Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Header Photo: New Zealand Moth
All spring the header photo that has graced the top of this blog has been of a capsized New Zealand Moth, somewhere on the South Island. The New Zealand Moth is a more modern interpretation of the orignal Len Morris Antipodean scow Moth (invented about the same time in the late 1920's as Joel Van Sant did his Jumping Juniper over in North Carolina). As with most things in the Classic Moth world, the Laser supplanted the New Zealand Moth, which pre-Laser, in the 1960's, was a very popular class in New Zealand. The New Zealand Moth still has a fleet in Stewarts Gully Sailing Club in New Zealand and can be found for very reasonable prices, as did this fellow yanking on the daggerboard, who bought his Moth for $200.