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Hot Mozzie Sailing #241452
12/16/11 03:12 AM
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Hi all,

have been doing some hot mozzie sailing on the lakes since getting back from Spinnaker States.

Huge sail to Loch Sport 2 1/2 hours upwind in 20+ knot gusts, great fun grin Then Pete put on lunch for us, before sailing back with kite up and down at times in 43 minutes and that was with a capsize blush

Then last weekend had 5 Mossies, Paper Tiger and visiting A class start 3 back to back windward leeward races in about 20 knots. Awesome kite rides, lapping in less than 10 minutes at times cool except when I had a swim (again) cry.

Hope we get to sail again this weekend, can't wait for the nationals.


Regards Gary.
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Re: Hot Mozzie Sailing [Re: stillbitten] #241522
12/16/11 06:31 PM
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hey guys, well we have had some fun down at somers, 6 mossies out, starting in 20 knots. my bro keeping me on my toes, then the wind came in at 40knots even tho the race was abn it was on between bro and i, even tho he got around the top mark first on second lap i was bout 100 meters behind, but it pays to stay upright as bro pitch poled for a turtle, but my god it was hard to stay upright, as going dead down wind across the waves and still hung on for life.

Oh gary better watch out we are after you, muhahaha,

Re: Hot Mozzie Sailing [Re: stillbitten] #241525
12/16/11 09:02 PM
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Sounds like there has been some good sailing all round......last weekend at Rye was a lot of fun in 20knts as well......the Mossies are not liked there at the moment as the A's can't beat us :-) !!!!

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Re: Hot Mozzie Sailing [Re: Nic M] #241552
12/17/11 05:37 PM
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Nobody likes a well sailed Mozzie cry , other classes choose to think that they are the only ones that have improved their performance over the years, with the addition of modern looking rigs, square top mains, vertical stems etc, and in the case of the A's big bucks, for the latest hulls sick .

They don't realise that Mossies have continued to improve the performance of hulls, rigs and sails, without changing the look of the class smile . Many sailors of other classes just expect the same speed as the 70's frown .

Could be our new slogan, Mosquito Catamaran "The Racing Wolf in Sheeps Clothing" grin


Regards Gary.
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Re: Hot Mozzie Sailing [Re: stillbitten] #241559
12/18/11 06:19 AM
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Hi Gary,

I totally agree with your comments regarding other classes thinking they have made great performance improvements then having a sook cry when they are beaten by the good "old" Mozzie. How about adding "Racing by stealth" wink

p.s Watch out for Daniel Stone at the nationals. If he got to the start on time he would have come close to cleaning up on Saturday.

http://www.yachting.org.au/site/yachting/results/somersyc/2011/club/yardstickpursuit/01RGrp6.htm

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12/19/11 03:10 AM
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Have the yardstick changed to reflect these improvements.

I'll keep my mouth shut because the Taipan's has not either. shocked


Re: Hot Mozzie Sailing [Re: Tornado_ALIVE] #241588
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I guess the improvements have been relative along with most other classes, new manufacturing materials and techniques, improved sail designs and maximizing the bouyancy whilst still staying inside the rules and template boundaries. cool The Mozzie of the 70's is a long way from where we are today but I suppose you could say that of many restricted class designs. If we didn't embrace new technologies we would all be sailing heavy "dinosaurs". mad
Hang on !! crazy I've got one of the 70s designs in the back yard waiting for a new deck. eek

The bigtop Mozzie was trialed a few years ago but rejected by the assocaition for various reasons. laugh


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Re: Hot Mozzie Sailing [Re: Peter_Foulsum] #241778
12/22/11 02:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Peter_Foulsum


p.s Watch out for Daniel Stone at the nationals. If he got to the start on time he would have come close to cleaning up on Saturday.

http://www.yachting.org.au/site/yachting/results/somersyc/2011/club/yardstickpursuit/01RGrp6.htm


Hi Peter,

I saw enough of his speed at the Paynesville on a borrowed boat and then again at Spin States at McCrae to know he will be a contender, just a matter of time on the boat.

After just getting the mk1 and Masters trophies engraved from last year, I couldn't think of anything better than only taking one home this year, these young blokes are the future of the Mossie Class and open other young sailors eyes to the excitement of sailing Mossies, otherwise where just seen as a bunch of old blokes sailing old style boats.

But don't worry I intend to make them work for the Title. wink


Regards Gary.
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