North Sea Open Regatta – September 28th 2016

From the left (in boats): Cor (Trudeau One), Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), Lampoon with Patricio (Shields Class), Susi (Bandit IF), Lucy (Melges-24), Jackson (Bandit IF), Cranston with Shaylin (Bandit IF), and Stu with Becca (Bandit IF). On the dock: Baylee, Jill, Sjipple, Kristaly, Nenrio, Petra, and Tessa.

From the left (in boats): Cor (Trudeau One), Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), Lampoon with Patricio (Shields Class), Susi (Bandit IF), Lucy (Melges-24), Jackson (Bandit IF), Cranston with Shaylin (Bandit IF), and Stu with Becca (Bandit IF).
On the dock: Baylee, Jill, Sjipple, Kristaly, Nenrio, Petra, and Tessa.

Choppy initial seas and a large turnout featured in this weeks North Sea Open Regatta. The sims were a bit rough during the first race, as roughly a third of the small boat fleet crashed, recording DNF’s. The sims recovered for the large boat race, as only DNF was recorded there. We also saw a large turnout of 13 boats in the small boat fleet and 10 boats for the big boat fleet.

The small boat fleet, racing 3 laps on North Sea Short Loop, was made up of a majority of seven Bandit IF’s. The remainder of the fleet was comprised of a Dolphin Moth, a Shields Class, A Flying Shadow, a Trudeau One, a Melges-24, and a Nacra 17. The race got off to an exciting start as Alexandre, in his Bandit IF, Jackson, in his Bandit IF, and myself, in my Dolphin Moth all crossed the line at 00:00:05. Lucy, in her Melges-24, was next across at 00:00:07. Stu, in his Bandit IF with Becca as crew, followed at 00:00:15. Cor, in his Trudeau One, and ViV, in her Flying Shadow, were next across, both at 00:00:24. Neil, in his Bandit IF, was next at 00:00:33, with Lampoon, in his Shields Class with Patricio as crew, was next at 00:00:51. Carlota, in her Bandit IF, was next at 00:00:58, followed by Cole, in her Nacra 17, at 00:01:06. Cranston, in his Bandit IF with Shaylin as crew, was next at 00:02:13, with Susi, in her Bandit IF, following at 00:02:43. Trouble was brewing however, as the region crossing into Breadnut to complete the first lap took out Stu, Cranston, Cole, and Susi, all recording DNF”s. Lucy lasted for one more lap before she crashed and recorded a DNF. My faster Dolphin Moth paced the fleet as I grew and maintained a steady lead out front. ViV, in her speedy Flying Shadow made some moves, moving up to second in the pack. Lampoon, in his Shields Class with Patricio, placed himself comfortably in the third spot in the pack. Cor, in his Trudeau One, was right behind him, The IF pack was next with Alexandre, Jackson, Carlota, and Neil. This order would hold until the finish, as I took line honors, followed by ViV, Lampoon, Cor, Alexandre, Jackson, Carlota, and Neil.

The big boat fleet, racing on the North Sea Copacabana course, was made up of a very slim triple split majority of two Ushuaia’s, two Wildwind RC-44’s, and two Bandit 60’s. The rest of the fleet contained a Trudeau Francois Jacques, Trudeau 12 Metre, an ACA33, and a Wildwind AC-62. Racing again got off to an exciting start as ViV, in her speedy AC-62, crossed the line first at 00:00:04. Stu, in his Ushuaia with Becca as crew, and Cor, in his Trudeau 12 Metre, were next across the line at 00:00:08. Lampoon, in his ACA33, and Lucy, in her RC-44, were both next across at 00:00:12. Kristaly, in her Trudeau Francois Jacques, was next across at 00:00:16 with Alexandre, in his RC-44, following at 00:00:22. Cranston, in his Bandit 60 with Shaylin as crew, was up next at 00:00:39 with Jackson, in his Bandit 60, following at 00:01:32. Susi, in her Ushuaia, next across at 00:03:24. ViV’s lead would not last as she unfortunately crashed and recorded a DNF. Alexandre and Lucy, both in their RC-44’s, would make moves to place themselves first and second at the head of the fleet. Lampoon, in his ACA33, stayed right on Lucy’s stern in third. Stu, in his Ushuaia with Becca, and Cor, in his Trudeau 12 Metre, stuck tightly together in fourth and fifth in the fleet, respectively. Kristaly was in the middle of the fleet, in her Francois Jacques, while Cranston, in his Bandit 60 with Shaylin, and Jackson, in his Bandit 60, trailed right behind. Susi, in her Ushuaia, was steadily making progress in the rear of the fleet. This order stayed as well, with Alexandre taking line honors and Lucy right behind him across the finish, Lampoon was next, followed by Stu, with Becca, Cor, Kristaly, Cranston, with Shaylin, and Jackson. Susi followed for her first ever finish of a race in SL. Well done, Susi.

Race Director: Petra
Wind: SW (225°) 15kts

Note:
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1

Today’s winner was Alexandre (ramuf Resident), with Lampoon (Lampoon Destiny) second, and Jackson (Jacquimo Resident) 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 (Cryptic Resident) and Cranston (Cranston Yordstorm) 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.

Skipper Best Finish Next Best Finish
Cryptic Resident 2 11
Cranston Yordstorm 4 9

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


Carlota (Carlota Dufaux) and Cor (CorSakov Sosa) both finished tied with 15 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
Carlota Dufaux 4 11
CorSakov Sosa 7 8

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


ViV (vivipezz Resident) and Susi (Susicat Oh) both finished tied with 18 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
vivipezz Resident 8 10
Susicat Oh 9 9

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in ViV’s favor with having a eighth place finish over Susi’s ninth place finish as her best.

 

Bandit Regatta – September 26th 2016

From the left (in Bandit IFs): Neil, Susi, Jackson, Ultra, Alexandre, and Anne. On the dock: Joshua, Gabi, Mandy, Stormy, Max, Petra, Tessan, and Cryptic.

From the left (in Bandit IFs): Neil, Susi, Jackson, Ultra, Alexandre, and Anne.
On the dock: Joshua, Gabi, Mandy, Stormy, Max, Petra, Tessan, and Cryptic.

This weeks North Sea Bandit Regatta was another all Bandit IF affair during some great sim weather. The fleet this week was entirely comprised of Bandit IF’s with 7 strong. The sims held up wonderfully for both races, as well. We would also like to welcome Carlota and Anne both back to racing in The North Sea after a summer break absence.

The first race, on the NS-SOL-13A course, saw Ultra setting up for a great start and crossing at 00:00:06 with Anne showing hardly any rust at all, from her absence, crossing at 00:00:09. Unfortunately, Anne’s connection wouldn’t hold as all the sims around the Breadnut starting region showed red to her and she disconnected on the region crossing, ultimately taking a DNF. Alexandre was next across at 00:00:17 with Carlota right in tow at 00:00:24. Jackson followed at 00:00:44 with Stu, with Becca, crossing at 00:00:56, and Neil, crossing at 00:00:58, in hot pursuit. Ultra’s lead wouldn’t hold however, as he slipped back towards the rear of the fleet with, Alexandre, Carlota, Jackson, and Neil all making moves past him. Alexandre would hold his eventual lead until the end, finishing first with line honors. Carlota was next to finish, with Jackson, Neil, Ultra, and Stu, with Becca, all following.

The second race, on the NS-SOL-13B course, saw another great start with Anne, with even less rust, crossing the line first, at 00:00:04, with her connection holding on for her as she stayed connected. Stu, with Becca, was next across at 00:00:08, with Ultra right in tow, at 00:00:11. Alexandre was next across, at 00:00:015, followed by Carlota at 00:00:23. Jackson followed at 00:00:36, with Neil making it across at 00:00:40. Anne wouldn’t hold her lead, falling back to the rear of the fleet as the rest made moves to pass her. Alexandre once again took the lead and paces the fleet with Carlota right behind him. Ultra would fall in right behind Carlota while Stu, with Becca, was in tow on her stern. Jackson was next with Neil in pursuit. Alexandre’s lead held as she finished first, taking line honors for both races. Carlota was next to finish with, Ultra, Stu with Becca, Jackson, Neil and Anne all following.

From the laft (in Bandit IFs): Stu and Becca, Carlota, Anne, Alexandre, Ultra, Jackson, Susi, and Neil. On the dock: Cryptic, Petra, Tessan, Max, Gabi, Joshua, Katooke, Cat, and Sophie.

From the laft (in Bandit IFs): Stu and Becca, Carlota, Anne, Alexandre, Ultra, Jackson, Susi, and Neil.
On the dock: Cryptic, Petra, Tessan, Max, Gabi, Joshua, Katooke, Cat, and Sophie.


All photos in this post are courtesy of Petra. More pictures after the results.

Race Director: Cryptic
Wind: SW (225°) 18kts


Race 1: NS-SOL-13A
Race Results:
1: ramuf Resident IDBSBD2E — 00:13:12
2: Carlota Dufaux IDBSC5F3 — 00:13:39
3: Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — 00:14:16
4: eager2discover Resident IDBSBAD2 — 00:14:42
5: ultramantra Resident IDBS2625 — 00:14:50
6: stuart1524 Resident IDBSAE60 — 00:15:10
7: anitakk Resident IDBS997F –DNF

Lap Times:
ramuf Resident IDBSBD2E — Start: 00:00:17 — Last lap: 00:12:55
Carlota Dufaux IDBSC5F3 — Start: 00:00:24 — Last lap: 00:13:15
Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — Start: 00:00:44 — Last lap: 00:13:32
eager2discover Resident IDBSBAD2 — Start: 00:00:58 — Last lap: 00:13:44
ultramantra Resident IDBS2625 — Start: 00:00:06 — Last lap: 00:14:44
stuart1524 Resident IDBSAE60 — Start: 00:00:56 — Last lap: 00:14:14
anitakk Resident IDBS997F — Start: 00:00:09 — Last lap: –DNF


Race 2: NS-SOL-13B
Race Results:
1: ramuf Resident IDBSBD2E — 00:12:44
2: Carlota Dufaux IDBSC5F3 — 00:13:20
3: ultramantra Resident IDBS2625 — 00:13:30
4: stuart1524 Resident IDBSAE60 — 00:13:49
5: Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — 00:14:10
6: eager2discover Resident IDBSBAD2 — 00:14:37
7: anitakk Resident IDBS997F — 00:15:42

Lap Times:
ramuf Resident IDBSBD2E — Start: 00:00:15 — Last lap: 00:12:29
Carlota Dufaux IDBSC5F3 — Start: 00:00:23 — Last lap: 00:12:57
ultramantra Resident IDBS2625 — Start: 00:00:11 — Last lap: 00:13:19
stuart1524 Resident IDBSAE60 — Start: 00:00:08 — Last lap: 00:13:41
Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — Start: 00:00:36 — Last lap: 00:13:34
eager2discover Resident IDBSBAD2 — Start: 00:00:40 — Last lap: 00:13:57
anitakk Resident IDBS997F — Start: 00:00:04 — Last lap: 00:15:38


Points:

Skipper Race 1 Race 2 Total Final Placing
ramuf Resident 1 1 2 1
Carlota Dufaux 2 2 4 2
ultramantra Resident 5 3 8 3
Jacquimo Resident 3 5 8 4
stuart1524 Resident 6 4 10 5
eager2discover Resident 4 6 10 6
anitakk Resident 7 7 14 7

Note:
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1

Today’s winner was Alexandre (ramuf Resident), with Carlota (Carlota Dufaux) second, and Ultra (ultramantra Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Note:
As this weeks fleet was all one boat class the results are presented in single class format.


Ultra (ultramantra Resident) and Jackson (Jacquimo Resident) finished tied with 8 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
ultramantra Resident 5 3
Jacquimo Resident 3 5

In the last race, Ultra breaks the tie with Jackson with his third place finish over Jackson’s fifth place finish.


Stu (stuart1524 Resident) and Neil (eager2discover Resident) finished tied with 10 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
stuart1524 Resident 6 4
eager2discover Resident 4 6

In the last race, Stu breaks the tie with Neil with his fourth place finish over Neil’s sixth place finish.

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.

 

RC-44 Regatta, Thursday 22nd September 2016

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Race 1: NS Extreme
Race 2 NS Short Loop, 3 Laps

The wind is 225 deg (225° SW), 15 kts, varying 15 deg, gusting 2 kts

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Race 1: NS Extreme

Race Results:

1: ramuf Resident IDX96 — 00:24:50
2: beane Bade ID111 — 00:24:51
3: Cryptic Resident ID042 — 00:24:52
4: epinefri Resident ID202 — not Finished
5:  JoshuaMason7 Resident ID072 — 00:24:44 – DSQ

Lap Times:
JoshuaMason7 Resident ID072 — Start: 00:00:04 — Last lap: 00:24:40
ramuf Resident IDX96 — Start: 00:00:58 — Last lap: 00:23:52
beane Bade ID111 — Start: 00:00:00 — Last lap: 00:24:51
Cryptic Resident ID042 — Start: 00:00:03 — Last lap: 00:24:49
epinefri Resident ID202 — Start: 00:00:07 — Last lap: not finished
Race 2 NS Short Loop, 3 Laps

Race Results:
1: ramuf Resident IDX96 — 00:16:00
2: beane Bade ID111 — 00:16:08
3: Cryptic Resident ID042 — 00:16:12
4: epinefri Resident ID202 — not Finished
5: JoyofRLC Acker IDJA1 — not Finished

Lap Times:
ramuf Resident IDX96 — Start: 00:00:24 — Lap 1: 00:05:04 — Lap 2: 00:05:24 — Last lap: 00:05:08
beane Bade ID111 — Start: 00:00:06 — Lap 1: 00:05:15 — Lap 2: 00:05:37 — Last lap: 00:05:10
Cryptic Resident ID042 — Start: 00:00:02 — Lap 1: 00:05:21 — Lap 2: 00:05:39 — Last lap: 00:05:10
epinefri Resident ID202 — Start: 00:00:03 — Lap 1: 00:05:37 — Lap 2: not finished — Last lap: not finished
JoyofRLC Acker IDJA1 — Start: 00:03:58 — Lap 1: not finished — Lap 2: not finished — Last lap: not finished

Josh DSQ in the 1st race, for ROW infringement on Alex just before the finish (no penalty taken). Josh was on a Port tack and Alex on a Starboard tack with a line to the finish line (image below taken one second after the colission). Josh had no line and should have gybed before crossing in front of Alex and forcing a collision.

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Places and Points

1st: Alex 1 + 1 = 2
2nd: Beane 2 + 2 = 4
3rd: Cryptic 3 + 3 = 6
4th: Gail 4 + 4 = 8
5th: Joy 5 +4 = 9
6th: Josh 5 + 5 = 10

Well done to all. A pity Gail crashed out in both races. Nice to see Joy come sail. A pity she crashed too in the second race. Not sure what happened to her as she left. See you all soon.

North Sea Open Regatta – September 21st 2016

From the left (in boats): Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), Gail (Dolphin Moth), Dess (Patchogue II), Neil (Bandit IF), ViV (Flying Shadow), Cranston with Shaylin (Bandit IF), Jackson (Bandit IF), Alexandre (Bandit IF), Gryfin (Open 60), and Stu (Bandit IF).
On the dock: Clint, Joshua, Susi, Elise, Petra, and Psy.

From the left (in boats): Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), Gail (Dolphin Moth), Dess (Patchogue II), Neil (Bandit IF), ViV (Flying Shadow), Cranston with Shaylin (Bandit IF), Jackson (Bandit IF), Alexandre (Bandit IF), Gryfin (Open 60), and Stu (Bandit IF).
On the dock: Clint, Joshua, Susi, Elise, Petra, and Psy.

This weeks winds, in The North Sea, were back to normal for the North Sea Open Regatta. Winds picked back up to 18kts, from last weeks 15kts, as the sims continued to behave with good performance. We also had the pleasure of being filmed by Andytex Dumpling, who made a video of the big boat race, which is posted below.

The small boat fleet, racing on North Sea Manta, was made up of a majority of six Bandit IF’s. The remainder of the small boat fleet was comprised of a single Flying Shadow and a Patchogue II. The start saw Neil, in his Bandit IF, getting an almost perfect run at the line as he crossed at 00:00:01. Viv, in her Flying Shadow, was across next at 00:00:10 with Alexandre, in his Bandit IF, in tow at 00:00:13. Jackson, in his Bandit IF, followed at 00:00:18 by Cranston, with Shaylin in his Bandit IF, next along at 00:00:47. Stu, in his Bandit IF, crossed at 00:00:59, followed by Dess, in her Patchogue II, across at 00:01:34 and finally Romario, in his Bandit IF, crossing at 00:01:35. Viv sped ahead, in her faster Flying Shadow, taking the lead. Alexandre, Jackson, and Cranston, all in Bandit IF’s, made moves to pass Neil as he fell to fifth in the fleet. Stu, in his Bandit IF, unfortunately crashed , recording a DNF for the race. Viv held her lead until the finish, taking line honors as she crossed first. Alexandre was next, followed by Jackson, Cranston with Shaylin, Neil, Dess and finally Romario.

The big boat fleet, racing on North Sea Olympic Course (Long), featured a majority of four Wildwind RC-44’s. The rest of the fleet was made up of a Trudeau Francois Jacques, an Ushuaia, a Bandit 60, an ACA33, and a One Design 65. Racing got off to a great start as almost half the fleet was across at 10 seconds. Cole, in her ACA33, was first across at an excellent 00:00:01. Beane, in her One Design 65, followed at 00:00:05. Stu, in his Ushuaia, was right on Beane’s stern at 00:00:06. Kristally, in her Trudeau Francois Jacques, was next at 00:00:09. Gail was next across at 00:00:12, with Niki in her RC-44, followed by Cranston, with Shaylin in his Bandit 60, at 00:00:13. Dess followed next, in her RC-44, at 00:00:15, followed by Alexandre, in his RC-44, at 00:00:21, and Viv, in her One Design 65, at 00:00:24. Beane, in her faster RC-44, over took Cole, in her slower ACA33, as Cole fell back to the middle of the fleet. Alexandre, in his RC-44, Viv, in her One Design 65, and Dess, in her RC-44, all passed Cole as they made an exciting show of tight racing at the front of the fleet. Gail, with Niki in her RC-44, was nipping on Cole’s stern with Stu, in his Ushuaia, and Cranston, with Shaylin in his Bandit 60, at the rear of the fleet. Unfortunately Kristaly, in her Francois Jacques, crashed and recorded a DNF. Beane, Alexandre and Viv were all neck and neck as they approached the finish with Beane just beating both to the line to cross first and take line honors. Dess was next across with Cole right behind her. Gail, with Niki, finished next followed by Stu and then Cranston, with Shaylin.

We would like to say a special goodbye to one of our sailors who is moving along to great adventures in real life. Dess, who has been great fun to watch racing with us, will be away from SL for an extended period of time. Today was her last regatta with us. We wound up having a small send away party, after the regatta, at Tortuga Bay for her. Dess, we wish you safe travels.

North Sea Open Regatta Big Boat Skipper's Meeting 09/21/16 - Courtesy of Cranston Yordstorm

North Sea Open Regatta Big Boat Skipper’s Meeting 09/21/16 – Courtesy of Cranston Yordstorm

Video courtesy of Andytez Dumpling

Race Director: Petra
Wind: SW (225°) 15kts

Note:
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1

Today’s winner was Alexandre (ramuf Resident), with ViV (vivipezz Resident) second, and Stu (stuart1524 Resident) 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:
Cole (Colette Verino), Cranston (Cranston Yordstorm), and Dess (desspaa Resident) all finished tied with 11 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
Colette Verino 2 9
Cranston Yordstorm 4 7
desspaa Resident 5 6

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Cole’s favor with having a second place finish over Cranston’s fourth place finish and Dess’s fifth place finish as their best. Cranston’s fourth place best finish also breaks the remaining tie with Dess and her fifth place best finish.


Romario (Romario68 Resident) and Gail (epinefri Resident) 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
Romario68 Resident 7 10
epinefri Resident 8 9

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Romario’s favor with having a seventh place finish over Gail’s eighth place finish as her best.

 

Bandit Regatta – September 19th 2016

From the left (in boats): Jackson (Bandit IF), Cor (Bandit 50), Burton with Pesha (Bandit IF).
On the dock: Cryptic, Dess, Cat, Petra, Neil, Gail, and Nenrio.

From the left (in boats): Jackson (Bandit IF), Cor (Bandit 50), Burton with Pesha (Bandit IF).
On the dock: Cryptic, Dess, Cat, Petra, Neil, Gail, and Nenrio.

This weeks North Sea Bandit Regatta, featuring our monthly There and Back Again set of courses, saw some really tight exciting racing and continued smooth sim weather. We had no crashes due to the sim weather as everyone finished, except Burton who bowed out of the second race. This week’s fleet was made up of a solid majority of Bandit IF’s with one lone Bandit 50, Cor’s, in the first race. Cor switch his Bandit 50 for his Bandit IF in the second race making it an all IF fleet.

The first race, the ‘There’ trip on the North Sea Breadnut to Eden Auk course, got off to a great clean start with Jackson across the line first. Cor was next followed by Ultra, Neil, Burton with Pesha, and finally Gail. Cor’s speedier Bandit 50 allowed him to jump out in front, leading the fleet around the first mark, just south of Lighthouse Isle in the Ziziphus region. Cor would hold the lead for the rest of the course and take line honors, finishing first. Jackson was next to finish followed by Ultra, Neil, Burton, and then Gail.

The second race, the ‘Back Again’ trip on the North Sea Eden Auk to Breadnut course, saw the wind shift from SW (225°) to SE (135°). Cor switched out his Bandit 50 for his Bandit IF for this race, making this an all IF fleet. The fleet started well again, with no fouls, as Neil grabbed a great time advantage, starting 34 seconds before anyone else. Jackson was next across with Ultra, Cor, Gail and finally Burton with Pesha. The battle up front was exciting as Ultra made up ground on Neil and ultimately passed him on the second leg. Jackson wasn’t far behind, as he nipped on the sterns of Ultra and Neil. At the rear of the fleet, Burton bowed out, taking a DNF half way through the course leaving Cor and Gail in a spirited battled. Ultra ultimately held his lead to take line honors and finish first with Neil crossing next. Jackson was right behind them, across, with Gail next and finally Cor.

More pictures after the results.

Race Director: Cryptic

Wind: SW (225°) 18kts

Wind: SE (135°) 18kts
Race 2: North Sea Eden Auk to Breadnut
Race Results:
1: ultramantra Resident IDBS2625 — 00:15:52
2: eager2discover Resident IDBSBAD2 — 00:16:10
3: Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — 00:16:27
4: epinefri Resident IDBS5E00 — 00:23:05
5: CorSakov Sosa IDBS2EBD — 00:23:25
6: BiBurton Resident IDBSE34D –DNF

Lap Times:
ultramantra Resident IDBS2625 — Start: 00:01:18 — Last lap: 00:14:34
eager2discover Resident IDBSBAD2 — Start: 00:00:41 — Last lap: 00:15:29
Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — Start: 00:01:15 — Last lap: 00:15:12
epinefri Resident IDBS5E00 — Start: 00:02:05 — Last lap: 00:21:00
CorSakov Sosa IDBS2EBD — Start: 00:01:21 — Last lap: 00:22:04
BiBurton Resident IDBSE34D — Start: 00:02:55 — Last lap: –DNF

Note:
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1

Today’s winner was Ultra (ultramantra Resident), with Jackson (Jacquimo Resident) second, and Neil (eager2discover Resident) 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.

Race Note:
The results for race 2 are presented in single class format, as all sailors used Bandit IF’s handicaps are unnecessary.

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.

 

RC-44 Regatta – September 15th 2016

From the left (in RC-44's): Cor, Dess, Burton with Pesha, Gail, and Beane.
On the dock: Joshua, Cat, Asami, Petra and Tessan. Picture courtesy of Petra.

From the left (in RC-44’s): Cor, Dess, Burton with Pesha, Gail, and Beane.
On the dock: Joshua, Cat, Asami, Petra and Tessan. Picture courtesy of Petra.

Fun, quick racing featured in this weeks North Sea RC-44 Regatta. We had a nice crowd turn out to spectate from the dock to witness some quick racing from the RC-44’s that turned up today. We also saw some great starts from the fleet as everyone’s efforts in practicing their pre-starts is paying off.

Race 1, on the North Sea Copacabana course, saw a nice start as Dess was across at 00:00:01, with Beane right on her stern at 00:00:04 and Cor right behind at 00:00:07. Dess’s pre-start practice is really bearing fruit. Gail was next across at 00:00:14 followed by Burton, with Pesha as crew, at 00:00:18. This order would hold for the duration of the race as Dess would take line honors. Beane would finish second, followed by Cor, Gail and Burton.

Race 2, a 3 lap affair on the North Sea Short Loop course, saw another great start with Gail, in her second week of racing in The North Sea, crossing first at 00:00:01. Gail has also been practicing her pre-starts and that showed well in this race. Cor was next across at 00:00:03, with Beane right on his stern at 00:00:04. Burton, with Pesha as crew, was next across at 00:00:25. Dess, who just missed the start line on her first run across, circled around and was next at 00:01:18. Unfortunately, both Cor and Dess wound up crashing on the second lap of the race and recording DNF’s. Beane would go on to lead the fleet and ultimately take line honors, with Gail coming across second and Burton, with Pesha, coming across third.

More pictures, courtesy of Petra, after the results.

Race Director: Petra
Wind: 225° (SW) 18 kts

Race 1: North Sea Copacabana
Race Results:
1: desspaa Resident ID063 — 00:14:49
2: beane Bade ID111 — 00:14:58
3: CorSakov Sosa IDCOR — 00:15:37
4: epinefri Resident ID202 — 00:18:59
5: BiBurton Resident ID044 — 00:20:19

Lap Times:
desspaa Resident ID063 — Start: 00:00:01 — Last lap: 00:14:48
beane Bade ID111 — Start: 00:00:04 — Last lap: 00:14:54
CorSakov Sosa IDCOR — Start: 00:00:07 — Last lap: 00:15:30
epinefri Resident ID202 — Start: 00:00:14 — Last lap: 00:18:45
BiBurton Resident ID044 — Start: 00:00:18 — Last lap: 00:20:01


Race 2: North Sea Short Loop (3 Laps)
Race Results:
1: beane Bade ID111 — 00:13:51
2: epinefri Resident ID202 — 00:16:03
3: BiBurton Resident ID044 — 00:16:41
4: CorSakov Sosa IDCOR — DNF
5: desspaa Resident ID063 — DNF

Lap Times:
beane Bade ID111 — Start: 00:00:04 — Lap 1: 00:04:43 — Lap 2: 00:04:33 — Last lap: 00:04:31
epinefri Resident ID202 — Start: 00:00:01 — Lap 1: 00:05:01 — Lap 2: 00:05:40 — Last lap: 00:05:21
BiBurton Resident ID044 — Start: 00:00:25 — Lap 1: 00:05:37 — Lap 2: 00:05:16 — Last lap: 00:05:23
CorSakov Sosa IDCOR — Start: 00:00:03 –DNF
desspaa Resident ID063 — Start: 00:01:18 –DNF


Points:

Skipper Race 1 Race 2 Total Final Placing
beane Bade 2 1 3 1
desspaa Resident 1 4 5 2
epinefri Resident 4 2 6 3
CorSakov Sosa 3 4 7 4
BiBurton Resident 5 3 8 5

Note:
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1

Today’s winner was Beane (beane Bade), with Dess (desspaa Resident) second, and Gail (epinefri Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

 

North Sea Open Regatta – September 14th 2016

From the left (in boats): Lampoon (Leetle Cat II), Jackson (Bandit IF), Stu (Bandit IF), Beane (Flying Shadow), Lucy (Melges-24), Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), and Cor (Trudeau One).
On the dock: Umi, Nenrio, Petra, Milla, and Dess.

From the left (in boats): Lampoon (Leetle Cat II), Jackson (Bandit IF), Stu (Bandit IF), Beane (Flying Shadow), Lucy (Melges-24), Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), and Cor (Trudeau One).
On the dock: Umi, Nenrio, Petra, Milla, and Dess.

Close sailing and slower winds showcased during this weeks North Sea Open Regatta. The seas continued to be calm and dependable, performance wise, with reduced winds of 15kts, down from our usually gusty 18kts. Sailing was closer, due to the reduced winds, as the faster boats stayed closer in with the fleet.

This weeks small boat fleet, racing on the NS-SOL-13A course, was made up of a majority four Bandit IF’s. The remainder of the fleet was comprised of two Dolphin Moths, two Flying Shadows, a Leetle Cat II, a Trudeau One, a Patchogue II, a Melges-24, and a Nacra 17. Racing got of to a great clean start as Cole, in her Nacra 17, crossed the line first, followed by myself, in my Dolphin Moth, then Lucy, in her Melges-24. Jackson was next across, in his Bandit IF, followed by Stu, in his Bandit IF, ViV, in her Flying Shadow, Gail, in her Dolphin Moth, and Beane, in her Flying Shadow, and Neil, in his Bandit IF, crossing at the same time. Cor, in his Trudeau One, followed next with Cranston, with Shaylin as crew in his Bandit IF, Lampoon, in his Leetle Cat II, and Dess, in her Patchogue II following last. The fleet held more tightly together than usual, with the slower winds, as my Dolphin Moth still darted out in front with Gail’s Dolphin Moth not far behind. Cole was still leading the rest of the fleet, in her Nacra 17, with Beane and ViV, in their Flying Shadows, taking up position behind her. Lucy was in the middle of the pack, in her Melges-24, just ahead of the Band IF pack of Jackson, Neil and Stu. Cor followed up, in his Trudeau One, with Cranston, with Shaylin, holding up the rear. Unfortunately, both Lampoon and Dess crashed, recording DNF’s. The fleet order held till the finish, as I crossed first to take line honors, with Gail just behind me. Gail has been practicing on her Dolphin Moth, and it shows because her lap time was only 5 seconds off of my own. The catamaran contingent of the fleet was next across, with Cole, in her Nacra 17, then both Beane and Viv, in their Flying Shadows. Lucy was next to cross, in her Melges-24. The Bandit IF contingent came next, with Jackson, Neil and then Stu across. Cor finally came in with his Trudeau One. Cranston, with Shaylin in his Bandit IF, was last to cross.

The big boat fleet this week, racing on the NS-1b course, was made up of a majority of three Wildwind RC-44’s. Two Ushuaias, two Open 60’s, a Trudeau 12 Metre, a Bandit 60, and a ACA33 made up the remainder of the fleet. The wind was still at the slightly slower 15kts and it showed in this race as the fleet stayed tighter together. The start was a bit bumpy as Gail and Cor both had a bit of a lag issue as their viewers froze and almost caused them both to cause barging situations. However, they did recover and contact was averted. Cole was across the line first, in her ACA33, with Cranston, in his Bandit 60 with Shaylin as crew, Beane, in her RC-44, and myself, in my Ushuaia, next across. Gail was next across, in her Open 60, with Dess, in her RC-44, Stu, in his Ushuaia, Cor, in his 12 Metre, Lucy, in her RC-44, and finally, Viv, in her Open 60, next. Although crossing last, Viv moved up through the fleet to lead the pack for most of the way. Cole was right on her stern, in her ACA33, with the RC-44 pack of Beane, Dess, and Lucy, right behind. Gail wasn’t far behind, in her Open 60. Up next was the Ushuaia pack, with Stu and myself exchanging positions several times between each other. Cor was next, in his 12 Metre, followed by Cranston, in his Bandit 60 with Shaylin. Viv held on to take line honors, in her Open 60, as Cole finished next behind her. The RC-44 pack of Beane, Dess, and Lucy all finished next. Gail then finished, in her Open 60. Stu and I both were neck and neck on the final leg to the finish, with myself just edging a position lead over him to finish ahead. Cor finished next, in his 12 Metre, with Cranston finishing next, in his Bandit 60.

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 Cole (Colette Verino), with Stu (stuart1524 Resident) second, and Cryptic (Cryptic Resident) 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:
Lucy (LucyInTheSky Afarensis) and Beane (beane Bade) both finished tied with 11 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
LucyInTheSky Afarensis 3 8
beane Bade 5 6

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


Neil (eager2discover Resident) and ViV (vivipezz Resident) both finished tied with 15 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
eager2discover Resident 4 11
vivipezz Resident 7 8

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Neil’s favor with having a fourth place finish over ViV’s seventh place finish as her best.