North Sea Open Regatta – August 17th 2016

From the left at the front: Beane (Melges-24), Lampoon (in the distance, Leetle Cat II), Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), Jamie (Nacra 17), Cor (Trudeau One), and Jackson (Bandit IF).
On the dock: Joshua, Arya, and Petra.

From the left at the front: Beane (Melges-24), Lampoon (in the distance, Leetle Cat II), Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), Jamie (Nacra 17), Cor (Trudeau One), and Jackson (Bandit IF).
On the dock: Joshua, Arya, and Petra.

Great sim weather, a nice turnout, and some swift racing were on display in this weeks North Sea Open Regatta. The sims continued their recent string of smooth performance. We had a nice turnout for both small boat and big boat races as well with a fleet of 10 across both.

The small boat fleet, racing on the NS-SOL-13A course, was made up of a majority of five Bandit IF’s. Two Nacra 17’s, a Dolphin Moth, a Melges-24, a Leetle Cat II, and a Trudeau One made up the remainder of the fleet. The start was foul free and quick as my Dolphin Moth paced ahead of the fleet with Arya, in her Nacra 17, close behind. Beane followed, in her Melges-24, along with Cor, in his Trudeau One. The IF pack came next, with Alexandre, and Red, Lampoon, sneaking through in his Leetle Cat II, Cranston, and Jackson in the rear. Jamie, who started out pretty strong on his Nacra 17, tickled a corner and wound up recording a DNF.

The big boat fleet, racing on the newly created North Sea Copacabana course, was made up of a majority of three Wildwind RC-44’s. Two bandit 60’s, a Quest IACC, a Ushuaia, a One Design 65, and a Trudeau 12 Metre made up the remainder of the fleet. The start was quick and clean with Arya crossing the line first, followed by myself with Dess as crew in my Ushuaia. Beane was right behind me, in her One Design 65, and Cranston with Shaylin as his crew, in his Bandit 60, next across the line. Alexandre, in his RC-44, Cor, in his Trudeau 12 Metre, Jamie, in his RC-44R, Lampoon, in his Quest IACC, and newcomer Alec, in his Bandit 60, were all next across the line. The Wildwind RC-44’s of Arya, and Alexandre, along with Beane’s One Design 65 paced the fleet. Jamie continued his string of bad luck, by recording another DNF after another corner tickling incident in his RC-44. Lampoon stayed comfortably in the middle of the pack through the course, with Cor and I exchanging positions several times just to his stern. The Bandit 60 pack brought up the rear, with Cranston, with Shaylin crewing, and Alec.

North Sea Open Regatta Small Boat Skipper's Meeting 08/17/16 - Courtesy of Cranston Yordstorm

North Sea Open Regatta Small Boat Skipper’s Meeting 08/17/16 – Courtesy of Cranston Yordstorm

North Sea Open Regatta Small Boat Skipper's Meeting 08/17/16 - Courtesy of Cranston Yordstorm

North Sea Open Regatta Small Boat Skipper’s Meeting 08/17/16 – Courtesy of Cranston Yordstorm

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 Arya second, and Alexandre 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:
Cryptic and Arya 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
Arya89 Resident 1 2

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


Lampoon and Beane both finished tied with 10 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
Lampoon Destiny 3 7
beane Bade 5 5

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Lampoon’s favor with having a third place finish over Beane’s fifth place finish as her best.


Red and Cor both finished tied with 16 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
RedHeadJO Resident 6 10
CorSakov Sosa 8 8

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


Alec and Jackson both finished tied with 17 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
AlexPoole Resident 6 11
Jacquimo Resident 7 10

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

 

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