Another week of great sailing sim weather and really nice turn out featured in this weeks North Sea Bandit Regatta. The sims were well behaved, continuing their string of smooth performance, four our monthly set of courses we call ‘There and Back Again’. We also had a really nice turn out with a fleet of 9 boats. We also saw a lot of spectators gathering on the island in the Ziziphus region as well as at the lighthouse in the Eden Auk region.
This weeks fleet was made up of a majority of seven Bandit IF’s. A Bandit 55 and Bandit 60 made up the remainder of the fleet.
The first race, on the North Sea Breadnut to Eden Auk course, saw the fleet get off to a great start. All 9 boats went across the line in a relatively short time with no fouls. Alexandre, in his Bandit IF, took the lead and didn’t look back with Ultramantra, in his Bandit IF, following up close behind in second. Stu, in his bandit IF, was next, with Joshua, in his Bandit IF, Cranston, in his Bandit 60, Conner, in his Bandit 55, Bettie with Jo, in her Bandit IF, Cor, in his Bandit IF, and finally Jackson, in his Bandit IF, all following. Joshua was experiencing network issues and wound up recording a DNF.
The second race, on the North Sea Eden Auk to Breadnut course, the return portion of ‘There and Back again’, saw a risky port start from Conner that did not pay off. Conner committed a Rule 11 (port/starboard ROW) violation when he made contact with Ultramantra’s Bandit IF just after the start line. Conner did his penalty turn and raced on. Alexandre once again paced the fleet out front with Ultramantra maintaining his composure and following up next. Cranston, Jackson, Bettie with Jo, Cor and Stu all followed behind. Conner had some more trouble when the Tasmanian devil got out of it’s cage again and gnawed on his net cable, causing him to disconnect from SL. He got back in, however, and was able to finish the race.
Race Director: Cryptic
Wind: SW (225°) 18kts
Wind: SE (135°) 18kts
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1
Today’s winner was Alexandre, with Ultramantra second, and Cranston in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.
Conner and Cor 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.“
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With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Conner’s favor with having a fifth place finish over Cor’s sixth place finish as his best.
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.