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Vic Spinnaker State Titles

Date: 18 November 2017 to 19 November 2017
Summary: Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club

Victorian Catamaran Championship

Date: 25 November 2017 to 26 November 2017
Summary: McCrae YC

National Titles

Date: 3 January 2018 to 09 January 2018
Summary: Lake Cootharaba SC, QLD

F16 World Championships

Date: 22 January 2018 to 28 January 2018
Summary: F16 World Championships

Welcome to the Victorian section of the Australian Mosquito Catamaran website.

Sauna Sail 2017

It started with a windless Saturday and a drift around the lake for some, but over the next two days the wind appeared from nowhere to give us 4 good races. The wind varied from 8 knots to 20 knots so demanded a lot of 'gear-changing'. Quite a lot of the monohulls found out just how much the water has cooled down.

Gordon Hyde comfortably won division 2, winning 3 out of the 4 races. Philip Warren-Smith wasn't able to stop him! It was close but Gary and Oscar couldn't quite catch the Taipan and ended up 2nd by a point.

Overall numbers were down this year but the Mosquitoes remained by far the strongest class with 9 entries (with a large junior contingent again). Only the Sabres and Contenders could manage 6 boats each. It's a pity numbers were down since we had good camping weather and good sailing conditions. Also the camp fires burned into the night with the usual camp-fire social activity. Highlight of the evening activities was the presentation to Peter Nikitin, of this pictorial history (warts-and-all) of his sailing career on the occasion of his 70th birthday.

Division 1

Place Ties Sail No Boat Name Class Skipper Crew Sers Score Race 5 Race 4 Race 3 Race 2 Race 1
1   347 KEEP CALM Taipan4.9Cat Jon Knorr   6.0 1.0 2.0 2.0 1.0 [8.0F]
2   1830 STILL BITTEN MosquitoSloopSpin Gary Maskiell Oscar Watkinson 7.0 3.0 1.0 [3.0] 2.0 1.0
3   1775 KARMA CAT MosquitoCatSpin Tim Shepperd   9.0 2.0 3.0 1.0 3.0 [8.0C]
4   027 INFINITY AND BEYOND Taipan4.9Sloop Andrew Hill Nicholas Jurovic 19.0 4.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 [8.0F]
5   1746 DOUBLESHOT MosquitoSloopSpin Clancy Mccoll   23.0 5.0 4.0 8.0F 6.0 [8.0F]
6   270 LILLY Nacra16Sq Jake Lurati   24.0 8.0C 8.0C 4.0 4.0 [8.0F]
7   113 AQUAHOLIC Taipan4.9Cat Colin Gow   32.0 8.0C 8.0C 8.0C 8.0C [8.0C]

 

Division 2

Place Ties Sail No Boat Name Class Skipper Crew Sers Score Race 5 Race 4 Race 3 Race 2 Race 1
1   1791 MADDA STILL MosquitoCat Gordon Hyde   3.0 1.0 1.0 [2.0] 1.0 ABN
2   435 NAUTICAT Nacra 430 SuperSloop Mark Ferguson   5.0 [4.0] 2.0 1.0 2.0 ABN
3   1640 REBEL Arrow Mara Chachs   9.0 2.0 3.0 [5.0] 4.0 ABN
4   1794 MORE THAN A SPLASH MosquitoCat Philip Warren-Smith   10.0 3.0 4.0 [4.0] 3.0 ABN
5   1751 GONE VIRAL MosquitoSloop Jaime Zizman Ben Bockmann 16.0 5.0 5.0 [7.0] 6.0 ABN
6   1828 ONE MORE TOY MosquitoCat Trevor Armstrong   18.0 10.0C [10.0C] 3.0 5.0 ABN
7   20 BOBCAT Nacra14Sq Mervyn Brown   24.0 10.0C [10.0C] 6.0 8.0 ABN
8   1520 AIR APPARENT MosquitoCat Kate Hyde   25.0 10.0C [10.0C] 8.0 7.0 ABN
9   1500 STORM WARNING MosquitoCat Steve Duff Daryn Melrose 30.0 10.0C 10.0C 10.0C [10.0C] ABN

 

Spinnaker State Titles 2017 - Latrobe Valley YC - 20/21 May

Matt Stone did some fine work in tricky conditions to retain his title for another year - just one point ahead of Gary and Oscar. There were 8 boats racing, 4 junior sailors, and two young sailors, making the average age of the fleet probably about half it's usual level!

We had perfect weather for camping (if not a bit light for racing), a fine dinner at the Churchill Pub, and a great camp fire once Gary got it organised. There was even some local entertainment during the night which some of us slept through!


 

 

Mosquito Stickers

If you would like a Mosquito sticker to put on your car/bike/zimmer frame/stroller/whatever, VMCA members can mail a Stamped Self Adressed Envelope that will fit the 164mm x 103mm sticker in it to Gary Maskiell at 93 Main Road, Paynesville, Vic, 3880 and he will send you one.