This weeks North Sea bandit Regatta saw some stormy sim weather along with some great big boat racing. The sims started to act pesky towards the end of the first race, and in the second one sim completely revolted and crashed everyone who entered. Some were able to get back in, with Rulette and Alexandre finding their boats. Alexandre’s boat scripts were out of order from the crash but Rulette was able to sail on to the finish. This weeks fleet was made up of three Bandit 60’s, two Bandit IF’s, and a Bandit 55.
The first race, on NS-WC Rch, saw a really great clean start, with everyone getting over the line quickly. Alexandre and Rulette wound up being neck and neck for most of the race. Rulette ultimately took line honors.
The second race, on our new course North Sea manta (created by Julia), saw another great start and some close sailing at the beginning of the race among the fleet. Again, Alexandre and Rulette pulled out ahead, in their Bandit IF and Bandit 55 respectively, leading the fleet. Then disaster struck. The sim crossing from Bilberry into Eldeberry, along the courses 4th leg, crashed every sailor who try the crossing. Alexandre and Rulette were able to get back in quickly and find their boats, which did correctly pass the 4th mark in Sloe. However, Alexandre’s boat, as mentioned above, wouldn’t sail properly and he took a DNF. Rulette went on to again take line honors and finish the race.
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 Rulette, with Alexandre second, and Stu in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.
Rulette and Alexandre finished tied with 3 points. As they both have duplicate finishes, Rule A8.2 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing is used to break this tie:
“If a tie still remains between two or more boats, they shall be ranked in order of their scores in the last race. Any remaining ties shall be broken by using the tied boats’ scores in the next-to-last race and so on until all ties are broken. These scores shall be used even if some of them are excluded scores.“
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In the last race, Rulette breaks the tie with Alexandre with her first place finish over Alexandre’s second place finish.
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.