Follow the links to the right to read about the regattas attended by Mosquitoes in previous seasons.
10th Victorian Spinnaker State Titles
Rye YC on 14/15 December.
Australian Masters Games
Garry Johnstone, Sam Watson, Peter Nikitin and Tim Shepperd were in Geelong for the first week of October competing in the Australian masters games. Over 5 days of racing we had a wide range of conditions, with the Boga sailors enjoying the light and flukey stuff and the Gippsland sailors enjoying the stronger breezes (and they did get very strong in the last race – 30 knot gusts recorded at Avalon airport!)
Garry was the eventual winner over Tim by a point. Peter’s game may have been spoiled by rats disturbing him in his tent at night, but everyone’s performance suffered anyway due to problems finding a decent coffee in Geelong (we did in the end!).
The Ice Breaker at Bendigo YC
Despite the forecast for light to nothing, Lake Eppaloch turned on some light but decent winds for the weekend so we were able to sail 3 races on Saturday and 2 on Sunday, plus an invitation race on Saturday morning. Being Bendigo there was plenty of trapezing but it never lasted long, and the gusts and shifts caused a lot of sailors to go for a swim.
Saturday and Sunday mornings were both early starts as the dedicated AC watchers gathered around the iPad in the clubhouse to watch Emirates try to beat Oracle (and the time limit).
Gary Maskiell, Tim Shepperd, Nick Baglioni and Trevor Armstrong with Eliza sailed in division 1 with spinnakers, sailing against mainly Vipers, Taipans and A-classes. The cat rigged mozzies and cat rigged Taipans are now on the same yardstick, which made the racing much more interesting between these boats now it’s first over the line to win. There were some memorable downwind legs to be had if you could find a gust.
In division 2 Stuart Ridge, Rob Lott and Ewan Watson only had a C-boat for competition but there was plenty of competition between the three of them.
Gary and Stuart both won their divisions but were pushed hard from behind.