so much for the plan of posting every day
things just got to hectic, socialising
we came off the water at 5.30pm New Years Eve
Well it's all over now 8 days (including 2 lay days) 20 races, what a huge week of sailing, thanks to the 60 odd volunteers from GLYC that made it a enjoyable regatta for all the Mossie sailors. 12 Mossies from 3 states contested the inaugural Australian Mosquito Spinnaker Championships and then 11 sloop rigged Mossies and 22 cat rigged Mossies contested the 41st Australian Mosquito Championships. The racing was intense, with both physical and mental exhaustion a factor, but was soon forgotten back at the club where the socialising was up to the usual Mossie standard, with the welcome BBQ, New Years Eve and Presentation Night a highlight. New Years Day a sightseeing, orchard, winery and brewery tour was held with the bus full of sailors and family enjoying a taste of what East Gippsland has to offer and the use of a local school bus made the social side of the Mossie champs that much more enjoyable for all, as they didn't need to worry about driving.
The Presentations where huge as usual with lots of prizes given out, not many sailors went home empty handed or with empty bellies
. The Raymond Island Ramble a stern chaser race was a fun way to finish off the week, with 25 minutes between the first and last to start based on times from the weeks racing. As it turned out the gap was too big with the first to start the first to finish, but all the sailors enjoyed the challenge of trying to catch those in front and got to see more of the Gippsland Lakes System, sailing in Lake King as well as Lake Victoria.
Now its time to relax at last and for the local Mossie sailors to help run the son of Mossie Titles
. The next big event will be the State Titles at Somers YC, hope to see you there.