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Maybe about a tenth at most of the total 220-strong fleet in the current International Moth Worlds on Lake Garda are seen going well here while the good conditions last
The fleet in the International Moth Worlds 2017 at Lake Garda have finally boiled down to “only” 220 boats after some early estimates reckoned they should be expecting between 240 and 250 writes W M Nixon. But as it is,…
Kenefick in full flight in his new Moth dinghy at Lake Garda
With the Moth World Championships fast approaching with 240 boats expected in Lake Garda, there's been plenty of foiling practise going on at the Italian lake this week.  The championships has attracted several Irish boats, including national champion Rory Fitzpatrick…
John Chambers with the new one design Waszp dinghy
National Yacht Club Member John Chambers is the Waszp foiling boat agent for Ireland. Chambers, a pioneering Irish Moth sailor at the Dun Laoghaire club is to organise demo and clinic days for  NYC members. The Waszp project was conceived in…
Oympic silver medallist Annalise Murphy was crowned Sailor of the Year at the RDS last week. The 26–year–old Dubliner goes in search of the Women's World Moth title in July
Afloat.ie's Sailor of the Year, Annalise Murphy, the 2016 Laser Radial Olympic Silver Medallist and 2014 Women's Moth World Champion, leads the charge in the growing women's fleet of this year's Moth World Championships scheduled for Malcesine, Italy. Murphy's Rio…
English sailor Rob Greenhalgh repeated his win at the MS Amlin International Moth Regatta
Moth Sailor Rory Fitzpatrick from Dun Laoghaire enjoyed a great end fo a great season in his foiling dinghy when he placed tenth overall at the MS Amlin International Moth Regatta in Bermuda last week. The National Yacht Club sailor…
Annalise at speed in Bermuda
Annalise Murphy picked up another well deserved reward at the weekend when she shared the REHAB Sportsperson of the Year Award at the weekend. The Dun Laoghaire Olympic Silver medalist couldn't be there in person to pick her award at…
75 Moths competed at the UK Nationals, including two Irish boats
Alistair Kissane of Howth Yacht Club has finished in the top half of the UK's Moth Championships sailed at Portland Harbour. Kissane, who finished 34th, was one of two Irish in the 73–boat fleet. Royal St. George's Jim Devlin was 52nd.…
Royal Cork Moth sailor David Kenefick has just finished foiling week on Italy's Lake Garda
Royal Cork's David Kenefick has just finished foiling week on Italy's Lake Garda sailing his Full Irish Moth. Kenefick is keeping an eye on the Italian venue given it will host next year's World Championships in 2017 where a fleet of…
Royal Cork's David Kenefick competing at the Moth Europeans
The National Yacht Club's Rory Fitzpatrick scored an impressive fifth overall at the Moth European Championships at large natural freshwater lake in Bordeaux, France. In a clean sweep of podium places for British sailors, Mike Lennon was crowned 2016 European Champion. Three…
Fitzpatrick Wins Howth Yacht Club Moth Flutter (Video)
Rory Fitzpatrick sailing Little Drinkie was the clear winner of the Howth Yacht Club 10–boat Moth flutter beating Alistair Kissane sailing Enzo by 5 points. The full results are downloadable below.   
David Kenefick from Royal Cork foiling in his Moth on Lough Ree at the weekend
With nine wins in ten races, Rory Fitzpatrick of the National Yacht Club is the undisputed king of the Irish Moth Tour 2016 following the weekend's Moth Inland Championships held on the inner lakes of Lough Ree. Although Fitzpatrick, who…
David Kenefick foiling at Royal Cork Yacht Club on Saturday
Former Figaro keelboat campaigner David Kenefick from Royal Cork Yacht Club is back on the water (or is that above the water?) in Cork Harbour. Kenefick is the latest sailor to move to the foiling Moth dinghy that is centred…
#moth – 2004 Olympic sailor Rory Fitzpatrick from the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire has finished sixth at the 58–boat UK Moth National Championships.  The final day didn't provide the glamorous conditions of the previous two days, but the…
Foiling Moth Covers Two Mile Lough Ree Dinghy Race Course In Five Minutes
#moth – The world's oldest one design dinghy combined with the world's fastest dinghy last weekend at Killinure on Lough Ree for an early season training and racing weekend. The event started with a social nine holes of golf at…
Annalise Murphy Finishes Second Lady At Moth Worlds
#MothWorlds15 – Kiwi sailing sensation Peter Burling dominated the 2015 Moth Worlds in Sorrento, Australia last Friday but two Irish sailors featured in the top class field too. The National YC's Annalise Murphy finished in 56th place and Howth's Alistair Kissane finished in…
Pitch Poles & Survival For Annalise Murphy As Moth Worlds Breezes Up in Port Prince, Australia
#mothworlds –  Race officials were forced to abandon racing on day four of the McDougall + McConaghy 2015 International Moth World Championship being hosted by the Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club (SSCBC) at Sorrento in Victoria because of strond winds…

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