Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Moth Worlds 2009 Underway

The 2009 International Moth worlds have started with practice races completed and the real racing underway. With a smallish fleet of only 47 boats, it still has cast a large audience with people watching the events from all over the world. The fleet consists of top level sailors, with many olympians and world champions entered. Racing in the gorge has proved to be difficult, with strong currents and high winds and many many gear breakages all though the fleet. Its going to be a interesting regatta. In the Assassin we have Chris Steele, a previous optimist world champion, who is getting it all together very quickly (having only sailed the moth a couple of weeks before leaving for the worlds). He suffered some gear failure in the US nationals week but luckily many people have been helping him and the others out. Thanks to Devin Bader, Kevin Hall, and John Barlett for all your help. Its verification of what a great class the international moth is with sailors helping other sailors. Also sailing the Assassin is Devin Bader and Anthony Boscolo both from the US. Good luck to everyone competing at the 2009 Moth Worlds.