2014 Solo Challenge at VYC

The 2014 Mosquito Class Association Solo Challenge was held on the weekend of the 12th & 13th April 2014. Our race officer, Hein Brits, had a very tough time trying to complete a regatta in very light and shifty conditions. Unfortunately the wind decided to take a day’s annual leave on Saturday and we were not able to have any racing. It was decided to get off to an early start on Sunday, with the first race scheduled to start at 09h00. Hein managed to complete 2 races in very frustrating and light conditions and then put in a third race before the wind died completely. We are all very grateful to Hein for ensuring that we could complete a regatta. After floating around the course for the first two races on Sunday, the sailors were treated to a Coke Float on the shore, which was a float that they could actually enjoy!

There were 13 entries this year, which was a little disappointing, however we are very grateful to everyone who made the effort to attend. We hope that there will be a better turnout next year.

Lisa Krumbock prepared an outstanding restaurant quality meal on Saturday evening and we had a wonderful time eating, chatting and enjoying great company. The tables were set with a rustic theme and we tucked into ribs (braaied to perfection by Dave Krumbock), potatoes, salad and pumpkin pie with ice-cream. What a treat!

Congratulations to all who participated, results are attached.

Big congratulations to the 2014 Multihull solo champion, Brad Stemmett, and the 2014 Dinghy solo champion, Sean Le Sueur!

A big thank you to the following:

  • VYC for hosting the event
  • Hein Brits, Lisa Brits, Michelle Osbourne and Jean Avery for running the bridge
  • Brent Warren, Bev Le Sueur, Jonathan Brits, Norman and Basil for doing rescue and mark laying
  • Lisa & Dave Krumbock for the wonderful meal on Saturday evening
  • Di Webb for helping with the clean up on Saturday eveni

If I have left anybody out, then I apologise but please know that we are extremely grateful to everyone who helped make the event a success.