35th Mosquito Catamaran Nationals
Jan 2007 at Christies Beach, SA

The 2006-07 Nationals were held at Christies Beach, SA from 31 Dec 2006 to 5 Jan 2007.

29 boats and crews enjoyed a well run series for the 35th National Mosquito Championships held in the first week of January, 2007 at Christies Beach SC, Adelaide. The anticipated conditions of strong breezes did not eventuate, instead there were gusty Northerlies opposing the sea breeze resulting in some very tricky conditions.  There were some good medium breezes at times as well though.

In the MkI (cat rigged) division Bob Wilson (Port Melb. YC) started off well with two bullets.  With a powerful rig setup that saw him first out on the wire in gusts his worst result was a fifth and by the time he finished with a fourth bullet in the last race he had taken out his eleventh National Title by 6 points.  Chris Dean, a relative new comer to the class but an experienced local from Christies took second place and Tim Shepperd from Gippsland Lakes YC sailed a consistent series to a well deserved third place.

In the MkII (sloop rigged) division Warwick Kemp with Kieran Latter crewing (Adelaide SC) won after a tight tussle with second placed Simon Hallsworth and Sarah Martin (also Adelaide SC). They went into the last race on equal points. Kemp picked the shifts on the first leg to take a commanding lead after which Hallsworth chased him hard but was unable to make up all the ground.  Peter Cobden and son Tom (Cairn Curran SC) were the only other boat to score a bullet winning two races which secured them third place on a countback.

Beau Delaine from Lake Bonney YC was awarded the Junior Skipper award and Victoria took out the State teams award. Sponsors of the event were Ashby Sails; Tatachilla Winery; Wedderburn Scales and Labels; Patritti Wine Cellars; and Binks Marine.

Pictures are available on the VMCA web photo album.


The following organisations have all supported this event. Please support them.

Ashby Sails; Tatachilla WineryWedderburn Scales and Labels; Patritti Wine Cellars; Binks Marine


MkI (Cat rigged)


1stBob Wilson1781Voodoo
2ndChris Dean1676

Angry Dragon

3rdTim Shepperd1775Karma Cat
1stPeter Nicholson177Spot
2ndJon Guymer1755Prestissimo
3rdPeter Nikitin1790Bee Alert

MkII (Sloop rigged)


1stWarwick Kemp & Kieran Latter1788Atreus
2ndSimon Hallsworth & Sarah Martin1800The Young Mariner
3rdPeter Cobden & Tom Cobden1787Try Again
1stMark Stillman & Shane1723Yellow Fever
2ndBrett Rowe & Diane Floyd766The Langolier
3rdBen Clark & Nigel Clark185The Ancient Mariner
Other Awards
Best placed female (Skipper or crew)Sarah Martin1800The Young Mariner
Junior SkipperBeau Delaine1745Two Obsessed
Veteran SkipperBob Wilson1781Voodoo
Heavy Weight Boat (+65 kg)Allan Pettman1510The Sting
Spirit of the NationalsMarilyn Dunn (Christies SC)  
Best Presented BoatPeter Dunk1707Natural Progression
State Teams AwardVictoria  
Invitation Race
1st MkIBob Wilson1781Voodoo
1st MkIIWarwick Kemp & Kieran Latter1788Atreus

Series Results

Mk I Series Results

PlaceSail NoBoat NameSkipper  HT1HT 2HT 3HT 4HT 5HT 6HT 7TotalDiscardFinal
11781VoodooBob WilsonAltona SCVic11312511459
21676Angry DragonChris DeanChristies SCSA521351320515
31775Karma KatTim ShepperdGippsland Lakes YCVic342434222418
41789ImmunityNeil JoinerGippsland Lakes YCVic23421064311021
51704Top GunDarryn KoppChristies SCSA42066825512031
61790Bee AlertPeter NikitinLoch Sport BCVic697717845936
71733Touch N GoGarry JohnstoneLake Boga YCVic76910497521042
81755PrestissimoJon GuymerLake Learmonth YCVic871120936642044
91786Grey AreaRob LottMokoan YCVic20108561110702050
101745Two ObsessedBeau DelaineLake Bonney YCSA9512111689701654
111763NebuchadnezzarMark PfenningLake Bonney YCSA108139121013751362
121760PitchforkRex BichardPort Lincoln YCSA111258141320832063
131787Try AgainTim KennedyLake Boga YCVic1311101271211761363
141770AquariusRoy DouglasChristies SCSA151615131118121001882
151510The StingAllan PettmanAdelaide SCSA141316201514161082088
161747Moggy PowerDi BichardPort Lincoln YCSA121514201915141092089
17177SpotPeter NicholsonNormanville SCSA171818151316151121894
181342Same Same, But DifferentBrian PartridgeChristies SCSA1817171418171711818100
191714HagarGordon SullivanChristies SCSA1614202017202012720107

Mk II Series Results

PlaceSail NoBoat NameSkipperCrew  HT1HT 2HT 3HT 4HT 5HT 6HT 7TotalDiscardFinal
11788AtreusWarwick KempKieran LatterAdelaide SCSA134122114410
21800The Young MarinerSimon HallsworthSarah MartinAdelaide SCSA212341215411
31805Try HardPeter CobdenTom CobdenCairn Curran SCVic451414423518
41802Totally…Mick FloydTom FloydBendigo YCVic523233624618
51794More Than A Splash!Philip Warren-SmithAnthony Warren-SmithRye YCVic366766337730
61765Aldebaran VPhillip PearceBrad PearceAdelaide SCSA647555739732
7178The Ancient MarinerBen ClarkNigel ClarkAdelaide SCSA875111175541143
81707Natural ProgressionPeter DunkKirsten ThomasLake Bonney YCSA71186788551144
91723Yellow FeverMark StillmanShayne DuddleyAdelaide SCSA98118899621151
10766The LangolierBrett RoweDi FloydBendigo YCVic1099991011671156