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
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.
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.