State Titles 2009-10

Chelsea YC - 6/8 March 2010

While Melbourne experienced a 100 year storm event with flooding and hail damage the Mosquito fleet enjoyed a series of seven races run in perfect conditions, by Chelsea YC. How lucky were we!

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Mk 1 Results >>

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Awards

MkI (Cat rigged)

Outright

1st Shannon Wilson 1781 VooDoo
2nd Gary Maskiell 1760 Thrice Bitten
3rd Matt Stone 1816 Unko

Handicap

1st Garry Johnstone 1785 Bear Talk
2nd James Pearse 1791 Lightning
3rd Robert Lott 1808 Grey Matter

MkII (Sloop rigged)

Outright

1st Neil & David Joiner 1789 Immunity
2nd Mick & Tom Floyd 1802 Totally...
3rd Philip & Cameron Warren-Smith 1794 More than a Splash

Other Awards

Junior Skipper

Mitchell Meade 1747 Catalyst

Encouragement Award

Nic Maan 1815 Sanity

Clap Hanger

Cameron Warren-Smith 1794 More than a Splash

 

Series Results - MkII

Mk II Series Results
PlaceSail NoBoat NameSkipperCrewFromSers ScoreRace 7Race 6Race 5Race 4Race 3Race 2Race 1
1 1789 IMMUNITY Neil Joiner David Joiner Gippsland Lakes YC 8.0 2.0 1.0 2.0 1.0 [2.0] 1.0 1.0
2 1802 TOTALLY Mick Floyd Tom Floyd Bendigo YC 9.0 1.0 2.0 1.0 2.0 1.0 2.0 [5.0]
3 1794 MORE THAN A SPLASH Phillip Warren-Smith Cameron Warren-Smith Rye YC 19.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 [7.0Q] 3.0 3.0 4.0
4 1520 AIR APPARENT Gordon Hyde Kate Hyde Mokoan YC 32.0 7.0C 7.0C 7.0C 3.0 [7.0S] 6.0 2.0
5 1805 JUST A TOY Trevor Armstrong Jake Sheffield Sugarloaf SC 33.0 7.0F 7.0C [7.0F] 4.0 4.0 5.0 6.0
6 1752 NAUTICAL NUTS Stuart Ridge Sarah Floyd Bendigo YC 35.0 7.0C 7.0C 7.0C 7.0S [7.0F] 4.0 3.0

 

Race 1
PlaceSail NoBoat NameSkipperCREWElapsd
1 1789 IMMUNITY Neil Joiner David Joiner 01:08:28
2 1520 AIR APPARENT Gordon Hyde Kate Hyde 01:10:07
3 1752 NAUTICAL NUTS Stuart Ridge Sarah Floyd 01:10:08
4 1794 MORE THAN A SPLASH Phillip Warren-Smith Cameron Warren-Smith 01:10:32
5 1802 TOTALLY Mick Floyd Tom Floyd 01:11:18
6 1805 JUST A TOY Trevor Armstrong Jake Sheffield 01:11:31

 

Race 2
PlaceSail NoBoat NameSkipperCREWElapsd
1 1789 IMMUNITY Neil Joiner David Joiner 33:28
2 1802 TOTALLY Mick Floyd Tom Floyd 34:24
3 1794 MORE THAN A SPLASH Phillip Warren-Smith Cameron Warren-Smith 34:27
4 1752 NAUTICAL NUTS Stuart Ridge Sarah Floyd 35:01
5 1805 JUST A TOY Trevor Armstrong Jake Sheffield 36:00
6 1520 AIR APPARENT Gordon Hyde Kate Hyde 36:18

 

Race 3
PlaceSail NoBoat NameSkipperCREWElapsd
1 1802 TOTALLY Mick Floyd Tom Floyd 39:37
2 1789 IMMUNITY Neil Joiner David Joiner 40:32
3 1794 MORE THAN A SPLASH Phillip Warren-Smith Cameron Warren-Smith 42:20
4 1805 JUST A TOY Trevor Armstrong Jake Sheffield 46:03
DNF 1752 NAUTICAL NUTS Stuart Ridge Sarah Floyd  
DNS 1520 AIR APPARENT Gordon Hyde Kate Hyde  

 

Race 4
PlaceSail NoBoat NameSkipperCREWElapsd
1 1789 IMMUNITY Neil Joiner David Joiner 40:26
2 1802 TOTALLY Mick Floyd Tom Floyd 41:27
3 1520 AIR APPARENT Gordon Hyde Kate Hyde 42:24
4 1805 JUST A TOY Trevor Armstrong Jake Sheffield 42:34
DNS 1752 NAUTICAL NUTS Stuart Ridge Sarah Floyd  
DSQ 1794 MORE THAN A SPLASH Phillip Warren-Smith Cameron Warren-Smith  

 

Race 5
PlaceSail NoBoat NameSkipperCREWElapsd
1 1802 TOTALLY Mick Floyd Tom Floyd 42:19
2 1789 IMMUNITY Neil Joiner David Joiner 42:22
3 1794 MORE THAN A SPLASH Phillip Warren-Smith Cameron Warren-Smith 49:10
DNC 1520 AIR APPARENT Gordon Hyde Kate Hyde  
DNC 1752 NAUTICAL NUTS Stuart Ridge Sarah Floyd  
DNF 1805 JUST A TOY Trevor Armstrong Jake Sheffield  

 

Race 6
PlaceSail NoBoat NameSkipperCREWElapsd
1 1789 IMMUNITY Neil Joiner David Joiner 43:29
2 1802 TOTALLY Mick Floyd Tom Floyd 45:31
3 1794 MORE THAN A SPLASH Phillip Warren-Smith Cameron Warren-Smith 47:11
DNC 1520 AIR APPARENT Gordon Hyde Kate Hyde  
DNC 1752 NAUTICAL NUTS Stuart Ridge Sarah Floyd  
DNC 1805 JUST A TOY Trevor Armstrong Jake Sheffield  

 

Race 7
PlaceSail NoBoat NameSkipperCREWElapsd
1 1802 TOTALLY Mick Floyd Tom Floyd 51:05
2 1789 IMMUNITY Neil Joiner David Joiner 51:10
3 1794 MORE THAN A SPLASH Phillip Warren-Smith Cameron Warren-Smith 53:17
DNC 1520 AIR APPARENT Gordon Hyde Kate Hyde  
DNC 1752 NAUTICAL NUTS Stuart Ridge Sarah Floyd  
DNF 1805 JUST A TOY Trevor Armstrong Jake Sheffield  

 

Series Results - MkI

Mk I Series Results
PlaceSail NoBoat NameSkipperFromSers ScoreRace 7Race 6Race 5Race 4Race 3Race 2Race 1
1 1781 VOO DOO Shannon Wilson Lake Boga YC 11.0 1.0 1.0 4.0 1.0 [21.0F] 3.0 1.0
2 1760 THRICE BITTEN Gary Maskiell Gippsland Lakes YC 14.0 3.0 [8.0] 2.0 3.0 1.0 1.0 4.0
3 1816 UNKO Matt Stone Somers YC 20.0 5.0 2.0 3.0 5.0 [6.0] 2.0 3.0
4 1775 KARMA CAT Tim Shepperd Gippsland Lakes YC 23.0 4.0 [7.0] 1.0 6.0 5.0 5.0 2.0
5 1791 LIGHTNING James Pearse Somers YC 25.0 2.0 9.0 [12.0] 2.0 2.0 4.0 6.0
6 1785 BEAR TALK Garry Johnstone Lake Boga YC 31.0 6.0 3.0 5.0 4.0 4.0 9.0 [9.0]
7 1790 BEE ALERT Peter Nikitin Loch Sport BC 36.0 7.0 6.0 [21.0F] 7.0 3.0 6.0 7.0
8 1747 CATALYST Mitchell Meade Gippsland Lakes YC 41.0 9.0 4.0 6.0 [10.0] 7.0 7.0 8.0
9 1749 BITE ME Nicholas Baglioni Gippsland Lakes YC 55.0 8.0 5.0 11.0 8.0 9.0 [21.0F] 14.0
10 1808 GREY MATTER Robert Lott Mokoan SC 59.0 10.0 10.0 7.0 9.0 11.0 [13.0] 12.0
11 1792 Veloce Andrew Neeson Balck Rock YC 63.0 11.0 11.0 8.0 13.0 10.0 10.0 [13.0]
12 1754 EASY SCREW Philip Mann Bendigo 64.0 12.0 12.0 [21.0F] 11.0 8.0 11.0 10.0
13 1755 PRESTISSIMO Jon Guymer Lake Boga YC 72.0 14.0 21.0C [21.0C] 12.0 12.0 8.0 5.0
14 1048 OUT OF THE BLUE Peter Foulsum Somers YC 79.0 13.0 13.0 10.0 14.0 14.0 [16.0] 15.0
15 1762 ANOPHELES II Simon Clavin McCrae YC 81.0 15.0 15.0 13.0 15.0 [15.0] 12.0 11.0
16 1740 JURASSIC KARP Matt Kirby Warrnambool YC 86.0 17.0 [21.0F] 9.0 16.0 13.0 14.0 17.0
17 768 FAT BOMBER Will-Jan Pepping Sugarloaf YC 97.0 16.0 14.0 14.0 17.0 [21.0Q] 17.0 19.0
18 1655 LEMON PEEL Peter Lyons Sugarloaf YC 115.0 21.0C 21.0C 21.0C 21.0C [21.0C] 15.0 16.0
19 1815 SANITY Nic Maan Rye YC 123.0 21.0C 21.0C 21.0C 21.0C 21.0C [21.0F] 18.0
20 1812 OVERTURE Jeremy Pearse Somers YC 126.0 21.0C 21.0C 21.0C 21.0C 21.0C 21.0F [21.0Q]

 

Race 1
PlaceSail NoBoat NameSkipperElapsd
1 1781 VOO DOO Shannon Wilson 01:02:24
2 1775 KARMA CAT Tim Shepperd 01:04:02
3 1816 UNKO Matt Stone 01:04:29
4 1760 THRICE BITTEN Gary Maskiell 01:06:14
5 1755 PRESTISSIMO Jon Guymer 01:06:22
6 1791 LIGHTNING James Pearse 01:07:12
7 1790 BEE ALERT Peter Nikitin 01:07:19
8 1747 CATALYST Mitchell Meade 01:07:23
9 1785 BEAR TALK Garry Johnstone 01:08:20
10 1754 EASY SCREW Philip Mann 01:09:25
11 1762 ANOPHELES II Simon Clavin 01:10:22
12 1808 GREY MATTER Robert Lott 01:10:22
13 1792 Veloce Andrew Neeson 01:10:30
14 1749 BITE ME Nicholas Baglioni 01:10:34
15 1048 OUT OF THE BLUE Peter Foulsum 01:11:04
16 1655 LEMON PEEL Peter Lyons 01:11:25
17 1740 JURASSIC KARP Matt Kirby 01:11:30
18 1815 SANITY Nic Maan 01:12:15
19 768 FAT BOMBER Will-Jan Pepping 01:12:20
DSQ 1812 OVERTURE Jeremy Pearse  

 

Race 2
PlaceSail NoBoat NameSkipperElapsd
1 1760 THRICE BITTEN Gary Maskiell 32:03
2 1816 UNKO Matt Stone 32:07
3 1781 VOO DOO Shannon Wilson 33:00
4 1791 LIGHTNING James Pearse 33:02
5 1775 KARMA CAT Tim Shepperd 33:16
6 1790 BEE ALERT Peter Nikitin 33:26
7 1747 CATALYST Mitchell Meade 34:03
8 1755 PRESTISSIMO Jon Guymer 34:15
9 1785 BEAR TALK Garry Johnstone 34:29
10 1792 Veloce Andrew Neeson 34:34
11 1754 EASY SCREW Philip Mann 34:35
12 1762 ANOPHELES II Simon Clavin 35:29
13 1808 GREY MATTER Robert Lott 36:03
14 1740 JURASSIC KARP Matt Kirby 36:24
15 1655 LEMON PEEL Peter Lyons 37:19
16 1048 OUT OF THE BLUE Peter Foulsum 38:18
17 768 FAT BOMBER Will-Jan Pepping 39:33
DNF 1749 BITE ME Nicholas Baglioni  
DNF 1812 OVERTURE Jeremy Pearse  
DNF 1815 SANITY Nic Maan  

 

Race 3
PlaceSail NoBoat NameSkipperElapsd
1 1760 THRICE BITTEN Gary Maskiell 39:29
2 1791 LIGHTNING James Pearse 39:34
3 1790 BEE ALERT Peter Nikitin 40:02
4 1785 BEAR TALK Garry Johnstone 40:16
5 1775 KARMA CAT Tim Shepperd 40:30
6 1816 UNKO Matt Stone 40:31
7 1747 CATALYST Mitchell Meade 41:11
8 1754 EASY SCREW Philip Mann 42:02
9 1749 BITE ME Nicholas Baglioni 42:23
10 1792 Veloce Andrew Neeson 42:26
11 1808 GREY MATTER Robert Lott 42:34
12 1755 PRESTISSIMO Jon Guymer 43:24
13 1740 JURASSIC KARP Matt Kirby 43:32
14 1048 OUT OF THE BLUE Peter Foulsum 44:14
15 1762 ANOPHELES II Simon Clavin 46:14
DNC 1655 LEMON PEEL Peter Lyons  
DNC 1812 OVERTURE Jeremy Pearse  
DNC 1815 SANITY Nic Maan  
DNF 1781 VOO DOO Shannon Wilson  
DSQ 768 FAT BOMBER Will-Jan Pepping  

 

Race 4
PlaceSail NoBoat NameSkipperElapsd
1 1781 VOO DOO Shannon Wilson 38:22
2 1791 LIGHTNING James Pearse 39:14
3 1760 THRICE BITTEN Gary Maskiell 40:18
4 1785 BEAR TALK Garry Johnstone 40:26
5 1816 UNKO Matt Stone 40:30
6 1775 KARMA CAT Tim Shepperd 40:32
7 1790 BEE ALERT Peter Nikitin 41:25
8 1749 BITE ME Nicholas Baglioni 41:29
9 1808 GREY MATTER Robert Lott 41:31
10 1747 CATALYST Mitchell Meade 41:32
11 1754 EASY SCREW Philip Mann 42:07
12 1755 PRESTISSIMO Jon Guymer 42:11
13 1792 Veloce Andrew Neeson 42:14
14 1048 OUT OF THE BLUE Peter Foulsum 43:22
15 1762 ANOPHELES II Simon Clavin 43:26
16 1740 JURASSIC KARP Matt Kirby 44:20
17 768 FAT BOMBER Will-Jan Pepping 45:06
DNC 1655 LEMON PEEL Peter Lyons  
DNC 1812 OVERTURE Jeremy Pearse  
DNC 1815 SANITY Nic Maan  

 

Race 5
PlaceSail NoBoat NameSkipperElapsd
1 1775 KARMA CAT Tim Shepperd 38:05
2 1760 THRICE BITTEN Gary Maskiell 38:15
3 1816 UNKO Matt Stone 38:31
4 1781 VOO DOO Shannon Wilson 39:24
5 1785 BEAR TALK Garry Johnstone 39:35
6 1747 CATALYST Mitchell Meade 40:21
7 1808 GREY MATTER Robert Lott 42:04
8 1792 Veloce Andrew Neeson 42:12
9 1740 JURASSIC KARP Matt Kirby 43:03
10 1048 OUT OF THE BLUE Peter Foulsum 43:07
11 1749 BITE ME Nicholas Baglioni 43:10
12 1791 LIGHTNING James Pearse 44:16
13 1762 ANOPHELES II Simon Clavin 47:12
14 768 FAT BOMBER Will-Jan Pepping 48:31
DNC 1655 LEMON PEEL Peter Lyons  
DNC 1755 PRESTISSIMO Jon Guymer  
DNC 1812 OVERTURE Jeremy Pearse  
DNC 1815 SANITY Nic Maan  
DNF 1754 EASY SCREW Philip Mann  
DNF 1790 BEE ALERT Peter Nikitin  

 

Race 6
PlaceSail NoBoat NameSkipperElapsd
1 1781 VOO DOO Shannon Wilson 43:09
2 1816 UNKO Matt Stone 43:30
3 1785 BEAR TALK Garry Johnstone 44:08
4 1747 CATALYST Mitchell Meade 44:24
5 1749 BITE ME Nicholas Baglioni 45:00
6 1790 BEE ALERT Peter Nikitin 45:07
7 1775 KARMA CAT Tim Shepperd 45:09
8 1760 THRICE BITTEN Gary Maskiell 45:13
9 1791 LIGHTNING James Pearse 45:18
10 1808 GREY MATTER Robert Lott 46:04
11 1792 Veloce Andrew Neeson 46:18
12 1754 EASY SCREW Philip Mann 47:34
13 1048 OUT OF THE BLUE Peter Foulsum 48:10
14 768 FAT BOMBER Will-Jan Pepping 48:29
15 1762 ANOPHELES II Simon Clavin 51:26
DNC 1655 LEMON PEEL Peter Lyons  
DNC 1755 PRESTISSIMO Jon Guymer  
DNC 1812 OVERTURE Jeremy Pearse  
DNC 1815 SANITY Nic Maan  
DNF 1740 JURASSIC KARP Matt Kirby  

 

Race 7
PlaceSail NoBoat NameSkipperElapsd
1 1781 VOO DOO Shannon Wilson 50:07
2 1791 LIGHTNING James Pearse 50:13
3 1760 THRICE BITTEN Gary Maskiell 50:29
4 1775 KARMA CAT Tim Shepperd 50:32
5 1816 UNKO Matt Stone 50:35
6 1785 BEAR TALK Garry Johnstone 51:03
7 1790 BEE ALERT Peter Nikitin 51:20
8 1749 BITE ME Nicholas Baglioni 51:32
9 1747 CATALYST Mitchell Meade 52:03
10 1808 GREY MATTER Robert Lott 52:22
11 1792 Veloce Andrew Neeson 52:29
12 1754 EASY SCREW Philip Mann 53:25
13 1048 OUT OF THE BLUE Peter Foulsum 55:01
14 1755 PRESTISSIMO Jon Guymer 55:09
15 1762 ANOPHELES II Simon Clavin 55:14
16 768 FAT BOMBER Will-Jan Pepping 57:12
17 1740 JURASSIC KARP Matt Kirby 59:04
DNC 1655 LEMON PEEL Peter Lyons  
DNC 1812 OVERTURE Jeremy Pearse  
DNC 1815 SANITY Nic Maan  

 

Report - Peter Foulsom

Chelsea Yacht Club was the host club for the 2010 Victorian Mosquito and Arrow Catamaran Class State titles and an enthusiastic team of club volunteers helped make the event appear effortless. A big thankyou goes to all the volunteers from Chelsea Yacht Club for their untiring efforts and long hours spent setting and re-setting courses, tabulating results, preparing, cooking and serving food and drinks.

The forecast during the week prior to the titles didn’t look promising with rain and strong winds associated with a developing low pressure system. By mid-week there was some glimmer of hope with light winds predicted for Saturday and a potential storm , increasing winds for Sunday and strong winds forecast for Monday. So if we could get 2 races in on Saturday and one more on Sunday then we would have a series result .

Arriving at Chelsea Y.C. on Saturday morning we were welcomed to a light Westerly wind with a shore break courtesy of a stronger westerly the previous evening. There was plenty of space on the beach for yachts and trailers and no risk of being swamped by tides or waves. As the Commodore stated in his briefing we would only have some concerns if there was a 60 to 70 knot storm from the West. Many hands made light work of moving trailers and yachts through the soft sand very easy and even enjoyable.

After we struggled out against the surf and the light breeze, race 1 got underway in 10 knots and lumpy seas close to the 1:00 pm scheduled start. During the pre-start line-up one red Mk1 was seen to mount a white Mk1 just a little too enthusiastically. During the race many sets of rudders and lock down systems were put to the test by the local jellyfish and this set the theme for the rest of the series. Some sailors chose to race with 1 rudder after damaging events rather than loose a race. Many were seen to head off early to make repairs either between races or overnight. Shannon and Tim broke away in the Mk1s and Neil, Stuart and Gordon had a very close battle in the Mk2s. Race 1 was shortened to 3 laps and the impending dark clouds were a pre-cursor to the next race. Perhaps the race committee had prior warning of the storm that was lashing Melbourne with flooding rain and hail stones up to 45 mm diameter.

Race 2 was started in 15 knots and by lap 2 was over 20 knots. By the start of lap 3 winds were over 25 knots and the race was dutifully shortened. The race and aftermath saw Jeremy Pearse break his boom and loose his start watch, Peter Lyons tore his mainsail and Simon Clavin bent both his rudder boxes. Nick Mann was seen to be capsized down the beach and receiving assistance from one of the rescue boats. As we approached the beach the sky opened and we didn’t need to wash down our boats or wet weather gear. Gutters and storm water drains were put to the test and rivers were soon appearing on the beach.

Sunday morning saw an offshore Easterly wind with near perfect 10 to 15 knots in the morning and 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.

With the stronger afternoon winds some sailors were seen sitting on their bows and drifting backwards all the way out to the start line. Stuart Ridge had an unexpected mast failure in the morning and took no further part in the series. Gordon Hyde had a bridle chainplate mounting issue in the afternoon and wisely chose to cause no further damage. Mick pulled a "fast-one" down the left hand side of the run to snatch race 5 from Neil. Peter Nikitin jumped through his sail and had to pull out the spare for race 6.

For race 6 the wind went further South and became more shifty. Garry Johnstone and Mitchell Meade were first to the windward mark but Shannon soon broke through to first and stayed there.

After another night of constant rain on Sunday, Monday morning presented us with a 15 to 20 knot Northerly wind and a 10:00 am start. In the sloops Neil & David Joiner had the series won and Mick and Tom Floyd were safe in 2nd. In the Mk1 fleet Gary Maskiell was sitting one point behind Shannon Wilson and with an almost identical set of results the tie-break would fall in Gary's favour if he could win this race, even if Shannon finished 2nd. So everything was to race for.

With an increasing wind and forecast of up to 30 knots the race got under way with the first 4 places changing on every leg. Shannon, Gary, James Pearse and Tim Shepperd were all in contention but by the end of the first downwind leg Gary was in 1st and Shannon 2nd. 2/3 of the way up the next windward leg Gary was looking good but thought he needed a bit more outhaul tension, at which point the outhaul rope snapped! After tying the clew of the sail back out to the end of the boom Gary continued but now had to claw his way back from 7th. James continued to challenge Shannon to the end but Shannon held on to first place to take the National Title while Gary made his way back up to 3rd, just catching Tim at the finish line.

Matt Kirby tried to pinch to the finish line rather than tack and finished up in the water with his Mosquito on top of him. Sadly Matt had not crossed the finish line.

Congratulations to Shannon Wilson and Neil & David Joiner for winning the Mk I and Mk II championships respectively. Well done to Gary Maskiel 2nd and Matt Stone 3rd in the MkI fleet and Mick & Tom Floyd 2nd and Phillip & Cameron Warren-Smith 3rd in the Mk II fleet.