Fast foiling dinghies race Crown Cove in Coronado, Sept. 29-Oct. 1.
SAN DIEGO ― San Diego Yacht Club (SDYC) hosts the 2017 Moth North American Championship with races taking place at Crown Cove in Coronado, Sept. 29-Oct. 1.
The regatta involves 13 races of fast foiling dinghies over three days – five on Friday, five on Saturday and three on Sunday.
Single-handed sailors competing in the regatta may begin arriving with their boats and trailers on Sept. 27 at the Silver Strand State Beach entrance. A skipper’s meeting and reception will start at 6 p.m. on Sept. 28 at SDYC. The races begin at noon on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. An awards ceremony will follow two hours after the final race on Sunday. The three sailors at the top of the leader board will be awarded with prizes.
The moth class of single sail, single hull boats are required for this race. This class of boats started in the late 1920s with one boat builder in Australia and one in America. The boat class has evolved into a speedy lightweight hydrofoil.
The deadline to register is Sept. 20. The cost to enter a boat is $250. Sailors already registered represent yacht clubs from San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco and Toronto.
More information is available at sdyc.org/calendar/event/moth-north-american-championship.
San Diego Yacht Club photo