|George Spiecker sailing his Cates-|
Florida Moth By George, Nr 1620 the the 1959 Nationals at Cape May. George finished as the Junior National Champion photo courtesy of George Spiecker
The ladies division was 28 competitors deep. Where are women Moth sailors today? Mariann Wark swept both of the races sailed. Sadly, other than the photo at the top of this post, I have no photo of the Women's Champion sailing her Titan Moth, Nr 1585, Lil Warrior II.
So, that's a wrap on the '59 Nats. The Moth Class was at a peak in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Later the Sunfish and then the Laser would undercut the Moth Boat but in the era reported here, the Moth was perhaps the biggest game in town--at least along the eastern seaboard of the U.S.A.