Bandit Regatta – June 6th 2016

From the left (in boats): TerryJean (Bandit 25), Alexandre (Bandit IF) and Red (Bandit IF).
On the dock: Cryptic, Josh, Petra, Nick, and Jess.

From the left (in boats): TerryJean (Bandit 25), Alexandre (Bandit IF) and Red (Bandit IF).
On the dock: Cryptic, Josh, Petra, Nick, and Jess.

This weeks North Sea Bandit Regatta, saw some excellent sim weather and exciting racing. The sims treated everyone well, with no crashes in the fleet. We had one DNF, Riv, but he had the physical world calling and had to leave. This weeks fleet was made up of three Bandit IF’s, two Bandit 25’s and two Bandit 55’s.

The first race, on North Sea Olympic Long, saw some fun racing between Red and Alexandre in their Bandit IF’s. They held close together on the first part of the course while Rosie, in her Bandit 25, took off and captured line honors. Jamie, in his Bandit 55, was right in them ix with Red and Alexandre, for most of the course.

The second race, on North Sea Trapezoid, saw Red and Alexandre again racing close, for the entire course. They exchanged position several times in some exciting passes until Alexandre took the lead on the closing 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 Red second, and Jamie in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Note:
TerryJean was unfortunately disqualified in the first race for sailing the incorrect course.

Riv and TerryJean both 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 Finish Next Best Finish
Rivernaut Piers 5 7
TerryJean Trevellion 6 6

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Riv’s favor with having a fifth place finish over TerryJean’s second place finish as her 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.



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