North Sea Open Regatta – August 24th 2016

From the left (in boats): Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), Arya (Nacra 17), Ultramantra (behind Arya, Bandit IF), Jamie (Nacra 17), Cor (behind Jamie, Trudeau One), Beane (Melges-24), Lampoon (Leetle Cat II), Lucy (Melges-24), Lalia (Nacra 17), and Burton (Bandit 25).
On the dock: Schwebewahn, Gryfin, Lilith, and Petra.

From the left (in boats): Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), Arya (Nacra 17), Ultramantra (behind Arya, Bandit IF), Jamie (Nacra 17), Cor (behind Jamie, Trudeau One), Beane (Melges-24), Lampoon (Leetle Cat II), Lucy (Melges-24), Lalia (Nacra 17), and Burton (Bandit 25).
On the dock: Schwebewahn, Gryfin, Lilith, and Petra.

This weeks North Sea Open Regatta saw some fast racing and a bumpy rough start. The seas played nice again, continuing their streak of calm performance, allowing for some fast racing in both the small boats and big boats races. Not all was smooth, however, as there was a barging incident in the start of the big boats race that ultimately resulted in DNF’s for four boats.

This weeks small boat fleet, racing on the North Sea Trapezoid course, was made up of a majority of three Nacra 17’s. Two Dolphin Moth’s, two Melges-24’s, two Bandit IF”s, a Trudeau One, a Leetle Cat II, and a Bandit 25 made up the remainder of the fleet. Racing got off to a quick start as my Dolphin Moth paced the fleet. Joshua, with Gabi as crew, racing on his newly acquired Dolphin Moth, was right behind me. The Nacra 17’s of Lalia, Arya, and Jamie followed next with the Melges-24’s of Beane and Lucy right in the middle of that pack. Alexandre, in his Bandit IF, was next with Cor, in his Trudeau One, Ultramantra, in his Bandit IF, Lampoon, in his Leetle Cat II, and Burton, in his Bandit 25, taking up the rear. I crossed the line first with Joshua and Gabi finishing next. Lalia, in her Nacra 17, managed to squeak ahead of Beane, in her Melges-24, and cross the line just 4 seconds ahead of her for an exciting finish. Lucy was next, in her Melges-24, followed by Jamie, Alexandre, Cor, Ultramantra and finally Lampoon.

This weeks big boat fleet, racing on the North Sea Copacabana course, was made up of a large majority of 5 Wildwind RC-44’s. Two Trudeau 12 Metre’s, a Bandit 50, a One Design 65, and a Ushuaia made up the remainder of the big boat fleet. The fleet got off to a rough start, as Lampoon got to the start line early, sailed up the line to avoid going over early, and barged several of the RC-44’s as they were approaching the line on their start. The contact with the RC-44’s seemed to spell doom for them as three crashed out in the Carob region immediately south of the start line, recording DNF’s. Ultramantra’s 12 Metre also succumbed to a crash and a DNF as he crashed in Carob as well, after making contact at the line just to the rear of Lampoon. The rest of the fleet raced on, however, with Beane, in her One Design 65, Arya, unscathed in her RC-44R, and Alexandre, also unscathed in his RC-44, lead the fleet. Lampoon was next, holding on with his Trudeau 12 Metre, with my Ushuaia, and Cor’s bandit 50 not far behind. I would up passing Lampoon, along the windward side, on the long reaching leg of the course between Eden Fulmer and Sloe. Cor subsequently passed Lampoon on the second to the lest leg, in Sapote.

All the photos in this post are courtesy of Petra.

Barging incident during the start of the big boats race of the North Sea Open Regatta.

Barging incident during the start of the big boats race of the North Sea Open 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 Cryptic, with Beane second, and Arya 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:
Arya and Alexandre both finished tied with 8 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
Arya89 Resident 2 6
ramuf Resident 4 4

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


Lalia and Ultramantra 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
LaliaCasau Resident 5 11
ultramantra Resident 7 9

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


Cor and Joshua 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
CorSakov Sosa 6 11
JoshuaMason7 Resident 7 10

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


 

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