The penultimate day report is now online at http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/177946/International-Moth-Worlds-day-6 together with Brad Funk video interview (day 6 video to follow), Tom Gruitt photos, Nathan Outteridge & Sir Robin Knox-Johnston interviews (as well as many others!)
Gold fleet Finals Race 4 Preparatory signal just sounded. The wind has swung 10 degrees more towards the East and is very patchy, gusting between 8-14 knots.
Full results after finals race 3 at http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/177940/International-Moth-Worlds-day-6-update
Silver fleet after finals race 4 added to the link above.
Gold fleet Race 4 Provisional Finish (top 6): 1st Nathan Outteridge, 2nd Josh Mcknight, 3rd Scott Babbage, 4th Paul Goodison, 5th Rob Gough, 6th Chris Rashley
Gold fleet Race 5 Provisional Finish (top 5): 1st Josh Mcknight, 2nd Nathan Outteridge, 3rd Chris Rashley, 4th Rob Gough, 5th Arnaud Psarofaghis
Course is 2 laps with windward leg set at 045 degrees in a patchy 12-14 knots. It’s a stunning morning at Hayling Island Sailing Club – the photo is Ollie Holden foiling out to the start.
Race away under black flag on the second attempt.
1st Windward Mark: 1st Nathan Outteridge, 2nd Scott Babbage, 3rd Ben Paton
Robert Greenhalgh is off the course with a broken vang.
Gold Fleet Finals Race 3 Finish: 1st Scott Babbage, 2nd Nathan Outteridge, 3rd Josh Mcknight – all Australian race podium.
Johno Fullerton reports from the race course with 15 minutes to the Gold fleet start: “There’s a patchy 12 knots, maybe gusting 14. Everyone is foiling. There are a few wind streaks near the windward mark, which is closest the Hayling Beach shore, which should make things interesting on the mark roundings.”
Once again there’s unbroken sunshine at Hayling Island and Chimet is showing 16 knots, gusting 19 from the North East.
We’re onto day 2 of finals racing with the Gold fleet starting at 10am and the Silver fleet at 10.30am so as to make the most of the morning breeze.
After 2 Gold fleet races, Chris Rashley (GBR) is leading Nathan Outteridge (AUS) by 3 points. It’s the penultimate day and things are getting tense at the top!
There’s also the #MothAshes to be settled. This is the trophy that Great Britain and Australia battle for, where the lowest aggregate score of the top 5 boats from their respective nations wins. Australia are the current holders, Great Britain currently lead on their home waters…
Day 5 report now online at http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/177923/International-Moth-Worlds-day-5 together with Beau Outteridge Video Sailor Profiles of Ben Paton & Hiroki Goto, Tom Gruitt photos and loads of quotes from sailors in both the Gold and Silver fleets.
AP over A for the Gold fleet – that’s it for today. Report to follow as soon as possible.
AP over A has just been flown for the Silver Fleet on day 5 of the International Moth World Championships. They’ve had 3 finals races are now on their way in.
Full Silver fleet results after 3 races can be found at http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/177921/Moth-Worlds-day-5-silver-fleet-results
After two Gold Fleet races, and a General Recall for Gold Fleet Race 3, the wind has now died in Hayling Bay with an average wind speed at Chimet current 0.1 knots…