This weeks North Sea Bandit Regatta featured some great sailing sim weather. We had a light turnout this week, with Red having to bow out right before the start for RL and also Francis, a new sailor, following the fleet to learn instead of actively racing. The region’s themselves were in great shape as we had no crashes in either race. This weeks fleet was comprised of two Bandit 60’s and one Bandit 55 in the first race and two bandit 60’s and one Bandit IF in the second race as Rulette switched from her Bandit 55.
The first race, on NS-SOL-13A, saw some great big boat racing across the North Sea, as the fleet stayed close until Ru’s Bandit 55 started to out distance the fleet around the island in Ziziphus. Rulette continued her quick pace past the island in Genip, with Stu and Katana sailing neck and neck until the finish.
The second race, on NS-SOL-13B, had Rulette switching out her Bandit 55 for her Bandit IF. Stu and Katana remained in their Bandit 60’s. Racing was close as the fleet kept within a tight radius of each other up to the island in Zizphus. Stu started to gain a lead as Rulette and Katana stayed close around the island in Sloe up to Ziziphus again. Stu wound up taking line honors with Katana and Rulette not far behind.
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 Stu, with Katana second, and Rulette in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.
Katana and Rulette finished tied with 5 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, Katana breaks the tie with Rulette with her second place finish over Rulette’s third 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.