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.
Video courtesy of Andytez Dumpling
Race Director: Petra
Wind: SW (225°) 15kts
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.
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.“
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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:
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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.