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…
Full results after Gold Fleet finals race 1 now posted at http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/177919/International-Moth-Worlds-day-5-update
Gold Fleet Race 2 podium: 1st Nathan Outteridge, 2nd Rob Gough, 3rd Josh Mcknight
I’ll post full results after R2 as soon as I have them.
Race 3 start sequence just abandoned as the breeze has gone patchy.