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
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.
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|
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.