To download plans, See NZ Moth Plans and Rules page
New Zealand Moth Link:NZ Moth
The N.Z.Moth is a high performance single handed sailing dinghy, with basically a one-design hull and rig, based on the original 1946 design by Len Morris of Australia. Considerable freedom of choice as to deck, cockpit, rudder and plate, and spar details add interest and developement potential to the class. But in essence, the plan shape, keel spring and flat square sections are one-design with tolerances.
The NZ Moth is a spirited boat, with one square foot of sail area for every pound of hull weight on an 11 foot (3.35 metres) scow type hull. This is a thrilling low-cost one person racing yacht, that does not require a lot of sailing experience to have fun on the water.
The Canterbury New Zealand Moth Class Association has a fleet of NZ Moths, sailing from Stewarts Gully Sailing Club, which is increasing in numbers. There is also small fleets in in Auckland, Wanganui and Whangarei. Each season the CNZMCA organize Canterbury and South Island Championships, The New Zealand Championship alternates between the North and South Islands. Various venues are used for these regatta’s. The NZ Moth Class also support the Oborns Nautical Estuary Pennant races. CNZMCA followers really enjoy all these racing and social events.
NZ Moth Specs :- Length: 3.335 m (11 ft)
Beam: 1.270 m (4 ft 2 in)
Sail Area: 8.38 sq m (90 sq ft)
Weight; (min) 41 Kg (90 lb)
Construction: Plywood 3mm
Crew Weight: 65 to 90 kg
Second Hand cost: $300 to $1000
Contacts:- Warren Thomas, CNZMCA President ph 03 3529428