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.

 

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One thought on “North Sea Open Regatta – September 28th 2016

  1. yes, these were indeed rough waters, i barely survived the storm in race 1 (cf. my 2nd lap time), having to log out before i could jump back on my boat… the funny thing is that the FS thought i was still on the boat, so i actually finished the race in a crewed configuration, with my ghost as crew lol… SL reserves so many surprises 😛
    Regarding the 2nd course, i didn’t crash, but withdrew after realizing i was on the wrong course, silly me… I guess the repeated crashes disturbed me (i had another one during briefing for 2nd race), and kinda picked up whatever course i thought was showing (Manta as it turned out)
    Thanks again for fun and exciting races!

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