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    Moth Infestation In Perth Ahead Of Worlds

    PLENTY OF TRICKS STILL UP THE SLEEVE AFTER DAY 1 OF CHANDLER MACLEOD AUSSIE MOTH CHAMPS
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    Well it has finally arrived, after all the by play and preparations it was time for the 120-strong Moth fleet to flex its muscle on the Swan River with yesterday’s opening races of the Australian Moth Championship.

    Who was quick and who had some tricks left up their sleeve?

    Well if the first four races are anything to go by then what we have learnt that this is an incredibly open championship and it is up for grabs for the sailor who wants it most.



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    The racing on day one was delayed as the sea breeze took a while to fill in, with Perth’s summer living up to all expectations with hot weather and pumping sea breezes.

    Race 1 started in about 12-15 knots and the breeze started to kick from there. On an absolutely ideal race track for foiling the boats were ripping along at speeds of up to 25-30 knots.

    The Australian SailGP boys had a solid start to the event with Kyle Langford recording a 2, 1, 2, 2 score card and Tom Slingsby having a great start to his campaign with a 1, 2, DNF, 3 scoreline in the yellow fleet, while Scott Babbage charged into contention with a 3, 3, 1, 1 to round out a day that was dominated by Australians.








    In the blue fleet Matt Chew and Rob Greenhalgh were duking it out trading wins all day, however they certainly didn’t have it all their own way with names like Tom Burton, Josh Mcknight, Joe Turner and Will Boulden all snapping at their heels.

    The most amazing thing about the racing at the moment is that any sailor, on any platform, with any number of set-ups could win a race, with Bieker, Exocet and Mach2 manufactured boats all scattered through the top 10, and all running a variety of different set-ups.

    It really has become a refined art to personalise your boat to your strengths and all platforms are providing similar attributes to each individual in order to make them work.








    This puts the Moth class in an exciting place as many older boats are becoming competitive again with some upgrades and good sailors at the helm.

    Today’s racing is an early start time with a race to beat the heat and it will be interesting to see what the breeze does with easterlies forecast.

    Post racing it is into the Opening Ceremony with December 12 a rest day before the Chandler Maclod Moth Worlds cranks up on December 13.


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    Johnny Drama Takes Early Lead



    Tom Slingsby took two bullets and a 2nd in Day one of the 2019 Moth World Championship
    in Perth earlier today matching Kyle Langford point for point to take an early lead. Full report to follow...






















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    Burton And Slingsby Top Fleet As Qualifications Round Finish

    SLINGSBY AND BURTON FLEX THEIR MUSCLE ON FINAL DAY OF MOTH WORLDS QUALIFYING




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    It was all to play for today at the 2019 Chandler Macleod Moth Worlds with positions very much up for grabs to make the cut for Gold fleet racing that kicks off after tomorrow’s lay day.

    The fleets will be split for Monday’s finals racing allowing the first chance to see the best sailors all on the same course for the first time.

    It will be the first time since the nationals that we will see some sailors on the same course, with Tom Slingsby (AUS) putting on a clinic on the Yellow course, while Tom Burton (AUS) and Kyle Langford (AUS) have been duking it out on the Blue course.

    Slingsby solidified his position as the championship favourite after a stellar effort today that saw him claim three race wins from as many races, with plenty of daylight behind him in most instances.








    There was close racing and challenging conditions on the second day of the Chandler Macleod Moth Worlds. Photos: Martina Orsini

    His nearest competitors Francesco Bruni (ITA), Brad Funk (USA) and Matthew Chew (AUS) all had solid days as well, but were just unable to get near the current SailGP champion helm.

    Funk said after the first race on the Blue course that Slingsby was just able to “put the hammer down” and muscle his way into commanding leads off the start.

    “Every day is a little bit different, but this left side just keeps paying off in good pressure,” Funk said.

    “But Tommy (Slingsby) just puts the hammer down and has his own race then it’s kind of between four other people for second through fifth.”

    Funk said the race course wasn’t providing the pumping sea breezes that Perth was renowned for, and there were a few passing lanes up the top end of the course.








    “At the top it’s not just solid pressure up there, you’ve got to get the first pressure so I went around a different gate and managed to get it so managed to come downwind and pass two boats.”

    On the Blue course, Langford had some interesting moments minutes before the start of Race 6 when he was seen with the boat mounted on a RIB applying tape to the bowsprit of his Bieker Moth, however it didn’t seem to phase him as he comfortably took the chocolates from Burton to round out the day.

    There were many sailors who found the course tricky as the late start and patchy sea breeze began to die out, making it a case of joining the dots and staying in the pressure.

    This Worlds continues to show a particularly interesting narrative across the manufacturing landscape with different pieces of kit all able to win races and a range of very different setups all racing along at similar speeds.

    Exocet, Bieker and MACH2 are taking plenty of wins and Francesco Bruni is also having some solid results on the Manta.

    It’s a day off tomorrow with a lot of the sailors heading to Rottnest Island for the day, with the action picking back up on Monday with LIVE STREAMING of all the Gold Fleet finals racing on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to finish off this epic regatta

    The final three days of the event when the title will be decided is expected to see the famous Fremantle Doctor pump back in as Perth returns to some normality, after a number of weeks of scorching temperatures and fluky and challenging conditions.









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    Slingsby Paints A Perfect Picket Fence, Aussies Sweep Podium At Moth Worlds




    After a near-perfect score card at the end of the penultimate day of racing, Tom Slingsby has clean swept another day of racing to clinch his maiden Moth World Championship with a day to spare.

    The win at the Chandler Macleod Moth Worlds came after a solid sea breeze that saw the race committee commit to running the additional fourth race to get ahead of schedule.

    Racing was also live streamed by Down Under Sail, well supported by broadcast partners CST Composites and Mach2 Boats.

    After the first day of Gold Fleet racing yesterday, the question going around the rigging area was 'who is actually capable of knocking off Slingsby?', and today proved that if he had any kinks in his armour, they were not easily exposed.

    After a total of 13 races in the event so far across qualifying and finals, Slingsby has won the last 12 with the only blemish on his score card being a second place in the opening qualifying race behind Queenslander Matt Chew.











    Going into the last two races Slingsby sits on 11 points, with Australian SailGP team mate Kyle Langford in second on 22 points with a 6-2-2-3 record in today's racing.

    Langford said he was happy with how he sailed however the plan of beating Slingsby just hadn't worked out.

    "I said going into this event that the only person I wanted to beat was Slingers, and I mean deep down I'm sad that he won but he was a class above everyone else," he said.

    "Winning every single race is pretty impressive, he's outclassed everybody so well done to him."

    Just three points behind Langford is Olympic Laser gold medallist Tom Burton, who was one point better than him today with a 2-5-3-2 score card that will see the final day create a huge battle for the podium.










    Perth, Australia (December 18, 2019) – With much more interesting breeze conditions, the final day of the 2019 Chandler Macleod Moth Worlds saw a real shake up on the course.

    The battle for second place was on between Australians Kyle Langford and Tom Burton when their countryman Tom Slingsby took out the overall championship after yesterday with two races to spare.

    In the first race, Langford was slow off the start line and struggled in the lighter winds after deciding to sail with a bigger foil.

    Following the first upwind leg, he was caught in no wind and was unable to get the boat foiling, leaving himself out the back and giving Burton the opportunity to strike.

    But both sailors ended up dropping the race with Burton finishing in 14th, leaving the battle to be decided in the final race where Burton needed to win with Langford in sixth or worse to claim the runner up honors. It did not happen, as Langford and Burton finished 2 and 3 to close out the series in that order.

    The day proved to be a better one for the Europeans with lighter conditions helping Italian Francesco Bruni to a 1-2 and moving into fifth position overall.










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