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
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.
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.“
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.