2022-2023 Association membership
A reminder to anyone that has not renewed their membership yet this season, please do ASAP! It is important to have a strong class association to look after and promote the Mosquito class, and membership fees are well overdue by now.
For all the details on how much and how to pay have a look at our Membership page.
2022-2023 State titles
This season’s states will be at Adelaide Sailing Club, a two day event again on the March long-weekend, specifically March 11-12th 2023. The Notice of Race (NoR) can be down-loaded here.
As this event is a one-weekend event, the AGM will be conducted Saturday evening after dinner. Sailing awards will be presented to successful sailors at the conclusion of sailing. See the NoR for details.
It is a requirement of the MCASA that all participating sailors are finacial members of the MCASA and Australian Sailing (via your affiliated sailing club membership). The NoR also includes the compulsory requirement for Insurance. Although participating sailors can place their entry at the venue, MCASA committee encourage entry prior to the weekend using the online entry form here. The series fee is payable via EFT, see the entry form for transfer details. Thank you.
Committee thanks you for your interest and look forward to making you welcome at Adelaide SC in March.
Notice of Race
2020-21 State Titles: Announcement and Information
The Mosquito Catamaran class State Titles are planned for the March long weekend; 6th, 7th and 8th. The ever popular Port Vincent Sailing Club has again opened its spacious doors of welcome to host this event. The Notice of Race (NoR) can be down-loaded here and contain details for the sailing races. As this event is a one-weekend event, the AGM will be conducted during the event and the Prizes awarded at the event’s conclusion. See the NoR for details.
It is a requirement of the MCASA that all participating sailors are finacial members of the MCASA (membership form here) and Australian Sailing (via your affiliated sailing club membership). The NoR also includes the compulsory requiremnt for Insurance.
Although participating sailors can place their entry at the venue, MCASA committee encourage entry prior to the weekend using the entry form here. The series fee is payable via EFT.
Committee thanks you for your interest and look forward to making you welcome at Pt. Vincent.
Link: Notice of Race
Link: Sailing Instructions
Pt. Vincent SC ask all sailors to read and follow the instructions using their beach and the public boat ramp. Link: Beach Instructions
2019-20 State Titles: the final rap
The second round of racing was completed at Adelaide SC with the three programmed races being completed. This was fortunate as the third round planned for Barmera was cancelled due to the restrictions placed on conducting sport functions due to the Covid-19 pandemic. With six races conducted, the required number was completed to name State champions for the 2019-2020 season. Final results can be studied here.
Congratualtions to Warwick Kemp, Atreus, Mk1. Justin Bissi and Kalahni Bissi, Jelly Legs, Mk2.
The second round of racing is Saturday Feb. 15th at Adelaide SC. A 1300 start is programmed for 3 races, back-to-back. Please attend the sailors’ briefing at 1200 under the club balcony.
The first round of racing has been completed, conducted at Pt. Vincent SC. The results can be viewed on SailRes here at https://www.sailres.com/view.php?s=1213
2019-20 State Titles:
Notice of Race here.
Sailing Instructions here.
Committee has decided to repeat the format from last season, three race days over 3 weekends. Each day’s sailing will be of three races, giving a potential for a nine race series. There will be 2 classes only, Mk1 and Mk2, with the same nomination fees applying to both classes. Particapants will be able to nominate for individual race days, with a full race fee also being available for the three days. Please consider the following for your calendar planning.
Day1: Pt. Vincent SC, Sunday November 3rd. https://www.facebook.com/portvincentsailingclub/ (If you decide to travel to Pt. Vincent on Saturday, a sailors’ social gathering is in the planning for Saturday evening, hosted by local mosquito sailing club members. More details https://www.facebook.com/groups/613228492169456/
Day 2: Adelaide SC, Saturday February 15th. www.adelaidesailingclub.com.au Meals will be available in the Oceanique Restaurant Saturday evening within the club rooms, link: https://www.facebook.com/oceaniqueadl/ Menu link: http://www.oceanique.com/menu.html
Day 3: Lake Bonney SC, Saturday March 21st. https://lbyc.org.au/ (The club members will provide a meal Saturday evening at the club. Committee would like you to stay for the meal and attend the AGM following.)
2018-19 State Titles: Day1. December 1st, Lake Bonney YC.
Notice of Race here.
Sailing Instructions will be available on the day at the LBYC club house.
2018-19 State Titles: change of date for Day 1.
The State Titles for season 2018-19 will be conducted over three days. Each day’s sailing and host club is detailed below. Sailing will be conducted during the host clubs’ normal sailing programs for the day listed. It is planned each day’s sailing will be of three races, giving a potential for a nine race series.
Access NoR here. Sailing Instructions will be available on the day at the LBYC club house.
Day 1: Sat. December 1. Barmera. Lake Bonney Yacht Club https://lbyc.org.au/
Day 2: Sun. Feb 10. Normanville. Normanville Sailing Club https://www.facebook.com/Normanville-Sailing-Club-175716332553449/
Day 3: Sat. March 23. Adelaide (Presentation and AGM?) Adelaide Sailing Club
To attend all 3 sailing days: $100.00. To attend a single day: $40.00(access the form https://www.theracingcat.com/index.php?page=sa-states-entry-form for nomination and payment details).
Note Mark 1 and Mark 2 is the same nomination fee.
2017-18 State Titles report and results.
The SA state titles was a small event but there was no lack of companionship and competitive sailing. Saturday day 1: hot, very light wind but a pleasant morning to catch up with the state’s mosquito sailors whilst rigging among the 100+ junior regatta and Adelaide Sailing Club boats. After 45 minute delay at sea, eventually 2 of the 3 scheduled races completed in light winds and flat seas whilst ‘glued’ to the gunwale. Sunday day 2: also warm but wind 15-22+ knots with very lumpy and breaking sea. All 3 races completed using maximum luff tension, traveler down and at full stretch on the trap. A full-on day’s racing with some boat damage, and frightening moments for Greg and Kirsten. Monday day 3: a pleasant summer’s day, variable wind from the south up to 15 knots but by race 3 was dropping, so off and on the string. That last race for the series had very steep and lumpy waves and sailing to windward required constant attention to boat trim and placement on the waves. Every tack was a challenge, selecting the perfect time to tack within the waves and very easy to ‘go into irons’ when you got it wrong.
Congrats to: Sloop, Warwick Kemp with Kalanhi Bissi, Hubert Tucker with daughter Michelle, Greg Hackett with Peter Dunk and Kirsten Thomas. Cat, Phillip Pearce, Steve Thomas, and Roy Douglas. Special mention of the ever effervescent Peter Nicholson, and the experienced team Peter Hallsworth with son Simon.
Our titles have been another successful event on many levels, ably supported by Adelaide Sailing Club. For detailed results follow the link above.
2017-18 State Titles, Notice of Race, Entry form and AGM.
Adelaide SC: March 10, 11, 12, (March Long weekend). See Notice of Race for details.
Please note the Entry Fee is $100 inclusive for the three days of racing. For partial participation nomination fees will be $40/day. There can be up to 3 races sailed each day, details in the NoR. Please submit fees via EFT, see link to nomination form below.
Notice of Race (NoR) link here. Sailing Instructions (SI) link here.
The AGM will be conducted Saturday evening at the conclusion of Saturday’s evening meal, also at ASC, to which you are all invited. The AGM agenda link here.
Entry form link: http://www.theracingcat.com/index.php?page=sa-states-entry-form.
2016-17 State Titles report and results.
The first weekend of the states has been completed with three races being decided on Saturday. These races were conducted back-to-back in 5-15 knots with the occasional bullet near 20kts. With the timing of the event being very early in the season, many competitors (and their boats) were not fully prepared and ready for a full afternoon of competitive sailing. Several incidents occurred ranging from gear failure to collisions and boat damage. One boat damaged a bow but completed all three races, gradually slowing as the water intake increased.
As usual the Pt. Vincent SC conducted a successful weekend on and off the water and the SA fleet again appreciated the club and its volunteers’ time and effort during the weekend. It must be noted and special thanks given to Peter Briton-Jones of Goolwa for filling the role of Race Officer for the weekend. Peter and the PVSC race committee planned the afternoon’s racing and put in place the procedures to be used during the forthcoming Nationals.
With the predicted forecast being correct and winds in excess of 32knots flowing across the bay, the Sunday racing was cancelled.
The results can be found here.
The remaining five races for the series will be conducted at Somerton YC.
State Titles, Notice of Race and Entry form.
Pt Vincent SC, October 29-30, Somerton YC, February 25-26. See Notice of Race for details.
Please note the Entry Fee is $120 inclusive for the two weekends. For partial participation please consult nomination fees listed in the Notice of Race. Please submit fees EFT, details in the NoR.
NoR link here.
Entry form link: http://www.theracingcat.com/index.php?page=sa-states-entry-form.
Find us on Facebook:
Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/613228492169456/ We shall be using FB for notifications, advertising events and class invitations. Like our page to join the swarm and get FB notifications. View many historical photographs from club, state and national events. Most can be copied and saved to your own collection.
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February 2016 newsletter here
YSA Sailor of the Year
Peter Dunk has been awarded the 2014-15 Sailor of the Year. This is in recognition of his and his crew, Kirsten Thomas success at Club, State and National level during the past season. It is also in recognition of Peter’s commitment and continued promotion of not only the mosquito class but also club activites at Lake Bonney, Barmera and within the National Mosquito Catamaran Council as national secretary.