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.

 

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