Howth Moth Flutter
Last weekend's International Moth event provided onlookers with a spectacular array of these foiling dinghies and with a number of entries that might suggest a continued growing interest in the class.
Preheat race course to 12 C
- Used car salesman.
- Software engineer.
- Structural engineer.
- Pipe layer
- Combine with two Olympians and water and shake. The mix is ready.
- Insert for a few hours. Turn over regularly
- Remove from water.
- Baste with arnica
- Serve with Guinness
The Moth sailors are as about as punctual as a Greek bank repayment, ignoring the Notice of Race and starting almost two hours late but they love their fun and Howth again provided a venue for the messing.
10 foiling things went afloat under the watchful eyes of Neil Murphy and John Doran. 10 came back. Everyone foiled like a scene from an Errol Flynn swashbuckling epic. All had bruises. One had a nasty gash to the head.
The wind came and went and came again.
Someone forgot the trophy. Someone else got a temporary replacement from the bar. Everyone got a mug.
Three of the boats were Irish-built Voodoo craft and EU Moth Champion, Rory Fitzpatrick, on board one of the Bray machines, topped the leader board.
Event prizes were bespoke mugs provided by http://www.allthingsprinted.ie/