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Home Build International Moth Blog 2: Boat name revealed...

by James Sainsbury 14 Jan 20:07 GMT 14 January 2018
James Sainsbury's new home-built International Moth 'Valkyrie' takes shape © James Sainsbury

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.

Someone asked me 'Don't you have anything better to do over the Christmas break?' But what is more important at Christmas than playing with your toys? Lots of people have been asking what I'm planning for this boat. One thing it is going to have is solid wings, but that will not be all.

We've been trying to think of a name for the new platform as 'LunarSea 2' just didn't feel right. As it's shaping up to look very much like a ship in Avatar, we have landed on the name 'Valkyrie'.

Thank you to the continued help and support from; Atomik UK High Performance Sailing, Easy Composites, Allspars, Jonti and Kingfisher Yacht Ropes.

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