Please select your home edition
Edition
Musto 2017 728x90 Surefooted

Pro-Vela Mar Menor Moth Fest 2011 - Day 2

by Alan Hillman 15 May 2011 22:09 BST
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

Home Build International Moth Blog 4
What a difference a week makes! Since the last post, much has changed. I have a water tight platform that really stands out from the crowd. Posted on 22 Feb
The hydrofoil community descends on Miami
As Foiling week grows, so does its international community that is working to expand innovation This week in Miami, thirteen speakers, including sailors (two-time Moth World Champion Paul Goodison), designers (Nacra 17 designer Pete Melvin) and builders (Fast Forward Carbon's Tommy Gonzales), will represent latest in foiling developments. Posted on 14 Feb
Home Build International Moth Blog 3
Valkyrie moves out of the living room Who's a lucky boat then? This weekend, we moved Valkyrie out of the living room and into an actual workshop. Huge thanks to the Turning the Tide project for loan of the unit. Chantelle is very happy to now have her living room back! Posted on 13 Feb
The experts share their most loved moments
Talking to the Gill Race Team members We asked some of the Gill Race Team members about their most loved moments in sailing. Here's what they had to say. Posted on 4 Feb
Snakes!
Or as Corporal Fraser would say, "We're all doomed" The working title of pt.2 of this three part series was 'Snakes' – with pt.3 then being 'Ladders'. Together with pt.1, 'I am not a number', the contention is that small boat sailing has undergone changes that are only now making themselves truly apparent. Posted on 22 Jan
Home Build International Moth Blog 2
Boat name revealed... 170 hours into this build and I have a lot to show for it. I currently see in front of me all the main parts of my boat waiting for some final fettling. The only big thing left to do is lay up the sheet for the cockpit floor. Posted on 14 Jan
America's Cup sailors line up in foiling monohulls
Two top America's Cup sailors took on the best of the rest at Wangi SC at the Aust Moth Nationals With no America's Cup scheduled for 2018, the Bangin' the Corners Cup sailed from Wangi SC is undoubtedly the premier event on the sailing world's calendar for 2018. Posted on 12 Jan
Gurit Forum at Sydney Foiling Week
The first Foiling Week Forum starts tomorrow in Sydney at Woollahra Sailing Club The Foiling Week Forum is a unique event that creates opportunity for the best foiling regatta sailors to share knowledge and information with designers/builders and enable technicians and theorists to put into practice their projects Posted on 11 Jan
Less than one week to the first 2018 Foiling Week
Foiling boats will have class racing in the harbour The program is enriched with an Expo, Trial and Experience Camp. In addition to the usual morning Forum program and the afternoon races, major foiling boat manufacturers will show and demonstrate their creations throughout the day. Posted on 4 Jan
Name change for leading Caribbean regatta
As the event draws closer, speculation on whether any records will be smashed, is gaining momentum Currently trending as one of the most likely to offer the 'best odds' is the Absolute Foiling Monohull record that was established in January by Andy Budgen on his Mach 2 foiling International Moth with a time of four hours, 23 minutes, 18 seconds. Posted on 22 Dec 2017