Kindly contributed by local jeweller Avocet Shore Jewellery, along with sets for the UK National Champion + Open Champion, Phil is also doing a great deal for anyone who needs this ultimate Moth accessory as part of their life. Please visit www.avocetshore.co/ for all of the details!
Its aim is to be a market leader in the technically advanced racing classes. Mike commented “These are exciting times with the formation of my new Company and the Moth Worlds being held right outside my front door in Hayling Bay. I have been sailing Moths for some years now; the technical challenge of designing fast sails for the boat fascinated me. Their speed and advanced rig offer an opportunity to play at the cutting edge of sail design. I am delighted to be sponsoring the Worlds. I only hope that my commitment to the new business has not damaged my sailing too much!”
Lennon sails have been used to win the last two UK Grand Prix events, the International regatta in Medemblick and the German Nationals, so the Company is off to a fine start. A number of the leading sailors in the UK have been working with Mike to try to find an edge of boat speed.
For more details on Lennon Sails visit – www.lennonsails.com
If you have not booked your sail/boat into a session do so now!
Please see the updated schedule and follow the instructions
Please try and have your kit measured before you come to the event. Please read this letter from Mark Robinson, Chief Measurer on this requirement. Please remember that you cannot take part in either the Worlds or the Nationals event with an unmeasured boat or sail.
Measurement sessions will be available at Hayling Island Sailing Club from the 12th to the 15th + 18th July. Please read this message from Rick Tagg on those arrangements which tells you how to book your sail or boat into these sessions.
NO measurement of sails or boats will be available outside of these sessions. Remember our volunteer measurers are here to sail as well as yourselves.
Sponsors – As you can see we now are proudly displaying our list of sponsors for the largest Moth Worlds (130 entries) ever that is to start in just 2 weeks time.
Worlds Preview – Mark Jardine of Yachts and Yachting has written a Worlds Preview here.
Late Entry – If you have not entered yet (or not paid) you need to have done so by the 12th July. After that it will cost you an extra £40!
Cheap Worlds Entries – I have two competitors who would like to transfer their entries. Please post a comment here and I will put you in touch with them.
Support/Coach Boats – if you are planning to bring a rib to the event you must register it with the club here
Please click on Documents for the draft Sailng Instructions.
If you are thinking of entering the Moth Worlds and would like a cheap entry, there are two competitors who are wishing to withdraw for personal reasons. One is for Worlds and Nationals Entry and one is a Worlds entry only. Let me know if you are interested by leaving a comment here or emailing me at imca (at) blueteq.com and I will put you in touch with them. Once you have paid them, they will let the club know and the entry will be transferred to you.
We are very proud to announce that Performance Penguin have decided to sponsor the International Moth Worlds 2014 at Hayling Island Sailing Club between the 19th to the 25th July 2014.
The Performance Penguin website is run by Katherine Knight who many of us know as a keen UK Moth sailor who has been active both here in the UK and recently in the USA. Katherine specialises in physiotherapy for sailors. She is an experienced physiotherapist who has worked with the Swedish Olympic Sailing Team, helping them to secure a gold and a bronze medal in the sailing events at the London 2012 Olympics. Katherine has worked with Olympic sailing and windsurfing athletes from a number nations as well as the British Youth, Development and Paralympic squads, as well as sailors competing in the America’s Cup, Commodore’s Cup and Volvo Ocean Race. She is also the author of the “Sailing Fitness Toolbox” available from www.performancepenguin.com.
Performance Penguin will be supplying a re-usable water bottle to all competitors at registration plus a free download of the hiking performance pack via email.
“Performance Penguin is delighted to offer all participants in the Moth World Championships 2014 the chance to download a ‘Performance Pack’ sail training and fitness manual for free. I hope all of your participant’s find their Performance Packs helpful and a benefit to their sailing.”
Largest Moth Worlds Ever!
Entries currently sit at 125 representing 17 countries making this event the largest International Moth Worlds ever in the class’ history. It includes a range of the world’s top sailors who have achieved the ultimate prizes in sailing from the Olympics, Extreme 40 Series, Volvo Ocean Race and the America’s Cup.
“This isn’t a surprise as we know the class is in rude health, but it’s still a great achievement for the International Moth Class and Hayling Island Sailing Club” said Mike Lennon, International Vice President. “Worlds fever has increased Moth attendances at UK and Eurocup events plus the UK International Moth membership is now the largest it has been in its 80 year history.”
We are very excited to learn that Fastacraft will be bringing their newly launched boat to the 2014 Worlds in July. For most people in the Northern hemisphere, this will be their first look at the design that John Ilett has been working on for the last 3 years. I cannot wait to see it!
So Close! – Currently we are sitting at 115 entries. Only a few more boats needed and we will be the largest Worlds ever! We did a quick run down and we reckon that there are another 15 boats we expect to enter. With the ones we do not know about where are we going to end up?