Cat Fight – September 1

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Sailors arriving before the race. Cryptic our RD, Moon in the air, Kayo/Laured on the NSR FS, behing Phil, Rayz, Claire, Dae, Beane and all kitties

7 boats, 6 crews for the first race, 7 crews for the second and third. A nice alignment of Flying Shadows, colorful hulls waiting to surf over the water of the North Sea. The kitties are ready, all wanting to sail the perfect race, escape the claws of the lag and unleash the speed of the FS.

Cryptic is our usual RD, well known among the kitties, guardian of the rules.

As usual, I will try to give you the partial view of each race, view from one of the 7 FS. If you want to post your own story of the race, as a skipper, crew or observer please do not hesitate. A race is often like a diamond, many vision reflected in each faces.

Race 1:

CartFight-2 Gates

Wind: NW 315° 18kts

Type: Nacra/FS handicap

Boats and Crews:

FS – Ultra

FS/C – Claire w/Looralie, Kayo w/Laured, Daenerys w/Minna, Rayz w/Bri, Beane w/Palani, Phil w/Moon

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The Start – Kayo/Laured – Phil/Moon – Rayz/Bri – Dae/Minna – Claire/Looralie – Beane/Palani – Ultra

We take a bad start. 22 seconds late. Dae and Minna seems to struggle as well. All the others FS are already sailing to the first mark. The chase begins. We pass the first mark together with a few other boats, seems we did win a bit on this first leg. Confusion during the turn and a few seconds lost. Tack again. We fight with Ultra and pass him leeward. Our crewed FS is faster and we win the duel rushing to the first gate.  We must be in 4 positions. Quick gybe and we start our downwind leg at 21 kts. Port, I can see Dae and Minna, starboard Phil and Rayz ahead. 22 kts. We can’t go faster. Quick turn and we rush the second gate. Dae and Minna are out (crash), Rayz is ahead, Phil and Moon are arriving full speed. I prepare myself for the encounter but their boat follows straight ahead missing the gate (crash). We turn. Rayz is already tacking. No more opponents around and we pass the line in second position. The God of SL took their heavy tribute. We hope they are satisfy and will let us enjoy the second race.

Congratulation to Rayz and Bri for this great race !

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Rayz and Bri – Phil and Moon behind.

Race Results:

1: Rayzza Rubble   IDBSF812 — 00:09:15

2: Kayo Torii   IDBS7C9C — 00:09:31

3: Atomic Infinity   IDBSF544 — 00:09:43

4: beane Bade   IDBS502B — 00:10:29

5: PhilOona Resident   IDBSAA2A –DNF

6: ultramantra Resident   IDBS2625 –DNF

7: blondij Resident   IDBSC2E7 –DNF

 

Lap Times:

Rayzza Rubble   IDBSF812 — Start: 00:00:08  —  Last lap: 00:09:07

Kayo Torii   IDBS7C9C — Start: 00:00:22  —  Last lap: 00:09:09

Atomic Infinity   IDBSF544 — Start: 00:00:19  —  Last lap: 00:09:24

beane Bade   IDBS502B — Start: 00:00:16  —  Last lap: 00:10:13

PhilOona Resident   IDBSAA2A — Start: 00:00:10  —  Last lap: –DNF

ultramantra Resident   IDBS2625 — Start: 00:00:19  —  Last lap: –DNF

blondij Resident   IDBSC2E7 — Start: 00:00:34  —  Last lap: –DNF

Race 2:

NS Olympic Long

Wind: SW 225° 18kts

Type: Nacra/FS handicap

Boats and Crews:

FS/C – Claire w/Looralie, Kayo w/Laured, Daenerys w/Minna, Rayz w/Bri, Beane w/Palani, Phil w/Moon, Ultra w/Notohama

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Beane/Palani – Kayo/Laured – Claire/Looralie – Phil/Moon (on the extreme right)

This time we take a good start, 7 sec. Rayz and Beane are ahead. We will hunt again. First tack. We are still in third position, we got as close to the island as we can, taking a calculated risk. We accelerate. Beane is our first objective. She goes fast and we are not winning. We try to keep the distance and turn the first mark. We chase again. Rayz is still ahead and Beane flights over the water like a demon. We are not getting her. We turn the mark, upwind again. Laured makes the perfect turn, quick change of daggers, the FS continues to surf and we directly take speed. Beane is now very close, she seems to slow down. We take the opportunity. I take the risk to pass her leeward. It works. The FS slows down a bit but continues on her speed and we pass Beane and Palani. One down. One to go. Rayz is the next. We do a better upwind leg and turns right after him making a few yards more to take a better position. We are upwind and we can see him slowing down. Our boats are next to each other’s. He choice to turn to head the finish line, I continue a little more. I see him on her starboard. We have a small advantage of speed since we have a better angle and we rush the finish line. Behind us, Beane is back to the race, full speed and flying to the line. We finish with a few seconds difference. A great duel. This is one of the best race I had since a long time. Congratulations to all sailors.

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Beane and Palani

PS: I will know after than Beane lost a few sec due to a dagger mistake that costed her a few seconds.

PS: The Gods were please. We all finished!

Race Results:

1: Kayo Torii   IDBS7C9C — 00:09:45

2: Rayzza Rubble   IDBSF812 — 00:09:49

3: beane Bade   IDBS502B — 00:09:58

4: Atomic Infinity   IDBSF544 — 00:10:38

5: PhilOona Resident   IDBSAA2A — 00:11:54

6: blondij Resident   IDBSC2E7 — 00:11:55

7: ultramantra Resident   IDBS2625 — 00:12:51

 

Lap Times:

Kayo Torii   IDBS7C9C — Start: 00:00:07  —  Last lap: 00:09:38

Rayzza Rubble   IDBSF812 — Start: 00:00:07  —  Last lap: 00:09:42

beane Bade   IDBS502B — Start: 00:00:10  —  Last lap: 00:09:48

Atomic Infinity   IDBSF544 — Start: 00:00:58  —  Last lap: 00:09:40

PhilOona Resident   IDBSAA2A — Start: 00:01:34  —  Last lap: 00:10:20

blondij Resident   IDBSC2E7 — Start: 00:00:32  —  Last lap: 00:11:23

ultramantra Resident   IDBS2625 — Start: 00:01:05  —  Last lap: 00:11:46

Race 3:

CartFight-2 Gates

Wind: NW 315° 18kts

Type: FS class crewed

Boats and Crews:

Claire w/Looralie, Kayo w/Laured, Daenerys w/Minna, Rayz w/Bri, Beane w/Palani, Phil w/Moon, Ultra w/Notohama

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Claire and Looralie – Ultra and Noto

We are happy. We did a great race 2 and we are ready.  We take a good start just behind Claire (and her perfect start) and Phil. We arrived the first gate with Phil, taking a small advantage on the turn. We are back to the race. Claire is way ahead, but the race is not finish till the finish line. We gybe. Phil is there. Perfect turn, we still surf, I take my course and get ready to make the difference with Phil. Our boat has another idea. Time to swim. Two daggers in the water, the FS will not forgive us. Back on track. Claire is out of reach, Phil way ahead. Mistakes happen. We come back to the race. We will finally finish in 3 positions. Congratulations to Claire and Looralie !

Race Results:

1: Atomic Infinity   IDBSF544 — 00:08:39

2: PhilOona Resident   IDBSAA2A — 00:09:03

3: Kayo Torii   IDBS7C9C — 00:09:14

4: ultramantra Resident   IDBS2625 — 00:09:44

5: beane Bade   IDBS502B — 00:10:15

6: blondij Resident   IDBSC2E7 — 00:10:20

7: Rayzza Rubble   IDBSF812 — 00:10:30

Lap Times:

Atomic Infinity   IDBSF544 — Start: 00:00:00  —  Last lap: 00:08:39

PhilOona Resident   IDBSAA2A — Start: 00:00:01  —  Last lap: 00:09:02

Kayo Torii   IDBS7C9C — Start: 00:00:01  —  Last lap: 00:09:13

ultramantra Resident   IDBS2625 — Start: 00:00:11  —  Last lap: 00:09:33

beane Bade   IDBS502B — Start: 00:00:33  —  Last lap: 00:09:42

blondij Resident   IDBSC2E7 — Start: 00:00:18  —  Last lap: 00:10:02

Rayzza Rubble   IDBSF812 — Start: 00:00:03  —  Last lap: 00:10:27

 

Thank to all to participate to this race. I love to see new people coming to the family and enjoying the speed of the FS. This race is possible only because of you and your spirit. Keep it up !

As usual, thank you to Arwen for the pictures, to Cryptic to RD and to Elbag to let us sail in the North Sea.

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All the wild kitties ready for a picture ! 

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Crew Me IF you can…August 26

Good fleet for this Saturday.  4 boats for the first race and 6 for the second one. This week course was Manta, SW wind 18 kts.

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Race 1

After a very good start, Fanny and Justin took the lead heading to victory. Behind, Jimmy/Alice and Kayo/Laured were fighting for the second place, maintaining the suspense till the last downwind leg where team Jimmy took the lead. A great race and a lot of fun !

Fanny / Justin
Jimmy /Alice
Soh / Anabelle
Kayo / Laured

Race Results:
1: FannyVermont Resident IDBSE5D4 — 00:18:52
2: Jimi Lanley IDBS5D84 — 00:20:04
3: Kayo Torii IDBS7C9C — 00:20:17
4: sohaidan Resident IDBS5CF3 — 00:23:38

[08:26]
Lap Times:
FannyVermont Resident IDBSE5D4 — Start: 00:00:10 — Last lap: 00:18:42
Jimi Lanley IDBS5D84 — Start: 00:00:17 — Last lap: 00:19:47
Kayo Torii IDBS7C9C — Start: 00:00:19 — Last lap: 00:19:58
sohaidan Resident IDBS5CF3 — Start: 00:00:21 — Last lap: 00:23:17

Race 2

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Kayo / laured – Starboard Soh and Annabele, ahead Alice / Jimmy and in first position Fanny and Justin.

2 more crews joined the second race. Alex/ Jackson and Rug/Sandrine.

This race was a fierce fight between all boats. Fanny and Justin took the lead followed closely by Alice and Jimmy. Behind, Kayo/Laured, Soh/Annabele were fighting for the 3 place. Alex was behind but far to be out of the race.

After passing the first mark almost at the same time, the 3 challengers boats continued to fight, Kayo and Soh engaged in a duel and Alex taking the opportunity to pass them both and start chasing the two leaders. Soon Alex was reaching Alice and Jimmy; behind Kayo was taking the lead on Soh. The fight between Alex and Alice was tense, hull against hull, but Alex was passing slowly upwind. Leeward, to stop the advance of Alex, Alice decided to tack: move that would generate later some discussion on the dock (always friendly but passionate).  Alice’s boat stopped by the collision, Alex/jack took the second position, but Alice/Jimmy didn’t quit, chasing Alex full speed and taking the 3 position. Kayo and Soh arrived a little later. For a strange reason, Rug boat was not taken by the line (i have no idea why – sorry Rugg :()

This was a great race ! Congratulation to all. For the next race, i will try to have a RD. It is clear that we have very competitive teams and a lot of fun duels and tactical moves !

Fanny -Justin
JAlice – Jimmy
Soh – Anabelle
Kayo – Laured
Rugg – Sandrine
Alex – Jackson

Race Results:
1: FannyVermont Resident IDBSE5D4 — 00:18:48
2: ramuf Resident IDBSBD2E — 00:19:37
3: alice8200 Resident IDBSB816 — 00:20:07
4: Kayo Torii IDBS7C9C — 00:20:53
5: sohaidan Resident IDBS5CF3 — 00:21:37

[08:58]
Lap Times:
FannyVermont Resident IDBSE5D4 — Start: 00:00:04 — Last lap: 00:18:44
ramuf Resident IDBSBD2E — Start: 00:00:18 — Last lap: 00:19:19
alice8200 Resident IDBSB816 — Start: 00:00:04 — Last lap: 00:20:03
Kayo Torii IDBS7C9C — Start: 00:00:07 — Last lap: 00:20:46
sohaidan Resident IDBS5CF3 — Start: 00:00:01 — Last lap: 00:21:36

Cat Fight August 25

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Cryptic read to RD. From right to Left: Rayz on his FS, Kayo/Laured on the NS racing FS, behind Claire waiting for her crew and Dae and Mina behing Claire’s FS.

We had a good fleet this week. The usual kitties and some new comers. Let’s welcome Alex and King to the Cat Fight! Our RD was Cryptic. The condition for the first race, probably due to the number of boats were not very good and we unfortunately lost some crew. Again we are encouraging our participants to crew whenever it is possible. All races are opened to crew. And…good training for the Free Spirit Cup !

Race 1

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First race. A few second after the start of the countdown.

CartFight-2 Gates

Wind: NW 315° 18kts

Type: Nacra/FS handicap

Boats:

FS – Rayz, Phil, Beane, Shaue, Ultra, Alex, Moon

FS/C – Dae w/Minna, Kayo w/Laured, Calire w/Looralie

The first race was intense, but we unfortunately, we lost some sailors, victim of the lag monster.

The race started for me like many others, a messy start in the pack. Quickly, I saw Claire and Loo passing us while we were fighting with our sails. Once the line behind us, we started to run after the leader. We passed the first buoy almost at the same time and turned quickly to take the first tack. Claire passed us again, while my crew was fighting with the foresail, trying some new gestures (please trash them). We continued the chase, crossing some other boats coming port to reach the first gate in second position. Behind us, I could hear Dae and Minna in hunting mode.

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Claire and Loo surfing over the line.

Quick gybe at the gate, Claire and Loo were already on their way ahead. I decided to take a less aggressive route and hopefully accelerate faster and win a few knots. Again, we passed the second gate in the second position and started the quick upwind leg after a very good turn. Claire was already tacking to the final buoy. More risk. I went further than usual, to make my second tack with a better angle. Mistake. Too far for little gain. We finally passed the line in second position followed by Dae and Minna, the third crew of the race.

After handicap calculation, Beane, take the first position, beating the 3 crew FS ! Congratulation ! Claire take the second position that I was hoping to have *grins*, pushing us to the 3 place followed by Dae and Moon.

Special mention to Alex who managed to finish with a wrong race wind !

August 25 race 1

Race 2:

NS Olympic Short

Wind: NW 315° 18kts

Type: Nacra/FS handicap

Boats:

FS – Beane, Shaue, Ultra, Alexandre, Moon

FS/C – Dae w/Minna, Kayo w/Laured, Calire w/Looralie

Nacra – Phil, KC

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Kingscliff passing the line (white Nacra). New member of the race ! Welcome.

The second race is a black whole. I crashed on a sim corner like a noob and spent the rest of the race trying to find my boat. I can say is that it was a short race. Dae and Mina took the first position after and before handicap, followed by Claire and Loo and Phil in his Nacra. Congratulation to Dae and Minna for this victory. Congratulation as well to King for this first race with us !

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Race 3

CartFight-2 Gates

Wind: NW 315° 18kts

Type: FS class crewed

Boats:

Crews: Beane w/Palani, Claire w/Looralie, Kayo w/Laured, Ultra with notohama, Phil w/Alexandre, Moon w/Rayz

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Beane and Palani speeding

The 3 race was crew only. 6 boats on the starting line. That is a good number !

The start was spectacular, all boats passing the line almost at the same time. Phil and Alex took the lead directly speeding like a space rocket. For us, it was a remake of the first race, chasing during the entire race, with not much hope to reach them. We finally finished in second position. Congratulation to Phil and Alex. A victory for his first Cat Fight ! Beane took the 3 place after some issues followed by Ultra and Claire. The team doesn’t  exactly know what happen to Claire and Loo but we do suspect some illegal stop for fishing.

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Phil and Alex. First participation for Alex and first victory together with Phil and his FS.

Race Results:

1: PhilOona Resident   IDBSAA2A — 00:08:12

2: Kayo Torii   IDBS7C9C — 00:08:51

3: beane Bade   IDBS502B — 00:09:09

4: moonglownight Resident   IDBSBF2E — 00:10:50

5: ultramantra Resident   IDBS2625 — 00:11:11

6: Atomic Infinity   IDBSF544 — 00:13:44

 

Lap Times:

PhilOona Resident   IDBSAA2A — Start: 00:00:05  —  Last lap: 00:08:07

Kayo Torii   IDBS7C9C — Start: 00:00:04  —  Last lap: 00:08:47

beane Bade   IDBS502B — Start: 00:00:04  —  Last lap: 00:09:05

moonglownight Resident   IDBSBF2E — Start: 00:00:03  —  Last lap: 00:10:47

ultramantra Resident   IDBS2625 — Start: 00:00:05  —  Last lap: 00:11:06

Atomic Infinity   IDBSF544 — Start: 00:00:49  —  Last lap: 00:12:55

Trudeau Classic Regatta – Aug 24th 2017

Cryptic (on the left) and Kristaly (on the right), both in Runa IVs, leading the fleet on the first leg of race 2 during the Trudeau Classic Regatta in The North Sea on Thursday, August 24th, 2017. Picture courtesy of Petra.

Cryptic (on the left) and Kristaly (on the right), both in Runa IVs, leading the fleet on the first leg of race 2 during the Trudeau Classic Regatta in The North Sea on Thursday, August 24th, 2017. Picture courtesy of Petra.

This weeks Trudeau Patchogue II Class Races turned into the Trudeau Classic Regatta as we raced the new Trudeau Runa IV along side the Patchogue II. Spectators turned out in large numbers to watch the new gaff rigged yawl put through her paces along the shores of Eden, gathering at Lighthouse Isle in the Ziziphus Region, the beaches in the Eden Albatros region, and the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier in the Eden Puffin region. The sims themselves started out slightly choppy, as three DNFs were attributed to crashes during the first race. The sim weather settled down, however, as smooth seas were prevalent during the second race. The fleet today was comprised of six Patchgoue IIs and six Runa IVs for the first race, with Kayo switching from her Runa IV to her Patchogue II in the second race.

From the left (in Trudeau boats): Cryptic (Runa IV), Rosie (Patchogue II), Laured (Patchogue II), Sophie (Patchogue II), Kristaly (Runa IV), Cor (Runa IV), Kayo (Runa IV), and Ultra (Runa IV). On the dock: Josh, Roama, Penny, Analyse, and Petra.

From the left (in Trudeau boats): Cryptic (Runa IV), Rosie (Patchogue II), Laured (Patchogue II), Sophie (Patchogue II), Kristaly (Runa IV), Cor (Runa IV), Kayo (Runa IV), and Ultra (Runa IV).
On the dock: Josh, Roama, Penny, Analyse, and Petra.

The first race, on the North Sea Olympic Course (Long), was used as the handicapping race for the Runa IV. The data gleaned from today resulted in the Runa IV receiving a handicap of 0.57 (All North Sea handicaps can be seen here North Sea Handicap Table). The fleet got off to a moderate start as some sailors were still getting used to their new Runa IVs and the Patchogue pack navigated among the larger yachts not usually present during this race. I got things started as I got my Runa IV across the start line at 00:00:13. Rosie, in her Patchogue II, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:22, followed by Ultra, in his Runa IV, at 00:00:34. Rugger, in his Patchogue II, was across the start line next at 00:00:34, followed by Neil, in his Patchogue II, at 00:00:42. Kayo, in her Runa IV, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:42, followed by Cor, in his Runa IV, at 00:00:54. Laured, in her Patchogue II, was across the start line next at 00:00:54, followed by Moon, in his Patchogue II, at 00:01:06, and Sophie, in her Patchogue II, at 00:01:09. Looralie and Kristaly, both in Runa IVs, were next to cross the start line at 00:01:16 and 00:01:39. I was in clean air as I got across the start line first and closest to the committee boat, in my Runa IV, and sprinted on, leading the fleet for the entire course. Rosie, in her Patchogue II, benefited from crossing right after me as she was in clean air herself and settled in behind me before the swifter upwind Runa IVs of Cor and Kristaly caught up and passed her. Ultra, in his Runa IV, fell back slightly in the fleet as Neil, in his Patchogue II, and Looralie, in her Runa IV, both made moves to pass him. Laured, in her Patchogue II, settled in just aft of Ultra with Rugger, in his Patchogue II, taken up the rear of the fleet. Kayo, in her Runa IV, Moon, in his Patchogue II, and Sophie, in her Patchogue II, all succumbed to crashes and recorded DNFs. I was first across the finish line, taking line honors, with Cor crossing the finish second. Kristaly crossed the finish line third, followed by Rosie, Neil, Looralie, Ultra, Laured, and Rugger.

The second race, on the North Sea Circle course, saw the fleet getting more comfortable with the Runa IVs. The fleet got off to a quicker start than they did in the first race with 9 of the 12 racers across the start line as 26 seconds ticked off the race clock. Kayo, now in her Patchogue II after using her Runa IV in the first race, got things started as she crossed the start line at 00:00:02. Laured, in her Patchogue II, and myself, in my Runa IV, were both next to cross the start line at 00:00:03. Kristaly, in her Runa IV, was across the start line next at 00:00:08 followed by Neil, in his Patchogue II, at 00:00:11. Rugger, in his Patchogue II, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:15, with Sophie, in her Patchogue II, right on his stern at 00:00:16. Moon, in his Patchogue II, was across the start line next at 00:00:23, followed by Cor, in his Runa IV, at 00:00:26. Rosie, in her Patchogue II, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:40, followed by Ultra, in his Runa IV, at 00:00:58, and Looralie in her Runa IV, at 00:01:10. Kayo, in her Patchogue II, and I, in my Runa IV, both crossed the start line closest to the committee boat on the windward side of the line putting us in clean air. However, Kayo wound up in my wind shadow as I was windward of her causing her to fall back as I took the lead. Kristaly, in her Runa IV, crossed the start line on the far leeward side, and was in clean air herself, taking up second as we both sprinted upwind towards the first tack to head west to the radio station island in the Soncoya region. Laured, in her Patchogue II, and Neil, in his Patchogue II, both fought closely as they settled in behind Kayo. Rugger, in his Patchogue II, got stuck in the wind shadow of several Runa IVs and fell back to the rear of the fleet. Sophie and Moon, both in Patchogue IIs, suffered the same fate as they settled in just ahead of Rugger, after having fallen back, with Moon leading Sophie. Cor, in his Runa IV, made moves to pass several as he ultimately settled in just aft of Kayo. Rosie, in her Patchogue II, was locked in a position battle with Ultra, in his Runa IV, for most of the course, with Ultra ultimately passing her. Kristaly, in her Runa IV, and myself, in my Runa IV, were locked in a battle for the entire course as Kristaly was right on my stern with her bowsprit nearly touching my boomkin on several occasions as we rounded the island marks on the course. I held on to squeak out a small lead and crossed the finish line first, taking line honors, as Kristaly crossed the finish line second. Kayo crossed the finish line third followed by Cor, Neil, Laured, Looralie, Ultra, Rosie, Moon, Sohpie, and Rugger.

More pictures, courtesy of Petra, after the results.

Race Director: Petra
Wind: 225° (SW), 9.25 m/s (18kts)

Note:
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1

Today’s winner was Cryptic (Cryptic Resident), with Kristaly (kristaly Resident) second, and Cor (CorSakov Sosa) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Notes:
Kristaly (kristaly Resident) and Cor (CorSakov Sosa) finished tied with 5 points. As they both have duplicate finishes, Rule A8.2 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing is used to break this tie:

If a tie still remains between two or more boats, they shall be ranked in order of their scores in the last race. Any remaining ties shall be broken by using the tied boats’ scores in the next-to-last race and so on until all ties are broken. These scores shall be used even if some of them are excluded scores.

Skipper Race 1 Race 2
kristaly Resident 3 2
CorSakov Sosa 2 3

In the last race, Kristaly breaks the tie with Cor with her second place finish over Cor’s third place finish.


Looralie (Looralie Resident) and Neil (eager2discover Resident) finished tied with 11 points. As they both have duplicate finishes, Rule A8.2 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing is used to break this tie:

If a tie still remains between two or more boats, they shall be ranked in order of their scores in the last race. Any remaining ties shall be broken by using the tied boats’ scores in the next-to-last race and so on until all ties are broken. These scores shall be used even if some of them are excluded scores.

Skipper Race 1 Race 2
Looralie Resident 6 5
eager2discover Resident 5 6

In the last race, Looralie breaks the tie with Neil with her fifth place finish over Neil’s sixth place finish.


Rugger (ruggeromare Resident) and Sophie (Sophienveux Resident) both finished tied with 21 points. Rule A8.1 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing is used to break this tie:

If there is a series score tie between two or more boats, each boat’s race scores shall be listed in order of best to worst, and at the first point(s) where there is a difference the tie shall be broken in favour of the boat(s) with the best score(s). No excluded scores shall be used.

Skipper Best Finish Next Best Finish
ruggeromare Resident 9 12
Sophienveux Resident 10 11

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Rugger’s favor with having a ninth place finish over Sophie’s tenth place finish as her best.

 

Crew Me IF you can…August 19

For this new edition of the the IF race we had 5 boats, each one with a 2 people crew.

Race 1

Rugg – Phil
Red – Mallorie
Alex – Kris
Fanny – Justin
Alice – Claire

North Sea Triple Pink – SW 15

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Race line. Alice and Claire taking the lead at the start. The pack is just behind.

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First mark. Alex turns first. Claire and Alice following closely. The rest if the pack is right behind. At this point the race is very open.

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Fanny and Justin are now leading. Alex and his crew had some problems. The pack is still very close behind.

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For a strange reason, Claire and Alice took the wrong side of the mark and had to turn around again. The other boat is I believe Rugg and Phil taking the opportunity.

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Fanny and Justin on their way for the first place

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Red and Mallorie, passing the last mark in 2 position.

Race Results:
1: FannyVermont Resident IDBSE5D4 — 00:24:19
2: RedHeadJO Resident IDBS5D9B — 00:25:00
3: Atomic Infinity IDBSF544 — 00:25:50
4: ruggeromare Resident IDBSF78D — 00:29:54
5: ramuf Resident IDBSBD2E — not Finished

[08:36]
Lap Times:
FannyVermont Resident IDBSE5D4 — Start: 00:00:12 — Last lap: 00:24:07
RedHeadJO Resident IDBS5D9B — Start: 00:00:23 — Last lap: 00:24:37
Atomic Infinity IDBSF544 — Start: 00:00:01 — Last lap: 00:25:49
ruggeromare Resident IDBSF78D — Start: 00:00:20 — Last lap: 00:29:34
ramuf Resident IDBSBD2E — Start: 00:00:16 — Last lap: not finished

Congratulation to Fanny and Justin for the first place and Red / Mallorie for the 2 place (first time crewing together)

This was a great race !

Race 2

Kayo – Moon
Red – Mallorie
Alex – Kris
Fanny – Justin
Alice – Claire

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The only picture i have since i was racing. Fanny and Alex ahead of us.

Alex  and Kris took the first place followed by Fanny and Justin. Congratulation to all our teams !

Race Results:
1: ramuf Resident IDBSBD2E — 00:22:59
2: FannyVermont Resident IDBSE5D4 — 00:23:49
3: RedHeadJO Resident IDBS5D9B — 00:24:41
4: Kayo Torii IDBS7C9C — 00:26:00
5: Atomic Infinity IDBSF544 — 00:26:52

[09:10]
Lap Times:
ramuf Resident IDBSBD2E — Start: 00:00:01 — Last lap: 00:22:58
FannyVermont Resident IDBSE5D4 — Start: 00:00:12 — Last lap: 00:23:37
RedHeadJO Resident IDBS5D9B — Start: 00:00:27 — Last lap: 00:24:14
Kayo Torii IDBS7C9C — Start: 00:00:19 — Last lap: 00:25:41
Atomic Infinity IDBSF544 — Start: 00:00:36 — Last lap: 00:26:16

Don’t hesitate the join the race next Saturday. We welcome all sailors and all levels.

Kayo

 

Cat Fight – August 18

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Great fleet for this new edition of the Cat Fight. 12 boats lining up, old and new kitties, all waiting to unleash  the speed of their small catamaran. As usual our RD for this week was Cryptic. Looking at the number of boats she was about to have work !

Race 1

Race 1: CartFight-2 Gates

Wind: NW 315° 18kts

Type: Nacra/FS handicap

Boats and Crew

FS – Shau, Ultra, Phil, Claire, Rayz

FS/C – Kayo w/Moon, Dae w/Minna

Nacra – Gryfin, Justin, Soh, Rugger w/Red, Christine

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This first race was epic. While i was rushing to the starting line, 16 kts, i could see boats everywhere and my only goal was to avoid them. I eventually did, crossing the line in a good position and quickly sailing  ahead of the pack . The race was not so easy for other sailors, 4 crews could not finish the race, victims of our only fear: the lag.

Because of their speed, the two Flying Shadow crewed went quickly out of the fleet, fighting for the first and second position. Justin and his Nacra was the 3 one to cross the line, taking the 4 position after handicap and letting the 3 position to Ultra and his FS. A great race for these two new kitties !

If these big fleets don’t offer always the best sailing condition, there is something magic of being part of a large race, sailing with others people sharing the same interest for speed. It was fun !

Race 1 - August 19

Race 2: NS-

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Wind: SW 225° 18kts

Type: Nacra/FS handicap

Boats and Crew

FS – Ultra, Claire, Rayz

FS/C – Kayo w/Moon, Dae w/Minna, Shau w/woogalie

Nacra – Gryfin w/Red, Soh, Christine, Phil

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For the second race, because of the number of boats, we had to cancel the Rodeo and took a race with less turns and more space. It was a good decision. We almost all finished the race successfully.

After a good start, Claire took the lead with her FS. She took the first place after handicap followed by Ultra. The 3 place was for Phil and his Nacra.

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Race 3

Race 3: CartFight-2 Gates

Wind: NW 315° 18kts

Type: FS class crewed

Boats and Crew

Shau w/woogalie, Gryfin w/Red, Ultra w/Noto, Dae w/Minna, Kayo w/Moon, Claire w/Phil

6 boats for the last race. The largest crew fleet we had in the Cat Fight. It was as well a very tactical race. After the first mark, Claire was ahead, but behind, Dae, Ultra and Kayo were fighting their way to the first gate, trying to take advantage of their position. Making the deadly mistake of putting myself downwind from the 2 others FS, i saw Claire accelerating …While she was probably reaching 16 or 18knots at the gate, we were stuck at 12 kts….that is the Cat Fight ! Congratulation to all crew and of course to our winner ! Claire !

Results 

Atomic Infinity   IDBSF544 — Start: 00:00:02  —  Last lap: 00:08:14

Kayo Torii   IDBS7C9C — Start: 00:00:04  —  Last lap: 00:09:34

blondij Resident   IDBSC2E7 — Start: 00:00:03  —  Last lap: 00:09:53

ultramantra Resident   IDBS2625 — Start: 00:00:05  —  Last lap: 00:10:09

ShauIa Resident   IDBS87D5 — Start: 00:00:06  —  Last lap: –DNF

Gryfin Goldshark   IDBSF3BD — Start: 00:00:36  —  Last lap: –DNF

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The usual after race.

The complete album: https://www.flickr.com/photos/147996226@N08/sets/72157685259325934

Thx you Arwen for these pictures !

Thx to Cryptic for RD and to Eden and the North Sea to host the Cat Fight.

Kayo.

 

Bandit Regatta – July 24th 2017

From the left (in boats): Ultra (Bandit IF), Cor (Bandit IF), Jackson (Bandit IF), and Daphne with Maddy (Bandit 60). On the dock: Penny, Cryptic, Arwen, Ellem, Gryfin, Daenerys, Rugger, and Breobol.

From the left (in boats): Ultra (Bandit IF), Cor (Bandit IF), Jackson (Bandit IF), and Daphne with Maddy (Bandit 60).
On the dock: Penny, Cryptic, Arwen, Ellem, Gryfin, Daenerys, Rugger, and Breobol.

This weeks North Sea Bandit Regatta featured some great racing with reasonably calm sim weather. The racing was exciting as there were several position changes at the front of the fleet in both races. The sims behaved well as there was only one DNF recorded in each race to crashes. Plus. this weeks fleets were made up entirely of Bandit IFs.

The first race, on the North Sea Triple Pink course, was the fleet get off to a speedy start as half the racers were across the start line with 8 seconds on the race clock. Daenerys and Alexandre were both first across the start line, crossing together at 00:00:04. Jackson was right on their sterns, crossing the start line next at 00:00:05. Ultra was next across the start line at 00:00:08, followed by Cor at 00:00:28, Rugger at 00:00:29, Soh at 00:00:37, and Gryfin at 00:00:38. Daenerys put up a good fight as she held the lead in the front of the fleet over the first leg of the course to the pink buoy in the Sloe region. Alexandre and Jackson were both right on her stern though and soon both made moves to pass her as they raced along the second leg to the white buoy in the Eden Puffin region. Ultra settled in just aft of the front three in the fleet. Cor unfortunately crashed and recorded a DNF. Rugger took up position aft of Ultra but wound up missing the fifth course mark and was disqualified(DSQ) for racing an incorrect course. Soh settled into position towards the rear of the fleet, with Gryfin taking up the rear. Alexandre crossed the finish line first, taking line honors, with Jackson crossing the second. Daenerys was next across the finish line followed by Ultra, Soh, and Gryfin.

The second race, on the North Sea Trapezoid course, saw the entire fleet across the start line as 28 seconds ticked off the race clock. Gryfin took a gamble and started on a port-tack, with the rest of the fleet all on starboard-tacks, crossing the start line at 00:00:01. Gryfin’s port-tack gamble did not pay off, however, as he fouled four boats on the course side of the race line, all on starboard-tacks as his boat either forced them off course or collided with their bows (Rule 10*). Alexandre was next to cross the start line, at 00:00:02, followed by Daenerys at 00:00:03, Ultra at 00:00:08, Jackson at 00:00:12, Red at 00:00:13, Moon at 00:00:16, Rugger at 00:00:21, and Soh at 00:00:28. Gryfin continued on his port-tack course, heading west from the Breadnut region, however he was subsequently disqualified for finishing the race and failing to complete a 360° penalty turn for his Rule 10 foul after the start. Alexandre took advantage of his quick start and gained the lead by the time he rounded the first course mark, the green buoy south of Lighthouse Isle in the Ziziphus region. Jackson and Daenerys were both right on Alexandre’s stern, as they both battle neck and neck for position. Ultra settled in just aft of Jackson and Daenerys. Red unfortunately crashed and recorded a DNF. Moon took up position just aft of Ultra followed by Rugger and Soh. Alexandre held his lead and crossed the finish line first, taking line honors as Jackson crossed the finish line second, with Deanerys a very close third. Ultra crossed the finish line next, followed by Moon, Rugger, and Soh.

*Rule 10 – Right of Way – On Opposite Tacks:
When boats are on opposite tacks, a port-tack boat shall keep clear of a starboard-tack boat.

Race Director: Cryptic
Wind: SW (225°) 18kts

Race 1: North Sea Triple Pink
Race Results:
1: ramuf Resident IDBSBD2E — 00:23:05
2: Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — 00:23:24
3: blondij Resident IDBSC2E7 — 00:23:46
4: ultramantra Resident IDBS2625 — 00:24:03
5: sohaidan Resident IDBS5CF3 — 00:24:51
6: Gryfin Goldshark IDBSF3BD — 00:29:05
7: CorSakov Sosa IDBS2EBD –DNF
8: ruggeromare Resident IDBSF78D –DSQ

Lap Times:
ramuf Resident IDBSBD2E — Start: 00:00:04 — Last lap: 00:23:01
Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — Start: 00:00:05 — Last lap: 00:23:19
blondij Resident IDBSC2E7 — Start: 00:00:04 — Last lap: 00:23:42
ultramantra Resident IDBS2625 — Start: 00:00:08 — Last lap: 00:23:55
sohaidan Resident IDBS5CF3 — Start: 00:00:37 — Last lap: 00:24:14
Gryfin Goldshark IDBSF3BD — Start: 00:00:38 — Last lap: 00:28:27
CorSakov Sosa IDBS2EBD — Start: 00:00:28 — Last lap: –DNF
ruggeromare Resident IDBSF78D — Start: 00:00:29 — Last lap: –DSQ

Race 2: North Sea Trapezoid
Race Results:
1: ramuf Resident IDBSBD2E — 00:16:23
2: Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — 00:17:42
3: blondij Resident IDBSC2E7 — 00:17:49
4: ultramantra Resident IDBS2625 — 00:18:23
5: moonglownight Resident IDBSBF2E — 00:18:55
6: ruggeromare Resident IDBSF78D — 00:20:49
7: sohaidan Resident IDBS5CF3 — 00:22:49
8: RedHeadJO Resident IDBS5D9B –DNF
9: Gryfin Goldshark IDBSF3BD –DSQ

Lap Times:
ramuf Resident IDBSBD2E — Start: 00:00:02 — Last lap: 00:16:21
Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — Start: 00:00:12 — Last lap: 00:17:30
blondij Resident IDBSC2E7 — Start: 00:00:03 — Last lap: 00:17:46
ultramantra Resident IDBS2625 — Start: 00:00:08 — Last lap: 00:18:15
moonglownight Resident IDBSBF2E — Start: 00:00:16 — Last lap: 00:18:39
ruggeromare Resident IDBSF78D — Start: 00:00:21 — Last lap: 00:20:28
sohaidan Resident IDBS5CF3 — Start: 00:00:28 — Last lap: 00:22:21
RedHeadJO Resident IDBS5D9B — Start: 00:00:13 — Last lap: –DNF
Gryfin Goldshark IDBSF3BD — Start: 00:00:01 — Last lap: –DSQ


Points:

Skipper Race 1 Race 2 Total Final Placing
ramuf Resident 1 2 3 1
Jacquimo Resident 2 2 4 2
blondij Resident 3 3 6 3
ultramantra Resident 4 4 8 4
sohaidan Resident 5 7 12 5
ruggeromare Resident 7 6 13 6
moonglownight Resident 9 5 14 7
Gryfin Goldshark 6 8 14 8
CorSakov Sosa 7 10 17 9
RedHeadJO Resident 9 8 17 10

Note:
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1

Today’s winner was Alexandre (ramuf Resident), with Jackson (Jacquimo Resident) second, and Daenerys (blondij Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Notes:
Rugger (ruggeromare Resident) was disqaulified (DSQ) in race one for sailing an incorrect course.


Gryfin (Gryfin Goldshark) was disqaulified (DSQ) in race two for failing to complete a 360° penalty turn as instructed for failing to keep clear of a starboard-tack boat while on a port-tack (Rule 10).


Moon (moonglownight Resident) and Gryfin (Gryfin Goldshark) both finished tied with 14 points. Rule A8.1 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing is used to break this tie:

If there is a series score tie between two or more boats, each boat’s race scores shall be listed in order of best to worst, and at the first point(s) where there is a difference the tie shall be broken in favour of the boat(s) with the best score(s). No excluded scores shall be used.

Skipper Best Finish Next Best Finish
moonglownight Resident 5 9
Gryfin Goldshark 6 8

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Moon’s favor with having a fifth place finish over Gryfin’s sixth place finish as his best.


Cor (CorSakov Sosa) and Red (RedHeadJO Resident) both finished tied with 17 points. Rule A8.1 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing is used to break this tie:

If there is a series score tie between two or more boats, each boat’s race scores shall be listed in order of best to worst, and at the first point(s) where there is a difference the tie shall be broken in favour of the boat(s) with the best score(s). No excluded scores shall be used.

Skipper Best Finish Next Best Finish
CorSakov Sosa 7 10
RedHeadJO Resident 8 9

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Cor’s favor with having a seven point finish over Red’s eight point finish as her best.

We have a superb paint supplied by Ali Vultee, see her paint here: Ali’s Boat Paint Shop to the first place overall winner.