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