This weeks North Sea Bandit Regatta saw a nice dedicated turnout with smooth sim weather. The sims continued their almost month long streak of great performance with no crashes or lag. This weeks fleet consisted entirely of Bandit IF’s until the second race, when Cor switched things up and raced his Bandit 50 instead.
The first race, on the North Sea Olympic Course (Long) course, saw a nice clean start, or ‘vanilla ice cream’ start as Joshua put it, with everyone on a starboard tack across the line and no barging or ROW violations. Alexandre was first across with Stu and then Jackson next. Rulette followed them across with Cor crossing last. Alexandre kept the pace and the lead for the entire course, crossing the finish first. Stu was next across with Jackson following. Rulette pulled into the dock at the committee boat, half way through the course to record a DNF as she bowed out early. Cor, bringing up the rear of the fleet, crossed last.
The second race, on the North Sea Trapezoid course, saw a more exciting start. Stu was first across the line on a starboard tack but Alexandre and Cor, changing tactics and now racing his Bandit 50, were next choosing a risky port start. Alexandre and Cor had just cleared the course side area of the start line in the nick of time, as Jackson crossed next on a starboard tack. Alexandre and Cor’s risky choice paid off as they both rounded the first course mark in Ziziphus ahead of Stu. Alexandre wound up taking line honors with Cor crossing second. Stu followed next with Jackson finishing after. As Cor raced his Bandit 50 in this race, handicaps will be applied so the line results will not be reflective of the final results.
Race Director: Cryptic
Wind: SW (225°) 18kts
Race 1: North Sea Olympic Course (Long)
1: ramuf Resident IDBSBD2E — 00:18:55
2: stuart1524 Resident IDBSAE60 — 00:19:58
3: Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — 00:21:16
4: CorSakov Sosa IDBS2EBD — 00:25:33
5: Rulette Resident IDBS0D94 — –DNF
ramuf Resident IDBSBD2E — Start: 00:00:12 — Last lap: 00:18:43
stuart1524 Resident IDBSAE60 — Start: 00:00:22 — Last lap: 00:19:36
Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — Start: 00:00:23 — Last lap: 00:20:53
CorSakov Sosa IDBS2EBD — Start: 00:01:15 — Last lap: 00:24:18
Rulette Resident IDBS0D94 — Start: 00:00:38 — Last lap: –DNF
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1
Today’s winner was Alexandre, with Stu second, and Jackson in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.
Race 1’s results are presented in class format as there were only IF’s involved. Likewise, Race 2’s results are presented in a handicapped compiled result as there was more than one boat class involved.
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.