This weeks North Sea Bandit Regatta featured some exciting racing and smooth sim weather. We saw continued smooth sailing weather among the North Sea sims with no DNF’s recorded from crashes in the fleet. Great racing was also on display as some of our newer sailors are really showing great improvement from week to week. This weeks fleet was made up of a majority of six Bandit IF’s with one lone bandit 60 making up the remainder.
Racing got off to a great start on NS-SOL-13A for the first race. Bettie, with Ansa as crew, crossed the line first in her Bandit IF. Joshua, in his Bandit IF, was next with Jackson, in his Bandit IF, Cor, in his Bandit IF, Burton, in his Bandit 60, and Ultramantra, in his Bandit IF, all following. Alexandre came across the line before Burton but crashed going into Carob and came back to re-start and finished the race in good shape. Bettie, with Ansa, showing great improvement as she’s only recently just started sailing, took line honors, her first! Joshua was next to finish, with Jackson, Cor, Alexandre, and Ultramantra all following. Burton was disqualified for using the Autopilot sail auto trimming feature on his Bandit 60 during the race. This takes any sailmanship out of racing the boat and is an automatic disqualification if used during any races in The North Sea.
The second race, on NS-SOL-13B, saw an exciting start. Joshua and Bettie, with Ansa, both pulled off a risky port start in front of Alexandre, who was on a starboard start, with just enough room to spare. Ultramantra was across next, with Jackson, Cor, and Burton, in his lone Bandit 60, across next. Alexandre showed some great sailing skill as he passed both Bettie and Joshua to lead the fleet as it rounded the southern edge of Lighthouse Isle in the Ziziphus region. Alexandre ultimately took line honors. Bettie was next across followed by Joshua, Ultramantra, Jackson, Cor and finally Burton.
Race Director: Cryptic
Wind: SW (225°) 18kts
Race 1: NS-SOL-13A
1: Bettie Binder IDBSA350 — 00:13:54
2: JoshuaMason7 Resident IDBS7086 — 00:15:04
3: Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — 00:15:14
4: CorSakov Sosa IDBS2EBD — 00:17:05
5: ramuf Resident IDBSBD2E — 00:17:51
6: ultramantra Resident IDBS2625 — 00:18:56
7: BiBurton Resident IDBSE34D — –DSQ
Bettie Binder IDBSA350 — Start: 00:00:20 — Last lap: 00:13:34
JoshuaMason7 Resident IDBS7086 — Start: 00:00:34 — Last lap: 00:14:30
Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — Start: 00:00:35 — Last lap: 00:14:39
CorSakov Sosa IDBS2EBD — Start: 00:00:51 — Last lap: 00:16:14
ramuf Resident IDBSBD2E — Start: 00:04:24 — Last lap: 00:13:27
ultramantra Resident IDBS2625 — Start: 00:04:24 — Last lap: 00:14:32
BiBurton Resident IDBSE34D — Start: 00:03:41 — Last lap: –DSQ
Race 2: NS-SOL-13B
1: ramuf Resident IDBSBD2E — 00:12:48
2: Bettie Binder IDBSA350 — 00:13:43
3: JoshuaMason7 Resident IDBS7086 — 00:13:56
4: ultramantra Resident IDBS2625 — 00:14:11
5: Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — 00:15:37
6: CorSakov Sosa IDBS2EBD — 00:15:43
7: BiBurton Resident IDBSE34D — –DSQ
ramuf Resident IDBSBD2E — Start: 00:00:12 — Last lap: 00:12:36
Bettie Binder IDBSA350 — Start: 00:00:04 — Last lap: 00:13:39
JoshuaMason7 Resident IDBS7086 — Start: 00:00:04 — Last lap: 00:13:52
ultramantra Resident IDBS2625 — Start: 00:00:23 — Last lap: 00:13:48
Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — Start: 00:00:41 — Last lap: 00:14:56
CorSakov Sosa IDBS2EBD — Start: 00:00:55 — Last lap: 00:14:48
BiBurton Resident IDBSE34D — Start: 00:05:04 — Last lap: –DSQ
|Skipper||Race 1||Race 2||Total||Final Placing|
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1
Today’s winner was Bettie, with Joshua second, and Alexandre in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate and to the SLCG for helping with race duties.
Burton was disqualified in Race 1 for using the Autopilot sail auto trim feature on the Bandit 60 during the race.
Burton was disqualified in Race 2 for sailing the incorrect course.
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.