North Sea Open Regatta – July 27th 2016

The big boat fleet stretching out across The North Sea on the North Sea Manta course.

The big boat fleet stretching out across The North Sea on the North Sea Manta course.

The sims calmed down to provide for a great day of racing in this weeks North Sea Open Regatta. We had two DNF’s for the entire regatta, which was a nice turn around from some of the races in the past week. Plus, we had a wonderful turnout for both races.

This weeks small boats fleet, racing on North Sea Olympic Course Long, was made up a nice mix of three Bandit IF’s, two Nacra 17’s, a Dolphin Moth, a Patchogue II, a Leetle Cat II, a Quest 2M, a Melges-24, a Shields Class, and a Bandit 25. The fleet got off too a great start with no fouls. The fleet spread out over the course as the Cole’s, and Stu with Becca’s Nacra 17’s, Beane’s Melges-24 and my Dolphin Moth took up the lead. Lampoon’s Leetle Cat II, Arya’s Quest 2m, and Jamie’s Shields Class followed suit. Then Bandit IF’s of Macz, Rulette, and Cranston with Shaylin, along with Carrie’s Bandit 25, made up the center of the fleet, while the Cor’s Patchogue II took up the rear. Unfortunately Crantson did crash and recorded a DNF along with Lampoon recording a DNF.

The big boat float saw a really nice turnout with 14 boats racing on North Sea Manta. Comprised of a majority of four Ushuaia’s, followed by three Trudeau 12 Metre’s, two One Design 65’s, a Quest IACC, a Wildcat AC45 and a brand spanking new WildWind RC-44R, the fleet was crowded. Lampoon started things off trying a risky port tack start that didn’t pay off as he wound up fouling a boat coming across the line, so he took a 360 penalty turn. The fleet sped off as Cole’s AC45 led the charge with Carrie’s and Beane’s OD-65’s not far behind. Arya’s new Wildwind RC-44R was next followed by the Ushuaia and 12 Metre pack that was intertwined through the course.

From left (in boats): Cole (Nacra 17), Beane (Melges-24), Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), Jamie (Shields Class), Macz (Bandit IF), Cranston and Shaylin (Bandit IF), Lampoon (Leetle Cat II), Rulette (Bandit IF), Arya (Quest 2M), and Stu and Becca (Nacra 17). 
On the dock: Cor, Petra, Carrie, and Umi (in the water).

From left (in boats): Cole (Nacra 17), Beane (Melges-24), Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), Jamie (Shields Class), Macz (Bandit IF), Cranston and Shaylin (Bandit IF), Lampoon (Leetle Cat II), Rulette (Bandit IF), Arya (Quest 2M), and Stu and Becca (Nacra 17).
On the dock: Cor, Petra, Carrie, and Umi (in the water).

More pictures after the results.

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 Cryptic, with Beane second, and Macz 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:
Carrie was unfortunately disqualified during the small boat race for sailing the incorrect course.

Cryptic and Beane 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.

Skipper Race 1 Race 2
Cryptic Resident 2 1
beane Bade 1 2

In the last race, Cryptic breaks the tie with Beane with her first place finish over Beane’s second place finish.

Arya and Cole finished tied with 11 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.

Skipper Race 1 Race 2
Arya89 Resident 8 3
Colette Verino 3 8

In the last race, Arya breaks the tie with Cole with her third place finish over Cole’s eigth place finish.

Jamie and Stu 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 favour of the boat(s) with the best score(s). No excluded scores shall be used.

Skipper Best Finish Next Best Finish
JamieGawith Resident 4 10
stuart1524 Resident 7 7

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

Conner and Cor finished tied with 20 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.

Skipper Race 1 Race 2
Conner Hammand 11 9
CorSakov Sosa 9 11

In the last race, Conner breaks the tie with Cor with his ninth place finish over Cor’s eleventh place finish.

Pictures courtesy of Petra.

 

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