North Sea Open Regatta – August 3rd 2016

From left (in boats): Conner (Flying Shadow), Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), Cor (Patchogue II), Carrie (Bandit 25), Stu and Becca (Nacra 17). 
On the dock: Asami, Arya, Gabi, Macz, Sade, Joshua, and Petra.

From left (in boats): Conner (Flying Shadow), Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), Cor (Patchogue II), Carrie (Bandit 25), Stu and Becca (Nacra 17).
On the dock: Asami, Arya, Gabi, Macz, Sade, Joshua, and Petra.

This weeks North Sea Open Regatta continued the string of good sim weather seen across the estate this past week. We only had two crashes and subsequent DNF’s for both races. We also had a nice turnout for both fleets with nine boat sin the small boats fleet and 8 boat sin the big boats fleet.

The small boat fleet, racing on North Sea Circle, was comprised of two Nacra 17’s, two Flying Shadows, a Bandit IF, Bandit 25, Shields Class, Patchogue II and a Dolphin Moth. Racing got under way in a great clean start as the entire fleet spread out across the North Sea. My Dolphin Moth cruised out in front with the Nacra 17’s of Arya, and Stu with Becca, along with Beane’s Flying Shadow just behind. Lampoon, in his Shields Class, Carrie, in her Bandit 25, Macz, in his Bandit IF, and Cor, in his Patchogue II, followed not far behind. Conner got a bit lost but recovered well to make up the rear of the fleet. Unfortunately, I would claim the lone DNF for this race as I crashed coming out of the Sloe region on the second to the last leg of the course.

The big boat, racing on North Sea Inner Outer Loop (NS-OIL Rev1), was made up of two One Design 65’s, two Ushuaia’s and one each of a Quest IACC, Trudeau 12 Metre, Bandit 55, and the newly release Wildwind RC-44. Once again, the fleet got off to a really great and close start as most over the line were within 20 seconds of each other. Beane, in her One Design 65, Arya, in her RC-44, Lampoon, in his Quest IACC, and Carrie, in her One Design 65, took the lead of the pack. Cor’s 12 Metre and the Ushuaia’s of Stu with Becca, and Conner followed close behind with Riv’s Bandit 55 taking up the rear. Sadly, Beane would claim the lone DNF for this race as she wound up crashing.

Please take note that Thursday’s regatta will be a class regatta for the newly released Wildwind RC-44. This will continue our series of the first Thursday of every month being a class race while the remaining Thursday’s continue on with our Trudeau Classic Regatta.

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 Arya, with Stu second, and Lampoon 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:
Macz and Conner both finished tied with 11 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
Macz Murfin 2 9
Conner Hammand 3 8

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

Beane and Carrie 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
beane Bade 6 8
carlas212 Resident 7 7

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

 

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