State Titles 2010-11

Mosquito State Titles 2011 - Gippsland Lakes YC

12-14 March 2011

Results (from SailRes.com)

Photos by Bob Wilson, Christie Arras and Jonathon Lyons

 

Awards

MkI (Cat rigged)

Outright

1st Shannon Wilson 1781 VooDoo
2nd Stuart Ridge 1752 Nautical Nuts
3rd Matt Stone 1816 Unko

Handicap/Most Improved

1st Garry Johnstone 1785 Bear Talk
2nd Peter Foulsum 1791 Lightning
3rd Jeremy Pearse 1812 Overture

MkII (Sloop rigged)

Outright

1st Neil & David Joiner 1789 Immunity
2nd Sarah & Mick Floyd 1802 Totally...
3rd Trevor Armstrong &
  Jake Sheffield
1805 Just a Toy

Handicap/Most Improved

1st Philip & Cameron
Warren-Smith
 1794 More Than A Splash
2nd Gordon & James Hyde  1520 Air Apparent
3rd Nick Baglioni & Tom
Floyd 
1749 Bite Me

Other Awards

Junior Skipper

Sarah Floyd 1802 Totally...

Encouragement Award

Luke Marthick &
Andrew Jamieson 
1824
1811 
Veloce
Spirit of Somers 

Clap Hanger

Matt Stone 1816 Unko

 

Results - MkI

PlaceSail#NameClassCrewClubRace 1Race 2Race 3Race 4Race 5Race 6Score
1 1781 Voodoo Mosquito Shannon Wilson   1 1 2 3 1 1 6.0
2 1752 Nautical Nuts Mosquito Stuart Ridge BYC 3 4 3 1 3 2 12.0
3 1816 Unko Mosquito Matt Stone SYC 4 3 1 7 6 5 19.0
4 1760 Thrice Bitten Mosquito Gary Maskiell GLYC 6 2 4 5 5 3 19.0
5 1747 Catalyst Mosquito Mitch Meade GLYC 5 7 5 4 2 7 23.0
6 1775 Karma Cat Mosquito Tim Shepperd GLYC 2 6 19(DNF) 2 11 4 25.0
7 1812 Overture Mosquito Jeremy Pearse SYC 9 10 7 8 4 9 37.0
8 1785 Bear Talk Mosquito Garry Johnstone LBYC 12 8 6 6 10 8 38.0
9 1791 Lightning Mosquito Peter Foulsum SYC 8 12 15 9 7 6 42.0
10 1790 Bee Alert Mosquito Peter Nikitin GLYC 7 9 8 10 9 10 43.0
11 1754 Easy Screw Mosquito Philip Mann BYC 11 5 9 12 8 19(DNS) 45.0
12 1808 Grey Matter Mosquito Robert Lott AYC 10 11 10 11 12 11 53.0
13 1822 The Unsent Letter Mosquito Peter Lyons SSC 14 14 12 13 13 12 64.0
14 1819 Chat Blanc Mosquito Simon Clavin McYC 13 15 13 16 14 13 68.0
15 1815 Sanity Mosquito Nic Maan RYC 15 13 11 14 16 19 (DNF) 69.0
16 1824 Veloce Mosquito Luke Marthick RYC 17 16 14 15 15 14 74.0
17 1811 Spirit of Somers Mosquito Andrew Jamieson SYC 16 17 16 17 17 19(DNS) 83.0
18 1602 Maurauder White Mosquito Will Alexander WYC 19 (DNF) 18 17 18 19(DNC) 19 (DNC) 91.0

Results - MkII

PlaceSail#NameClassCrewClubRace 1Race 2Race 3Race 4Race 5Race 6Score
1 1789 Immunity Mosquito Neil Joiner
David Joiner
GLYC 1 1 1 1 1 4 5.0
2 1802 Totally... Mosquito Sarah Floyd
Mick Floyd
BYC 2 5 3 3 4 1 13.0
3 1805 Just a toy Mosquito Trevor Armstrong
Jake Sheffield
SSC 3 2 2 5 3 3 13.0
4 1794 More than a splash Mosquito Philip Warren-Smith
Cameron Warren-Smith
RYC 5 3 5 2 2 5 17.0
5 1520 Air apparent Mosquito Gordon Hyde
Kate Hyde
NEWS 4 6 4 4 6 2 20.0
6 1749 Bite Me Mosquito Nick Baglioni
Tom Floyd
GLYC 6 4 6 6 5 6 27.0

 

Report by Peter Foulsom

Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club at Paynesville hosted the 2010/2011 Victorian Mosquito and Arrow Catamaran Class State titles. The event coincided with the traditional Marlay Point trailable yacht race and all Mosquito sailors were warned at the briefing that we should anticipate some traffic through the race course on Sunday.

The weekend forecast was for light to medium winds generally ranging from 5 to 15 knots with 15 to 20 knots on Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately the wind didn’t arrive in any stable condition and the sea breeze struggled against northerly winds for most of the weekend. There were reports from Melbourne of strong Northerly winds on Sunday but we learnt from the locals that the Great Divide generally stopped the Northerly winds from reaching the Gippsland Lakes.

Two races were scheduled for Saturday afternoon and were run as planned. There were a few points in the race where trapezing was possible but generally the race was spent moving around on the trampoline trying to minimize wetted area by flying a hull. Shannon Wilson and Neil and David Joiner started the titles in magnificent fashion with wins in both races of their respective divisions.

Two races were scheduled for Sunday morning but with a lack of any consistent breeze all morning racing was postponed and eventually cancelled. The postponement allowed sailors the opportunity to review the Marlay Point yachts as they trickled into Paynesville. This included the massive catamaran "Mad Max" which was impressively dismantled in the car park on its specially designed trailer by a team of 5 crew. We also heard that many of the Marlay Point yachts had dropped anchor in the straits at Holland's Landing due to lack of wind and a current pushing the yachts backwards.

Two Sunday afternoon races were scheduled and ran as planned. Matt Stone won the first race in the cat rigged division and Stuart Ridge won the second race. Neil and David Joiner continued their unbeaten record in the sloop rigged division. Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula had received torrential rain in the afternoon and the black clouds to the West were a sign of things to come. As soon as the evening AGM was closed the drops of rain started to fall and the wind strength picked up. Many sailors were seen scurrying about tying down their yachts in the pouring rain and wind.

Despite more light and fickle winds, two races were run in the final Monday morning session. The shifting wind pattern required adjustment of the course and the second race was abandoned on the first upwind beat due to shifting winds. Shannon Wilson continued his winning form in both races whilst Neil and David Joiner won the first race but Sarah and Mick Floyd won the second race.

A special word of thanks goes to Tim Shepperd who billeted more than half of the fleet on his property at Eagle Point. A special thanks also goes to the Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club for running the event while feeding the Marlay Point race arrivals and re-laying our courses on a regular basis.

Congratulations to Shannon Wilson and Neil & David Joiner for winning the Mk I and Mk II championships respectively. Well done to Stuart Ridge 2nd and Matt Stone 3rd in the MkI fleet and Sarah and Mick Floyd 2nd and Trevor Armstrong and Jake Sheffield 3rd in the Mk II fleet. Trevor and Sarah were tied on points but Sarah's win in the final race decided 2nd place. Special mention also goes to Luke Marthick and Andrew Jamieson who were attending their first state titles and received encouragement awards for their efforts and performances.

The annual "claphanger" award was won by Matt Stone who capsized between the two back to back races on Monday morning next to the start boat, six minutes before the start in virtually zero wind.