Mothists to invade Bermuda in December
Published on August 14th, 2015
Hamilton, Bermuda (August 14, 2015) – The Amlin International Moth Regatta will take place this year in Bermuda scheduled on December 5-11. Organised and hosted by the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, it will give sailors an opportunity to battle it out on the Great Sound in what should be ideal racing conditions for these foiling boats.
“This invitational Regatta has been in the planning stages for quite a while and we are delighted that it has now become a reality thanks to our sponsors,” said Andy Cox, chairman of the Regatta. “The foiling Moths will perfectly showcase Bermuda and show just how special the sailing conditions here can be.”
A fleet of 60 sailors will be competing at this inaugural Moth regatta and will be aiming to take home a part of the $10,000 purse along with the title of champion sailor. The early entry list includes Nathan Outteridge who will be looking to recapture the form that gave him two Moth World titles (2011 and 2014). America’s Cup teams are also featured with both Oracle Team USA and Artemis Racing taking part. Other notable entries include Chris Draper, now sailing with Softbank Team Japan, as well as current UK National Champion Chris Rashley.
The Regatta will be run over five days with two races per day and will be overseen by Principal Race Officer David Campbell James.
“We wanted to try and make this event more accessible to everyone and so we will be providing daily video uploads to the event website and social media platforms,” Cox added. “Whilst the Club will be open to the public as usual, the best place for the action will be on the water and everyone is welcome to come out and watch.”
The Amlin International Moth Regatta is sponsored by Amlin plc, a FTSE 250-listed independent global insurer and reinsurer with operations in the Lloyd’s, UK, continental European and Bermudian markets. Amlin’s CEO of Bermuda Branch Rob Wyatt said, “Amlin are proud to continue our support for Bermuda by sponsoring the Amlin International Moth Regatta. It is a very exciting prospect, and an early chance to see some of world’s best sailors racing against each other in advance of the America’s Cup”.
Additional sponsors include the Bermuda Tourism Authority, EFG International, Gosling’s the Official Rum of the Regatta and Kaenon Polarized.
Source: Nicole Butterworth, Royal Bermuda Yacht Club