Nathan Outteridge wins 2014 International Moth World Championships

Full Gold Fleet Results can be found at

Gold Fleet Finals Race 7 Results: (top six)
1st Ben Paton
2nd Robert Greenhalgh
3rd Scott Babbage
4th Nathan Outteridge
5th Mike Lennon
6th Chris Rashley

Gold Fleet Finals Race 8 Results: (top six)
1st Jason Belben
2nd Scott Babbage
3rd Andrew McDougall
4th Nathan Outteridge
5th Dylan Fletcher
6th Tom Offer

Gold Fleet Finals Race 9 Results: (top five)
1st Josh Mcknight
2nd Nathan Outteridge
3rd Chris Rashley
4th Paul Goodison
5th Rob Greenhalgh

Gold Fleet Finals Race 10: Nathan Outteridge does a horizon job in race 10 to win and take the 2014 International Moth World Championships in style!

Final Day Morning Report

Good morning on the final day of the International Moth World Championships at Hayling Island Sailing Club! It’s slightly cooler today and there’s a 12 knot breeze in Hayling Bay. Gold fleet racing is set to start at 9:30am and the Silver fleet are set to start at 10am. The situation at the top of the leaderboard is tight with Nathan Outteridge leading on 16 points, Chris Rashley on 18 points & Josh Mcknight on 24 points. If three more finals series races are held then a 2nd discard will come into play.IMG_4773 IMG_4775 IMG_4777 IMG_4779

Gold fleet Finals Race updates

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

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

Gold fleet Finals Race 3 updates

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.”

Day 6 Morning Report

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…