first race of the new series. 3 moths out( pete, elaine and me). 12 boat out in total.
it was good moth conditions and the three of us had a good race with the lead changing hands a few times before elaine managed to get and hold a small lead. we were overtaken early on by an enterprise which got a very lucky lift at the start and elaine was very unlucky to lose second place to a supernova, seconds before the end. all in all it was a good day for the moths with elaine finishing in 3rd, i was 4th and pete was 5th.
as it stands at the moment, unless we get a double trailer, the only open i will be doing will be our own at m.w.y.c. but i have booked the holiday from work, so will be coming to the nationals ( and even sail for a change; unless its windy!!!!
Duncan Glad to see you are going well.... We have a double-decker set of supports you can have to transport a Moth on top of another. Simply position on top of one Moth...strap down and then fit the other on ...easy. Where do you want them delivered ? RW
thanks for the offer of the supports, but knowing how well built skinner moth are and knowing what happened when gary and abby transported their boats that way, i would rather not take the chance.( my boat leaks enough with out risking putting a hole in it!
thanks again for the offer of the supports, but i think i will wait to get a double trailer. you will just have to put up with me on the bank for another year!!!!!
Was on duty yesterday. It was a great race to watch. At times it was like the Moths were tethered together and I thought at the end that Elaine might just have had enough oomph to overtake the Supernova...but not to be.
You probably already know But Phil M's Nat 12 sits on a double stacker. Moth trolleys might fit if he is amenable?
Post by the black pig on Feb 19, 2012 18:51:07 GMT
nice to be sailing again after all that ice!
good turn out of boats for the time of year, including three moths. strong, gusty and shifty winds were the order of the day.
it was a very mixed race for the moths.
first there was me, filled the boat with water when still tied on the pontoon! and it went down hill from there. came in after the first mark and went to the bar. second pete, he sailed a good solid race and finished mid fleet. last there was elaine, she sailed a blinder. ;D she finished second, on a day that did not suit the moth in anyway, and was only over taken by the supernova that won in the last few minutes.
It was all going so well for Duncan this morning, he had a good start & even managed to avoid the Comet & Duo that had moored up at the first mark. He had a good lead on the fleet when he had a Moth moment & sailed the wrong course & by the time he realised it was too late to recover. Bad luck as could have been his first Moth win.
A good day for Moths at MWYC today, the very light but steady wind suited us just fine. Pete & I both made a good start & sailed away from the boats starting just behind us but were very quickly caught by a very fast Ent but he just couldn't pass us. Tom Billyard was comfortably mid-fleet in his recently acquired Moth (815 'Whynot'). The Moth fleet at MWYC is going from strength to strength with another boat to join us soon.