1966 – Duflos (FR)

This design by Benoit Duflos, with deep parabolic sections throughout, was very competitive from the early sixties without wings, winning multiple National and the World title in the hands of famous French transatlantic woman sailor Marie-Claude Faroux.

Reknowned sailor & Moth builder John Claridge in his 1970 UK Championship winning Duflos

The design remained competitive until it won the Europeans in 1973 in the hands of UK sailor, Chris Edwards, which by this time benefited from the addition of “flat” aluminium tube wings and trampolines.

It was particularly competitive in light winds, but notoriously hard to sail in stronger breezes due to its instability.