Bandit Regatta – October 17th 2016

From the left (in boats): Susi (Bandit IF), Cor (Bandit IF), John (Bandit 60), Alexandre (Bandit IF), Stu (Bandit IF), Carlota (Bandit IF), Jackson (Bandit IF), Ultra (Bandit IF), and Gail (Bandit 25).
On the dock: Joshua, Gabi, Nenrio, Umi, Cryptic, Tessa, and Petra.

From the left (in boats): Susi (Bandit IF), Cor (Bandit IF), John (Bandit 60), Alexandre (Bandit IF), Stu (Bandit IF), Carlota (Bandit IF), Jackson (Bandit IF), Ultra (Bandit IF), and Gail (Bandit 25).
On the dock: Joshua, Gabi, Nenrio, Umi, Cryptic, Tessa, and Petra.

Slightly choppy sim weather and a great turnout featured in this weeks North Sea Bandit Regatta. The sims acted up slightly for both races, during the first and at the beginning of the second, before settling down and allowing for some really nice racing from a large fleet of Bandit boats. We also had another large turnout of spectators gathered to view our monthly ‘There and Back Again’ series of races across The North Sea at the Poseidon Center Spectator Pier in Eden Puffin, the committee boat dock in Breadnut, Lighthouse Isle in Ziziphus, along the shore of Eden Albatros, and Robbins Reef Lighthouse in Eden Auk. This weeks fleet was comprised of a majority of nine Bandit IFs, with one lone Bandit 25 and one lone Bandit 60 making up the remainder.

The first race, on the Breadnut to Eden Auk course, the ‘There’ portion of ‘There and Back Again’, saw a nice clean start from the entire fleet. Gail, in her Bandit 25, got things rolling as she crossed the start first at 00:00:08. John, in his Bandit 60, was next to cross at 00:00:22, with Alexandre, in his Bandit IF, following at 00:00:25 and both Ultra and Jackson, both in Bandit IF’s, next at 00:00:27. Viv, in her Bandit IF, followed next at 00:00:35, with Carlota, in her Bandit IF, right after at 00:00:45. Cor, in his Bandit IF, was next across, at 00:00:47, followed by Neil, in his Bandit IF, crossing at 00:00:52. Susi, in her Bandit IF, was next to cross, at 00:01:03, with Stu, in his Bandit IF, crossing at 00:01:10. Gail paced the fleet, in her speedy Bandit 25, with Alexandre, in his Bandit IF, making a move to pass John, and his Bandit 60, and taking up position behind Gail. Ultra, in his Bandit IF, also made a move to pass John and fell in behind Alexandre. Carlota, in her Bandit IF, made a move of her own to pass ViV, in her Bandit IF, sneaking right up on John’s stern. Cor, in his Bandit IF, fell back slightly with Neil, in his Bandit IF, and Stu, in his Bandit IF, both passing him. Susi, in her Bandit IF, fell in right behind Cor. Jackson, in his Bandit IF, unfortunately crashed on a rough crossing, and wound up recording a DNF. Gail finished first, claiming line honors, with Alexandre crossing right after her. Ultra was next to finish, followed by John, Carlota, ViV, Neil, Stu, Cor, and Susi.

The second race, on the Eden Auk to Breadnut course, the ‘Back Again’ portion of ‘There and Back Again’, had a bit of stormy sim weather hit during the start as well as a wind change from 225° (SW) from the first race to 135° (SE) for the second race. Three racers, Stu, ViV, and Susi all got swept up in some lag soup, preventing them from starting. You will see by the start times that the combination of lag and the changed wind and start direction threw the fleet for a small loop as the start times are much higher than for the first race. Gail continued her start luck, crossing the line first at 00:00:09. Alexandre was next to cross at 00:00:18, with Carlota following at 00:00:23. John was next across at 00:00:51, followed by Cor, at 00:01:03, Jackson, at 00:01:39, Ultra, at 00:01:46, and Neil at 00:02:38. This starting order actually held pretty much through out the fleet with Cor slipping two spots as both Jackson and Ultra made moves to pass him on the course. Gail once again crossed the finish first to claim line honors, with Alexandre crossing next. Carlota followed with John, Jackson, Ultra, Cor, and Neil crossing after.

Race Director: Cryptic

Wind: SW (225°) 18kts

Wind: SE (135°) 18kts

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 John (johnnyoldsmobile Adamczyk) 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:
Carlota (Carlota Dufaux) and John (johnnyoldsmobile Adamczyk) both finished tied with 6 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 Dufau 2 4
johnnyoldsmobile Adamczyk 3 3

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


ViV (vivipezz Resident) and Neil (eager2discover 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
vivipezz Resident 6 9
eager2discover Resident 7 8

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


Jackson (Jacquimo Resident) and Cor (CorSakov Sosa) both finished tied with 16 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
Jacquimo Resident 5 11
CorSakov Sosa 7 9

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


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.

 

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