Please select your home edition
Edition
Naiad

The Foiling Week - The first 'Invitational' of the Moth Class

by Domenico Boffi on 3 Jul 2014
The Foiling Week 2014 The Foiling Week
At the Foiling Week, in addition to the Open National Championships, the first Moth Invitational will take place. Some of the best mothies in the world will fight in an innovative short course, very fast and tactical: the TFW Moth Invitational.

Successful Moth foiling is considered the reason behind all modern foiling attempts: it is the first that, thanks to its rules with an 'evolutionary' model, develops the 'foiling' since the early 2000s.

In 2007, the World Championship was held with the last three 'low rider' (non-flying moth), the remaining 71 members were 'flyer' (flying boats).

The Moth is one of the oldest classes in the history of yachting, founded in 1928, with fleets spread over Australia, USA and Europe - united and separated and then again joined in the early 70s.

The Moth class was responsible for the birth of Moth Europe, past Olympic class: single women from 1992 to 2004.

In 1972, Frank Raisin Moth was the first in history to fly, we had to wait until 2001 for the birth of the modern 'two legged' flying Moth thanks to the work of Brett Burvill. Subsequently, John Ilett with Glen Oldfield developed the concept and then moved the scepter of the best designer to Andrew McDougall, author of the most reliable and high performance boats for the last seven years.

The format of the TFW Moth Invitational is a short upwind stick with downwind gate and arrival abeam of upwind mark. Four races in a row over a 'final' of the top three in the standings.


The athletes invited to participate in the contest are: Ben Paton (GBR), Rob Gough (AUS), Josh Mcknight (AUS), Stefano Rizzi (ITA), Andrew McDougall (AUS), Chris Rast (SUI), Anthony Kotoun (ISV), Tom Offer (GBR), Carlo De Paoli (ITA), Sebastien Col (FRA).

There are eight of the 20 best mothies in the world and two wild cards: Carlo De Paoli is going through a very good level of the 2014 season on the European circuit and the Italian one and Sebastien Col, ISAF Match racing word champion 2009 and 2010 plus current GC32 helmsman.

Andrew McDougall, fifth in the world rankings until 2013, is also one of the best Moth designer’s of the last seven years, his boats are supplied to all the America's Cup teams for crew training. Andrew is also one of the speakers at the TFW Forum in the morning of July 10, where he will open the conference with a Key Note and will close it by participating in a round table.

From today you can sign up to attend the forum for even a single day of the three planned, at the link the registration form.

The Moth is the father of all modern hydrofoils and its athletes and designers are at the forefront of the foiling sailing. Do not miss the show on Tuesday, July 8 in Malcesine.

TFW Moth Invitational race course
TFW Forum Agenda: TFW Forum Agenda

Mackay BoatsZhik AkzoNobelb 660x82Wildwind 2016 660x82

Related Articles

Volvo Ocean Race unveils ultimate leadership programme
Launching in the edition after 2017-18, the Global Team Challenge will form the centerpiece of the on-water part This race will provide the ultimate challenge for amateur sailors, including those with no prior experience, giving employees a unique experience of offshore and ocean racing, under the highest standards of training and management, but nonetheless in conditions close to those faced by the professionals.
Posted on 23 May
Star alarm at the Europeans in the skiffs and cats
First registrations in the classes came in early, and well-known names from overseas are already on the starting lists. First registrations in the classes came in early, and well-known names from overseas are already on the starting lists.
Posted on 23 May
Marion Bermuda Race to the Rock
Entry closes for the 40th anniversary and 21st biennial Marion Bermuda Race this Saturday, May 27, 2017 Entry closes for the 40th anniversary and 21st biennial Marion Bermuda Race this Saturday, May 27, 2017 and all information required on the entry forms must be completed by then. Entries now stand at 51 yachts. The start of this blue-water classic is June 9 from Marion, The race finishes in the midst of America’s Cup activity in Bermuda some four or five days later.
Posted on 23 May
12 Metre Class announces Waypoint Regattas in Road to Worlds Series
he International 12 Metre Class (ITMA) has released locations and dates for the Road to the Worlds Waypoints Series The International 12 Metre Class (ITMA) has released locations and dates for the Road to the Worlds Waypoints Series, a three-year international 12 Metre (12mR) yacht competition starting in May of 2017 and culminating with the July 2019 12 Metre World Championship in Newport, R.I. Teams racing at specific Waypoints-designated events in Northern Europe, Southern Europe and the Americas
Posted on 23 May
Volvo Ocean Race to strengthen historic connection with Southern Ocean
The changes include a commitment to race activity in every calendar year and a proposed non-stop lap around Antarctica The race has launched a Host City tender process for three editions after the upcoming 2017-18 race – with a commitment to there being race activity of some kind in each and every calendar year. That marks a clear evolution from the current situation, which features a gap of over two years between races.
Posted on 22 May
World comes to Portsmouth for Clipper Yacht Race crew allocation
Safety was the core of the opening message from both Sir Robin and Clipper Race Director Mark Light. Along the way, the fleet of twelve 70-foot yachts will cross six oceans and stop in ports in six continents.
Posted on 22 May
Antigua Bermuda Race - A thousand miles of emotions
Over 200 sailors from nine different countries attended the Crew Party held at Copper and Lumber Store Hotel The Antigua Bermuda Race organised by the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club in association with Antigua Sailing Week is a new fixture in the offshore sailing calendar. Supported by Bermuda Tourism and Gosling's Rum. Well over 200 sailors from nine different countries attended the Crew Party held at the historic Copper and Lumber Store Hotel in Nelson's Dockyard
Posted on 22 May
Keith Whittemore claims J/24 US National Championship
Of the nine races completed at the J/24 US National Championship, Keith Whittemore’s Tundra Rose won five of them. Of the nine races completed at the J/24 US National Championship, Keith Whittemore’s Tundra Rose won five of them. Four races were completed on Sunday, but after tallying a one, two, one in the first three, Whittemore and crew of Shelby Milne, Brian Thomas, Kevin Downey and Mark Rodgers could head for shore as Champions at their local Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle.
Posted on 22 May
Commanding Platoon wins Rolex Tp52 Worlds
The 2017 Rolex TP52 Worlds were won by Harm Müller-Spreer’s Platoon from Germany. The 2017 Rolex TP52 Worlds were won by Harm Müller-Spreer’s Platoon from Germany. In some respects, they made it look easy, never seeming to put a foot wrong and winning by a seven-point margin from Quantum Racing. This is not even half the story.
Posted on 22 May
2017 Melges 24 European Sailing Series - Final day
The second event of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series leads Gian Luca Perego's Maidollis on top of the podium The second event of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series goes off with a strong Ora wind around of 18 knots that leads Gian Luca Perego's Maidollis ITA854 (1-5-DNS today) on top of the podium of the event valid also as Melges 24 Italian Open Nationals hosted by Fraglia della Vela Riva in co-operation with the Italian Melges 24 Class Association and International Melges 24 Class Association.
Posted on 22 May