Trudeau Regatta – April 28th 2016

From left (in boats): Cryptic (Trudeau 12m), Rosie (Leetle Cat II), Peter (Trudeau 12m), and Madelin (Patchogue II).
On the dock: Petra, Josh, and Gabi.

From left (in boats): Cryptic (Trudeau 12m), Rosie (Leetle Cat II), Peter (Trudeau 12m), and Madelin (Patchogue II).
On the dock: Petra, Josh, and Gabi.

This weeks Trudeau Regatta, in The North Sea, saw some fun and exciting racing along with some great sim weather. This weeks fleet was made up of a majority of four 12 Metre’s, with a NY30, a Leetle Cat II, and a Patchogue II rounding out the fleet.

The first race, on course NS-1b, saw some fun racing between Rosie’s Leetle Cat II and Madelin’s Patchogue II towards the rear, with Omar’s NY30 keeping just ahead of them both. Unfortunately, Peter was over the line early and had to go around to start again, then ran into some trouble and was ultimately a DNF.

The second race, on course NS-Wc Reach, saw some late arrivals in Ruletter and Lez, with their 12 Metre’s. The 12 Metre pack was close, with several position changes between Rulette and myself, with some great displays of wind shadowing. Ultimately, Peter pulled out way ahead and had clear air until the end.

Cole arrived just towards the end of race 2, so it was decided to hold a third race with just 12 meter’s, no points, just fun. Once again, wind shadowing was at play with several position changes due to it through out the fleet.

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

Race 3: NS-OIL Rev1 – Fun race/no points
Race Results:
1: PeterSailor Resident ID228 — 00:15:53
2: Cryptic Resident IDCRY — 00:18:02
3: Rulette Resident IDRUL3 — 00:19:57
4: lesbo Charisma ID003 — 00:20:22
5: Colette Verino ID131 — 00:20:32

[14:33]
Lap Times:
PeterSailor Resident ID228 — Start: 00:00:01 — Last lap: 00:15:52
Cryptic Resident IDCRY — Start: 00:00:12 — Last lap: 00:17:50
Rulette Resident IDRUL3 — Start: 00:00:10 — Last lap: 00:19:47
lesbo Charisma ID003 — Start: 00:00:46 — Last lap: 00:19:36
Colette Verino ID131 — Start: 00:00:07 — Last lap: 00:20:25

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

Today’s winner was Cryptic, with Peter second, and Rosie in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Prize plaques will be awarded for the first, second, and third place finishers based on the final points tally.

Race Note:

Peter and Rosie finished tied with 6 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
PeterSailor Resident 1 5
Arwyn Silverweb 2 4

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Peter’s favor with having a first place finish over Rosie’s second place finish as her best.

 

Blue Lagoon Marina Regatta – April 27th 2016

From left (in boats): Asami (Patchogue II), Cole (Nacra 17), Carlota (Bandit IF), Lucy (Melges-24), Beane (Melges-24), Red (Bandit IF), and Cryptic (Dolphin Moth). On the dock: Petra, River, Gryfin, Ian, Jukell, and Song.

From left (in boats): Asami (Patchogue II), Cole (Nacra 17), Carlota (Bandit IF), Lucy (Melges-24), Beane (Melges-24), Red (Bandit IF), and Cryptic (Dolphin Moth).
On the dock: Petra, River, Gryfin, Ian, Jukell, and Song.

This week saw favorable sim weather, large fleets, and exciting sailing for the Blue Lagoon Marina Regatta in The North Sea. The sims were well behaved during the small boat race, with no crashes, however we saw two DNF’s due to crashes in the big boat race. Both races saw large turnouts with fifteen for the small boat race and eight for the big boat race. Plus, as a bonus, Marci, the owner of Blue Lagoon Marina, offered up a L$500 for first place in the small boat race.

The small boat fleet, fifteen strong, was comprised of a slim majority of four Bandit IF’s, with three Melges-24’s following, and two Patchogue II’s, a Leetle Cat II, a Bandit 25, a Nacra 17, a Laser One, a Dolphin Moth, and a Flying Tako making up the remainder of the fleet. Racing was tight, on North Sea Olympic Course Long, between not only several in the IF pack but also the Melges-24 pack. The IF pack saw Red and Carlota neck and neck for most of the race before Carlota slowly grew a marginal lead towards the second leg. The Melges-24 pack saw Beane, Lucy, and Makhno keeping close, all the way up to the finish, with Beane finishing slightly ahead of Lucy and Makhno. We also saw a new racer this week, Song Charron, racing in her Patchogue II. We hope that Song has learned a thing or two on her first race and we look forward to seeing her next time. Remember, centreboards upwind help 😉

The big boat fleet, was well mixed and showing some America’s Cup heritage, with two AC45’s, an ACA33, and a IACC. However, the majority of the fleet was made up of three One Design 65’s, showing some offshore blood, and also an Open 60 making up the remainder. Racing was competitive, with the the One Design 65 pack mixing it up with Mahkno’s Open 60 for most of the course, North Sea Butterfly. Unfortunately, the sims turned a bit pesky as we saw our only DNF’s, due to crashes, for the day, with ViV and Lampoon.

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

Race 1: North Sea Olympic Course Long

Congratulations to Beane, and Lucy on their podium finishes with me. All of us will be receiving prize plaques and I received the L$500 offered by Marci for first place.

Race 2: North Sea Butterfly

Congratulations to Cole, Makhno, and Beane on their podium finishes. And again, all of you will be receiving prize plaques.

Thanks to Josh for the photos below.

Bandit Regatta – April 25th 2016

From the left (in boats): Rosie (Bandit IF), Jessica (Bandit 55), Carlota and Larien (Bandit IF), and Angelic (Bandit IF)..
On the dock: Cryptic, Red, Petra, Gabi, Josh, and Jamie.

From the left (in boats): Rosie (Bandit IF), Jessica (Bandit 55), Carlota and Larien (Bandit IF), and Angelic (Bandit IF)..
On the dock: Cryptic, Red, Petra, Gabi, Josh, and Jamie.

This weeks Bandit Regatta, in The North Sea, had some choppy sim weather at the start but some great racing throughout. Unfortunately the sim waves caused 2 DNF’s in the first race and one in the second race. This weeks fleet was made up of six Bandit IF’s, two Bandit 55’s and one Bandit 25 initially, until the second race when Rosie changed to her Bandit 25 from her Bandit IF.

The first race, NS Short Loop, which is becoming a favorite for the IF sailors, featured 3 laps. Close racing was on hand between Angelic, Alexandre, Simya, Carlota, ViV, and Rosie until Angelic started to gain towards the second lap. Then, by the third lap, the IF pack was starting to spread fairly far, with Rosie succumbing to a DNF with a crash.

The second race, NS-WC Reach, saw a smaller fleet as some had to partake to RL endeavors, but featured a great battle between Carlota and Angelic through the whole course. Angelic ultimately pulled it out at the end, coming across before Carlota.

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

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

Today’s winner was August, with Angelic second, and Carlota in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Note:
Carlota and Alexandre both finished tied with 8 points. 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
Carlota Dufaux 5 3
ramuf Resident 3 5

In the last race, Carlota breaks the tie with Alexandre with her third place finish over Alexandre’s fifth place finish.

Rosie and Jessica both finished tied with 12 points. 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
Arwyn Silverweb 8 4
jessicasugarsweet Resident 7 5

In the last race, Rosie breaks the tie with Jessica with her fourth place finish over Jessica’s fifth place finish.

We have a superb paint supplied by Ali Vultee, see her paint here: Ali’s Boat Paint Shop, and prize plaques for the top three places.

 

Trudeau Regatta – April 21st 2016

Watching the sunrise before sailors arrive for the Trudeau Regatta.
From left: Cryptic, Petra, Gabi and Asami.

Watching the sunrise before sailors arrive for the Trudeau Regatta.
From left: Cryptic, Petra, Gabi and Asami.

This weeks Trudeau Regatta, in The North Sea, saw some really fun tight racing and smooth sim weather. This weeks fleet was made up of five Trudeau 12 Metre’s and one Patchogue II.

The first race, NS-SOL-13A, saw the 12m pack spread out with some tight racing up front between Peter and Cole, and further back between Sue, Arya, and myself. Peter went on to ultimately take line honors with Cole just behind him.

The second race, NS-SOL-13B, saw more spirited racing in the 12 Metre pack. n the final leg, the downwind run to the finish from the southern tip of the island in Ziziphus, Arya and I were neck and neck until the finish line. I just squeaked out ahead of Arya in what was a really fun drag race to the line.

This week we are bringing the Trudeau Regatta in line with the same points system we use for our Bandit Regatta. Points will be awarded according to the final handicap adjusted finish in each race. Skippers who do not finish a race, or are disqualified score the number of boats in the race plus one. Points earned in both races will be combined and then the final placement will be sorted by lowest score. Point ties will be decided using Appendix A8 Series Ties from Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing. Prize plaques will be awarded for the first, second, and third place finishers based on the final points tally.

From Left (in boats): Cryptic (Trudeau 12m), Sue (Trudeau 12m), and Peter (Trudeau 12m).
On the dock: Arya, Petra, Carlota, Gabi, Josh, and Asami.

From Left (in boats): Cryptic (Trudeau 12m), Sue (Trudeau 12m), and Peter (Trudeau 12m).
On the dock: Arya, Petra, Carlota, Gabi, Josh, and Asami.

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

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

Today’s winner was Peter, with Cryptic second, and Cole in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Note:
Sue was unfortunately disqualified in the first race for not giving water room around an obstruction.

Cryptic, Cole, and Arya all finished tied with 6 points.
Rule A8.1 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing is first 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
Colette Resident 2 4
Cryptic Resident 2 4
Arya89 Resident 3 3

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Cole and Cryptic’s favor with both having a second place finish over Arya’s third place finish as their best. Cole and Cryptic still remain tied, however, and now 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
Colette Resident 2 4
Cryptic Resident 4 2

In the last race, Cryptic breaks the tie with Cole with her second place finish over Cole’s fourth place finish.

 

Blue Lagoon Marina Regatta – April 20th 2016

From left (in boats): Anabelle (Bandit IF), Carlota (Bandit IF), Araton (Bandit IF), Makhno (Melges-24). Cryptic (Dolphin Moth),  Lucy (Melges-24), KrigHa (Flying Fizz), and Tiger Lilly (Nacra 17).
On the dock: Petra, Elbag, Jacqui, Josh, Gabi, and ROK.

From left (in boats): Anabelle (Bandit IF), Carlota (Bandit IF), Araton (Bandit IF), Makhno (Melges-24). Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), Lucy (Melges-24), KrigHa (Flying Fizz), and Tiger Lilly (Nacra 17).
On the dock: Petra, Elbag, Jacqui, Josh, Gabi, and ROK.

This weeks Blue Lagoon Marina Regatta had some clear sim weather, fun racing, and no crashes in either small boat or big boat race.

The small boat fleet was pretty evenly mixed with three Bandit IF’s, two Nacra 17’s, two Melges-24’s, and a Dolphin Moth. Racing was close between Lucy and Makhno, in their Melges-24’s, culminating in a thrilling finish with both them crossing the finish line at nearly the same moment.

The big boat fleet was comprised of two Trudeau 12 Metre’s, an Open 60, and a One Design 65. Makhno got off to a great start and never let up ultimately taking line honors and the overall first place with handicap.

Race Director: Petra
Wind: WSW (225°) 18kts

Race 1: North Sea Trapezoid

Congratulations to Makhno, and Lucy on their podium finishes with me. All of us will be receiving the new prize plaques.

Race 2: North Sea Outer Inner Loop Revision 1

Congratulations to Makhno and Cole on their podium finishes with me. And again, all of us will be receiving the new prize plaques.

 

Bandit Regatta – April 18th 2016

From the left: Araton (sitting in a Bandit IF), Umi (sitting), Cryptic, Carlota (sitting), Rosie, and Josh (standing on the committee boat roof).

From the left: Araton (sitting in a Bandit IF), Umi (sitting), Cryptic, Carlota (sitting), Rosie, and Josh (standing on the committee boat roof).

Smooth sailing and great sim weather featured in this weeks Bandit Regatta in The North Sea. The field for both races finished with not a single crash, highlighting some really great sim weather in The North Sea today. Today was also our monthly ‘There and Back Again’ course series featuring NS Breadnut to Eden Auk and NS Eden Auk to Breadnut using both start lines and a different wind for each race. This weeks fleet was made up of four Bandit IF’s, two Bandit 25’s and a lone Bandit 60 to make up the remainder.

The first race, NS Breadnut to Eden Auk, saw some great tight racing between Carlota, Red, and Akim in their IF’s along with Rosie in her 25. Rosie got her 25 moving to pull off a wonderful pass right before the yellow pin in Mammia to get past Carlota.

The second race, NS Eden Auk to Breadnut, saw some really close racing between the IF pack, with Red, Akim, Araton and Carlota all exhaning positions until the middle of the course when Red extended her final lead with Akim following close behind.

We would also like to mention again that using autopilot, or any type of auto trimming feature, in The North Sea for any races here, will result in that boat’s disqualification from that race.

Instrument appearance while autopilot is enabled on a Bandit 60.

Instrument appearance while autopilot is enabled on a Bandit 60.

Race Director: Cryptic

Wind: SW (225°) 18kts

Wind: SE (135°) 18kts

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

Today’s winner was Alexandre, with Red second, and Akim in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Note:
Jnix was unfortunately disqualified in the first race for missing course marks.
Jnix was also unfortunately disqualified in the second race for using autopilot on his Bandit 60 during the race.
Carlota was unfortunately disqualified in the second race due to missing the pink buoy in Eden Fulmar.

Akim and Carlota both finished tied with 7 points. 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
Jochen Moonwing 4 3
Carlota Dufaux 1 6

In the last race, Akim breaks the tie with Carlota with his third place finish over Carlota’s ultimate 6th place finish.

We have a superb paint supplied by Ali Vultee, see her paint here: Ali’s Boat Paint Shop, and prize plaques for the top three places.

 

Trudeau Classic Regatta – April 14th 2016

From left (in boats): Cryptic (Trudeau 12m) and PeterC (Trudeau Twenty). On the dock: Petra, Arya, Josh, Asami, Lorri, and Gryfin.

From left (in boats): Cryptic (Trudeau 12m) and PeterC (Trudeau Twenty). On the dock: Petra, Arya, Josh, Asami, Lorri, and Gryfin.

This weeks Trudeau Classic Regatta, in The North Sea, saw slightly choppy sim weather for the first race but cleared up for the second with some great sailing. The fleet was comprised of two 12 Metre’s, two Patchogue II’s, and a Leetle Cat II.

During the first race, racing was tight between Arya and I, on our 12 Metre’s, until a bad sim crossing caused my DNF. Arya was ahead at this point, on the final leg of North Sea’s NS-SOL-13C, and sailed on to a great finish. Racing was tight as well between Asami and Petra in their Patch II’s, with Petra finally passing Asami and pulling away on the second leg of the course.

In the second race, North Sea Butterfly, Arya and I both got off to great starts and were neck and neck for the entire race. Asami went as crew for Petra in this race, in Petra’s Patch II, and some spirited competition from PeterC in his Leetle Cat.

This week also marks the introduction of prize plaques for the Trudeau Classic Regatta. These will be awarded to the first through third place finishers in each race.

Race Director: Petra
Wind: WSW (225°) 18kts

Race 1: NS-SOL-13C

Congratulations to Arya, PeterC, and Petra on their podium finishes. All will be receiving the new prize plaques.

Race 2: North Sea Butterfly

Congratulations to Arya and PeterC on their podium finishes with me. And again, all of us will be receiving the new prize plaques.