Australian International Moth Association
#getamoth You know you want to
The International Moth is a single handed development class boat that has its origins from 1928 when Len Morris built a hard chined scow to sail on Lake Inverloch in Victoria. Based on the old measurement system, the boat was 11ft long with an 80sq-ft sail. The craft was named “Olive” after his wife. “Olive’s” performance was so outstanding, that a similar boat “Whoopee” was built. Len Morris then sold “Olive”, and built another boat called “Flutterby”, and with those three boats, the Inverloch Yacht Club was formed. Restrictions for the class known as the Inverloch Eleven Footer class were then drawn up, with the distinguishing characteristic that of being not a one-design boat but rather that of a boat permitting development within the set of design parameters. For more information on the history of the moth, have a look at our historical pages.
The modern moth still holds the base concepts of Len Morris boat as its core. The class rules have remained open, with updates focussed on keeping development within the intent of the class.
The modern Moth fits in to a box rule that is effectively
The race starts at 2pm on Sunday.
All up its a craft that rewards you like no other, punishes you like no other and gains interest on the beach like no other. It will reignite an interest in sailing that has been longing for more than just plodding around a course in a one design. This is a chance to put your ideas into practice, to sail with the elite of sailing.
We understand that not everyone will enjoy Moth sailing as much as we do, as it requires the right amount of determination, skill and persistence in a person. So we have summarised the type of qualities in a person that we see are suitable to our class:
If you think you have enough of these qualities, then you probably should give a Moth a go. You might just want to contact one of our state
focal points to discuss your options. Otherwise if you know that there is no other class that even compares and just want to buy one, the buy and sell options below might just help you out.
Moth Rule Number 1