Australian's own the podium at the 2012 Moth World Titles - Green and Gold Sailing

Australian’s own the podium at the 2012 Moth World Titles

Brett Gibson August 27, 2012 2

21 year old Joshua McKnight has finished on the top of the podium in the Finals series of the 2012 Moth Worlds in the beautiful Lake Garda in Italy.

Aussies took out the entire Podium at the End of the Gold fleet races.  There was plenty of breeze that the consistency of McKnight seems to have been the defining factor.

4 Australians in the top 5.  5 in the Top 10 – Complete dominance in one of the most challenging and competitive classes going around.  One can only think that with Nathan Outteridge in the mix Australia is going to dominate the Moths for a while to come.

Head on over to the Moth Worlds site to see a full review of the event.

Place Name Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7 Race 8 Race 9 Race 10 Total
1 Joshua McKnight (AUS) 2 2 -4 1 2 4 1 1 3 1 17
2 Scott Babbage (AUS) 1 1 1 2 -16 5 4 2 2 2 20
3 Rob Gough (AUS) 12 4 3 5 -11 10 10 3 1 3 51
4 Anthony Kotoun (ISV) 4 3 2 10 -33 1 2 7 16 8 53
5 Andrew McDougall (AUS) 7 7 12 8 7 -34 3 5 7 5 61
6 Bora Gulari (USA) 3 5 11 3 8 2 8 -36 20 6 66
7 Chris Rashley (GBR) 5 12 9 11 13 9 (61 DSQ) 4 4 7 74
8 Julian Salter (AUS) 8 9 6 7 -38 3 7 16 13 16 85
9 Simon Payne (GBR) 11 -31 16 12 4 11 14 10 8 11 97
10 Brad Funk(USA) 18 6 10 4 1 8 5 (61 DNC) 14 33 99

Discussion

  • http://brisbane18footers.com Skiffie

    Lends more credence to having the Moth as the lightweight single hander!

  • http://cjandfinn.com Gibbo

    The fact that the Moth is a production line boat (unlike a Finn) makes the barrier to entry even shorter. Also a teenager can sail one effectively. A Finn/full rig laser is bloody hard. The Radial for men is a bit of a cop out.