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.

 

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