Howth Moth Flutter

20 May 2017
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.
  • Student.
  • Structural engineer.
  • Pipe layer
  • Plumber
  • 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


Event Gallery - click here