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Wetsuit Outlet UK Moth Nationals 2019: Get your entry in now!

by IMCA UK 22 Jul 2019 12:00 BST 12-15 September 2019
Noble Allen 2018 International Moth UK Championship at Thorpe Bay day 4 © Mark Jardine / IMCA UK

The Wetsuit Outlet 2019 UK Moth Nationals are taking place at Castle Cove Sailing Club between 12th & 15th September. The entry has been capped at 75 boats, with pre-entry essential as we don't want to risk turning travellers away on the day.

Twelve races are planned across the four days of racing in Portland Harbour and Weymouth Bay, the same waters which hosted the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition, and will, more importantly for the flying fleet of foilers, host the 2020 Moth World Championship - there is simply no better way to prepare for next year's Worlds.

The Moth class is legendary for its fast-paced racing but known equally for its camaraderie off the water. In the dinghy park the word 'bimbling' has been taken to new levels, accompanied by the constant buzz of an orchestra of Dremels, while in the bar the sailors talk about nearly every subject under the sun and how it impacts on foiling. To this end evening meals and socials have been organised for all three nights at Castle Cove.

But that's not all...

  • Every morning a breakfast buttie and coffee will be provided courtesy of Maguire Boats.
  • Pasta and beer thanks to the generosity of the Rutland Moth Squad will refresh sailors straight after coming off the water.
  • World-class media coverage, including stunning videos, a plethora of pictures and comprehensive reports, concentrating on the thoughts of the sailors themselves, will be provided by Beau Outteridge and Mark Jardine.
  • An incredible £2000 worth of prizes are available thanks to Allen Brothers and the title sponsor Wetsuit Outlet.
  • Exocet builder Maguire Boats will be on hand to service and repair boats throughout the event.
Own a Moth and thinking of not going to the Nationals? You either have your own wedding to attend (bad scheduling if that's the case) or need to take a long, hard look at yourself in the mirror.

Paul Williams, Managing Director of Wetsuit Outlet had these words to say about their title sponsorship of the event:

"Wetsuit Outlet is delighted to return this year, growing our sponsorship to be the lead sponsor of the Moth Nationals. As the largest online retailer of premium performance sailing brands, such as Zhik and Gill, it's a perfect association to be involved in the all-action Moth class.

"Over the last 14 years Wetsuit Outlet has grown to be Europe's biggest dinghy and yacht sailing retailer, supporting everyone from the leisure sailer to the serious racer, by offering the best customer service and next day delivery from our extensive stock.

"Good luck to everyone racing at the Moth Nationals and have a great event."

IMCA UK (the UK Moth Class Association for those not into acronyms) is fortunate to have the support of some key sponsors who we'd like to thank individually below:

  • Noble Marine Insurance have been involved with the class for many years and probably provide the best service to Moth sailors when things don't go as smoothly as planned. A quick chat with the sailors in the dinghy park will reinforce this.

  • Allen Brothers have been designing and manufacturing high quality deck hardware in the UK for many years. Their XHL blocks are in use in many of the kicker systems across the fleet thanks to their extraordinary load-bearing capabilities - it does no harm that they look the business as well.

  • Maguire Boats are the builders of the market-leading Exocet Moth but have supported designs of every flavour during class events. Simon and his team work tirelessly to ensure that every sailor spends as much time as possible during a championship on the water.

  • Shock Sailing are based just around the corner from Castle Cove SC at Portland, servicing high-performance boats at the WPNSA and around the world. This is a company which is always innovating, and they are loaning a RIB for the Nationals.

  • The Rutland Moth Squad are a growing band of competitive sailors who are notching up some top international results. They take the phrase 'loyal to the foil' to new levels and the class are actively looking to add Rutland to the Grand Prix circuit.
We'll see you all at Castle Cove in September, and for those who aren't (yet) Moth sailors, you'll be able to follow the action daily through the comprehensive coverage.

All IMCA UK members from 2018 and 2019 will receive a link to enter the championship. All others should email for details.

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