North Sea Open Regatta – July 6th 2016

From left (in boats): Cole (Nacra 17), Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), Rulette (Bandit IF), Jamie (Nacra 17), Red (Bandit IF), and Stu and Becca (Nacra 17).
On the dock: Arya, Pam, Gabi, Josh, Petra, and Tess.

From left (in boats): Cole (Nacra 17), Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), Rulette (Bandit IF), Jamie (Nacra 17), Red (Bandit IF), and Stu and Becca (Nacra 17).
On the dock: Arya, Pam, Gabi, Josh, Petra, and Tess.

This weeks North Sea Open Regatta was a mixed bag of sim weather with a great turnout. The small boat saw excellent sims with no crashes and smooth crossings. The big boats, however, saw bumpy seas with half the fleet recording DNF’s from crashing on the third leg of the race in the Muskmelon region.

This weeks small boat fleet was comprised of a majority of Nacra 17’s with four. Two Bandit IF’s and a Dolphin Moth made up the remainder of the small boat fleet. With a majority of three Ushuaia’s. followed by two AC45’s, an Open 60, One Design 65, Rene Marine 30, and a Trudeau 12 Metre for nine boats, the big boat fleet was slightly larger.

The small boat race, sailing on North Sea Olympic Course Long, got off to a clean start. Racing was tight among Arya’s and Cole’s Nacra 17’s, with my Dolphin Moth jumping out in front of them. Red’s and Rulette’s Bandit IF’s followed not far behind. Arya picked up the pace and took the lead among the Nacra 17’s and ultimately took 2nd across the line.

The big boat race, on North Sea Manta, got off to a great clean start. Bumpy sims were in store, however, as Arya’s Open 60, Jamie’s Trudeau 12 Metre, Stu’s Ushuaia, and my One Design 65 succumbed to crashes in the Muskmelon region and ultimately DNF”s. Viv and Cole’s AC45’s actually made it through ahead of us unharmed and to first and second for line honors. Phil’s RM30, and Rulette’s and Josh’s Ushuaia’s also made it through without a scratch after us and on to the finish line.

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 Cole, with Cryptic second, and Arya 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:
Arya and Rulette both finished tied with 8 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
Arya89 Resident 2 6
Rulette Resident 3 5

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

Josh and Stu 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
JoshuaMason7 Resident 4 8
stuart1524 Resident 6 6

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

Phil and Jamie both finished tied with 13 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
philoona Resident 5 8
JamieGawith Resident 6 7

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

 

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