Twofold Bay Yacht Club 2002 Regatta
This year the number of Mosquitoes competing was doubled over the previous year with four entries, and once again the Mosquitoes did well against the division 1 fleet, made up mostly with Hobie cats (20, 17, 18, 16). There was also a Nacra 5.8 and two A-classes. Overall the Mosquitoes took 1st, 4th, 5th and 16th places in the 23 boat fleet.
The winds were very variable on the Saturday (from 5 to 20 knots and changing in direction quite radically as well), but we had two very interesting and challenging races. The large ocean swell rolled in at times and when this combined with one of the windier legs the downhill ride was quite superb.
On Sunday we had one race in light breezes which did not suit the other classes at all, and in a dying (actually dead) breeze race 4 was not started.
This is a great event for Mosquitoes to attend. It’s a great bay to sail in with ideal sheltered beach launching, and it’s also a lot of fun to race against the faster cats. This year’s light winds are not typical!
It would be great if we could double our numbers again next year!
|Overall Position||Boat Name||Sail Number||Skipper||Class||Club|
|1||Karma Chris||1775||Tim Shepperd||Mosquito MkI||Gippsland LakesYC|
|2||Loose||1559||Andrew Downing||Nacra 5.8||Vincentia|
|3||6252||6252||Ron McDonald||Hobie 17||Surf Coast SC|
|4||Red Alert||1741||Peter Nikitin||Mosquito MkI||Loch Sport BC|
|5||Perfect Score||1111||Gary Maskiell||Mosquito MkII||Gippsland Lakes YC|
|6||No Swimming Between the Flags||15934||Peter Manley||Hobie 18||Canberra YC|
|7||6242||6242||Paul Molnar||Hobie 17||Jindabyne SC|
|7||Action Blinds||3903||Ian Riley||Hobie 17||Tuross SC|
|9||Midlife||AUS 661||D Godfrey||A Class||Port Kembla YC|
|9||Chinchilla||2969||Bob Watkin||Hobie 17||YMCASC Canberra|
|11||Too Bad||466||Alex Machin||Hobie 20||Jindabyne SC|
|12||The Cat’s my Horse||6534||Jonathan Disher||Hobie 17||Jindabyne SC|
|13||Bullet Proof||303||Mike Dunn||Hobie 20||Canberra YC|
|13||O Brother||9||Anthony Selden||Hobie 20||Jindabyne SC|
|15||Swifty||2957||Glenn Goyen||Hobie 17||Jindabyne SC|
|16||Hexham||1746||Andrew Copland||Mosquito MkII||Latrobe Valley YC|
|17||Storm Front||467||Ken Dean||Hobie 20||Jindabyne SC|
|18||853||853||John Alps||Hobie 20||Canberra YC|
|19||Men in Black||522||Brent Freeston||Hobie 20||Canberra YC|
|20||Custard||14089||Arild Hellard||Hobie 18||Wallagoot BC|
|21||5858||5858||D Riding||Hobie 17||Canberra YC|
|22||Fire and Rain||538||Dave Taylor||A Class||Dry River SC|
|23||97047||97047||Graeme Lee||Hobie 16||Canberra YC|