North Sea Open Regatta – May 11th 2016

From left (in boats): Beane (Flying Shadow), Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), and Arya (Nacra 17).
On the dock: Umi (in the water), Romy, Petra, Jacqui, Alex, Viv, Gryfin, marianne, and Riv.

From left (in boats): Beane (Flying Shadow), Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), and Arya (Nacra 17).
On the dock: Umi (in the water), Romy, Petra, Jacqui, Alex, Viv, Gryfin, marianne, and Riv.

New week, same regatta but new name. This week, the Blue Lagoon Marina Regatta changes to the North Sea Open Regatta. Same format this week, but next week, we will run the points format used in our Bandit Regatta, Trudeau Regatta, and Dolphin Moth Regatta. We will still run small boats in race one and big boats in race two.

The sim weather was excellent this week, with the only crashes due to pesky corners. You still can’t be in four sims at once.

The small boat fleet was made up of a majority of Nacra 17’s for a change. We hadn’t seen that boat capture the majority, in The North Sea, for quite some time. The previous heavy majority favorite, the Bandit IF, only had one representative in the fleet this week. The remainder of the fleet was comprised of a Bandit 25, a Flying Shadow, a Dolphin Moth and a Flying Tako. Racing was fun, on North Sea Outer Inner Loop, with the Nacra pack showing heavy competition between Arya, Viv and Cole. Beane, on her Flying Shadow, hung right in there with the Nacra’s for added fun. Cole got snagged by a corner and crashed, recording a DNF, while Arya and Viv finished in exciting fashion, neck and neck, crossing the finish line three seconds apart.

The big boat fleet was comprised of two One Design 65’s, an ACA33, an Open 60, a Trudeau 12 Metre, an Ushuaia, and a Bandit 55. Racing was once again exciting on the newly created course by Julia, North Sea Extreme, with both Arya and Beane staying close in their One Design 65’s. Arya pulled ahead and ultimately grabbed line honors.

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

Race 1: North Sea Outer Inner Loop Rev1

Congratulations to Beane, and Arya on their podium finishes with me. All of us will be receiving prize plaques.

Race 2: North Sea Extreme

Congratulations to Arya, Beane, and Cole on their podium finishes. And again, all of you will be receiving prize plaques.

 

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