Blue Lagoon Marina Regatta – April 13th 2016

From left (in boats): Palani (Q2m), Lalia and Anna (Nacra 17), Beane (Flying Shadow), Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), and Arya (Melges-24). On the dock: Petra, Ian, Anabelle, Josh, Toy, Ted, and Nenrio.

From left (in boats): Palani (Q2m), Lalia and Anna (Nacra 17), Beane (Flying Shadow), Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), and Arya (Melges-24).
On the dock: Petra, Ian, Anabelle, Josh, Toy, Ted, and Nenrio.

We had some really great sailing weather in the sims of The North Sea, this week, for the Blue Lagoon Marina Regatta. We had no crashes, with everyone in both fleets finishing. This week also sees us replacing our customery trophy cups for first through third place finishes, with new prize plaques made by Petra, for first through third place finishes.

The small boat fleet was 10 strong, being made up of four Bandit IF’s, two Nacra 17’s, a Quest 2m, a Melges-24, a Flying Shadow, and a Dolphin Moth. Racing was tight throughout the fleet with Cole and Lalie racing close together in their Nacra’s before Cole pulled away. The IF pack was closely contested between Red, Carlota, Ian and Anabelle before Red and Carlota pulled out ahead with Red finishing just ahead of Carlota.

The big boat fleet was made up of a majority of One Design 65’s, with a Trudeau 12 Metre, an ACA33, and a Bandit 60 completing the remainder. Racing was very exciting between the One Design 65’s with Arya, Beane, and Ian remaining close until Arya finally slipped ahead. Unfortunately, Ian had a navigation mishap and wound up being behind in the end.

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

Race 1: North Sea Circle

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

Race Note:
Ian was unfortunately disqualified for sailing the incorrect course.
Araton was unfortunately disqualified for missing the pink buoy in Bilberry, which is a course mark.

 

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