Lindsey Cumming launched Bagatelle in 1980 and she was very successfully raced by him in the 80s and 90s. Bagatelle competed in many of the MYCQ offshore events and was nicknamed "BAGS". In 1980 she entered AMOC and won 4 of the 5 races. She hit Lady Elliott in 1980 Brisbane to Gladstone but with only minor damage. 1982 AMOC winner, 1984 runner-up. Second in Gladstone race in 1982/84. 3 times winner of Sydney to Mooloolaba. Twice line honours and handicap winner Melbourne to Hobart, 4 times Melbourne to Devonport, circumnavigated Australia in 1986/7.

In May 10, 2004 Bagatelle hit Scott Reef just south of Fitzroy Island, North Queensland. By the time the salvage crew were able to get her off the reef and transport her to Cairns, Qld, the collision and subsequent pounding had completely destroyed her port hull. Rex Donkin purchased the remains from the insurance company and with the assistance of Brett Crowther supplying accurate plans rebuild the missing hull. 

Skipper/Owner: Rex Donkin
Design: Crowther (Custom)
Length: 45 ft
Beam: 24 ft
Weight: 7400 kg
Draft (Daggerboards Down): 3.5 ft
Sail Number: SM190
Date Launched: Feb 1980
Working Sail Area: 715 sq ft
Previous Owners/Names: Lindsey Cumming

 Multihull Yacht Club Queensland

The MYCQ is Australia's premier Multihull Yacht Club. We count some very experienced sailors among our members, who have achieved many championships, titles, world voyages, Australian and even world circumnavigations. Also included in our membership are most of Australia's principal multihull designers, many builders and other people in the marine industry. This wealth of knowledge is a great asset of our club.
2021 Brisbane to Gladstone Start
Rex and Storm Bay at the start. Zero is the start boat.
2019 Brisbane to Gladstone Start
From left: Cosmos, Rushour, Top Gun, Fruition, Boss
2019 Brisbane to Gladstone Start
Hasta La Vista and Kestral under RAAF C-17A Globemaster III

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Club Calendar

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Club Meetings

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Offshore Multihull Rating (OMR) System

The MYCQ Administers the Offshore Multihull Rating (OMR) System, which is used to handicap all Multihull Yachts. It is similar to the IRC system used for monohulls but is tailored to be applied to all Multihull Designs. This website provides:

The MYCQ regularly reviews the OMR formulas by looking at race results and analysing trends and new technologies to ensure the OMR system is current and as accurate as possible.

As with most handicapping systems, it is not perfect and rather than criticizing the system and the people that administer it we encourage you to become involved in the club and contribute to developing the system.

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