North Sea Open Regatta – June 22nd 2016

From left (in boats): Lucy (Melges-24), Beane (Melges-24), Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), Arya (Nacra 17), Stu (Nacra 17), and Alexandre (Bandit IF).
On the dock: Finn, Petra, Tess Aaron and Josh.

From left (in boats): Lucy (Melges-24), Beane (Melges-24), Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), Arya (Nacra 17), Stu (Nacra 17), and Alexandre (Bandit IF).
On the dock: Finn, Petra, Tess Aaron and Josh.

Touchy seas turning even more stormy featured in this weeks North Sea Open Regatta. Conditions were laggy for the small boats and then turned stormy for the big boats as only four of the nine large fleet finished. However, with all the turbulence, we still saw some exciting racing among a large turnout of Nacra 17’s, and the big boat sailors who stuck it out.

The small boat fleet, racing on North Sea Olympic Long, featured a majority of Nacra 17’s with four, some evening running crewed. The remainder of the fleet was comprised of three Bandit IF’s, two Melges-24’s, two Flying Shadows, and a Dolphin Moth. Viv and Joshua, with Tess as crew, showcased some exciting close racing on their Flying Shadows. Arya, Cole, and Katana, also displayed some thrilling sailing on their Nacra 17’s.

The big boat fleet, racing on the new North Sea Manta designed by Julia, was made up of a majority of OD-65’s with four. Two AC45’s, two Ushuaia’s, and an Open 60 made up the remainder of the fleet. The seas turned stormy in during this race with a majority of the fleet recording DNF’s. However, ViV, on her AC-45, and Beane on her OD-65 still made a show of it with some exciting racing.

Race Director: Petra
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 Viv 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.

Race Note:
Katana and Alexandre both finished tied with 10 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 favor of the boat(s) with the best score(s). No excluded scores shall be used.

Skipper Best Finish Next Best Finish
Bacchylides Edenflower 2 8
ramuf Resident 5 5

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

Joshua and Gryfin both finished tied with 14 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 favor of the boat(s) with the best score(s). No excluded scores shall be used.

Skipper Best Finish Next Best Finish
JoshuaMason7 Resident 4 10
Gryfin Goldshark 5 9

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Joshua’s favor with having a fourth place finish over Gryfin’s fifth place finish as his best.

Stu and Anne both finished tied with 16 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 favor of the boat(s) with the best score(s). No excluded scores shall be used.

Skipper Best Finish Next Best Finish
stuart1524 Resident 5 11
anitakk Resident 6 10

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Stu’s favor with having a fifth place finish over Anne’s sixth place finish as his best.

 

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