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Thanks Rod,
Yes, the Wallagoot Lake Boat Club Regatta will be held 8th - 9th March 2014.

All classes of off-the-beach sailing craft and trailer-sailors are welcome to enter. Entry fee $50, or $15 per race.
We expect the fleet will include divisions of monohulls yardstick >/113, trailer-sailors, monohulls yardstick <113, and catamarans.
The schedule of races is likely to be:
Sat 8th March; Registration fro 8:30. 1st race 11am. 2 races back-to-back from 2pm. Dinner at the club Saturday night.
Sun 9th March; Race 4 11am, Race 5 1:30pm.

For more information, Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions and Entry Form, please see the "WLBC Regatta" page on the Club's website: http://thebegavalley.org.au/wlbc.html

National Park laws & regs apply to the Club lease area; no dogs, pay for parking.
A great campsite is across the lake at Hobart Beach in Bournda National Park. Campers often leave theri sialng boats on the beach there. http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/bournda-national-park/hobart-beach-campground/camping

A nearby caravan park is at Kalaru: http://www.countrysidepark.com.au/
A range of more classy digs are available in the town of Tathra, 10 minutes away, or Merimbula, 15 minutes away.

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At this stage expecting 30+ boats, with cats being the strongest fleet.
In a shocking move, I may sailing a sloop-rigged Maricat with a junior crew. Wallagoot's motto; "It's not about whether you win or lose, it's about how much fun you have".
Weather looking OK; mostly fine, light in the morning with 10-15knots in the afternoons.
This link is usually a good guide for the next 48 hours on the lake: http://www.weatherzone.com.au/nsw/south-coast/merimbula/detailed-forecast
For more long range, Willyweather usually overestimates the mornings, and doesn't add enough seabreeze in the afternoons: http://wind.willyweather.com.au/nsw/south-coast/tathra.html

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Nine cats races over the weekend, with a half a dozen TSs and a mob of Slow Monohulls......(That is what the results called them !!).


Pointed Reply had the upper hand in the lighter breeze on Saturday with 2 wins but on Sunday the breeze kicked up and you know the rest.......

On Sunday Paul and Tony on their Windies flew around the track but Tony Quoll on his PT was close enough to get 2 solid wins on yardstick..


First Tony PT, Second Pointed Reply Mari, Third Tony Windy.


Sunday was great fun with a good 15kt and warm flat water............and the cats went wild...............


The QB3 had a gentle roll over and the WETA had a spectacular pitch pole with the kite up on a shy reach.



One of the best little regatta on the calendar...........


Thanks guys.

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Intense, close racing all weekend. One bad tack, one wrong wind shift, one missed gust and the places would change. Thanks all for bringing the pace and spectacle to the event!
Some photo highlights at: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.742537275790836.1073741825.338862306158337&type=1
and more at: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152278740679571.1073741834.793264570&type=1

Some portraits:





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What an awesome weekend. great competition with the lead changing contantly, great breezes and flat water, a top job by the course setters in some tough wind conditions. But the top was the rides just the best what cat racing is all about.


Huge thanks to the organising committee and officials and to the other competitors, the sportsmanship on the race course was excellent. This is a regatta that just keeps getting better every year. Already booked in for next year.



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Can't agree more guys, what a great weekend.  This regatta has to be experienced to be believed.  Wallagoot Lake is an awesome place to sail.  The 15 knot NE'r with just a ripple mean some great rides.  Thanks to the Club for your hospitality and great organisation.  I will certainly be back next year, hopefully with some more PKSC friends.

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Multihull results (incorrectly called catamarans,as there was a Weta Trimaran there too)


The divisions were intended to be: monohulls yardstick >/113, trailer-sailors, monohulls yardstick <113, and multihulls.
These became known as Slow Monohulls, Trailerable yachts, Fast monohulls and catamarans. It was suggested the monohull divisions should be Slow Monohulls (<113) and Slower Monohulls (>113). Typically your Fast Monohull is something with a kite & trapeze, such as MG14, Sharpie or Cherub, while the Slow Monohull is a Sabre, Pacer or other sailing bathtub. The courses therefore included an extra windward-return for the Fast Monos, to suit the spinnakers. No-one turned up for this division, and in fact no visitor monohulls turned up at all.

We're very grateful to the cat sailors, and this Catsailor Forum. Does anyone know of a similar forum to promote an event to monohull sailors?

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I would suggest next year you call them Mono YS less than or greater than 113 otherwise you might find a foot hole in the side of Tigerdillic if you get my drift.


I don't know of a mono site similar to catsailor, you might try emailing individual clubs or associations you may like to invite for next year. Their email and contacts would most likely be available on the YNSW website.



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