National Mosquito Catamaran Council

49th Mosquito Catamaran National Titles

2nd Jan 2021 to 8th Jan 2021 - Portarlington SC, VIC

The National Titles, COVID-19 and border closures - 21 Aug 2020

The VMCA had a committee meeting last Wednesday to discuss the 2020/21 Nats. At this stage we intend to continue to organise the event in the hope that it will be able to go ahead, but can say without a doubt, that there will be no National Titles in January 2021 if the Border closures preclude inter-state members from participating. The VMCA will be holding another meeting to discuss the 2020/21 Nats at the end of September (at the latest) and making announcements at the start of October regarding the 2020/21 Nats proceeding (mind you it may still be wait and see).

The VMCA hopes to stay flexible for as long as possible regarding running these Nats, as in Victoria at least, situations are changing weekly. The VMCA decision on the Nats proceeding is likely to be made as soon as the Government, Australian Sailing or Portarlington S.C. make decisions that make it clear it can't go ahead. But up till then I can't think of anything I rather do this January, than go sailing at one of the best locations in Victoria and I hope our inter-state Mosquito sailors feel the same. Remember, we will have the basic camping option in a paddock 7 km from the club, with hire facilities (toilets and maybe a shower at this stage) and some access to power. This camping option will be available to sailors at short notice, and whilst this type of accommodation is not everybody's first option, I hope it will make it possible for those that want to sail to attend, if preferred options are not available to them.

Gary - VMCA President

The 2020/21 Nationals will be held at Portarlington Sailing Club from Sat 2 Jan to Fri 8 Jan 2021.

The Notice of Race can be downloaded here, the entry form is here and further information will be published on the National Titles page.
Click here for the current entry list

Accommodation can be a bit difficult in this popular beachside area at this time of the year. The VMCA has been able to facilitate a basic camping option. This will be a paddock 7 km from the club with hire facilities (toilets and maybe a shower at this stage) and some access to power. Bookings will be taken for this option later in the year.

Camping is available at the Portarlington Bellarine Bayside Holiday Park which is immediately behind the club. Bookings for the 2021 January period are now open. The park books out quickly and gives priority to previous bookings.
www.bellarinebayside.com.au

 

Portarlington National Titles 2011

Portarlington 2011

Upcoming Events

National Titles

Date: 2 January 2021 to 08 January 2021
Summary: Portarlington SC, VIC

Chelsea YC

Date: 20 February 2021
Summary: FOAK regatta

First race 1030am
Three races
Paul O'Connor 0413 111 012