Sunday, January 30, 2011

Two Vintage Singlehander Videos

I seem to be stuck on the old, the vintage, at the moment. It's just that so much fascinating old stuff is pouring into Earwigoagin Central that I must ride the wave. So.... expect more of the same.

Two interesting Videos just popped onto my radar. The first covers the British Moth Championship of 1956. I wrote a previous post on the British Moth. Suffice to say the British Moth is the most popular Circle M Moth going these days.

From the British Pathe' website (TOH to Nessa in the forums for pointing this out). Click on the picture to link to the webpage with the video..........


And an old video from the mid-60's featuring the Solo dinghy racing in Holland. Again, I wrote about the Solo dinghy in a previous post. The Solo seems to going from strength to strength in England, registering 70+ registrants in the last 5 UK nationals despite the relentless Laser Borg.


Dieharddinghysailor said...

Wow, I just watched the Pathe video of British Moths sailing in the Brent Cup in 1957; the guy who won - Teddy Hicks was a stalwart of the class, and also my Math teahcer at the Dragon School in Oxford, I left there in 1957, and bought his Moth from him, sailing at Medley Sailing Club. My sparring partner at that time was Tim Davison, who went on to become Laser Champion, wrote the "laser' book, and is now back sailing British Moths and a Solo.
Memories....thanks for that.
Mike Scott

Dieharddinghysailor said...

fab movie