Thin is In

race report

Thin is In

Enzo Ferrari once said that “aerodynamics are for people who can’t build engines” but with the International Moth, a boat limited to a sail area of only 8 square meters, they do become important, very important, and the latest designs are as miniscule as his racing cars and just as sexy.

The new McDougall designed and McConaghy built Mach 2 swept the board at the recent Moth European Championships in Horsens, Denmark with a two way shoot out between the defending champion Arnaud Psarofaghis from Switzerland and ex World Champion Simon Payne of Great Britain.

46 Foiler Moths raced on Horsens Fjord, with many sailors arriving there early to practice for the anticipated light to medium northerly sea breeze. The event was the first big event in the calendar year and many saw it as an ideal warm up for the much publicized World Championships in August at Cascade Locks (The Gorge), Portland Oregon.