This weeks North Sea Thursday Regatta saw smoother seas and some exciting racing. We raced Trudeau Patchogue IIs again this week and the sims behaved for us. We had a nice turnout with 7 strong in the fleet.
Racing got under way in the first race with a two lap affair on the North Sea Short Loop course. I hit the start line first, crossing at 00:00:01, with Joshua right on my stern, crossing at 00:00:03. Cor was next to cross at 00:00:06 with Asami crossing behind him at 00:00:25. Ulla crossed next at 00:00:57, followed by Susi, at 00:01:32, and Trey, at 00:03:02. Racing remained close up front as Joshua stayed right behind me with Cor close behind him. Asami was right on Cor’s stern the entire course with Ulla, Trey, and Susi settling into the rear of the fleet. Joshua was within overtaking distance of me, the entire second lap, and pulled ahead on the leg before the last mark until I was able to get inside and overtake him on the last line to the finish line, crossing first by mere milliseconds for a photo finish. Cor was next across with Asami crossing 5 seconds after him. Ulla was next to cross, followed by Trey and Susi.
The second race, on the North Sea Manta course, got off to a slightly slower start as I crossed the line first again at 00:00:18 with Asami crossing right behind me at 00:00:19. Ulla was next to start at 00:00:29 followed by Cor at 00:00:30. Susi was next across at 00:01:34 followed by Trey at 00:01:44. As I led through the first leg around the first mark in the Sapote region, Asami crashed on the crossing into the Mammea region with her boat hitting mine and causing my boats scripts to error. I lost keyboard steering and had to control the boat from mouselook for the rest of the race. Asami wound up unfortunately recording a DNF. I kept at the lead pace with Cor sneaking up right behind me staying on my stern for the rest of the course. Ulla also met the crashing fate and recorded a DNF. Trey wound up passing Susi as they took up position at the rear of the fleet. As I neared the finish line, Cor got a nice gust of wind and overtook me as we both recorded another photo finish with Cor crossing first, mere milliseconds before me. Trey was next to finish followed by Susi.
Race Director: Petra
Wind: 225 deg (225° SW), 18 kts
Race 1: North Sea Short Loop (2 Laps)
1: Cryptic Resident IDCRY — 00:16:56
2: JoshuaMason7 Resident IDJM72 — 00:16:56
3: CorSakov Sosa IDPHOP — 00:17:24
4: Alisiea Resident IDASA1 — 00:17:29
5: Ulla Rhode ID67UR — 00:19:18
6: Trayla Parx IDGB21 — 00:22:25
7: Susicat Oh IDTITS — 00:25:20
Cryptic Resident IDCRY — Start: 00:00:01 — Lap 1: 00:08:15 — Last lap: 00:08:40
JoshuaMason7 Resident IDJM72 — Start: 00:00:03 — Lap 1: 00:08:35 — Last lap: 00:08:18
CorSakov Sosa IDPHOP — Start: 00:00:06 — Lap 1: 00:08:55 — Last lap: 00:08:23
Alisiea Resident IDASA1 — Start: 00:00:25 — Lap 1: 00:08:42 — Last lap: 00:08:22
Ulla Rhode ID67UR — Start: 00:00:57 — Lap 1: 00:09:18 — Last lap: 00:09:03
Trayla Parx IDGB21 — Start: 00:03:02 — Lap 1: 00:10:10 — Last lap: 00:09:13
Susicat Oh IDTITS — Start: 00:01:32 — Lap 1: 00:11:58 — Last lap: 00:11:50
Race 2: North Sea Manta
1: CorSakov Sosa IDPHOP — 00:21:40
2: Cryptic Resident IDCRY — 00:21:40
3: Trayla Parx IDGB21 — 00:25:28
4: Susicat Oh IDTITS — 00:26:00
5: Alisiea Resident IDASA1 –DNF
6: Ulla Rhode ID67UR –DNF
CorSakov Sosa IDPHOP — Start: 00:00:30 — Last lap: 00:21:10
Cryptic Resident IDCRY — Start: 00:00:18 — Last lap: 00:21:22
Trayla Parx IDGB21 — Start: 00:01:44 — Last lap: 00:23:44
Susicat Oh IDTITS — Start: 00:01:34 — Last lap: 00:24:26
Alisiea Resident IDASA1 — Start: 00:00:19 — Last lap: –DNF
Ulla Rhode ID67UR — Start: 00:00:29 — Last lap: –DNF
|Skipper||Race 1||Race 2||Total||Final Placing|
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1
Today’s winner was Cryptic (Cryptic Resident), with Cor (CorSakov Sosa) second, and Joshua (JoshuaMason7 Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.
Joshua (JoshuaMason7 Resident), Trey (Trayla Parx), and Asami (Alisiea Resident) all 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|
With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Joshua’s favor with having a second place finish over Trey’s third place finish and Asami’s fourth place finish as their best.