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International Moth

International Moth

Singlehanded, radical development class that has seen some true innovations in sailing. Most moths are now ultra-thin & ultra-light. The latest developments have been giving the Moths hydrofoils and foil wings.

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Show news Noble Marine Moth GP at the WPNSA
Eight tricky but exhilarating races over the two days
Posted on 22 May
Pre-eminence
Not too hard to work out that I am unabashedly Australian
Posted on 6 May
The price of heritage
A tale of a city, three towns but one theme, from dinghy historian Dougal Henshall
Posted on 19 Apr
Noble Marine Moth Sprint GP at Queen Mary
Perfect conditions for 8 sprint races on Saturday
Posted on 16 Apr
Noble Marine International Moth Northerns
A very excited fleet race at Rutland
Posted on 3 Apr
World according to a British 'International' Moth
A couple of great initiatives within the class for the 2024 season
Posted on 9 Mar
Banjo Shoreline Crown Series overall
Tasmanian sailors were tested in all conditions on the River Derwent in Hobart
Posted on 26 Feb
The Wise Man of the Solent
Osprey and Moth champion Tony Blachford passed away in December
Posted on 12 Jan
Enter early for the Draycote Dash
Entry closes earlier than for most events
Posted on 7 Nov 2023
The Morning Sun
...when it's in your face really shows your age
Posted on 29 Oct 2023
Lowrider International Moths National preview
Many questions to be answered
Posted on 12 Oct 2023
International Moth UK Nationals at Plymouth
Dominant performance by Simon Hiscocks on the Sound to retain the title
Posted on 28 Sep 2023
Compare and contrast
"Pretty painful yachting," was how Glen Ashby described the Match Race Grand Final in Vilanova
Posted on 18 Sep 2023
Something so right
Dougal Henshall looks at what makes for a good championships attendance
Posted on 13 Sep 2023
Trieste University wins Foiling SuMoth Challenge
Winners announced on the final day of the 10th Anniversary of Foiling Week
Posted on 8 Jul 2023
10th anniversary edition of Foiling Week is a wrap
Ten beautiful competition days in eight exciting classes
Posted on 5 Jul 2023
Foiling Week gives back to the community
Through education, innovation and sustainability efforts
Posted on 4 Jul 2023
76 Moths at Foiling Week
Including foiling celebrities CJ Perez, Giles Scott, Emily Nagel, Simone Salvà
Posted on 2 Jul 2023
2023 Foiling SuMoth Challenge grand finale
11th Hour Racing and SuMoth Challenge extend collaboration for another year
Posted on 28 Jun 2023
International Moth Worlds overall
It wasn't supposed to go like this
Posted on 19 Jun 2023
Be brave and send it!
We spoke to the talented group of female sailors competing at the 2023 Moth Worlds
Posted on 18 Jun 2023
International Moth Worlds Day 5
It's time to clutch at straws in Portland Harbour as the wind continues to frustrate all
Posted on 16 Jun 2023
Happy birthday to Foiling Week
Ten year anniversary is dedicated to The Magenta Project
Posted on 16 Jun 2023
International Moth Worlds Day 4
Tomorrow's another day, as they say
Posted on 15 Jun 2023
International Moth Worlds Day 3
It took a very early start, but racing is finally under way!
Posted on 14 Jun 2023
International Moth Worlds Day 2
Two days in, and no races sailed...
Posted on 13 Jun 2023
Pre-sail chat with Ben Harden on Allen day
At the Zhik and Wetsuit Outlet International Moth Worlds
Posted on 13 Jun 2023
Rock, Paper, Scissors!
Fun and games on the Allen day at the International Moth Worlds
Posted on 13 Jun 2023
International Moth Worlds Day 1
The wind teased, tantalized, taunted and baited the sailors
Posted on 12 Jun 2023
The never-ending quest for even more speed
Development in the International Moth is relentless
Posted on 12 Jun 2023
Links
International Moth UK Nationals Attendance
see the full nationals attendance table here

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Under postponement in the WPNSA dinghy park
© Kyle Stoneham
Foiling Week Malcesine - Giles Scott (UK) - Moth Class Racing
© Martina Orsini / WeAreFoiling Media
Noble Marine International Moth Sprint GP at Queen Mary
© Jerome Schmitt
Noble Marine International Moth Sprint GP at Queen Mary
© Jerome Schmitt
Noble Marine International Moth Sprint GP at Queen Mary
© Jerome Schmitt
Noble Marine International Moth Sprint GP at Queen Mary
© Jerome Schmitt
Noble Marine International Moth Sprint GP at Queen Mary
© Andy Jarvis
Noble Marine International Moth Sprint GP at Queen Mary
© Andy Jarvis
Noble Marine International Moth Sprint GP at Queen Mary
© Andy Jarvis
Moths have never been known as the most stable of boats, but an original rig, without a kicker and in a building sea breeze, was bound to create a few problems
© Dougal Henshall
Noble Marine Northern Championship at Rutland
© Alex Adams
Noble Marine Northern Championship at Rutland
© Alex Adams
John Genders sailed Wingman to victory in the Foiling Moth Class in the Banjo's Shoreline Crown Series Bellerive Regatta
© Jane Austin
Wingman (John Genders) is leading the Moth Foiler Class in the Banjo's Shoreline Crown Series Bellerive Regatta
© Jane Austin
Gareth Davies wins Race 1 in the Tiger Trophy 2024, as part of the Seldén Sailjuice Winter Series
© Tim Olin / www.olinphoto.co.uk
Early International Moth
© Lowrider Moth Archive
In 1966 a young Tony Blachford took his first full adult National Championship title in the Moth class
© Blachford Family
Foiling Week
© Martina Orsini / WeAreFoiling Media
Foiling Week
© Martina Orsini / WeAreFoiling Media
Lowrider Moths aplenty in the Seldén SailJuice Winter Series
© Tim Olin / www.olinphoto.co.uk
Lowrider Moths aplenty in the Seldén SailJuice Winter Series
© Tim Olin / www.olinphoto.co.uk
Lowrider Moths aplenty in the Seldén SailJuice Winter Series
© Tim Olin / www.olinphoto.co.uk
Minimal rocker and a very narrow hull makes for a lots of speed interspersed with some interesting moments!
© Dougal Henshall
Oh dear… That isn't going to buff out!
© Dougal Henshall
Three decades of lowrider design, all happily (?) competing on the same course made for fun afloat and a fascinating spectator sport
© Dougal Henshall
With the width of their wings and their wobbly nature at low speeds the lowriders would need all of the start line
© Dougal Henshall
Dollywaggon Pike won the National Championships way back in 1972 and is still a race winner today
© Dougal Henshall
Paul Hignett sailing a Hungry Tiger design of lowrider Moth
© Dougal Henshall
Is a PY driven Nationals really such an 'off the wall' idea?
© Dougal Henshall
The chilly morning sun illuminating the lowrider Moths
© Dougal Henshall