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Association des Moth classiques (Yachting class association, France)

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[Flag of Moth classiques]

Flag of Association des Moth classiques - Image by Ivan Sache, 22 July 2006

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Presentation of Association des Moth classiques

The first Moth sailboat, a 11-ft boat, was designed in 1929 by Captain Van Sant in Elizabeth City (North Carolina, USA). The Moth Boat class was created in 1930; two years later, National Moth Boat Association (NMBA) was created in order to set up the class rules, which were maintained unchanged until 1965. NMBA was renamed in 1935 International Moth Class Association (IMCA) since the Moth had became increasingly popular in Europe. The Moth declined in the 1970s but was revived in 1990 with the creation of Classic Moth Boat Association (CMBA).
The Moth was introduced in France in 1936. In January 2001, there were 28 Moth boats registered in France, excluding the Europe series, which was derived form the Moth in the 1970s. The owner of those boats are members of Association des Moth classiques.

Source: Association des Moth classiques website

Ivan Sache, 22 July 2006

Burgee of Association des Moth classiques

The flag of the Association, as shown on its website, is white with the emblem of the Association in the middle. The emblem is made of a red Capital M surrounded by a blue ring. The website of the Association gives a detailed construction sheet for the emblem, which is slightly different of the emblem of CMBA.

Ivan Sache, 22 July 2006