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Category: General
Forum Name: Olympic Sailing
Forum Discription: The top end racing in our sport
Printed Date: 26 May 22 at 7:09am
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Topic: Moths
Posted By: catmandoo
Subject: Moths
Date 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 .
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 .


Posted By: Lukepiewalker
Date Posted: 14 Jan 11 at 1:04pm
Pass me that can.... ooh, worms...

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Posted By: Rupert
Date 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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Posted By: alstorer
Date Posted: 14 Jan 11 at 4:18pm
Isn't one of the very big obstacles that the Moth class don't want to go anywhere near the Olympics?


Posted By: catmandoo
Date 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 ??


Posted By: gordon1277
Date Posted: 14 Jan 11 at 4:52pm
It would have to have a pink panther on the sail.


Posted By: catmandoo
Date Posted: 14 Jan 11 at 4:54pm
was thinking more of a wing , still you can have your pp on it


Posted By: Rupert
Date Posted: 14 Jan 11 at 7:07pm

"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?

Firefly 2324, Lightning 130, Puffin 229, Minisail 3446 Mirror 70686

Posted By: Vronny
Date Posted: 15 Jan 11 at 11:08am
Cool sports aren't in the Olympics.
That's how they stay cool !

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