National Titles 2006-07

35th Mosquito Catamaran Nationals
Jan 2007 at Christies Beach, SA

The 2006-07 Nationals were held at Christies Beach, SA from 31 Dec 2006 to 5 Jan 2007.

29 boats and crews enjoyed a well run series for the 35th National Mosquito Championships held in the first week of January, 2007 at Christies Beach SC, Adelaide. The anticipated conditions of strong breezes did not eventuate, instead there were gusty Northerlies opposing the sea breeze resulting in some very tricky conditions.  There were some good medium breezes at times as well though.

In the MkI (cat rigged) division Bob Wilson (Port Melb. YC) started off well with two bullets.  With a powerful rig setup that saw him first out on the wire in gusts his worst result was a fifth and by the time he finished with a fourth bullet in the last race he had taken out his eleventh National Title by 6 points.  Chris Dean, a relative new comer to the class but an experienced local from Christies took second place and Tim Shepperd from Gippsland Lakes YC sailed a consistent series to a well deserved third place.

In the MkII (sloop rigged) division Warwick Kemp with Kieran Latter crewing (Adelaide SC) won after a tight tussle with second placed Simon Hallsworth and Sarah Martin (also Adelaide SC). They went into the last race on equal points. Kemp picked the shifts on the first leg to take a commanding lead after which Hallsworth chased him hard but was unable to make up all the ground.  Peter Cobden and son Tom (Cairn Curran SC) were the only other boat to score a bullet winning two races which secured them third place on a countback.

Beau Delaine from Lake Bonney YC was awarded the Junior Skipper award and Victoria took out the State teams award. Sponsors of the event were Ashby Sails; Tatachilla Winery; Wedderburn Scales and Labels; Patritti Wine Cellars; and Binks Marine.

Pictures are available on the VMCA web photo album.

Sponsors

The following organisations have all supported this event. Please support them.

Ashby SailsTatachilla WineryWedderburn Scales and LabelsPatritti Wine CellarsBinks Marine

Awards

MkI (Cat rigged)

Outright

1st Bob Wilson 1781 Voodoo
2nd Chris Dean 1676

Angry Dragon

3rd Tim Shepperd 1775 Karma Cat
Handicap
1st Peter Nicholson 177 Spot
2nd Jon Guymer 1755 Prestissimo
3rd Peter Nikitin 1790 Bee Alert

MkII (Sloop rigged)

Outright

1st Warwick Kemp & Kieran Latter 1788 Atreus
2nd Simon Hallsworth & Sarah Martin 1800 The Young Mariner
3rd Peter Cobden & Tom Cobden 1787 Try Again
Handicap
1st Mark Stillman & Shane 1723 Yellow Fever
2nd Brett Rowe & Diane Floyd 766 The Langolier
3rd Ben Clark & Nigel Clark 185 The Ancient Mariner
Other Awards
Best placed female (Skipper or crew) Sarah Martin 1800 The Young Mariner
Junior Skipper Beau Delaine 1745 Two Obsessed
Veteran Skipper Bob Wilson 1781 Voodoo
Heavy Weight Boat (+65 kg) Allan Pettman 1510 The Sting
Spirit of the Nationals Marilyn Dunn (Christies SC)    
Best Presented Boat Peter Dunk 1707 Natural Progression
State Teams Award Victoria    
Invitation Race
1st MkI Bob Wilson 1781 Voodoo
1st MkII Warwick Kemp & Kieran Latter 1788 Atreus

 

Series Results

Mk I Series Results

PlaceSail NoBoat NameSkipper  HT1HT 2HT 3HT 4HT 5HT 6HT 7TotalDiscardFinal
1 1781 Voodoo Bob Wilson Altona SC Vic 1 1 3 1 2 5 1 14 5 9
2 1676 Angry Dragon Chris Dean Christies SC SA 5 2 1 3 5 1 3 20 5 15
3 1775 Karma Kat Tim Shepperd Gippsland Lakes YC Vic 3 4 2 4 3 4 2 22 4 18
4 1789 Immunity Neil Joiner Gippsland Lakes YC Vic 2 3 4 2 10 6 4 31 10 21
5 1704 Top Gun Darryn Kopp Christies SC SA 4 20 6 6 8 2 5 51 20 31
6 1790 Bee Alert Peter Nikitin Loch Sport BC Vic 6 9 7 7 1 7 8 45 9 36
7 1733 Touch N Go Garry Johnstone Lake Boga YC Vic 7 6 9 10 4 9 7 52 10 42
8 1755 Prestissimo Jon Guymer Lake Learmonth YC Vic 8 7 11 20 9 3 6 64 20 44
9 1786 Grey Area Rob Lott Mokoan YC Vic 20 10 8 5 6 11 10 70 20 50
10 1745 Two Obsessed Beau Delaine Lake Bonney YC SA 9 5 12 11 16 8 9 70 16 54
11 1763 Nebuchadnezzar Mark Pfenning Lake Bonney YC SA 10 8 13 9 12 10 13 75 13 62
12 1760 Pitchfork Rex Bichard Port Lincoln YC SA 11 12 5 8 14 13 20 83 20 63
13 1787 Try Again Tim Kennedy Lake Boga YC Vic 13 11 10 12 7 12 11 76 13 63
14 1770 Aquarius Roy Douglas Christies SC SA 15 16 15 13 11 18 12 100 18 82
15 1510 The Sting Allan Pettman Adelaide SC SA 14 13 16 20 15 14 16 108 20 88
16 1747 Moggy Power Di Bichard Port Lincoln YC SA 12 15 14 20 19 15 14 109 20 89
17 177 Spot Peter Nicholson Normanville SC SA 17 18 18 15 13 16 15 112 18 94
18 1342 Same Same, But Different Brian Partridge Christies SC SA 18 17 17 14 18 17 17 118 18 100
19 1714 Hagar Gordon Sullivan Christies SC SA 16 14 20 20 17 20 20 127 20 107

 

Mk II Series Results

PlaceSail NoBoat NameSkipperCrew  HT1HT 2HT 3HT 4HT 5HT 6HT 7TotalDiscardFinal
1 1788 Atreus Warwick Kemp Kieran Latter Adelaide SC SA 1 3 4 1 2 2 1 14 4 10
2 1800 The Young Mariner Simon Hallsworth Sarah Martin Adelaide SC SA 2 1 2 3 4 1 2 15 4 11
3 1805 Try Hard Peter Cobden Tom Cobden Cairn Curran SC Vic 4 5 1 4 1 4 4 23 5 18
4 1802 Totally... Mick Floyd Tom Floyd Bendigo YC Vic 5 2 3 2 3 3 6 24 6 18
5 1794 More Than A Splash! Philip Warren-Smith Anthony Warren-Smith Rye YC Vic 3 6 6 7 6 6 3 37 7 30
6 1765 Aldebaran V Phillip Pearce Brad Pearce Adelaide SC SA 6 4 7 5 5 5 7 39 7 32
7 178 The Ancient Mariner Ben Clark Nigel Clark Adelaide SC SA 8 7 5 11 11 7 5 54 11 43
8 1707 Natural Progression Peter Dunk Kirsten Thomas Lake Bonney YC SA 7 11 8 6 7 8 8 55 11 44
9 1723 Yellow Fever Mark Stillman Shayne Duddley Adelaide SC SA 9 8 11 8 8 9 9 62 11 51
10 766 The Langolier Brett Rowe Di Floyd Bendigo YC Vic 10 9 9 9 9 10 11 67 11 56