Perth’s Mounts Bay Sailing Club to host 2019 Moth Worlds

A Moth foiling on the Swan River, Perth.

Following an extremely successful regatta at the 2017 Moth Worlds on Lake Garda, Italy this past week, Mounts Bay Sailing Club in Perth has been confirmed as the host of the 2019 Worlds, bringing the regatta back to Western Australia after a 20-year hiatus.

In a post on the WA Moth Fleet Facebook page, the rumours that have circulated the last few months were confirmed.

“The rumours are true, the Moth Worlds are coming to Perth,” the post read.

“The¬†WA Moth Fleet are absolutely stoked to confirm that almost 20 years to the month after Brett Burvill first sailed a foiling moth in a World Championship event, Perth will once again host the International Moth Class World Championships in 2019 with Mounts Bay Sailing Club.”

Mounts Bay Sailing Club, Perth WA.
Mounts Bay Sailing Club, Perth WA.

The post concluded with the words, “twenty years of foiling” which represents the long history of Moth sailing in Australia’s west.

Perth’s Swan River, which is renowned for its flat water and cranking sea breezes looks set to be the perfect venue for these high performance foiling machines, which put on an awesome display this last week.

Peter Burling racing at the Moth Worlds on Lake Garda.
Peter Burling racing at the Moth Worlds on Lake Garda.

Paul Goodison (GBR) sailed well to take out his second Moth World Championship in a row and become the first person to win back-t0-back Moth World Titles on foils.

He held off New Zealand’s America’s Cup hero Peter Burling in second and Australia’s Iain Jensen in third.

For more information about the Moth Class and its World Championships, head to their website HERE

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