Wonderful calm sims along with some nice crewed racing featured in this weeks North Sea Bandit Regatta. The sims behaved in both races with the entire fleet finishing in both. We also saw some nice crewed racing, with all but one boat racing with crew in the second race.
This weeks fleet was made up entirely of Bandit IF’s. This made compiling the results easier as no handicaps had to be applied. We saw half the fleet race with crew in the first race and 3 out of 4 boats in the second race with crew. Needless to say, the IF appears to sail slightly better with the additional crew helping with balance.
The first race, on North Sea Olympic Course Long, saw a clean start and smooth racing for everyone. Red got across the line first and Josh, with Petra crewing, was right behind. Stu was next, with Becca crewing, and finally Rosie was the last to cross. Red’s lead would not last for long though as Josh passed her and started to pick up a sizable lead that held to the finish.
The second race, on NS S4L 2015 B, saw Red pick up crew when Alexandre arrived and jumped on board. The fleet once again got off to a smooth clean start. Red again got across first with Stu and then Josh in pursuit. Rosie once again was the last to start. Red’s lead held this time however, with Josh and Stu changing positions just behind her. Red ran into some trouble on the final leg as she crashed to her desktop while just passing the radio station in Soncoya. Red was able to get back in, recover and maintain her lead still and finished in first place. Josh also ran into some trouble as he had script errors and lost complete boat control. Josh wound up re-logging and recovered well still, finishing in third place.
Race Director: Cryptic
Wind: SW (225°) 18kts
Race 1: North Sea Olympic Course Long
1: JoshuaMason7 Resident IDBS7086 — 00:19:43
2: RedHeadJO Resident IDBS5D9B — 00:19:44
3: stuart1524 Resident IDBSAE60 — 00:21:05
4: Arwyn Silverweb IDBS5E5E — 00:21:52
JoshuaMason7 Resident IDBS7086 — Start: 00:00:18 — Last lap: 00:19:25
RedHeadJO Resident IDBS5D9B — Start: 00:00:12 — Last lap: 00:19:32
stuart1524 Resident IDBSAE60 — Start: 00:00:32 — Last lap: 00:20:33
Arwyn Silverweb IDBS5E5E — Start: 00:00:23 — Last lap: 00:21:29
Race 2: NS S4L 2015 B
1: RedHeadJO Resident IDBS5D9B — 00:27:07
2: stuart1524 Resident IDBSAE60 — 00:28:06
3: JoshuaMason7 Resident IDBS7086 — 00:29:27
4: Arwyn Silverweb IDBS5E5E — 00:29:58
RedHeadJO Resident IDBS5D9B — Start: 00:00:03 — Last lap: 00:27:04
stuart1524 Resident IDBSAE60 — Start: 00:00:19 — Last lap: 00:27:47
JoshuaMason7 Resident IDBS7086 — Start: 00:00:20 — Last lap: 00:29:07
Arwyn Silverweb IDBS5E5E — Start: 00:00:24 — Last lap: 00:29:34
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1
Today’s winner was Red, with Josh second, and Stu in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.
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.