Australian International Moth Association

#getamoth You know you want to

Welcome to the Scow and Lowriders page

There is a growing interest being shown in the Scow and Lowrider Moth designs, with many existing boats being restored and new boats being built. 

Sailors with a history in Moths, and even sailors new to the Moth scene, are enjoying hitting the water again in social and racing events being held in most States.  More events are being organised in each State and will be posted on the events calender. Keep an eye out for an event near you, drop down and say hi. 

Events Calendar link here. 

If you are interested in joining us and having a blast, head over to the Facebook groups to have a chat.  Boats for sale pop up often, and current builds and restorations can be followed. Get involved and don't miss out on the fun!

Our European friends are also getting amongst the action, see their website and facebook site here:

Breaking News: 

2024 Lowrider Moth National Titles will be held 15th - 21st January 2024 at Lake Cootharaba Sailing Club Queensland.

So start planning as time will fly.  Build a boat, Buy a boat, Just get a boat and get yourself there. It's gonna be a blast again!

National Titles 2023

"Build it and they will come!"  and turn up they did.

19 lowriders competed for bragging rights at the Natonal Championship held at St George Sailing Club Sydney, January 2023.  All agreed they had an huge amount of fun either at the front, in the middle or chasing the spoon. 

The common theme was 'what a great bunch of people to sail with'.  The camaraderie is awesome!

Here are the results: Scratch  and Handicap .  Congratulations to all place getters.

And the following are videos kindly put togther by the Association

Day One, Two, Three and Four plus Mike the film star.

Follow this link for day four wrap up (facebook wont let me embed the video)

Scow and Lowrider Designs

One of the great aspects of the moth is that a perfectly competitive legal moth can be built at home with a few sheets of very thin plywood. As we find plans we will make them available here. We have found the mk2 plans from Len Morris and we have made them available here. New Scows are still being built and they are just as much a part of the moth class as the latest high tech foiler. 

If you are wishing to build a scow or lowrider feel free to use one of the below designs.  Or, contact us on Facebook and we will put you in contact with someone who can build one.


Moth 505



Cole Supermoth




Gone to Lunch

Tuning and Racing Tips

The following three historic IMCA magazines have been kindly scanned and provided for our viewing by Jim and David French.  Each magazine contains tips on rigging setups, tuning the rig and sailing fast techniques. Also a great read, a wealth of knowledge from the masters, with many names you may recognise.

1981 IMCA Magazine

1982 IMCA Magazine

1983 IMCA Magazine

Boat Register

Sail number register link 

We have a limited list of historical sail numbers here. It is not perfect, and we cannot guarantee accuracy but it may have some information on the boat you found in an old shed. If you found one, we would love to hear about your journey in bringing her back to life.

A register is under constant development in Facebook land.

A few recent videos to get you psyched


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