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The Official Australian Moth Website.

Welcome to the International Moth Class Association of Australia website.

You'll find everything you need to know about Moth sailing and what is happening on the Australian scene. The Moth Class is currently the wow class of sailing with unprecidented numbers sailing at a national level. There are fleets in Western Australia, Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales and Queensland with a wide range of sailors enjoying their Mothing. Check this site out for news and happenings about Moths in Australia.

Make sure you are a member of the International Moth Class Association of Australia for your right to be able to sail your Moth in Club, State, National and International Races and Championships. Membership also helps provide and support training, information, voting rights and importantly the class status with Yachting Australia (YA) and the International Sailing Association Federation (ISAF). 

If you own a Moth then you should be a member of the IMCA Australia and have your boat registered with YA. This website and events count on it. Membership forms here: http://www.moth.asn.au/moth-sailors/membership-renewals

                                               

                                                        Check out the website: http://www.mothworlds.org/sorrento/

Thursday, April 17, 2014

International Moth New South Wales Championship 2014

Bayview Yacht Racing Association (BYRA)

18th to 20th April 2014

SAILING INSTRUCTIONS (PDF): icon SI - 2014 NSW States

NOTICE OF RACE & ENTRY FORM (PDF): icon 2014 NSW States - NOR 

 

Congratulations Rob Gough!

And Andrew 'Ámac' McDougall on winning the Ka Sail Victorian Moth State Championship. Results here, full photo set here & Sailworld report here

Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club 

March 1st and 2nd

Host of the 2015 International Moth Australian & World Championships (January 6th to 16th)

Online entries being taken here 

More information including NOR and entry list here

Make sure your boat/sails are measured and you are a member of IMCA for results.

IMCA Australia memberships here:  http://www.moth.asn.au/moth-sailors/membership-renewals

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2014 Nationals Report

 

The International Moth 2014 Australian Nationals was hosted by Keppel Bay Sailing Club.  While the numbers were lower this year with the travel effort to get to central Queensland, those that did travel were rewarded with a very well run regatta and a host club that really went the extra mile to make all competitors welcome and the event enjoyable.  Queensland threw up a variety of conditions with good conditions to start with, strong winds and testing sea conditions in the middle of the regatta but ended with a couple of mild breeze days.

Whilst Dave Lister started strong with a number of wins defending champion Scott Babbage seemingly had no answer to, when conditions got rough, Lister suffered bruised ribs in a downwind tumble.  Others in the fleet also suffered from rib issues on this particular windy, including ever green Les Thorpe who post regatta had a broken rib confirmed. As Lister struggled to move around in the boat for the rest of the regatta, Babbage remained consistent across all conditions to win the regatta with a race to spare. 

Josh McKnight started the regatta slowly but came on strong to challenge Babbage but had to settle for 2nd.  Kohei Kajimoto was a surprise package performing well across conditions, winning the most challenging race and doing very well in the moderate conditions to end up in 3rd.  Andrew MacDougall and Warren Sare battled out for not only 4th and 5th but for the Masters trophy.  MacDougall prevailed. Full results can be found at: http://www.yachtingaustralia.com.au/site/yachting/results/kbsc/2013/events/mothnats14/SGrp10.htm

The Scows were represented with Andrew Sim coming out on top.  Interest in the scows is growing again.  Media was well organised, and high quality video can be found at: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxWcR1ksw0dLAmh_fIJalVQ?feature=watch.  This includes a video of a brilliant Dash For Cash where 8 of the best moth sailors battled it out for $1000.  McKnight took out the win.

There was evolutionary development on show, refinement on all that has worked in the past.  Babbage won in his 4 year old Mach2, McKnight 2nd in a borrowed 5 year old Mach2.  Lister was blistering fast in his 4 year old home build.  It appears that the development has slowed for the moment, efforts are concentrated on tweaking proven gear and improving boat handling.

The next Worlds are in Hayling Island UK in July, then the Australian Nationals and Worlds combine at Sorrento 2015.  A strong Australian contingent is expected along with a strong showing from the UK, Europe, Japan, and USA to make up a fleet of over 120 boats.  More information can be found at http://www.moth.asn.au/

More Articles...

  1. 2014 Australian Moth Championship - Yeppoon QLD
  2. IMCA Australia - Facebook Group
  3. Final Reel - 2013 McDougall + McConaghy Moth World Championship
  4. IMCA of Australia Memberships due season 13/14
  5. 2015 Moth Worlds - Sorrento
  6. 2013 Moth Worlds AUS Team

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