HAMILTON, Bermuda (Mar. 24, 2018) — Joshua Greenslade has won the Bacardi Moth Bermuda National Championship.
Racing for the championship was cancelled today due to very strong winds, so Greenslade won based on yesterday’s results. Greenslade finished 1 point ahead of James Doughty while Benn Smith, the youngest competitor in the fleet at 18 years of age, was 11 points further back.
“It’s a strange win, considering we only had three races, but it was fun,” said the 27-year-old Greenslade who’s a director of the Endeavour Community Sailing Program, a legacy of the America’s Cup Endeavour program. Previously, Greenslade won national championships in the Optimist Class, 420 Class and match racing.
HAMILTON, Bermuda (Mar. 23, 2018) — Racing for the Bacardi Moth Bermuda National Championship got underway today with overseas visitors stealing the limelight from the locals.
British sailor Paul Goodison won all three races contested today, each by a large margin. He holds a 7-point lead over fellow British sailor Ben Paton, who is 4 points ahead of Australian Matthew Chew in third place.
Sailing in a building southwesterly breeze that started at 10 knots and gusted up to 30 knots as a squall came through at the conclusion of Race 3, everyone enjoyed the day on the water.
“The conditions were amazing today,” said Paton, a past coach for host Royal Bermuda Yacht Club. “I’m pretty happy with the day. I have to make a few changes to try and match Goodison’s speed, but I think it all looks promising for next week.”
HAMILTON, Bermuda (Mar. 19, 2018) — An international fleet featuring the reigning two-time world champion Paul Goodison of the U.K. is set to contend the Bacardi Moth World Championship next week on Bermuda’s Great Sound.
Hosted by the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club and co-organized with the International Moth Class Association, the 77th running of the Moth Worlds is scheduled Mar. 26-Apr. 1. Prior to that the Bermuda Moth National Championship will be staged Mar. 23-24.
Good morning everyone. Just a quick note to say the SIs for Worlds have been posted under Race Documents. A reminder there will be no hard copies available for competitors as per NoR 8. Fair Winds and Fast Sailing to all.
Well it honestly doesn’t get too much better than this – the Bacardi ‘Bat’ is a perfect fit for the International Moth. Event Organisers are thrilled to announce Bacardi Limited and local distributor, Bermuda Premium Spirits, as the title sponsor for this year’s Worlds. For those who don’t know Bacardi Limited has its headquarters here in Bermuda and we can look forward to great spirits, in moderation, during this event. Welcome to the Bacardi Moth Worlds 2018.
The US Container for the US Fleet and a few others will be packed up in Key Largo right after the Winter Series #2 concludes. Ship date to Bermuda is March 9, arriving March 13. Anthony Kouton is the liaison for this container.
The UK/Europe container is packing up at Hayling Island Sailing Club February 10/11 to be shipped to Bermuda. Arrives in Bermuda no later than March 19 (probably at least a week early, will update when known). David Smithwhite is the liaison for this container.
Asia/Australia. We are working on getting a container from Sydney to Port Elizabeth, NJ, USA. It will stay in bond while in the USA and the event will pick up the USA to Bermuda legs. Stand by for these dates – awaiting on shippers.
All boats are entitled to land in Bermuda customs duty free as long as they are leaving the island again. We will be emailing a copy of this letter to all competitors when it is issued. The containers organised by the regatta will have this letter to accompany the whole shipment. People shipping individual must ensure that their shipping/clearance agents have this letter.
You will not get a spot in the containers unless you are entered to complete.
The shipping address for deliveries is:
Oracle TeamUSA Base, 17 Freeport Drive, Sandys, MA 01, BERMUDA
Well we’re up and running for registration and the two biggest questions we’ve had from you are:
1. How are the boats getting to Bermuda?
2. Where can we stay?
So let’s address Question 1: the plan is to ship from the USA (East Coast) and from the UK for the boats to be here by March 11/12, this leaves a buffer week of shipping in case of bad weather to get crates here with time to spare. The details will be available before the end of the first early-bird entry date (November 29, 2017).
On to Question 2. Where can we stay? We’re about to announce a partnership with a host hotel. Patience, dear Mothies – we are waiting for them to give us the registration link. We’ll be putting up a page here with a wealth of housing information from the host hotel to AirBnB options on the island – all thanks to our sponsor, the Bermuda Tourism Authority.