North Sea Open Regatta – June 8th 2016

From left (in boats): Asami (Teleri 20), Jamie (Shields Class), Viv (Flying Shadow), Rulette (Bandit IF), Cole (Nacra 17), Kyreena (Trudeau HepCat), and Beane (Melges-24)
On the dock: Cryptic, Lucy,  Garbarek, Josh, Alexandre, and Arya.

From left (in boats): Asami (Teleri 20), Jamie (Shields Class), Viv (Flying Shadow), Rulette (Bandit IF), Cole (Nacra 17), Kyreena (Trudeau HepCat), and Beane (Melges-24)
On the dock: Cryptic, Lucy, Garbarek, Josh, Alexandre, and Arya.

Fair seas and a large turnout featured in this weeks North Sea Open Regatta. The sim weather was fair with only two crashes recorded in the small boat race. We also had two DNF’s in the big boat race, although those where due to the physical world calling on those relevant sailors. I also directed this weeks regatta, with Petra stepping out due to physical world obligations. Petra will be back to direct next weeks open regatta.

The small boat fleet, sailing on North Sea Trapezoid, was nicely mixed. The fleet consisted of four Bandit IF’s, three Nacra 17’s, two Melges-24’s, a Flying Shadow, a Teleri 20, a HepCat, and a Shields Class. The race started with a clean start and no barging or port tacks at the line, a nice feet with such a large fleet. The fleet spread out across the course with the Nacra and Melges-24 pack finishing first and the IF pack near the rear. Lucy and Red unfortunately crashed and finished with DNF’s.

The big boat fleet, sailing on North Sea Extreme, was made up of a split majority of three One Design 65’s and three Trudeau 12 Metre’s. The remainder of the fleet was made up of two AC45’s, a Bandit 55, and a rare showing of a Galiko NY32. Beane and Arya held close together, in their One Design 65’s, from the start to the finish, only finishing with 5 seconds separation. Alexandre wasn’t far behind in his One Design 65, his first outing here in his new big boat. Then came the 12 Metre pack with Kristaly crossing the line and a photo finish between Rulette and Jaime and one second between them. Finally, Riv, in his Bandit 55, and Kyreena, in her Galiko NY32 finished up in the rear. Cole and Viv, in their AC45’s both were DNF’s due to the physical world calling while they were on the course.

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

Note:
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1)
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1)

Today’s winner was Beane, with Arya second, and Alexandre in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate and SLCG who helped with race duties.

Prize plaques will be awarded for the first, second, and third place finishers based on the final points tally.

Race Note:
Kyreena and Riv tied with 18 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
Kyreena Resident 7 11
Rivernaut Piers 8 10

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Kyreena’s favor with having a seventh place finish over Riv’s eigth place finish as his best.

Lucy and Red also tied with 23 points. However, neither A8.1 or A8.2 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing can break this so they remain tied.

 

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