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    Posted: 14 Jan 11 at 12:03pm
Been following the Moth worlds
 
Can't believe there hasn't been a peep on the forum about it .
 
I'm a dyed in the wool cat sailor .
 
BUT
 
These have to be in the olympics , surely they have everything that would keep jo punter interested , high speed crashing , spectacular performance and very watchable sailing ,even fit burds sailing them WELL against men. Winner was crossing start line at 20 knotts !!
 
normally even as an avid sailor myself I get bored watching sailing on tv , this years coverage of moth worlds has been superb with some excellent footage .


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rupert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Jan 11 at 2:54pm
It could be said that foiling is very much a minority sport which gets nowhere near the IOC's criteria for an olympic sport. But then Women's matchracing ain't exactly a worldwide sport, either.
Would be fun to watch, though. Maybe in 50 years...
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Isn't one of the very big obstacles that the Moth class don't want to go anywhere near the Olympics?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote catmandoo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Jan 11 at 4:34pm
praps ISAF should commission their own moth varient , make it one design , cheaper built and avail to all , call it a Mirth .
They reinvented the tornado without class approval , invented womens match racing in elliots
 
so why not the Mirth ??
 
 
 
 
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It would have to have a pink panther on the sail.
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was thinking more of a wing , still you can have your pp on it
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"There is a Mirth in my room." "A what, sir?" "A Mirth..." Now thats a film I've not seen in a long time.

 
Wouldn't work in France, would it?
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Cool sports aren't in the Olympics.
That's how they stay cool !
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