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Flying a Moth

By Beau Outteridge
The International Moth Class isn’t exactly a new sailing class, yet the learning curve would have to be one of the steepest out there. Moths have been on foils for almost 10 years, yet besides talking to fellow moth sailors, there isn’t a lot of information out there to help you master the skills and techniques needed to fly.

Even now, you can’t exactly enrol your kids into a school to learn how to foil. So, the progression of the class has relied on sailors informally sharing their knowledge either in the boat park or online. Until now…

Nathan’s relationship with Ronstan and his moth sailing experience made for a great fit and he became the obvious choice for the job. Nathan made sure that we covered the key elements he struggled with back in 2008 when he first began sailing the foiling moth.

Rigging:

Launching:

Flying:

Gybing:

Tacking: