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
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
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
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.
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.