by Richard Crockett
One has to be a master sailor not just to be able to sail a Moth foiling dinghy, but to race it at the highest levels. In fact, one has to be a phenomenal sailor to do this.
The Moth is not well known in this country except for a short flurry when Roy Dunster tried his hand at them a few years ago, and brought a boat into the country. Spectacular they are though.
One South African sailor who is new to Moth sailing having been in the class since early this year is Jof Heathcote. I suppose one has to consider him a phenomenal sailor as he is lying 36th overall in this 127 boat fleet. And he’s ahead of some seriously good sailors too. Plus he’s in the Gold Fleet amongst all the top boys, many from America’s Cup campaigns and those rarified levels!
His results so far are:
36th RSA Jonathan Heathcote
20 13 25 (36) 17 34 43
Follow his progress at: http://www.mothworlds.org/hayling/
Watch this Video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZhTFReMBDg
Results (Gold Fleet): file:///C:/Users/Richard/AppData/Local/Temp/WPM$SNL6.htm