Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Regatta Photos - 24/25 April

Some pics of the latest regatta here in NZ, more up on the website www.assassinmoth.com and video up on youtube.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Second Day of the ANZAC regatta - Takapuna NZ

The second day was unfortunately a bit of a hit and miss as sailors waited around on Takapuna Beach for the sea breeze to come. Was a beautiful day on the beach, great for a picnic...lots of sunshine....not a lot of wind. Finally around 2pm a small breeze tried very hard to come in and the decision was made to begin racing. Kevin Hall decided to spend the day with his family, so just the 3 Assassins went out. Sam Schofield with his light weight and full sail was unbeatable winning the first 2 races comfortably, followed by Andrew and Matt. With the moth fleet all low riding it wasn't as exciting as the day before, and I think the sailors were getting a little bored. The final 2 races of the day were called off and the regatta came to an end. Final results: Andrew Brown 1st, Sam Schofield 2nd, Kevin Hall 3rd and Matt Vincent 4th. All in all was a well run regatta, in arguably the best sailing waters in the world. The moths created a lot of attention, it helped having the racing quite close into shore so was easy for on the shore spectators to watch. Thank you to Takapuna Boating Club.

Saturday, April 24, 2010


After the first day of the Anzac weekend regatta (held at Takapuna boating club, NZ) Andrew Brown in his Assassin has a clear lead. Two top sailors are going head to head, Kevin Hall in his Mach2 and Andrew Brown in his Assassin. Andrew claiming 3 wins out of 4 races today has put him in a 2 point lead with young Sam Schofield also in his Assassin coming in third. and Matt Vincent (Assassin) currently 4th. Racing has been very close, with a lot of interest as Andrew and Kevin have aways been close in competition.
Takapuna boating club once again has put on a great regatta, to be continued tomorrow with more great racing. See the footage coming soon up on you tube user name : assassinmoth

Friday, April 16, 2010


Forceracing is proud to announce the all new and first ever moth school downunder, launching on the 1st July 2010 at Lake Pupuke, Auckland, NZ. Known as the "Moth Experience" with a brand new purpose built Assassin Moth for the job. The “experience” will be based mainly at Lake Pupuke and will be run in partnership with MAD LOOP WINDSURFING/Meltemi Beachcats, and ASSASSIN MOTH.

More details to come on the packages available for giving Moth sailing a go or to earn your ‘wings’ as a moth sailor. If you want to find out more about the Moth Experience don’t hesitate to contact Andrew Brown, andrew@forcracing.co.nz. More information will be up on the Forceracing website, the AssassinMoth website and the Meltemi Beachcats website in the coming weeks.


Friday, April 9, 2010


Anzac Weekend Training
Takapuna Boating Club are holding an ANZAC weekend regatta, 24-25 April with an open invit to all Moths. The Friday night before (23 April) Andrew Brown, Kevin Hall and Darren Schofield will be available to discuss the hydrofoiling moth. They have an intense deep knowledge of setting up the moth and sailing tips not to be missed by all moth sailors. Everyone is welcome.

New Zealand Nationals 2010
The NZ International Moth Nationals are now scheduled to be held in October 1st-3rd at Murrays Bay Boating Club, incorporated into the annual Wincham regatta. Our NZ fleet of hydrofoiling moths is starting to grow, with sailors of varying skills from newbies to elite. We encourage all Moth sailors to come and have a go, no matter what your level (you won╩╝t be the only one) There is much to learn and plenty of help available, and it will be a lot of fun! Details/NOR will be released shortly.

Europeans Switzerland 2010
Several NZers are thinking about attending the 2010 Europeans, held this year at Lake Silvaplana, Switzerland. It should be quite an event with Assassin represented by many of the European sailors.

2011 Worlds Belmont Australia
The 2011 International Moth worlds are being held next January 8-15th, at Lake Maquarie, Belmont. This is expected to be a huge event. See the dedicated blog http://www.mothworlds.org/belmont/ for more info. Assassin Moth are sending a team to the worlds, please feel free to contact us if you are thinking of going and would like any help getting boats there etc. We will have an Assassin support team available at the worlds for those who need help setting their boats up or fixing their boats up.. We have a series of training events coming up later in the year to help prepare for the worlds. All sailors welcome, even if not going to the worlds.