North Sea Open Regatta – September 7th 2016

From the left: Cryptic, Petra, Joshua, Umi, Beane, Gail, and Cor (in his Trudeau One).

From the left: Cryptic, Petra, Joshua, Umi, Beane, Gail, and Cor (in his Trudeau One).

Continued great sim weather and some more speed featured in this weeks North Sea Open Regatta. The sims again continued their streak of great performance with low lag and no crashed due to the sims themselves. We saw some more speed, as well, with two more Dolphin Moth’s competing in the small boats race, and a very solid field of RC-44’s in the big boats race.

This weeks small boat fleet, racing on North Sea Circle, was made up of a split majority of three Dolphin Moths and three Bandit IF’s. A Trudeau One, a Melges-24, and a Flying Shadow made up the remainder of the fleet. Racing got off to a quick start as Lucy, in her Melges-24, was across the line with me, in my Dolphin Moth, at the one second mark. Next across was Alexandre, in his bandit IF, followed by Joshua, in his Dolphin Moth. Jackson, in his Bandit IF, and Cranston, with Shaylin as crew in his Bandit IF, were next followed by Cor, in his Trudeau One. Beane was across next, in her Flying Shadow, followed by, new comer The North Sea, Gail, in her Dolphin Moth. I quickly sped ahead, with Joshua following right behind. Gail sped past everyone to follow right behind Joshua, as all three of our Dolphin Moth’s paced the fleet. Beane made some moves of her own, as she passed the bandit IF’s and Lucy’s Melges-24. Cor, in his Trudeau One, took up position in the middle rear of the fleet, with the slower Bandit IF pack following along in the rear. This order held for the finish as I took line honors with Joshua, and Gail right behind. Beane was next across to finish, with Lucy right behind her. Cor came across next with Jackson following behind.

The big boat fleet, racing on North Sea Manta, was made up a speedy majority of six Wildwind RC-44R’s. A Ushuaia, an Open 60, and a bandit 60 made up the remainder. Things got off to a speedy start in this race too, as Dess got a perfect start at 00:00:00 in her RC-44R. Beane was next across, in her RC-44R, at 00:00:01. Alexandre, in his RC-44R, followed next at 00:00:04. Cor, also in his RC-44R, followed next at 00:00:05. Lucy, in her RC-44R, was next at 00:00:07 followed by Gabi, in her RC-44R, at 00:00:09. All six RC-44R’s, more than half the fleet, were on the course before 10 seconds had elapsed, showing how quick these boats are to accelerate. I was across next, in my Ushuaia, followed by Gail, in her Open 60. Finally, Cranston, with Shaylin as crew, was across in his Bandit 60. The RC-44 pack continued to pace the fleet with Gail, in her Open 60, sneaking into the middle of that pack. Alexandre worked his way to the front of the RC-44 pack, and the fleet, with Dess staying right behind him followed by Beane. Gabi worked her way up to the middle of the RC-44 pack, with Lucy right behind her, followed by Cor. This lineup held to the finish as Alexandre took line honors. Dess was next across to finish, followed by Beane. Gail, in her Open 60, followed next with Gabi, Lucy, and Cor right behind. I was next across, with Cranston following along behind me.

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 (Cryptic Resident), with Lucy (LucyInTheSky Afarensis) second, and Beane (beane Bade) 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 9 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 6
beane Bade 4 5

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 fourth place finish as her best.


Dess (desspaa Resident) and Cor (CorSakov Sosa) 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
desspaa Resident 3 10
CorSakov Sosa 6 7

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


Gabi (Gabriella Glenfadden) and Gail (epinefri 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
Gabriella Glenfadden 5 10
epinefri Residentt 7 8

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

 

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