind forecast from as far as Cornwall and Abersoch in the West, a few from the South Coast and a relatively easy one to get to for those in the South East. Posted on 1 May
Lennon Racewear Massive Easter Sale
Kick start your summer sailing season! Get your summer season kick started with a whopping offer from Lennon! Posted on 21 Apr
Is the F In Fun going to be lacking in the future?
David Henshall discusses what's gone wrong Thanks to the amazing golden efforts in the 470 of Hannah Mills crewed by Saskia Clark and Giles Scott in the Finn, the UK, via the RYA, could once again claim to be the 'most successful nation' at the Rio Olympics. Posted on 10 Apr
International Moths at Datchet Water
Big breeze for the 21 foilers Twenty-one boats arrived to glorious sunshine at Datchet, but will a daunting north easterly breeze. The fleet were rigged in the shelter of the foreshore, and somewhat dubious about conditions out on the lake. Posted on 1 Apr
Foiling Week GARDA preview
The first TFW event in 2017 The first and only series of global events dedicated to the amazingly fast foiling boats, their sailors and designers is heading to destinations in Europe, USA, South America and Australia. Posted on 18 Mar