Please select your home edition
Edition
YY.com app (top)

Home Build International Moth Blog 8: Time & effort turns to sailing fun on Valkyrie!

by James Sainsbury 3 Dec 2018 12:36 GMT 3 December 2018

It has been a while since my last update. I've just been having too much fun!

Valkyrie has been doing great, and drawing attention everywhere she goes. In the last couple of months we went on tour to the moth open at WPNSA, where she showed some great straight line speed and held together in the strong breeze.

Since then it has been time on the water tuning to get that extra performance gains around the course.

The Atomik / Luka Swift foils are fantastic and fill me with confidence while sailing throughout the wind range.

All the time and effort that went into the build of this boat has been more than paid for over the first couple of months of sailing it. Bring on next seasons events I cant wait!

As always a huge thank you to all involved!

  • Atomik UK High performance sailing (foils)
  • Allen Brothers (hardware)
  • Allspars (the Track!)
  • Kingfisher yacht rope (rope)
  • Easy Composites (composite materials)
  • Jonti (everything else)
  • YachtsandYachting.com (for paying an interest)

Related Articles

McKnight dominates Aussie Moth Nationals
Photos and videos from The Sailor Girl, Nic Douglass McKnight dominated the Australian Moth National Championship sailed from Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron last week, dropping two sixes from 14 races, with a nett score of 20 points. Posted on 14 Jan
2019 Australian Moth Championships
Emily Scott has been out taking images of the foiling Moths during their 2019 AUS Championship Photographer, Emily Scott has been out taking images of the foiling Moths during their 2019 Australian Championship, and turned in this gallery and report. They ran from January 7 to 11, 2019, and were staged out of the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron. Posted on 11 Jan
Allen puts performance at heart of 2018 launches
Adoption of soft attachment systems and innovative block technology Allen's 2018 additions to its already substantial product range, launched at METS in November, build on the British manufacturer's adoption of soft attachment systems and innovative block technology. Posted on 19 Dec 2018
Countdown begins for 2019 Moth Worlds
One year to prepare for Perth The club is set for a massive event with Perth's iconic sea breezes and flat river waters providing what will be the perfect race track for these exciting foiling machines. Posted on 18 Dec 2018
Foiling Week in Sydney for second time this year
One week to the beginning of the last 2018 Foiling Week event It is the second down-under Foiling Week, foiling is "on trend" with sailing, surfing, sup, kiteboarding and windsurfing. Foiling has added an exciting new dimension to each these water sports. Posted on 4 Dec 2018
2018 Martinique Flying Regatta overall
Perfect scoreline for Mazella Martinique Flying Regatta, the Caribbean's first event solely for foiling boats, concluded today with the two fastest from each of the six classes – GC32, KiteFoil, Windfoil, Moth, Flying Phantom and Onefly – lining up in the final Posted on 25 Nov 2018
2018 Martinique Flying Regatta day 4
Leader change in three classes going into final day of Martinique Flying Regatta Friday was a big day on the water at Martinique Flying Regatta, the first Caribbean event for foiling boats. It kicked off with a dramatic, simultaneous start for all five classes from under the shadow of Fort de France's Fort Saint Louis Posted on 24 Nov 2018
2018 Martinique Flying Regatta day 3
All change in the Moths as the full fleet gets afloat Baie de Fort de France is proving itself to be a more consistent, Caribbean version of Lake Garda with day three of Martinique Flying Regatta providing yet another day of winds gusting into the low 20s, combined with relatively flat water. Posted on 23 Nov 2018
2018 Martinique Flying Regatta day 2
Big wind board day at Martinique Flying Regatta With winds regularly gusting to 25 knots and above, racing could only be held for the KiteFoil and Windfoil classes on day two of Martinique Flying Regatta, the Caribbean's first regatta exclusively for foiling boats. Posted on 22 Nov 2018
2018 Martinique Flying Regatta day 1
Lift off in perfect conditions There was lift off today at Martinique Flying Regatta, the Caribbean's first regatta purely for foiling boats. Conditions on the Baie de Fort de France for day one could not have been better with 18-20 knots and flat water Posted on 21 Nov 2018