I've posted before on the British Moth , a class that formed in 1932, with their own version of what, in that day and age, pre-WWII, was the latest Moth design, but what we today consider a vintage style Moth, a scow bow Moth with V sections designed by Englishman Sydney Cheverton. It remains a viable class in 2011, the high aspect rig fully modernized with a fair number of skippers flying aramid sailcloth on carbon fiber rigs. The class also retain the Circle M insignia, just as the USA Classic Moths. Although we share the 11 foot length, the two classes have a different ethos. We remain brother in arms, albeit on different sides of the Atlantic.
Thirty two British Moths showed up at Northhampton SC for their 2011 British Nationals and faced stiff breeze. Peter Styles was there to capture the action and I post some of his excellent photos below (I made a couple photos black and white, hope he doesn't mind). This 1932 design Moth looks plenty exciting; hard planing reaches, spray everywhere.....
Don't Play Chicken With A Ship.
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