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Wallagoot Lake Boat Club Regatta March 6-7


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Wallagoot Lake Boat Club Regatta March 6-7


All classes welcome: monohulls and multihulls, learners and veterans.

Hot showers, food and drinks available at the WLBC during the regatta.

BBQ available on Saturday evening.

For more information contact: Terry Kirby, Sailing Secretary 02 64927365

See: Manna Park (10km drive); bookings required.

[This message has been edited by tonyquoll (edited 06 February 2010).]

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Hoping to see you next weekend for the Wallagoot Lake Boat Club Regatta!

The recent rain has raised water level substantially. As seen below, the sandy beach we are familiar with rigging up on is now about 1m under water. No worries; there is still a good strip of grass to rig up on and launching off the beach or via the boat ramps has never been easier.


There's been good wind most weekends all season, and the regatta is looking OK. Long range forecasts mention chance of showers, which probably means overcast, light to moderate southerly winds .

Last Satuday at Wallagoot we had no wind until after lunch, then a perfect steady 10 knots for race 1. A twisty, sausage shaped cloud was seen forming and then approaching from the south. Late afternoon it passed low overhead, with a brief spell of 20 knot gusts. It then settled back to a 10 to 15 knot breeze.

Cat sailors loved it, enjoying hull-flying drag races long after the boring monohulls went back to shore.

The club is well prepared, with boat duties rostered, kitchen staff at the ready, and some kind of salad contest going on too. A range of prizes have been donated, with an emphasis on useful, practical items.

Please feel free to ask any questions,

Tony Hastings, tonyquoll@yahoo.com

Paper Tiger 2128 "Pelikinetic"

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Wallagoot Lake Boat Club Regatta Report

by Sian Morton and Tony Hastings

Another successful regatta was held on Wallagoot Lake last weekend with sailors travelling from as far afield as Jindabyne, Canberra and Jervis Bay to compete in four divisions for prizes kindly donated by local businesses. It is always great to see our regular visitors return year after year, as well as past club members trekking back to join us for the annual Canberra Day long weekend event.

On Saturday the wind was light and shifted direction often. This created a great tactical challenge for the sailors as they tried to find the best route to windward. On Sunday the breeze gradually increased throughout the day, becoming strong enough for all the boats to hit top speed in the afternoon race. It was spectacular, with fast catamarans screaming along, while the manoeuvrable MGs fought a close duel, and large trailer-sailors leaned over to full tilt.

The multihull division included Ross on an A-Class, Tim on a Hobie 17, Richard on a Nacra 14square, and me on Paper Tiger. Sympathy to Ross for breaking a trapeze wire just when it was getting exciting on Sunday. We were hoping Richard’s new sail would give a great boost to his performance, but the 6:1 mainsheet system was inadequate for him to make good use of it. Tim sailed well and had good speed, rarely getting all the way out on trapeze and on the end of the wings. With my light weight I had the PT flying, and was able to tack faster than the bigger cats to gain an advantage on the small courses.

The Wallagoot Lake Boat Club appreciates the generous support of Mitre 10 (Bega), Betta Electrical (Bega), Barbeques Galore (Bega), Merimbula Outboard, Staffords Hardware (Bega), Batemans Bay Power and Sail, Sportspower (Bega), Bega Cheese, and Disaster Bay Chillies. The weather also smiled kindly upon our modest club with enough wind to complete four races over the two days.


Division 1 – Multihulls

1st Tony Hastings (Paper Tiger)

2nd Richard Hastings (Nacre 14)

3rd Tim Symons (Hobie 17);

Division 2 – Fast monohulls

1st Mary Tulip/Roellen Little (MG14)

2nd Rob Morton/Edward Molony (MG14)

3rd Tony Prcevich/Yves Bernard/A Leavesley (Sharpie)

Division 3 – Other monohulls

1st Neil Fisher (Sabre)

2nd G Vikstrom

3rd Maurie Lynch

Division 4 – Trailer Sailors

1st Ros Graeme Dennett (Hartley 18)

2nd Danny & Digger Hamer (Grey Fox)

3rd Assorted Captain & Crew (Caribou).

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