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Two British Moths racing at Medley Sailing Club
|LOA||3,353 mm (132.0 in)|
|Beam||1,275 mm (50.2 in)|
|Hull weight||45 kg (99 lb)|
|Mainsail area||9.28 m2 (99.9 sq ft)|
British moth is the name of an 11 foot (3.3528 meter) sailing dinghy designed in 1932 by Sydney Cheverton.
The first boats built were sailed on the Brent Reservoir in North London. British Moths were the first class to use this famous stretch of water for dinghy racing, and for a time it was known as the "Brent One Design". The British Moth National Championship trophy is still the Brent Cup.
Unfortunately, after World War II, sailing was not resumed on the Brent Reservoir and the boats became somewhat scattered. However, the British Moth continued to be sailed at other clubs and now has a relatively small but dedicated following.
In 2004 the British Moth Boat Association funded the development of a new hull mould designed by Ian Howlett. This has seen renewed activity within club fleets and a number of river clubs taking up the class.
- Common origins with the International Moth (dinghy)
- "Portsmouth Number List 2012". Royal Yachting Association. http://www.rya.org.uk/SiteCollectionDocuments/technical/Web%20Documents/py-general/2012%20listv3.xls. Retrieved 31 July 2012.
- British Moth Boat Association website
- One of the largest British Moth fleets can be found at Medley Sailing Club, Oxford