2024 State Titles – Colac YC
Add the 9th to the 11th March 2024 to your diaries. We are heading back inland for our 2024 State Titles.
Due to insufficient Mk2 division entries, the Mk2 State Titles will be held later this season at a date and venue to be settled. The Mk1 and Spinnaker divisions will be at Colac YC for the long weekend as planned.
2023 State Titles – Rye YC
The Mk2 mosquito titles were run on the 22,23 of April.
There were 7 entry’s and 4 different race winners. The race crew did a great job to get 3 races in on the Saturday, in light shifting breeze.
Each race was started quickly after the last boat finished, and with a close fleet there wasn’t much time lost waiting for the next start.
The Saturday night pie and football was well supported by the mosquito sailors, even if the football game was terrible!
Sunday was lighter than Saturday and didn’t look promising, but to the credit of the race crew a course was set and a race was started. Peter Lyons and John Dunn had a great start on port, looking like he was going to be first to the top mark before falling into a hole. Josh Hall and Thomas Taylor went around the top mark first only to fall into a hole and get passed by the fleet. The race was shortened to just a triangle with Justin and Gina winning their first race at state level.
The top 3 positions were separated by only 1 point. It was great to see so many new faces from Rye YC out sailing, and the return of Charlie Broomhall, who sailed on Immunity with Jamie Zizman. They finished 3rd with one race win.
In 2nd place were Brett Rowe and Sarah Skene, returning from their 2nd at the recent National titles, also with one race win.
In first place was Rob Lott sailing with local Rye mosquito sailor Madi Shears in her first of hopefully many more titles. They also had one race win.
Encouragement awards went to Henry and Jaxson who sailed separate days with Phil Warren-Smith and Thomas who sailed both days with Josh Hall.
This was the first event ably managed by the new VMCA President/Vice President team of Rob Lott and Brett Rowe. Special thanks to Gary Maskiell for organising the prizes and trophies and Tim Shepperd for organising the race with members of the Rye Yacht Club
The Mk1 and Spinnaker Mosquito State Titles for 2022/23 were held at Rye Yacht Club over the weekend of 11th to 13th March in almost perfect sailing conditions.
Past State Titles
- 2022-23 Rye YC
- 2021-22 Altona YC
- 2020-21 Bendigo YC
- 2019-20 Loch Sport BC
- 2018-19 Lake Boga YC
- 2017-18 Rye YC
- 2016-17 Altona YC
- 2015-16 Loch Sport BC
- 2014-15 Bendigo YC
- 2013-14 Portarlington SC
- 2012-13 Somers YC
- 2011-12 Lake Boga YC
- 2010-11 Gippsland Lakes YC
- 2009-10 Chelsea YC
- 2008-09 St Leonards MBYC
- 2007-08 Rosebud YC