News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery : £500 cheque presented by International Moth Class Worlds fleet
£500 cheque presented by International Moth Class Worlds fleet

'International Moth World Championships donating 500 GBP to the Hayling Island RNLI Lifeboat Station'    Tom Gruitt /

On Wednesday evening, the International Moth Class presented a cheque for £500 to the Hayling Island RNLI Lifeboat Station to thank them for their help in rescuing sailors, including Moth sailors, throughout the year.

Co-incidentally during the presentation, a yacht called 'Moth' was being towed in by the RNLI past the Lifeboat station.

Moth yacht being towed in by RNLI -  Tom Gruitt /  

Graham Simmonds of the UK Moth Class Association said on presenting the cheque to Siri Young, Hayling RNLI Fundraising Chairman, 'On two occasions in the last two weeks, the RNLI have been called out because Moth sailors have been caught out in the Bay in adverse conditions. It's hot, they get into their drysuits, get out there and they helped us out. It's just fantastic and they fully deserve this donation. I have personally been ‘rescued’ by the Lifeboat crew when I was trying to get in against the tide in very light winds - they came and asked if I should be going backwards and then helped me out!'

Jonathan Bradbury, the Lifeboat Operations Manager said, 'We've had 30 call-outs this year. This afternoon we had a call-out to a when an engine had overheated on a boat that was coming back into the harbour, the inlet to cool the engine had snapped off so water, instead of going into the engine, started spraying all over the engine which was hot so turned into steam. The engine then wasn't getting any cooling fluid, the tide was going out and he was going into Chichester harbour so he burnt out the HT leads. We then had to hold the boat off the Lifeboat Station while Fire Service personnel checked that it wasn't burning.'

   Tom Gruitt /  

With the International Moth Class World Championships being held at Hayling Island Sailing Club, the Hayling Island RNLI Lifeboat is ideally placed if help should be needed during the event.

138 foiling Moth dinghies from 18 countries taking part with Olympic medallists and America's Cup sailors in the fleet. British sailor Chris Rashley is currently battling for the lead with Australia's Nathan Outteridge.

by Mark Jardine /


Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

2:02 PM Fri 25 Jul 2014GMT

Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Related News Stories:

25 Jul 2014  International Moth Worlds: Outteridge charges into the lead + Video
24 Jul 2014  International Moth Worlds: Rashley ahead as Aussies close in
23 Jul 2014  International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video
22 Jul 2014  International Moth Worlds: Greenhalgh and Rashley tied at the top
20 Jul 2014  International Moth Worlds: Thunderstorms delay racing on Day 1
02 Jul 2014  Top fleet for International Moth World Championships at Hayling Island

News - USA and the World

Rolex Big Boat Series - Plenty maintains lead by Tink Chambers, San Francisco

2014 Asia Pacific Student Cup - Count down begins by Bryan Reginald CHAN, Marina Bay

Extreme Sailing Series: Live coverage of Day 3 - view here
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Going away
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Practice makes perfect
2014 J/70 World Championship - Contrasting conditions on Day 4
Rolex Big Boat Series - 50 years of big boat racing: a retrospective
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Day 2
Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Champ: Rios takes the Championship
Volvo Ocean Race: Leg Zero signals start of the significant racing
Extreme Sailing Series: Physically demanding racing for BAR on Day 2
Emirates Team NZ: Holding second overall after Day 2 in Istanbul
Extreme Sailing Series: A force to be reckoned with in Istanbul +Video
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Day 1 images by Jesus Renedo and Pedro Martinez
Marseille One Design: GC32's Armin Strom storms ahead on day 2 + Video
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Racing underway in Santander +Video
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Erika Reineke claims Radial race win
Santander Worlds 2014 Mat Belcher (Part II) *Feature
Rolex Swan Cup - Mistral keeps fleet shoreside
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup rescued by wave of local support
ISAF Sailing World Championship, Santander - Opening ceremony images
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Team Alvimedica geared up for Leg Zero
J/70 World Championship 2014 - Healy surfs into lead   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Day 1   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Gripping first day on the Bay   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Day 1 images by Erik Simonson   
2014 Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Championship - Day 4   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Familiar conditions on day 1   
Extreme Sailing Series: Team NZ share lead after Day 1 in Istanbul   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Thousands attend Santander opening   
Rolex Swan Cup - Day 2 images by Carlo Borlenghi   
GC32: Great Cup: Day 1, Foils, flying and an unstoppable Flavio   
Rolex Swan Cup - Classic day of racing on the Costa Smeralda   
Extreme Sailing Series - Pushed to the limit and dismasted on Day 1   
Volvo Ocean Race - A profile of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing   
J/70 World Championship - Day 2 images by Chris Howell   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Lego Zero crisis scenarios loom   
America's Cup: Bob Fisher on the state of the Cup   
Interview with West Coast International Canoe pioneer Del Olsen: Video   
2015 RC44 Championship Tour announced   
Extreme Sailing Series: Precious practice time put to good use   
J/70 World Championship: Day 2 - Completion of qualifying series   

For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News  

Switch Default Region to:

Social Media





New Zealand

United Kingdom

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World






Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text


Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery


Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery





Privacy Policy



Cookie Policy



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT