This weeks North Sea Bandit Regatta saw some choppy sim weather along with some close racing. The sims behaved beautifully during the first race however, the Bullace region decided to dump the entire fleet and crash everyone during the second. We again saw a nice turn out of spectators along the coast of the Eden Alabatros region, the beaches along Lighthouse Isle in the Ziziphus region, at the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier in the Eden Puffin region, and at the committee boat dock in the Breadnut region. The fleet this week was another all Bandit IF affair, with six skippers showing, two with crew.
The first race, on North Sea Olympic Course (Long), saw a nice start as the entire fleet crossed the line in less than a minute. Kurt, with Asami, started things off, crossing the start line at 00:00:07. Neil was next, crossing the start line at 00:00:14 with Carlota right on his stern at 00:00:15. Jackson was next to cross the start line at 00:00:34 followed by Ray, with Arwen, at 00:00:43 and Susi at 00:00:52. Kurt would not hold on to his lead for long as Carlota made her move passed Neil and then Kurt to pace the fleet for the remainder of the course. Neil continued to fall back as Ray, with Arwen, and Jackson both would capitalize and pass him. Susi would take up position in the rear of the fleet, but not far from the rest as the entire fleet stayed tightly packed for most of the course. Carlota held onto her lead and crossed the finish line first, taking line honors. Kurt, with Asami, crossed the line second with Ray, with Arwen, Jackson, Niel, and Susi all following.
The second race, on the North Sea Trapezoid course, saw a really quick start with the entire fleet on the course side of the line as 24 seconds ticked on the race timer. Jackson got things started as he crossed the start line first at 00:00:02 followed by Carlota, at 00:00:03, who was windward to Jackson but cleanly crossing the line without making contact with him or pushing him from his proper course. Neil also crossed the line at 00:00:03, but was farther leeward to both Jackson and Carlota. Kurt, with Asami, was next to cross the start line, at 00:00:15, followed by Susi, at 00:00:16, and Ray, with Arwen, at 00:00:24. The fleet stayed tightly packed as Carlota took the lead with Jackson staying right on her stern threatening to overtake and pass her for most of the course. However, the sims turned from smooth to stormy as the Bullace region tossed every sailor in the fleet off line as they entered it. Susi was the only one able to recover her boat, after logging back in, and finished the race in first. The rest of the fleet recorded DNFs.
More pictures following the results.
Race Director: Cryptic
Wind: SW (225°) 18kts
Race 1: North Sea Olympic Course (Long)
1: Carlota Dufaux IDBSC5F3 — 00:19:12
2: Kurt Calamity IDBSD4BC — 00:19:36
3: Rayzza Rubble IDBSF812 — 00:20:07
4: Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — 00:20:15
5: eager2discover Resident IDBSBAD2 — 00:20:25
6: Susicat Oh IDBSE523 — 00:24:51
Carlota Dufaux IDBSC5F3 — Start: 00:00:15 — Last lap: 00:18:57
Kurt Calamity IDBSD4BC — Start: 00:00:07 — Last lap: 00:19:29
Rayzza Rubble IDBSF812 — Start: 00:00:43 — Last lap: 00:19:24
Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — Start: 00:00:34 — Last lap: 00:19:41
eager2discover Resident IDBSBAD2 — Start: 00:00:14 — Last lap: 00:20:11
Susicat Oh IDBSE523 — Start: 00:00:52 — Last lap: 00:23:59
Race 2: North Sea Trapezoid
1: Susicat Oh IDBSE523 — 00:26:06
2: Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B –DNF
3: eager2discover Resident IDBSBAD2 –DNF
4: Carlota Dufaux IDBSC5F3 –DNF
5: Kurt Calamity IDBSD4BC –DNF
6: Rayzza Rubble IDBSF812 –DNF
Susicat Oh IDBSE523 — Start: 00:00:16 — Last lap: 00:25:50
Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — Start: 00:00:02 — Last lap: –DNF
eager2discover Resident IDBSBAD2 — Start: 00:00:03 — Last lap: –DNF
Carlota Dufaux IDBSC5F3 — Start: 00:00:03 — Last lap: –DNF
Kurt Calamity IDBSD4BC — Start: 00:00:15 — Last lap: –DNF
Rayzza Rubble IDBSF812 — Start: 00:00:24 — 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 Carlota (Carlota Dufaux), with Kurt (Kurt Calamity) second, and Rayz (Rayzza Rubble) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate and the SLCG for helping with race duties.
Susi (Susicat Oh) and Neil (eager2discover Resident) both finished tied with 7 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 Susi’s favor with having a first place finish over Neil’s second place finish as his best.
We have a superb paint supplied by Ali Vultee, see her paint here: Ali’s Boat Paint Shop to the first place overall winner.