North Sea Open Regatta – August 10th 2016

From the left at the front: Joshua (One Design 65), Cor (Trudeau 12 Metre), Stu with Becca (Ushuaia), Beane (One Design 65), and Cryptic (RC-44R) Front he left just behind: Viv (One Design 65), Rulette (Ushuaia), Conner (One Design 65), Alexandre (One Design 65), moonglownight (ACA33), and Arya (RC-44R). On the dock: Petra and Gabi.

From the left at the front: Joshua (One Design 65), Cor (Trudeau 12 Metre), Stu with Becca (Ushuaia), Beane (One Design 65), and Cryptic (RC-44R)
Front he left just behind: Viv (One Design 65), Rulette (Ushuaia), Conner (One Design 65), Alexandre (One Design 65), moonglownight (ACA33), and Arya (RC-44R).
On the dock: Petra and Gabi.

A great turnout featured in this weeks North Sea Open Regatta. Sim weather continued to be great with no crashes or DNF’s recorded do to the regions. Traffic on the courses was up as it seems most are comping back from summer holiday and taking to the seas again.

This weeks small boat fleet, sailing on the North Sea Circle course, was primarily a catamaran affair with a split majority of three Nacra 17’s and three Flying Shadows. The remainder of the fleet consisted of two Bandit IF’s, a Dolphin Moth, a Trudeau Patchogue II, a Trudeau One, and a Shields Class. The small boat fleet got off to nice start with no fouls. The catamaran pack lead most of the fleet, behind my Dolphin Moth, coming in before the rest with Viv’s FLying Shadow across second, followed by Arya’s Nacra 17, Beane’s Flying Shadow, Rulette’s Flying Shadow and Conner’s Nacra 17. Stu, with Becca as crew, tickled a corner and crashed, and subsequently recorded a DNF. The rest of the fleet came in with Cor’s Trudeau One crossing, followed by moonglonight’s Shields Class, Alexandre’s Bandit IF, Joshua’s Trudeau Patchogue II, and finally Jackson’s Bandit IF.

This weeks big boat float sailed on North Sea Outer Inner Loop (NS-OIL Rev1) course. The fleet was made up of a majority of One Design 65’s with five. The rest of the fleet consisted of two Wildwind RC-44R’s, two Ushuaia’s, a Trudeau 12 Metre, and a ACA33.
The start was quick and clean, as seen in the photo at the beginning of this post. My RC-44R and Beane’s OD-65 lead the fleet. I unfortunately had a non participating boat collide with my RC-44R in the Eden Godwit sim which rendered the scripts inoperable, which lead to a DNF. Beane continued on and across the line for honors. Joshua was right behind in his One Design 65, followed by Viv in her One Design 65, Arya in her RC-44R, Conner in his One Design 65, Cor in his Trudeau 12 Metre, Stu and Becca in his Ushuaia, and Moonglownight in his ACA33.

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 Beane second, and Viv 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:
Alexandre was unfortunately disqualified in the big boat race for sailing the incorrect course.


Beane and Viv finished tied with 8 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
beane Bade 6 2
vivipezz Resident 2 6

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


Stu and Alexandre 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
stuart1524 Resident 1 12
ramuf Resident 4 9

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


Conner and Jackson finished tied with 17 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 10 7
Jacquimo Resident 7 10

In the last race, Conner breaks the tie with Jackson with his seventh place finish over Jackson’s tenth place finish.

 

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