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International Moth World Championships at Hayling Island - Overall

by Mark Jardine (with thanks to Jonny Fullerton) 25 Jul 2014 23:27 BST 19-25 July 2014

Outteridge wins in style

The forecast for the final day was for no wind, but it turned out to be a sparkling day with the best breeze of the week. Four races were held in glorious Summer racing conditions, with 10-14 knot winds, leading to very tactical racing.

Gold fleet racing started at 9.30am, with Nathan Outteridge never letting Chris Rashley out of his sights. Ben Paton led the charge in race 7, with the leaders round the windward mark and screaming along the Hayling shoreline. Chris Rashley was in 2nd followed by Mike Lennon and Outteridge in 4th. Robert Greenhalgh and Scott Babbage climbed through the fleet to finish 2nd & 3rd respectively behind Ben Paton, who took his first ever Moth Worlds race victory, with Outteridge 4th, Lennon 5th & Rashley 6th.

On his first Moth worlds race win Ben said, "It meant quite a lot to me, when I knew that I could win the race after the first lap I gave it everything I had to make sure that I kept everyone behind me and extend my lead a bit so that my downwind was pretty comfortable. I was getting pretty excited about crossing the line as last year in Hawaii I'd led round the windward mark many, many times but wasn't good enough downwind so it was brilliant."

Race 8 started soon after with a crowded pin end of the line. Jason Belben led around the track to win from Scott Babbage and Andrew McDougall (A-Mac) in third - a result that vastly improved Australia's chances of retaining the Moth Ashes.

Race 9 saw Josh Mcknight take a small lead over Outteridge with Chris Rashley chasing hard in 3rd. Josh did a great job of holding off Nathan to take the win, but Chris' 3rd was not enough and sealed the title for Nathan Outteridge. Paul Goodison knocked in a good race in 4th with Robert Greenhalgh having a much better day in 5th.

There were a few white-caps on the waves at the start of the final race - fantastic conditions. The Patonator had a flying start at the Committee Boat end, but it was Josh Mcknight who led the first lap from Outteridge and A-Mac sailing another blinder for the Australian Moth Ashes team.

Josh led Nathan with Chris Rashley moving up to 3rd. The final leg became really unstable with all the leaders dropping off their foils at times. In the end Outteridge knocked in 15 gybes in a band of breeze to win the race by a country mile and wrap up his championship in style! Josh limped across the line in 2nd with Robert Greenhalgh slipping through to 3rd, Ben Paton 4th & Tom Offer 5th.

Nathan said about the final race, "It had got a bit soft in that very last race and I actually fell off the foils at the top mark. Josh Mcknight and Chris Rashley gybed in a really good puff, and I managed to gybe, get foiling again and did about 15 gybes down in this one little puff, turned around half-way to see how I was going and no-one was foiling so it was a pretty nice way to finish, to have a really big lead."

Josh Mcknight who finished third overall said, "It was a really good event, we were lucky to get the breeze in the end as it was looking pretty borderline at the start. It was really good racing that we had in the finals and it was one of the closest regattas we've had in a while. I finished one point of Chris (Rashley) and Nathan and Chris had a battle early on in the finals so it was really, really good to see.

On Australia retaining the #MothAshes Josh said, "Well I mean that's really all we come to these events for - the Moth Ashes. It's a great trophy to have as it puts emphasis on a bit of team spirit among Australia and England... A-Mac's got a knack for pulling something out of the bag, whether it be new kit or just a stellar result, he's always sort-of done it so it's good to see him do it again."

Robert Greenhalgh, who had a far better final day said, "It's been a great worlds, great event at Hayling. Conditions have been hard for the race officers, but they've made the best of it, they've brought the starts forward and we got some races away. I had a disappointing mid-regatta, some speed issues which I dealt with by changing foil today and I was off again. So a little disappointing, but pleased to know I'm on the pace again."

Local sailor Ollie Holden, who finished 23rd overall in his second Moth Worlds said, "I'm absolutely thrilled. I had no idea I could do as well as that. I'm really, really pleased, it's really come together... What I've found in the Gold fleet is that you're punished really badly for any mistake you make. I took a wrong turn up the beat in the last race and you're just at the back, there's no free passes basically and you've just got to fight so hard to get back. As an amateur, behind the top 15 there's a really tight bunch of about 20 or 30 boats so it's real nip and tuck sailing - it's really good."

Ollie gave us his thoughts on Nathan Outteridge winning the title, "I think it's fully deserved - he's a legend, an absolute legend. Good for him."

Ollie was also really impressed with how his home club hosted the event, "I actually think they've done really well. They've pulled it together, we've got a fantastic team of volunteers here, more than 100 involved in running this event, so that's fantastic. They're pretty much the best in the country, if not the best in the world, so it's good."

Stevie Morrison described his first Moth Worlds regatta, "It was a bit of a shame about the weather, but we've had a great last day so I'll certainly remember that as a real insight into what Moth racing can be like. For me it was just an incredible learning experience, I think I want to go away and let my brain turn from the mush it's in right now into some coherent thought patterns, come back in two weeks and start racing again. It's been a hard week but I've loved it."

Tim Hancock, the event's Principal Race Officer said, "The final day was a glamorous day, we had up to 16 knots of breeze, we had 3 really good races, the last one was a bit softer but still foiling all the way round pretty much, so I'm delighted with the last day. The club puts a lot of effort into this, 130 volunteers so it's a huge effort from everybody. The UK class bid for this event over 4 years ago, so for it all to culminate in a warm, sunny week, ok challenging wind at times, but to come together in the great finish of the last couple of days, I'm delighted for everybody."

Nathan Outteridge in his prize giving speech said, "It's amazing how much can change in a couple of weeks. Mike (Lennon) showed us all how to do it during the Nationals and things changed a bit. Firstly I'd like to thank the sailing club, they've put on a great event, obviously in really trying conditions. It was good to see we got out there early and got some good racing in today. Really impressed with how the Brits have performed. Chris Rashley's done a great job, he set the bar and I've been chasing him all week so well done to Chris, well done to Josh (Mcknight) for his podium as well. Thanks to everyone who has organised the event, the sponsors, it's been a massive event to try and pull together and there's been a huge turnout. I think the class is really strong, so really happy to be here and be involved. Big thanks to A-Mac and Simon from Mach 2, Simon did a great job putting me back on the water on the first day, I think he's been keeping everyone's boats intact, regardless of what type of boat it is. You helped me in Hawaii and helped me when I bent my push-rod in the first race - it was nice not to have to carry those 70 points... Really looking forward to Sorrento next year, hopefully as many of you as possible can come down and do it."

Tom Offer, who won the Corinthian Trophy at the Moth Worlds, won a new CST boom which was instantly turned into a 'Boom of Doom' for his pint to travel down, "It was a little bit dusty - I think I made a good effort of it."

On the week overall Tom said, "Difficult, you know, it's a world championship. I'd done as much preparation as I felt I could do before the event. I was extremely pleased with my result, wanted to get a top ten and managed to achieve that so I'm really, really pleased. You look at the list of massive sailing names that are in this fleet that I have luckily managed to finish above so I'm really pleased with my performance and it's just been lots of good fun."

The International Moth class is hugely grateful to the companies that are helping make this championship possible; Magic Marine, LV, Lennon Sails, CST Composites, Ronstan and Blueteq.

Keep up to date with all the news from the event via the event website,, Facebook, Twitter, Beau Outteridge videos on YouTube and feature articles on - the International Moth World Championships official media partner.

Overall Results:

Gold Fleet

PosNationSail NoHelmClubQ1Q2Q3Q4Q5F1F2F3F4F5F6F7F8F9F10Pts
1stAUS2Nathan OutteridgeWangi SC(DNC)3221‑412122‑442123
2ndGBR7Chris RashleyRoyal London YC1211‑51446316‑133‑2033
3rdAUS4142Josh McknightRPAYC313‑5353321‑7‑1071234
4thAUS3Scott BabbageWoollahra SC2234‑69‑12137‑18327851
5thGBR4Ben PatonLymington Town SC53‑77525510‑1231‑169560
6thGBR5Robert GreenhalghRoyal Southern YC‑811121114(DNC)9‑155285362
7thAUS6Rob GoughRoyal YC Tasmania157‑232152654168‑176‑1777
8thGBR4038Tom OfferRock SC3863(DNC)78121594‑336‑16687
9thGBR4123Dylan FletcherPortland Moth Squad‑1248693107‑13138125‑14489
10thGBR4147Michael LennonHISC‑194226‑14991110115‑28111191
11thGBR3942Jason BelbenStokes Bay SC‑12746413‑231312146‑15112799
12thGBR4146Paul GoodisonUlley SC10‑125348‑24114‑20131314412101
13thGBR3967Chris DraperLCSC6‑1255816610‑21‑19127121514116
14thAUS3900Andrew McDougallBlack Rock YC464‑212119‑268817‑3093179125
15thSUI3796Arnaud PsarofaghisSN Geneva106‑11711016‑181851416918‑21130
16thSUI4112Christopher RastTYC/RCO/MBYC65615‑1661114176‑23‑28101322131
17thUSA9Brad FunkUS Sailing Team Sperry Top‑Sider‑20‑52101011121315789‑1919815137
18thJPN3989Hiroki GotoABeam48‑15811‑211719‑28112021211010160
19thITA4138Gian Maria FerrighiYC Acquafrecsca5(DNC)14914317211618101720‑43‑45182
20thJPN4095Kohei KajimotoBlack Rock YC7168‑22101725‑4123261524‑403919229
21stITA4092Carlo de PaoliCircolo Vela Torbole891014‑182728221923‑3623‑502527235
22ndGBR3985Simon HiscocksHISC9119‑2391833272036‑59311824‑43245
23rdGBR4149Oliver HoldenHISC‑2318121115231826‑35223130‑372625257
24thGBR4036Dan VincentStokes Bay SC71913‑347‑4220‑4538242627382316258
25thGBR4122Andrew FriendNorfolk Punt Club31‑39361314‑51272524‑572834112023286
26thGBR3947Ed ChapmanQueen Mary SC‑292221251328‑4134‑39271922292131292
27thBEL4049Giovanni GaleottiRYCB2‑11119322(DNC)49484139‑51221928293
28thFRA4090Seb ColYCPRDGA‑2422102433‑622332‑383718152934297
29thITA4093Stefano RizziSV Oscar Cosulich137‑2111755211714162244(DNC)(DNC)DNC298
30thGBR4155Stevie MorrisonExe SC1415‑16158‑402929‑43373329353718299
31stSWE4159Nils AkervallRoyal Swedish YC9211516(DNC)303136373024‑61‑452729305
32ndGBR4096Tim PenfoldHISC351712‑39302934‑46‑44351720303226317
33rdGBR4059Dan WardFrensham Ponds SC159‑28122238‑5237273340383231‑49334
34thGBR4065Daniel HendersonStokes Bay SC242516‑3022‑493743303921252433‑47339
35thRSA4062Jonathan HeathcotePoint YC201325‑361734‑433034‑503826263841342
36thIRL3592Rory FitzpatrickNational YC28143018‑45‑5040382625‑4646254024354
37thFRA3972Yann Andrillon ‑26242416193538424244‑551133(DNC)32360
38thNZL4037Jason RussellHISC‑29171328213232‑48‑53462748422830364
39thITA41Stefano FerrighiYC Acquafresca161033‑382324151645215635(DNF)(DNC)DNC365
40thESP3975Pablo ArandiaEMV Valencia192820‑311525354425(DNC)(DNC)32344254373
41stGBR3943Richard EdwardsParkstone YC‑251022181043‑5932463234‑62563540378
42ndNED4074Eelco BoersWV Roerkoning(DNC)25252724454247‑4948‑5437232213378
43rdGBR4075Doug PybusQueen Mary SC‑3732184363648312231‑61494147‑58395
44thAUS4034Luke MolloyRQYS15331926(BFD)462220334945‑564345‑51396
45thIRL3805Ryan SeatonBallyholme YC/CSC‑332817122839‑6624‑55522947473444401
46thGBR4067Cameron StewartHISC21202619‑334150‑66542835‑64314435404
47thGBR4099Ricky TaggHISC111498(DNF)201928(DNC)(DNC)DNC14DNSDNCDNC407
48thSUI3752David HolenwegCV Estavyer‑le‑Lac‑282019142547304051‑55‑5841464137411
49thITA4030Marco LanulfiYC Acquafresca17132331(DNC)48‑633341‑595159273646425
50thFRA3875Benoit MarieSNO Nantes‑51263932124444‑58‑63432545485036444
51stGBR4060Neil BakerHISC18‑392737205447‑554751‑5742394933464
52ndSUI4032Jean‑Pierre de SiebenthalSN de Geneve24221813‑44264551295641(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNC467
53rdAUS3637Brent PearsonKeppel Bay SC21163733‑38‑6249‑5352404936534842476
54thGBR4061John PinkHill Head SC‑3221202428533650363432(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNC476
55thGBR4115David HiveyHISC222723‑37185856356054(DNC)395730(DNC)479
56thITA3855Fabio MazzettiCircolo Vela Arco131917‑3626‑646154504552‑65544657494
57thAUS4004Will LoganRoyal YC Tasmania262332‑522557545731‑62‑6250365155497
58thGBR4045Matt PonsfordHISC2218‑29172937603940585066(DNC)(DNC)DNC507
59thGBR4071Phillippe OligarioWorthing YC‑3231241930‑63396158‑635340585539507
60thGBR4121James PhareQueen Mary SC11‑373429165258525747‑6355‑625348512
61stGER3684Sven KloppenburgRatzeburger SV333433‑4127(4 P)2 P60‑64424252525438529.2
62ndGBR4158Geoff CarvethHISC17383420‑39‑66515656‑614760555652542
63rdNED4023Kalle Coster 3536‑391737595359‑652944‑63635259543
64thFRA3879Pierre BlancCN St Jean Cap Ferrat31302926‑37‑654664596048584958(DNC)558
65thGBR3980Graham SimmondsHISC39‑40272813(DNC)556261‑656054606056575
66thAUS3631John GendersRYCT363536‑4812‑6764‑6767646453515753592
67thGBR3979Jeremy HartleyStokes Bay SC413630‑42196057656253436761(DNC)(DNC)594
68thGBR3995David SimmondsHISC30233727‑4861‑6763‑66666557595950597
69thGBR3981Simon ReynoldsWhitstable YC27292835(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC4344DNCDNC632
70thGBR4073Richard WestburyDraycote233414‑53415665(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC659

Silver Fleet

PosNationSail NoHelmClubQ1Q2Q3Q4Q5F1F2F3F4F5F6F7F8F9Pts
1stSUI4144Fabien FroeschSN de Geneve(DNC)29‑38‑3427245321313333125
2ndGBR3795Stefan GieserWSV Heidelberg West(DNC)‑42‑402535872610921101134
3rdNZL4124Glen ReadVauxhall YC30‑43‑38‑383421011921121510145
4thAUS3905Phil StevensonSt George SC‑43‑54‑50353431710111135725161
5thGBR3945Matthew LeaGrafham Water SC‑48‑48‑46453213417841012125162
6thGBR4072Thomas LambertWilsonian SC‑40‑51‑44203141726267183011181
7thUSA4066Dylan DiMarchiWaikiki YC‑3430‑48‑423210987514DNE62192
8thSUI3798Philippe SchillerSN de Geneve‑5126‑4733‑3826192610181181118206
9thGBR3830John CliftonShoreham SC‑45352632‑46221235139‑371384209
10thGBR4050Leigh AlbrechtQueen Mary SC141552‑5446(DNC)(DNC)DNC115126212
11thGBR4041Andrew BleeDraycote Water SC‑44‑58(DNC)40202769181227112420214
12thSUI3729Philip KaesermanSN de Geneve36‑45‑46‑452912301468DNE123219
13thSUI3836Adriano PetrinoCV Lago di Lugano‑47‑474724362127641515(BFD)524224
14thGBR3704Mark DellThorpe Bay YC(DNC)(DNC)4239531228492924(DNC)16238
15thGER3843Carlo MaegeFeldafinger Seglerverein34‑413129‑352018122531236‑459238
16thGBR3756James SainsburyGrafham Water SC(DNC)(DNC)3121‑3311265282228321622242
17thIRL3861Annalise MurphyNational YC27‑50‑5443‑571739373241217198246
18thIRL3889Alistair KissaneHowth YC‑4033‑3530311425(DNC)23191871732249
19thGBR3802Neale JonesHISC‑54‑56‑5341479133133282016147259
20thSUI3820Caspar BuettnerZurcher YC‑45‑43‑454342253220121617251315260
21stGBR3632Martin FearBristol Corinthian SC42‑59‑53‑5541232232273439421267
22ndGBR3715Chris JeevesDe Spaenjerd SC‑49‑55‑49402615142324334153544273
23rdNED3849Constantijn WeberWSV Muiderberg183240‑44‑44723(DNC)161740272333276
24thGBR3917Dan EllisRoyal Plymouth Corinthian YC‑5249‑52‑534031152420829222117276
25thGBR3939Matthew StarkGuernsey YC253732‑48‑47302419‑38719383138300
26thGBR3787Jono PankImperial Poona YC(DNC)46‑49‑524538332215272119926301
27thIRL4206John ChambersNational YC‑55‑504244433382121(OCS)24242831319
28thPOL3842Michal DomanskiHISC3947‑5150‑55343611(DNC)426143214325
29thGBR3922Kyle StonehamThorpe Bay YC165444(DNC)(BFD)(DNF)40DNC52OCS102012341
30thGBR3730Jonathan PeatsCastle Cove SC‑5044(DNC)‑6139164945402331202213342
31stGBR3941Miles BurrageThorpe Bay SC4644‑51‑50‑50183534301425263836346
32ndGBR4044Dominic HuttonQueen Mary SC(DNC)‑5341‑5143292014312526364934348
33rdGBR4106Jamie MorganGrafham Water SC‑5646‑58‑5451354444172039231830367
34thGBR3834Chris ClarkeThorpe Bay SC38384849‑57(DNC)‑5528293222282928369
35thGBR3910Matthew Bergmann SmithHISC47‑53‑5546‑52322116343430304737374
36thGBR3604Katherine KnightWPNSA(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)4648282929373916313442379
37thGBR4100Alex KoukourakisEastbourne Soverign SC3727(DNC)(DNC)17(DNC)3136324942DNE2619385
38thDEN3601Hans RasmussenTroense Badelaug(DNC)48‑57‑5740393041394435292529399
39thDEN3914Ole FreySonderborg YC41‑5743‑51‑50433825363533373643410
40thGBR3613James ThomasBewl Valley SC(DNC)31(DNC)(DNC)52501633543734414327418
41stGBR3880Dave SmithwhiteHISC42454149‑5536‑53432236363933(DNC)422
42ndGBR4043Paul HaydenStokes Bay SC‑44404322235313(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC425
43rdGBR3759Nic StreatfeildRutland Water SC(DNC)41‑5047424450273543443327(DNC)433
44thGBR3928Rob CageThames SC46(DNC)(DNC)‑5549404538474047454435476
45thJPN4137Wakako TabataABeam53‑60‑59(DNC)53424248454638404040487
46thGBR4162Steve McLeanHISC4849‑57‑56‑54465139495346343746498
47thGBR3192Jamie PearsonDraycote Water SC50(DNC)‑5858564954(DNC)423845424141516
48thGBR4207Joseph WellerdPlymouth University SC(DNC)61(DNC)(DNC)DNC454740414550444239524
49thGER3381Burhard StaabsRock SC(DNC)(DNC)555959(DNC)41184441494348DNC526
50thGBR3881Diederik Bulters (DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNC54193442463032DNCDNCDNC534
51stSUI3599Tristan Mathez‑LoicSN Geneva(DNC)565457‑584746495048(DNC)354647535
53rdBEL3915Quentin Blondiau (DNC)5256(DNC)513737(DNC)48DNCDNCDNE3945572
54thGBR3924Jon BennettHISC4351(DNC)62594148(DNC)434741(DNC)DNCDNC573
55thGBR3766Jordan WoodsWeston SC(DNC)(DNC)5660564843(DNC)53524846DNCDNC600
56thGBR3668Patrick CunninghamGurnard SC4955(DNC)(DNC)60515246515051(DNC)DNCDNC603
57thGBR3131Guy Stewart RaynesWeston SC52(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)61525747525152DNCDNCDNC631
62ndGER3088Jens SchoenbergSegelclub Ratzeburger See(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNC56DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC748
63rdARG4167Matias Gainze EurnekianYacht Club Argentino(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC761

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