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#76943 - 08/30/06 05:03 AM Re: Mosquito Training Weekend [Re: stillbitten]  
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Hi all,

am about to head for Melbourne and stop in Valley on the way back, looks like I can make Sunday only. I will bring my sailing gear in case I need to get wet. <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

Weather forecast looks interesting. <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />

Regards Gary. <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />


Regards Gary.
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#76944 - 08/31/06 06:32 AM Re: Mosquito Training Weekend [Re: stillbitten]  
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Working and cannot make the training weekend. Hope there's a good turn out and you all have a good weekend.


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#76945 - 09/01/06 01:31 AM Re: Mosquito Training Weekend [Re: colmc]  
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Due to the forecast I'm calling this training weekend off. We don't need fresh winds and rain for a training weekend - in conditions like that we would get very little out of the weekend (except cold and wet).

Latrobe Valley Yacht Club will be back there again in two weeks time for another winter race so we will try to tie up with that.

16th & 17th September.


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#76946 - 09/04/06 05:19 AM Re: Mosquito Training Weekend [Re: Tim_Mozzie]  
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Hi all,

was wondering about the decision Sat.warm and sunny, but Sat. night Sun. morning it got very wet, winds where gusty all day sunday.

Maybe there was another reason not to go, sister in law said her son had gone to Hazelwood to watch Jet Ski racing <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" /> Boy that could have made for a bad weekend. <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif" alt="" />

16th and 17th sounds good, keep fingers crossed for the weather and no Jet Skis <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />.

Regards Gary. <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />


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#76947 - 09/12/06 04:42 AM Re: Mosquito Training Weekend [Re: stillbitten]  
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Hi all,

weather forecast is looking good for this weekend, clearing Sat. Sunny Sun.

I will be able to make it both days, be there <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" /> or be slow this season <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />.

Regards Gary. <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />


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#76948 - 09/14/06 04:12 AM Re: Mosquito Training Weekend [Re: stillbitten]  
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Hi Ho,

Is the training weekend still going ahead at Hazelwood Pondage on 16th & 17th Sept?


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#76949 - 09/17/06 08:02 AM Re: Mosquito Training Weekend [Re: stillbitten]  
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Gary/Tim/Neil,

Thanks for the great weekend and the patience and assistance you showed us guys from Somers. While the wind could have showed up a little earlier for the sailing coaching session the lack of wind helped me check out what everyone was doing right with their rigs and what I had been doing wrong.<img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />

This type of training weekend can only make everybody improve.

Regards,

Peter


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#76950 - 09/21/06 04:59 AM Re: Mosquito Training Weekend [Re: Peter_Foulsum]  
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Hi all,

just thought I would say thanks to the guys that brought their Mossies along with a open mind and took the advice in the way it was meant, to help you all sail faster. <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />

Thought one lesson was worth mentioning to all who didn't make it and not just Mossie owners can learn from this. It was also a lesson for myself as much as the boat owner.

I have been in touch with one Mossie sailer ever since he started sailing Mossies, he has often mentioned the trouble he has had controlling the boat, when the wind is up. We have sailed in the same location a few times and I have looked closely at his boat, given advice, but never had time to sail it. Thought perhaps the trouble he was having was possibly due to inexperience and he probably thought Mossies where just hard to sail.

Well I finaly sailed it, found it very fast <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> But it was like riding a unicycle, no directional stability <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />. Compared to a bicycle which a Mossie normaly is, good directional stability. <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" />

After talking to Tim and Neil we decided that the rudders where probably tucked under too far and possibly out of alignment. This was checked and after adjusment involving placing a rubber block of just a few mm. thick in the front of the rudder box and moving the crossbar 6 mm. the boat steered like a dream <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />.

So never assume anything regardless of if your boat is new or old, little adjustments can make huge differences and sail other peoples boats of the same class as often as you can, to get a feel for how they can or should be.:p

Regards Gary. <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />


Regards Gary.
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#76951 - 09/21/06 05:30 PM Re: Mosquito Training Weekend [Re: stillbitten]  
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There are a few photos in the Mosquito Photo album.

Peter has more that we will get posted later.


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