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Re: Port Vincent Mosquitos [Re: Hack] #257334
02/11/13 10:43 PM
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Hi Hack,
Left mozzie at Vincent, just going over for the day so intend to be there around 11 so I can have a sail before lunch. 470 and TS16 coming over for race from Turton.
cheers Epimagic.

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Re: Port Vincent Mosquitos [Re: Hack] #257394
02/13/13 04:24 AM
02/13/13 04:24 AM
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G'day Philip,
Managed to get up to Wallaroo last Saturday for their sponsors 'three race day'. Awesome day, great mob and I managed to win my division!

Epi,
Look forward to seeing you Sunday! There'll be junior sailing on in the morning, and it'll be a bit busy down there. Lucky we have plenty room though! Weather could be interesting- northerlies forecast, which means anything could happen.
See you then.


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Re: Port Vincent Mosquitos [Re: Hack] #257600
02/19/13 04:42 AM
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Hi Hack,
A very enjoyable sail even though light winds. It was great to see four mozzies on the water especially two with spinnakers. Are you racing on the 10th of March?
cheers Epimagic.

Re: Port Vincent Mosquitos [Re: Hack] #257631
02/20/13 12:27 AM
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Howdy,
Yep, it was a challenging day, but great to have another boat on the water.
At this stage March 10th is a goer...but that's a long time into the future and anything could happen...


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Re: Port Vincent Mosquitos [Re: Hack] #258269
03/12/13 06:07 AM
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It would be remiss of me not to let last weekend go by without a quick mention of our lastest sailing exploits over here on YP....
In the third consecutive week of light and fickle winds, the race began with some very close racing over the first 3 legs, with all 4 Mozzies sharing the lead stages.
The second work sorted out the fleet however, with 'Epi' streaking ahead to eventually claim a significant win! It is worth noting that both boats with kites, 'Stubbhorn' and 'First Try' came in at the back end this week! Clearly, it's not all about the Spinnaker! In my case, finishing a clear last, its was about how to make mistakes at every opportunity! With only 3 weeks left in the season, it will be a shame to have to stop, but most crew are looking forward to some maintenance and fine-tuning of boats over the Winter.


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Re: Port Vincent Mosquitos [Re: Hack] #258296
03/13/13 04:18 AM
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Hi Hack,
Great day worth the trip over to Pt Vincent. Look forward to the 7th of April at Pt Turton 2pm start.
Cheers Epimagic.

Re: Port Vincent Mosquitos [Re: Hack] #258694
04/03/13 01:02 AM
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G'day Epi,
Looking like some good weather for this weekend at Turton. Hopefully we get a good turn-out. Do you know if any other cats will be sailing? I'm pretty sure the 3 of us are all in.



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Re: Port Vincent Mosquitos [Re: Hack] #258743
04/04/13 07:07 PM
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Hi Hack,
Epimagic will be there so 4 mozzies, 420,470,505,TS16 and any other boats from Vincent. Other cat sailor is in QLD. Good weather forecast at this stage should suit kites.

Re: Port Vincent Mosquitos [Re: Hack] #263776
09/14/13 05:15 AM
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Our new season commences Sunday Oct 13. Looks like we have a few new boats across the club, but the multihull fleet looks good. 3xMozzies, 1xStingray, 1xSundance 14, 1x Papertiger. At least 3 blokes have been looking at Mozzies, but can't find many on the 2nd hand market! Can't wait for the States here at the end of November.
'First Try' has been rebuilt in the off season and is in the spraybooth as I type. She will be re-born with a new livery and name, and hopefully some good form on the course...
Super keen!


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Re: Port Vincent Mosquitos [Re: Hack] #264000
09/17/13 05:46 AM
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Hi Hack,
See you on the 13th Epimagic.

Re: Port Vincent Mosquitos [Re: Hack] #264108
09/18/13 05:49 AM
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Excellent.


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Re: Port Vincent Mosquitos [Re: Hack] #265243
09/26/13 06:00 AM
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Phillip, did you replace the rudder boxes on your boat over winter.If so do you want to sell your old ones?

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Re: Port Vincent Mosquitos [Re: s horn] #265366
09/27/13 12:46 AM
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South Oz
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Hi S Horn
No and No.
But can bend up new ones for you and then you can assemble them.
Or wait until the States @ PV and we can discuss.
smile 0439824580 PP


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Re: Port Vincent Mosquitos [Re: Hack] #266524
10/28/13 04:52 AM
10/28/13 04:52 AM
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Port Vincent, SA
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Hi all,
Just a quick note to let you all know that the Mozzies are alive and well over here at Port Vincent.
In the last two weeks we've had 3 boats racing in a mixed multihull fleet. Despite light/moderate conditions we are still (mostly) smashing the 505 boys!
In the last fortnight racing has been extremely close at the pointy end.
Epimagic has chimed in for an early win last week and Shaun and Hamish on 'To Be Sure' took the honours last week. Yours truly on the refurbished and re-named 'Goodnight Nurse'(#1769) has been second twice by an aggregate time of less than 20 seconds...some would say unlucky?
'Stubhorn' has been skippered by owner Brett this year and he is embarking on a steep learning curve...
Hopefully I can get some bugs ironed out by the states titles in a month...


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Re: Port Vincent Mosquitos [Re: Hack] #267073
11/19/13 03:07 AM
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'CARNAGE AT PORT VINCENT'
In a startling turn of events on Sunday last, Epimagic has put herself in doubt for State Title contention following a carbon crunching encounter with her rival. While trying to execute a bold pre-start manoeuvre, Epi gybed into the starboard stern of 'Exocet', a slightly sturdier Stingray 18. Shocked witnesses on Exocet later revealed their shock and surprise at the collision making comments to the effect that they feared imminent death, or at the very least required new undergarments.
Epi made it around the first few marks of the course before the full extent of her damage was revealed; a 20 cent piece sized chunk out her starboard bow stem. She was forced to leave the course, limping home with a hull full of water.
Exocet was able to continue her race and diced with 'Goodnight Nurse' all over the course to eventually take the race by five seconds in a nail-biting finish in the 15-18 knot Southerly.
'Goodnight Nurse' had been eagerly anticipating a keen battle with Epi following their last event at Pt Turton a few weeks ago, GN holding out the local boat for a hard-fought win in tricky conditions on that occasion.
The whole of Port Vincent is now on standby for the influx of Mosquito sailors coming in fortnight to contest for state honours. We anticipate further fair breezes and close, but not too-close, competition.


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Re: Port Vincent Mosquitos [Re: Hack] #268036
12/26/13 07:49 PM
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'GROWING PORT VINCENT MOZZIE FLEET'
Andy, having picked up '17XX', now to be known as 'Red Mist' from Kingston SE is the latest addition to our fleet here at Pt Vincent. Andy doesn't have much small boat racing experience, but is a competitive sportsman and has plenty of big-cat racing and cruising hours behind him.
...And so we had a 5 boat fleet in last weeks race, which saw us begin in fickle NW and finish in strong but shifty SSE breezes. Again there were many lead and positional changes as all boats had a chance at the pointy end. Eventually 'To Be Sure' took the race from 'Goodnight Nurse' , closely followed 'Stubbhorn' and 'Epi'. 'Red Mist' retired as the wind increased due to steering issues.
Yesterday, in a growing seabreeze, TBS, GN and RM went for a brief but entertaining practice sail. GN suffered a few injuries that need to be fixed before nationals, and we all has a few thrill rides in the flat water.
There are now AT LEAST 3 folk around our way seeking mozzies in the new year or for next season. If you want to sell a boat, let us know, and your more than half a chance!

Happy new year to all, see you at the Nats!


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Re: Port Vincent Mosquitos [Re: Hack] #268047
12/27/13 09:47 PM
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I have another one with all the bits, no trailer, was rebeamed painted last year, needs work to repair where the bow tangs pulled out $250


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Re: Port Vincent Mosquitos [Re: Hack] #269420
02/16/14 05:22 AM
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Well Dave (and anyone else who cares...) you missed a 'textbook' perfect day on the water today. We had a southerly at about 12-16kn. Four boats started with 'To Be Sure' and 'Goodnight Nurse' leading for most of the first few legs in a very tight race. 'Stubbhorn' pulled out the kite and smoked us downwind, but couldn't hold us off upwind. Andy (Red Mist) is improving steadily, but got a bad start and fell off the pace. On the last main windward leg 'To Be Sure' got into some drama. The rotator rope slipped out of the cleat while they were both on trapeze, over rotating the mast, and popping the diamond wires off of the spreader, resulting in an forward bend in the mast. They retired and manged to get it straighted luckily. It was going to be a very tight finish, but that left me and Steve to fight it out. I was pointing a fair bit higher than him, and managed to get in front at the last mark, and beat him by about 20 seconds.
I certainly enjoyed the conditions after the state drifting titles a fortnight ago! Hope the leg is on the mend.
Take it easy.


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Re: Port Vincent Mosquitos [Re: Hack] #270535
03/24/14 03:36 AM
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G'day once again sportsfans!

Last Sunday's racing saw the emergence of our latest Mozzie, the unofficially named 'Ilman Express' (Owned by Greg Illman). The 'sometime' 505 sailor recently purchased the slightly refurbished boat from Simon Hallsworth, and slipped straight into gear, leading out fleet of 5 around the course for about three quarters of the race. Greg thrived in the variable and shifty conditions, and put the wind up all of us, who didn't like the look of this at all. As with 'To be Sure' and 'Goodnight Nurse' battling it out for second, and 'Stubbhorn' and 'Red Mist' dicing for 4th, it was a great race with many positional changes. As the wind picked up on the 2nd windward leg, us heavyweights began to reel him in; his 60kg frame now having to work extra hard. At the beginning of the last small triangle (the approach to the clubhouse finish line) 'To be Sure' and 'Goodnight Nurse' were seconds apart, having overhauled 'That annoying new bloke in the blue boat' and were powering to the finish. The last 3 minutes of the racing were extremely intense at the pointy end, with us literally metres apart the whole way. after getting the second last starboard cross, I cracked under pressure, stuffing the last tack, and handing the well deserved win to 'To be Sure'.

When Dave 'Swear-jar' Heynemann returns next season, and if we can continue to sweet-talk some young lads, who've been showing great interest, we'll have a regular fleet of up to 7 boats on the water.

I know it's off-thread, but for what it's worth, the PVSC guys reckon that the 'square-top' argument should not take precedence over the 'Mosquito' lettering on the sail. We reiterate that the beauty of this class is the low cost, versatility, ease of rigging/sailing etc. The immediate and relatively low cost impact of the lettering would attract more new sailors than a new sail/mast etc which will inevitably lead to increased set up and replacement costs...

I'll also reiterate that the further great strength of this class is the people within it, who are friendly, enthusiastic and willing to assist newcomers. I think that this is the biggest selling point that needs to be exploited. Recent comments about the 65+ division also has merit, so that older boats will be dragged out of the sheds...

All the best.


Last edited by Hack; 03/24/14 03:37 AM.

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Re: Port Vincent Mosquitos [Re: Hack] #275806
10/13/14 05:40 AM
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WE ARE BACK!!

Five local Mozzies made it around the course in 5-8kn breezes to kick off the season! It was awesome to welcome Steve Launer to the fleet sailing a very nicely repaired 'Endaka'.
Close racing saw the fleet within a few minutes of each other all the way around the course throughout the hour long race.
A productive winter saw Greg Illman's shiny bright machine take out the race ahead of Shaun and Hamish (9 Lives), Steve Launer, yours truly and Andy 'Catman' Van Arend. In the coming weeks we could see a 6th boat join the fleet, with Hamish and brother Max taking on 'To Be Sure'.
We're all anticipating some great racing for the season and everyone is pumped for the first leg of the state titles here in a few weeks. I'll be praying for 20Kn for that one!


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