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Vic Sloop States #271600
04/21/14 04:39 AM
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Hi all,

so it's Anzac weekend at Rye. Looks like lots of boats, I'll be there with a young bloke who was skippering a Flying Dutchman at the Easter Regatta. Got a lot of rigging to do, but should be worth it. Can't wait, it's 10 years since I last sailed sloop grin .

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Re: Vic Sloop States [Re: ] #271623
04/21/14 05:19 PM
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Not many entries yet!

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Re: Vic Sloop States [Re: Tim_Mozzie] #271627
04/22/14 04:14 AM
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Just done the entry, but Stone Bros are coming and Neil J.

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04/22/14 04:26 AM
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Wow excitement plus, looks like there might even be wind shocked Yeeha grin

Re: Vic Sloop States [Re: ] #271683
04/22/14 06:10 PM
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looks like a great weekend coming with a lot of boat heading to Rye..
please let me know if your coming so we can arrange storage/entries etc.
at this point it looks like over12-15 boats that i know have already said they are coming but we only have 3 entries so far.. please let me know your intention ASAP


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Re: Vic Sloop States [Re: ] #271701
04/23/14 03:23 AM
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Beckit in back in Victoria and I am thinking that Cat rigged with spinnaker should just about allow me to keep up.

Puts all those others who are contemplating being lazy to shame. It's the last blast for the season for most of you, so come down and sail Cat, Sloop, Spin, even if it is just for one or two races as it should be fun.

Weather looks great and you will be regretting it for the cold dark winter if you don't. It is a great local venue with plenty of social opportunities. All the sheep stations are on hold for the weekend so would be great to see you.

Luke

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04/24/14 05:17 AM
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Hope to be at the club about lunchtime. Lots of rigging to do, might get on the water tomorrow if all goes well. whistle

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04/26/14 01:28 AM
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Are there any results up yet?


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04/26/14 04:43 AM
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Hi all, no results up, only one race held, very windy, upto 25knots and rough. 12 boats entered, only four finished, 9 lives then Tim on Karma Cat, Gordon on Air Apparent, Trevor on Latest Toy. 3 boats with masts down and various other breakages. All starts again tomorrow, forecast light winds, all boats fixed by tomorrow.

Re: Vic Sloop States [Re: ] #271871
04/26/14 05:50 AM
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Thanks for the update Gary.

Congrats to all 12 who ventured out in those conditions. Had we been there, we would have stayed on shore.


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04/27/14 01:42 AM
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Results just in. Daniel Stone third. Neil Joiner & Kate Hyde second. And by half a boat length in the last race Gary & Finn first. Four races today.

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04/27/14 03:50 AM
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Thanks again for the update Gary.

Will someone please write a brief description of the racing for those of us who couldn't be there?

Are the results on SailRes yet?

Thanks,
Greg.


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Re: Vic Sloop States [Re: ] #271886
04/27/14 06:18 AM
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In what was the closest racing for many years with constant lead changes and tight mark rounds, Rye put on a great regatta thanks go to all who helped out and to all the novice crews that stepped in to help some cat rigged skippers compete. The tight course and windy conditions produced exciting racing, one minute you were a legend and next your out the back door one missed tack cost several placing!! sad to think it's the last race for the season but at least it was a great one…. thank again to all that made the trip


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Re: Vic Sloop States [Re: air_apparent] #271899
04/27/14 07:55 PM
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Results

Don't bother looking at the times. These are just over-the-line order results.


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Re: Vic Sloop States [Re: Tim_Mozzie] #271901
04/28/14 04:43 AM
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Thanks to Tim for posting results, he has gone to alot of extra work as the host club doesn't use sailres, which is why results where not available during the event.

While saying thankyou's, should also say thankyou to Phillip WS and his parents (who were away) for providing accomodation for many of us about 10 I think, but sleeping in so many different buildings and BYO camper that I can't be sure confused.

Saturday's course was triangle, windward-return, triangle, windward-return, windward finish, a big course in big wind. As with most winds at Rye (it's in a bay) the wind was offshore from the south-west, making it gusty and shifty, which added to difficulty. My win can only be described as a Steven Bradbury as you will see from the following blush .

I missed timing for the start and with lack of practice with the sloop gear and crew (try just from the beach to the start line, mind you I wasn't the only one) was struggling to control the boat and next to last off the line. First boat was passed shortly after the start with a broken mast. Then as Finn and I struggled around the course, battling with Tim and Gordon, we started to pass capsized Mossies and some heading for shore, once we had passed Tim and Gordon there was only the Floyd's ahead (Sarah skippering). Then with only a lap to go I think, Floyd's broke their forestay and we where in the lead, Tim caught up a bit and broke a spreader on the finish line but we survived unscathed.

Sunday was windy but not up to Saturdays standard whistle and South Easterly direction meant chop was a lot smaller smile. The courses where windward and return with a clearance mark at the top and a gate at the bottom, only 2 laps, to make sure back to back races could be fitted in morning and afternoon. Race times where around 25 to 30 minutes, it was intense and fast racing, with many mark roundings four wide and places easily changing, losing and gaining 6 places on a leg was not uncommon grin cry. Due to wind variations from 5 to 20 knots and shifts of 20 degrees it was really difficult to pick the right way around the course with gybing angles on the runs even more difficult to pick than the beats (where generaly the shore payed). Mention should be made of Neil and Daniel who managed to be more consistent (at the finish at least) than the rest, but pretty much everybody had a shot at the front at some stage.

In the last race we didn't realy know where the results where at and where just treating it like any other race (trying to win). Neil came from behind on the last run to get inside at the last mark rounding and with only a short beat to the finish, my only option was to tack for the finish line and hope I could lay the pin, Neil didn't tack straight away to cover me, the wind was up and down and it was touch and go all the way, I didn't know I could make it till about 2 boat lengths out and my bow crossed the line about 4 foot ahead of Neil in the middle of the line, didn't know till presentation Finn and I had won the Title, just awesome grin. Checked the Perpetual Trophy and I won it with my son crewing back in 2002, only 3 boats competed sloop that year, so numbers have struggled for ages, hope this regatta turns the corner for the future of sloops, it was awesome fun racing grin grin.

Re: Vic Sloop States [Re: ] #271907
04/28/14 03:00 PM
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Congratulations Gary & Finn grin

Good to see a cat rig can be converted over to not only compete but win a series of a different sailing format, a major change not only with the boat but also with the crew..... great job right there !!!

looking forward to some pics
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& now Mosquitos #1182 & #1740

Re: Vic Sloop States [Re: ] #271911
04/28/14 04:47 PM
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Daniel Stone has put a few pics on his facebook page

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04/28/14 09:33 PM
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I didn't know a mast could bend that much.


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Re: Vic Sloop States [Re: Greg/Debra] #271916
04/29/14 12:36 AM
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There was much worse bending than that going on!


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Re: Vic Sloop States [Re: Pirate] #271918
04/29/14 03:29 AM
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Originally Posted by PIRATE

Good to see a cat rig can be converted over to not only compete but win a series of a different sailing format, a major change not only with the boat but also with the crew..... great job right there !!!


Apart from additional equipment (jib, sheets, etc) the only rig changes where slightly tighter stays and 30% tighter diamonds.

It's the great thing about the flexible rig on the Mossie you can change it suit your needs, Neil Joiner has been switching from one up to two up and back again competitvly for years, along with others.

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