Josh McKnight from from the Royal Prince Alfred YC handled the 9 to 12 knot SSW wind best on day one of the NSW Moth State Championship at Gosford on Good Friday.
The current International moth is a result of merging two separate but similar historical developments. The first occurred in Australia in 1928 when Len Morris built a cat rigged (single sail) flat bottomed scow to sail on Andersons’ Inlet at Inverloch, a seaside resort, 130km from Melbourne.
By 1970 I had been interested in hydrofoils for some time as a
member of the Amateur Yacht Research Society, and I had made several
successful sailing models. It occurred to me that any high performance
racing dinghy should make a good platform for adding hydrofoils.
I found these photos – they are from 2001 and this is Brett Burvill’s boat,
the first time a modern skiff went ‘two legging it’
The front foil was laminated on – no wand, no flap, no angle of attack control !
The following are actual (gif) image copies of an original document typed by Len Morris
around 1963 on International Moth Class History.
A list of some resources for Home builders:
The IMCA Website is currently being overhauled to make it more useful to International Moth Community and New sailors looking to join the class.
If you are looking to buy an International Moth for sale mothmart.com is the place. All equipment has been placed in to convenient categories to help you find what you are looking for.
Peter Burling (NZL), who turned 24 on January 1, leaves Sorrento with the McDougall + McConaghy 2015 International Moth World Championship title.