Moth Worlds – No Racing

Jof Heathcote pic by Thierry Martinez

Jof Heathcote
pic by Thierry Martinez

Jof Heathcote our man on the scene and the sole South African competitor at the Moth Worlds reports.

No racing today. It was raining sideways all morning, blowing 20-30knots. There was a bit of a class vote at 15h00 and the result was fairly predictable. The silver fleet said no, the gold said yes.

We went out briefly, but it was blowing a fairly solid 20 knots against the tide, and the chop was enormous (and vertical). Total carnage. I was stoked to sail up and downwind for a bit without crashing. We then got sent back and I stacked it really hard a couple of times getting back downwind to the beach. Fortunately with no breakages. That’s more than can be said for a lot of people.

There is a bit of a bad forecast for tomorrow and Friday, but hopefully we will get something decent in.