National Titles 2012-13

41st Mosquito Catamaran Nationals 2013

Thursday 27th Dec to Thursday 3rd Jan
Gippsland Lakes YC, Paynesville, Victoria

Congratulations to the 2012/13 National Champions, Gary Maskiell (MkI) and Warwick Kemp with Tomas Norman (MkII).

The event started with two days of racing with spinnakers for the National Spinnaker title. Twelve keen Mosquitoes arrived on a warm sunny day with light easterly winds. The Mosquito Spinnaker sailors travelled from Queensland, South Australia and other parts of Victoria, for the Inaugural Mosquito Spinnaker National Titles on Thursday 27th December 2012. 

Day 1 - The series started in a building Easterly wind, with a choppy sea. Five races where held in quick succession, with wind gradually building to 15 knots in race 1 and 2 and then backing of to 12 knots in race 3 and then building again in race 4 & 5 to 20 knots, combined with the choppy sea state it was enough for a number of sailors to come to grief, including yours truly. Mitch described my capsize soon after starting the down wind in race 5 as looking like I had picked up a anchor on the end of my spinnaker pole. The end of the pole stuck in the water and stopped and the rest of the boat and I just kept going. Resulting in the most violent capsize that I can remember, I remember hitting the sidestay the bridle and chute mouth and a lot of water, a rough end to what had been a good day. Thankfully damage was limited to bent boat bits and bruising on me, so looking forward to getting back on the horse tomorrow.

Hope the wind dies down, south westerly front has just hit Paynesville, forecast to go over 20knots.

Day 2 - Before starting today's notes, must make mention of Nicks efforts yesterday in performing a perfect clean dismount from boat, whilst gybing and setting spinnaker perfectly so “Bite Me” proceeded to sail away without capsizing for hundreds of metres, quite a effort in the relatively strong winds.

Three races were held today to finish off the Mosquito Spinnaker National Titles, starting shortly after 11am and finishing about 1pm. Winds where true to forecast from the west, south west to south at 12 to 20 knots, with a small chop. Wind shifts caused some quick changes in places and after breaking their hound fitting the day before the “Splashes of Brilliance' crew got the opportunity to show what a sloop rig can do with spinnaker, winning a race and spending plenty of time at the pointy end of the fleet in the other races, some great racing was had sloop versus cat rig, hammering upwind and down, boat for boat as it should be. Again the wind caused a few capsizes, but thankfully never became too strong whilst racing was on, later in the afternoon it set in at about 30 knots. As more mossies arrived for the no spinnaker Nats.

Forecast is looking good for the start of racing again on Sunday, not too windy (we hope).

Day 3 - Can't understand why but everybody staying at Tims was late this morning.

Yet another big day (Sunday), pleasant invitation race this morning on flat water (except the power boat wash) in mostly trapezing conditions, on a long course. Everybody enjoyed checking each other out.

This afternoon, 2 back to back races in mostly 12 -15 knots on choppy water, very gusty and shifting 15 degrees regularly. First race start was keen, Bob and I cleared out after a while to fight to the finish, where with a lunge at the line I won by 4 seconds. Second race start was even keener, big battle for the pin, the youngsters went mad, with Mitch leading from Daniel and I think Nick and Matt around as well, I managed to work my way through them, mostly downwind to take the lead from Mitch only to lose it again upwind, then gain it again on the final run and hold it to a comfortable finish, with Mitch followed by Tim S, Daniel, Matt and Bob 6th.

Looking forward to tomorrow, 4 races planned, hope I make it to New Years Eve.

Day 6! - So much for the plan of posting every day. Things just got too hectic, socialising and racing. We came off the water at 5.30pm New Years Eve.

Well it's all over now. 8 days (including 2 lay days) and 20 races, what a huge week of sailing. Thanks to the 60 odd volunteers from GLYC that made it a enjoyable regatta for all the Mossie sailors. 12 Mossies from 3 states contested the inaugural Australian Mosquito Spinnaker Championships and then 11 sloop rigged Mossies and 22 cat rigged Mossies contested the 41st Australian Mosquito Championships. The racing was intense, with both physical and mental exhaustion a factor, but was soon forgotten back at the club where the socialising was up to the usual Mossie standard, with the welcome BBQ, New Years Eve and Presentation Night a highlight. New Years Day a sightseeing, orchard, winery and brewery tour was held with the bus full of sailors and family enjoying a taste of what East Gippsland has to offer and the use of a local school bus made the social side of the Mossie champs that much more enjoyable for all, as they didn't need to worry about driving.

The Presentations where huge as usual with lots of prizes given out, not many sailors went home empty handed or with empty bellies sick . The Raymond Island Ramble a stern chaser race was a fun way to finish off the week, with 25 minutes between the first and last to start based on times from the weeks racing. As it turned out the gap was too big with the first to start the first to finish (well done Peter Nicholson), but all the sailors enjoyed the challenge of trying to catch those in front and got to see more of the Gippsland Lakes System, sailing in Lake King as well as Lake Victoria.

Report by Gary Maskiell.

 

Awards

MkI (Cat rigged)
Outright
1st Gary Maskiell 1760 Thrice Bitten
2nd Bob Wilson 1781 Voodoo
3rd Matt Stone 1826 The Joker
Handicap
1st  Phillip Pearce  1765  Aldebaran V
2nd  Peter Hallsworth  1777  Beyond a Joke
3rd  Robert Lott  1808  Grey Matter
MkII (Sloop rigged)
Outright
1st Warwick Kemp & Tomas Norman 1788 Atreus
2nd Simon Hallsworth & Ben Clarke 1800 The Young Mariner
3rd Sarah Floyd &
  Tom Floyd
1802 Totally...
Handicap
1st Phil Flaherty &
  Mark Stillman
1818 To be sure two
2nd Neil Joiner &
  David Joiner
1789 Immunity
3rd Peter Dunk &
  Kirsten Thomas
1744 Splashes of Brilliance
Spinnaker fleet
Outright
1st Gary Maskiell 1760 Thrice Bitten
2nd Matt Stone 1826 The Joker
3rd Tim Shepperd 1775 Karma Cat
Other Awards
Best placed female (skipper or crew) Sarah Floyd 1802 Totally...
Junior Skipper Sarah Floyd 1802 Totally...
Veteran Skipper Tim Shepperd 1775 Karma Cat
Encouragement Award      
Spirit of the Nationals  Ewan Watson    
Best Placed Heavy Weight Boat      
Best Presented Boat Matt & Daniel (Stone Bros Racing)

 1825 &
1826

 Kryptonite & The Joker
Best placed Wooden Boat  Philip Pearce  1765  Aldebaran 5
State Teams Award Victoria    
Invitation Race
1st MkI Gary Maskiell  1760 Thrice Bitten
1st MkII Simon Hallsworth & Ben Clarke 1800 The Young Mariner

 

Results

MK I

Series Scores (click here for race results)

PlaceSail#NameClassCrewClubRace 1
30 Dec 2012
Race 2
30 Dec 2012
Race 3
31 Dec 2012
Race 4
31 Dec 2012
Race 5
31 Dec 2012
Race 6
31 Dec 2012
Race 7
2 Jan 2013
Race 8
2 Jan 2013
Race 9
2 Jan 2013
Race 10
2 Jan 2013
ScoreImp
1 1760 Thrice Bitten Mosquito Gary Maskiell GLYC 1 1 2 2 2 1 3 1 3 7 13.0 1.3
2 1781 Voodoo Mosquito Bob Wilson AYC 2 6 1 3 1 7 1 3 2 3 16.0 8.3
3 1826 The Joker Mosquito Matt Stone SYC 3 5 6 7 3 3 2 6 1 1 24.0 12.9
4 1775 Karma Cat Mosquito Tim Shepperd GLYC 4 3 3 1 4 4 4 4 5 15 27.0 3.8
5 1825 Kryptonite Mosquito Daniel Stone SYC 5 4 10 5 9 8 14 2 4 6 43.0 12.1
6 1747 Catalyst Mosquito Mitch Meade GLYC 6 2 13 4 14 23(DNC) 11 5 8 4 53.0 14.2
7 1777 Beyond A Joke Mosquito Peter Hallsworth SYC 12 8 4 13 7 2 5 14 9 9 56.0 21.7
8 1790 Bee Alert Mosquito Peter Nikitin LSBC 7 9 14 10 13 6 7 9 6 5 59.0 15.2
9 1749 Bite Me Mosquito Nick Baglioni GLYC 9 7 18 6 6 23(DNC) 23(DNC) 11 7 2 66.0 21.0
10 1765 Aldebaran 5 Mosquito Phillip Pearce ASC 10 18 9 11 5 5 9 10 14 8 67.0 21.7
11 1785 Bear Talk Mosquito Garry Johnstone LBYC 14 10 11 8 8 12 8 12 10 10 77.0 14.6
12 1786 Matrix Mosquito Mark Pfennig LBYC 11 11 5 9 10 11 13 8 16 23(DNC) 78.0 8.0
13 1732 Just Do It Mosquito Steve Thomas LBYC 13 14 12 15 11 10 12 7 11 11 87.0 14.3
14 1808 Grey Matter Mosquito Robert Lott BeYC 16 13 19 12 16 9 6 13 13 14 96.0 21.4
15 1787 Try Again Mosquito Tim Kennedy LBYC 17 23(DNF) 7 16 12 13 10 16 12 12 98.0 16.2
16 1676 Both Barrells Mosquito Rick Verboon SYC 8 12 8 14 15 14 16 15 15 13 99.0 2.0
17 1770 Rebel Without A Clew Mosquito Roy Douglas NSC 18 19 23(OCS) 18 18 16 15 17 17 16 135.0 7.8
18 1819 Chat Blanc Mosquito Simon Clavin McYC 20 16 17 17 19 15 17 18 19 17 136.0 9.4
19 1762 Hakuna Matata Mosquito Jonathon Lyons SSC 19 17 16 22 22 17 19 20 20 19 147.0 6.3
20 1635 Furr Ball Mosquito Andrew McLachlan CYC 15 15 20 19 17 18 21 23 (DNF) 23(DNC) 23(DNC) 148.0 0.2
20 1763 Nebuchadnezzar Mosquito Simon Bone NSC 21 20 15 20 20 20 18 19 18 18 148.0 10.1
22 1773 Spot Mosquito Peter Nicholson NSC 22 21 23(OCS) 21 21 19 20 21 23(DNF) 23 (DNC) 168.0 4.9


MK II

Series Scores (click here for race results)

PlaceSail#NameClassCrewClubRace 1
30 Dec 2012
Race 2
30 Dec 2012
Race 3
31 Dec 2012
Race 4
31 Dec 2012
Race 5
31 Dec 2012
Race 6
31 Dec 2012
Race 7
2 Jan 2013
Race 8
2 Jan 2013
Race 9
2 Jan 2013
Race 10
2 Jan 2013
ScoreImp
1 1788 Atreus Mosquito Warwick Kemp
  Tomas Norman
ASC 4 1 1 3 1 1 4 3 2 2 14.0 7.2
2 1800 The Young Mariner Mosquito Simon Hallsworth
  Ben Clark
SYC 1 12 (DNF) 2 1 2 2 7 2 1 3 14.0 2.4
3 1802 Totally... Mosquito Sarah Floyd
  Tom Floyd
BeYC 2 2 4 5 3 4 1 8 9 4 25.0 2.8
4 1789 Immunity Mosquito Neil Joiner
  David Joiner
GLYC 3 3 9 12 (DNF) 12 (DNC) 8 2 1 3 1 30.0 12.2
5 1805 Just A Toy Mosquito Trevor Armstrong
  Eliza Kimlin
SSC 6 5 5 4 8 6 5 4 6 6 41.0 5.1
6 1818 To Be Sure Two Mosquito Phil Flaherty
  Mark Stillman
ASC 9 8 3 8 5 7 3 7 4 5 42.0 15.4
7 1744 Splashes Of Brilliance Mosquito Peter Dunk
  Kirsten Thomas
LBYC 8 4 7 2 7 9 6 5 5 12(DNF) 44.0 10.6
8 1823 Zanzara Mosquito Gordon Hyde
  Kate Hyde
RYC 5 6 8 7 6 3 8 6 7 7 47.0 4.0
9 1794 More Than A Splash Mosquito Philip Warren-Smith
  Cameron Warren-Smith
RYC 7 7 6 6 4 5 12(DNF) 12(DNC) 8 8 51.0 5.2
10 185 The Ancient Mariner Mosquito Hubert Tucker
  Martin Flaherty
ASC 10 9 10 9 9 10 9 9 12(DNF) 12(DNC) 75.0 3.1
11 1691 Smik Mosquito Bradley Spencer
  Patricia Pollock
SYC 11 10 11 12 (DNF) 12 (DNC) 12 (DNC) 10 12 (DNF) 12 (DNC) 12(DNC) 90.0 1.7

 

Spinnaker Fleet

Series Scores (click here for race results)

PlaceSail#NameClassCrewClubRace 1
27 Dec 2012
Race 2
27 Dec 2012
Race 3
27 Dec 2012
Race 4
27 Dec 2012
Race 5
27 Dec 2012
Race 6
28 Dec 2012
Race 7
28 Dec 2012
Race 8
28 Dec 2012
Score
1 1760 Thrice Bitten Mosquito Gary Maskiell GLYC 1 1 1 1 7 1 2 1 6.0
2 1826 The Joker Mosquito Matt Stone SYC 2 2 2 4 5 5 3 2 15.0
3 1775 Karma Cat Mosquito Tim Shepperd GLYC 5 4 5 2 1 2 5 8 19.0
4 1747 Catalyst Mosquito Mitch Meade GLYC 3 5 3 5 2 6 7 6 24.0
5 1794 More Than A Splash Mosquito Philip Warren-Smith RYC 10 6 4 3 3 8 6 5 27.0
6 1749 Bite Me Mosquito Nick Baglioni GLYC 4 3 13 (DNF) 7 8 7 13 (DNS) 3 32.0
7 1790 Bee Alert Mosquito Peter Nikitin LSBC 6 7 7 8 4 4 9 9 36.0
8 1805 Just A Toy Mosquito Trevor Armstrong
  Eliza Kimlin
SSC 8 8 8 6 6 9 4 7 39.0
9 1744 Splashes Of Brilliance Mosquito Peter Dunk
  Kirsten Thomas
LBYC 13 (DNF) 13 (DNC) 13 (DNC) 13 (DNC) 13 (DNC) 3 1 4 47.0
10 1732 Just Do It Mosquito Steve Thomas LBYC 9 9 6 9 9 10 8 10 50.0
11 1825 Kryptonite Mosquito Daniel Stone SYC 7 13 (DNC) 13 (DNC) 13 (DNC) 13 (DNC) 13 (DNF) 13 (DNC) 13 (DNC) 72.0
12 1635 Furr Ball Mosquito Andrew McLachlan CYC 13 (DNF) 13 (DNF) 13 (DNF) 13 (DNC) 13 (DNC) 13 (DNC) 13 (DNC) 13 (DNC) 78.0