Bandit Regatta – May 30th 2016

From the left (in boats): Elbag (Bandit IF), Alexandre (Bandit IF), lasfy (Bandit IF), Red (Bandit IF), August (Bandit 25), Kesha (Loonetta), Kayo (Bandit 25), and Katana (Bandit 60).
On the dock: Cryptic, Petra, Catalina, and Lucy.

From the left (in boats): Elbag (Bandit IF), Alexandre (Bandit IF), lasfy (Bandit IF), Red (Bandit IF), August (Bandit 25), Kesha (Loonetta), Kayo (Bandit 25), and Katana (Bandit 60).
On the dock: Cryptic, Petra, Catalina, and Lucy.

This weeks Bandit Regatta, in The North Sea, was a holiday edition for most and we had a wonderful turnout. Smooth sim weather was abundant, with no crashes in either race. This weeks fleet was made up of four Bandit IF’s, three Bandit 25’s, and a Bandit 60. Just to note, the just released Bandit IF v1.4 update is the IF you will want to use from now on in North Sea races.

The first race, on NS-SOL-13A, saw a great start for everyone, with no barging and cleaning sailing across the line. August and Laured took off, in their bandit 25’s, and screamed at the head of the fleet, with August creeping ever father out front and eventually claiming line honors.

In the second race, on NS-SOL-13B, we once again had a great clean start with several choosing to go to port, with no fouls, right after the start line. Once again, the Bandit 25 pack was out in front with August, Laured and Kayo all at the head of the fleet. The IF pack saw some spirited racing as well, with Alexandre and Red sailing close until the final leg of the course.

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 Alexandre, with August second, and Katana in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate and to the SLCG for helping with race duties.

Race Note:
Lasfy was unfortunately disqualified from the first race for sailing the incorrect course.

Alexandre and August finished tied with 3 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
ramuf Resident 2 1
Augustweat101 Werefox 1 2

In the last race, Alexandre breaks the tie with August with his first place finish over August’s second 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.

Edit: August caught a miscalculation in the first race results. A formula in the table was missing and has been fixed. The results have been corrected and updated. In the first race, August placed first with Alexandre placing second resulting in a points tie, however, as explained above in the race notes, Alexandre breaks the tie and subsequently retains first place overall. Thanks to August for catching the mistake in the results. My apologies for posting somewhat inaccurate results at first.

 

Trudeau Classic Regatta – May 26th 2016

From the left (in boats): Cole (12 Metre), Cryptic (12 Metre), Sue (Trudeau 12), Elbag (Patchogue II), Thea (Leetle Cat II), Kristaly (Francois Jacques), and Peter (12 Metre).
On the dock: Julia, Petra, Neven and Erp.

From the left (in boats): Cole (12 Metre), Cryptic (12 Metre), Sue (Trudeau 12), Elbag (Patchogue II), Thea (Leetle Cat II), Kristaly (Francois Jacques), and Peter (12 Metre).
On the dock: Julia, Petra, Neven and Erp.

This weeks Trudeau Classic Regatta saw great racing and some great sim weather. We only had one crash, do to a corner hit. We also raced three races for points instead of two, on NS-SOL-13A, NS-SOL-13B, and NS-SOL-13C.

This weeks fleet was comprised of three 12 Metre’s, a Trudeau 12, a Leetle Cat II, and a Francois Jacques.

The racing was quite tight between Peter and I in our 12 Metres, and also Thea and Sue in their Leetle Cat II and Trudeau 12. Peter and I finished within’ seconds of each other in the second and third races, while both Thea and Sue exchanged positions several times in their closely matched boats.

Race Director: Julia
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 Kristaly 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.

Pictures courtesy of Julia.

 

North Sea Open Regatta – May 25th 2016

From left (in boats): Christine (Melges-24), Cole (Nacra 17), Beane (Melges-24), and Cryptic (Dolphin Moth).
On the dock: Petra, Katana, and Alexandre.

From left (in boats): Christine (Melges-24), Cole (Nacra 17), Beane (Melges-24), and Cryptic (Dolphin Moth).
On the dock: Petra, Katana, and Alexandre.

This weeks North Sea Open Regatta saw some really nice sim weather, no crashes, and a great turn out for both small and big boat races.

The small boat fleet was made up of two Nacra 17’s, two Melges-24’s, a Dolphin Moth, a Bandit IF, a Bandit F, a Shields Class, and a Trudeau 12. Racing was tight between Christine and Beane in their Melges-24’s, with both close up to the finish line along with Cole, not far behind, in her Nacra 17. Katana made a spirited effort but capsized near the island in Ziziphus, lost her race wind, and was unfortunately a DNF, our only for the day. Sue held in with the most patience, racing her Trudeau 12, crossing the line last, but the handicap for the Trudeau 12 placed her further up in the pack in the end.

The big boat fleet was comprised of three Trudeau 12 Metre’s, two One Design 65’s, a Trudeau Francois Jacques, and a Ushuaia. Racing was really close between Cole, in her Trudeau 12 Metre, Christine, in her Trudeau 12 Metre, and myself, in my Ushuaia. All three boats are rated at the same handicap and it showed. We all exchanged positions several times through the course with Cole and I neck and neck for most of the legs. Cole ultimately won the position battle.

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 Cryptic, with Beane second, and Cole 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:
Christine incorrectly rounded course buoys in both the first and second reaces, and was unfortunately disqaulified from both.

Kristaly, Kyreena, and Sue all finished tied with 11 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 Worst
kristaly Resident 3 8
Kyreena Resident 4 7
suemelgand Resident 5 6

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Kristaly’s favor with having a third place finish over Kyreena’s fourth place finish and Sue’s fifth place finish as their best. Furthurmore, the tie between Kyreena and Sue then breaks in Kyreena’s favor.

 

Bandit Regatta – May 23rd 2016

From the left (in boats): Omar (Bandit IF) and Katana (Bandit IF). On the dock: Umi, Petra, Cryptic, and Red (her Bandit F sits awaiting in the water).

From the left (in boats): Omar (Bandit IF) and Katana (Bandit IF).
On the dock: Umi, Petra, Cryptic, and Red (her Bandit F sits awaiting in the water).

This weeks North Sea Bandit Regatta was an entirely Bandit IF and F affair. The sim weather was decent, and the only crashed to note were from corners. The fleet itself was made up of three IF’s and two F’s.

The first race, on North Sea Short Loop run in 3 laps, saw a great effort from Red. Red thought the line didn’t record her start, and circled around to start again. Yet, the line did indeed record her start at 00:00:01, but she was now behind. She hung in there, and was rewarded for her effort, catching up to the fleet and taking first place.

The second race was just as exciting as the first, run on North Sea World Cup Reach (NS-WC Rch), with the fleet staying tight through the first upwind leg. The fleet did start to spread out with Red and Alexandre in the front, closely staying neck and neck with Rosie right on their stern. Red wound up extending a lead, however, and ultimately took first place again.

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

Race 1: North Sea Short Loop – 3 Laps
Race Results:
1: RedHeadJO Resident IDFSC411 — 00:26:20 ~ Bandit F
2: Bacchylides Edenflower IDBS2084 — 00:26:54 ~ Bandit IF
3: OutToLunch Resident IDBS7EEC — 00:33:36 ~ Bandit IF
4: ramuf Resident IDFSC409 — not Finished ~ Bandit F
5: Arwyn Silverweb IDBS5E5E — not Finished ~ Bandit IF

Lap Times:
RedHeadJO Resident IDFSC411 — Start: 00:00:01 — Lap 1: 00:10:26 — Lap 2: 00:07:55 — Last lap: 00:07:58
Bacchylides Edenflower IDBS2084 — Start: 00:00:50 — Lap 1: 00:09:26 — Lap 2: 00:08:51 — Last lap: 00:07:47
OutToLunch Resident IDBS7EEC — Start: 00:00:52 — Lap 1: 00:09:36 — Lap 2: 00:09:20 — Last lap: 00:13:48
ramuf Resident IDFSC409 — Start: 00:00:02 — Lap 1: 00:10:28 — Lap 2: 00:10:58 — Last lap: not finished
Arwyn Silverweb IDBS5E5E — Start: 00:00:44 — Lap 1: 00:08:26 — Lap 2: not finished — Last lap: not finished

Race 2: NS-WC Rch
Race Results:
1: RedHeadJO Resident IDFSC411 — 00:16:36 ~ Bandit F
2: ramuf Resident IDFSC409 — 00:17:07 ~ Bandit F
3: Arwyn Silverweb IDBS5E5E — 00:18:27 ~ Bandit IF
4: Bacchylides Edenflower IDBS2084 — 00:19:17 ~ Bandit IF
5: OutToLunch Resident IDBS7EEC — 00:22:36 ~ Bandit IF

Lap Times:
RedHeadJO Resident IDFSC411 — Start: 00:00:07 — Last lap: 00:16:29
ramuf Resident IDFSC409 — Start: 00:00:03 — Last lap: 00:17:04
Arwyn Silverweb IDBS5E5E — Start: 00:01:28 — Last lap: 00:16:59
Bacchylides Edenflower IDBS2084 — Start: 00:00:32 — Last lap: 00:18:45
OutToLunch Resident IDBS7EEC — Start: 00:01:19 — Last lap: 00:21:17

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

Today’s winner was Red, with Alexandre second, and Katana in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate and to the SLCG for helping with race duties.

Race Note:
Alexandre and Katana finished tied with 6 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
ramuf Resident 4 2
Bacchylides Edenflower 2 4

In the last race, Alexandre breaks the tie with Katana with his second place finish over Katana’s fourth 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 – May 19th 2016

From the left (in boats): Cole (12 Metre), Cryptic (12 Metre), Rosie (Leetle Cat II), Arya (Hepcat), Jamie (12 Metre), Omar (Patchogue II), Elbag (Francois Jacques), Asami (Patchogue II), and Peter (12 Metre).
On the dock: Julia, Gabi, Petra, josh, and Nenrio.

From the left (in boats): Cole (12 Metre), Cryptic (12 Metre), Rosie (Leetle Cat II), Arya (Hepcat), Jamie (12 Metre), Omar (Patchogue II), Elbag (Francois Jacques), Asami (Patchogue II), and Peter (12 Metre).
On the dock: Julia, Gabi, Petra, josh, and Nenrio.

This weeks Trudeau Classic Regatta, in The North Sea, saw a great turnout with a nicely mixed fleet. This weeks fleet consisted of four 12 Metre’s, two Patchogue II’s, a Hepcat, a Leetle Cat II, and a Francois Jacques, that was switched out for a T-12 by it’s owner, Elbag, for the second race.

The first race, on NS-SOL-13B, saw some spirited competition among the 12 Metre’s with everyone chasing Peter after he passed Cole on the first upwind beat. The rest of the 12 Metre’s remained tight all the up to the finish. The small Patchogue II pack also some some tight racing as Asami and Omar were close for the entire course.

The second race, on North Sea Butterfly, saw Elbag switch out his Francois Jacques for a T-12, however RL came knocking and he recorded a DNF as he had to leave. The rest of the fleet saw some exciting racing between Peter and I, right from the start. The sound of Peter’s sails were in my ears the entire course as he stuck tight with me, finishing a mere 20 seconds behind me.

Race Director: Julia
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 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:

Arya and Omar finished tied with 12 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 Worst
Arya89 Resident 5 7
OutToLunch Resident 6 6

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

 

North Sea Open Regatta – May 18th 2016

From left (in boats): Gryfin (Bandit IF), Asami (Ktaba Teleri), Carlota (Bandit IF), Cole (Nacra 17), Rulette (Bandit IF), Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), and Jamie (Shields Class).
On the dock: Jacqui, Petra, and Josh.

From left (in boats): Gryfin (Bandit IF), Asami (Ktaba Teleri), Carlota (Bandit IF), Cole (Nacra 17), Rulette (Bandit IF), Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), and Jamie (Shields Class).
On the dock: Jacqui, Petra, and Josh.

This weeks North Sea Open Regatta, saw some nice sim weather with a decent turn out for both races. This week also marks the change of the regatta to the points system we use for our Bandit and Trudeau Regatta’s. 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.

This weeks small boat fleet was made up of three Bandit IF’s, a Nacra 17, a Dolphin Moth, and a Shields Class. The small boat course, North Sea Circle, was lively and saw the fleet spread out across the North Sea. Unfortunately, Gryfin wound up hitting a corner in his IF and crashed to record a DNF for the race.

The big boat fleet featured three TMS Ushuaia’s, two Trudeau 12 Metre’s, a One Design 65, and a Loonetta 31. The course, North Sea Outer Inner Loop Rev1, was also lively for the big boats. The Ushuaia pack stayed tight through out the course with Rulette and Carlota exchanging positions just behind me. Palani, in his One Design 65, started last but rocketed through the fleet, eventually passing everyone to finish with line honors just ahead of Cole in her 12 Metre, who was racing very well up front.

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 Cryptic, with Cole second, and Carlota 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:
Soloes was unfortunately disqualified for racing the incorrect course in the big boats race.
Soloes and Gryfin both finished tied with 13 points. Both A8.1 and A8.2 do not break their tie so they remain tied with 13 points.

 

Bandit Regatta – May 16th 2016

From the left (in boats): Alexandre (Bandit F), Carlota (Bandit F), Cranston and Shaylin (Bandit 60), Red (Bandit F), Rulette (Bandit IF), Rosie (Bandit 25), and Arya (Bandit IF).
On the dock: Cryptic, Josh, Gabi, and Lucy.

From the left (in boats): Alexandre (Bandit F), Carlota (Bandit F), Cranston and Shaylin (Bandit 60), Red (Bandit F), Rulette (Bandit IF), Rosie (Bandit 25), and Arya (Bandit IF).
On the dock: Cryptic, Josh, Gabi, and Lucy.

This weeks Bandit Regatta, in The North Sea, saw some choppy sim weather but still produced an exciting race. We even got to see Elbag join in the second race before other responsibilities called his attention away. This weeks fleet was made up of 3 bandit IF’s, 2 Bandit F’s, a Bandit 25, and a Bandit 60. This was also our monthly “There and Back Again” series, using both start lines in Breadnut and Eden Auk.

The first race, North Sea Breadnut to Eden Auk, saw stiff competition between the Bandit F’s of Red and Alexandre with Rulette’s Bandit IF following close behind. Rosie took line honors in her Bandit 25 with Cranston in his Bandit 60 following in the rear of the fleet.

The second race, North Sea Eden Auk to Breadnut, showcased a tight battle between Rulette and Carlota. Rulette got off to a great start with Carlota nipping at her stern the whole course. Rulette ultimately finished ahead. Carlota actually had the faster lap time but Rulette nailed her start giving her clear air and just enough of a lead to finish ahead.

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 Rulette, with Alexandre second, and Red in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate and to the SLCG for helping with race duties.

Race Note:
Rulette and Alexandre both finished tied with 5 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
Rulette Resident 1 4
RedHeadJO Resident 2 3

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

Red and Cranston both finished tied with 7 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
RedHeadJO Resident 1 6
Cranston Yordstorm 3 4

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Red’s favor with having a first place finish over Cranston’s third place finish as his best.

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.