Bandit Regatta – November 28th 2016

From the left (in Bandit IFs): Ray with Arwen, Susi, Kurt with Asami, Jackson, Neil, and Carlota. On the dock: Lucy, Josh, Gabi, Helios, Yulia, Wendy, Petra, and Cryptic.

From the left (in Bandit IFs): Ray with Arwen, Susi, Kurt with Asami, Jackson, Neil, and Carlota.
On the dock: Lucy, Josh, Gabi, Helios, Yulia, Wendy, Petra, and Cryptic.

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)
Race Results:
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

Lap Times:
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
Race Results:
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

Lap Times:
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


Points:

Skipper Race 1 Race 2 Total Final Placing
Carlota Dufaux 1 2 3 1
Kurt Calamity 2 2 4 2
Rayzza Rubble 3 2 5 3
Jacquimo Resident 4 2 6 4
Susicat Oh 6 1 7 5
eager2discover Resident 5 2 7 6

Note:
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.

Race Note:
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
Susicat Oh 1 6
eager2discover Resident 2 5

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.

 

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North Sea Open Regatta – November 23rd 2016

From the left (in boats): Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), Lucy (Mleges-24), Susi (Bandit IF), Carlota (Bandit IF), and Jackson (Bandit IF). On the dock: Joshua, Beane, Gabi, and Petra.

From the left (in boats): Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), Lucy (Mleges-24), Susi (Bandit IF), Carlota (Bandit IF), and Jackson (Bandit IF).
On the dock: Joshua, Beane, Gabi, and Petra.

Smooth sim weather, some fun sailing, and a nice turnout featured in this weeks North Sea Open Regatta. The sims were fairly behaved for both races of the regatta as there was only one DNF in the small boats portion and two DNFs in the big boats portion. The sailing was fun and competitive as both fleets saw impressive starts and some tight racing. Spectators once again turned up in large numbers 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 small boat fleet, racing on the NS-SOL-13A course, was made up of a majority was made of of five Bandit IFs. Two Quest Melges-24s, two TMS Nacra 17s, a TMS Laser One, a Shields Class, a TMS Flying Shadow, and a Dolphin Moth made up the remainder of the fleet. The fleet started quick as more than half got across the start line before 20 seconds had ticked off on the race clock. Beane was first across, in her Melges-24, at 00:00:01, while I followed right behind, in my Dolphin Moth, at 00:00:02. Jackson, in his Bandit IF, was right on my stern, crossing at 00:00:03. Dess, in her Flying Shadow, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:08 followed by Lalia, in her Nacra 17, and Lucy, in her Melges-24, both at 00:00:09. Neil, in his Bandit IF, crossed the start line next at 00:00:16 followed by Peter, in his Laser One, at 00:00:19. Carlota, in her Bandit IF, was across next the start line at 00:00:25 with Alexandre, in his Bandit IF, crossing the start line right after at 00:00:38. Luna, in her Shields Class, crossed the start line next at 00:00:41 with Susi, in her Bandit IF, following right behind at 00:00:42. Cole, in her Nacra 17, had some problems on her pre-start but corrected and crossed the start line at 00:01:31. I quickly jumped out in front of the fleet, in my speedy Dolphin Moth, as Lalia, in her Nacra 17, Lucy, in her Melges-24, and Beane, in her Melges-24, tightly fought for position between each other. Peter, in his Laser One, settled in behind them with Luna, in her Shields Class, following along not far behind. Cole, in her Nacra 17, proceeded to make her way up from the rear of the fleet, in her speedier Nacra 17, passing seven along the way. Alexandre and Carlota, both in Bandit IFs, caught up to Jackson, as he fell back from the speedier boats, in his Bandit IF, and fought tightly for position. Neil, in his Bandit IF, was not far behind them with Susi, in her Bandit IF, right behind. Unfortunately Dess, in her Flying Shadow, crashed and recorded a DNF. I maintained the lead ahead of the fleet and crossed the finish line first, taking line honors. Lalia was next across the finish line, followed right away by Lucy and Beane, who were neck and neck. Peter was next to cross the finish with Luna, Cole, Alexandre, Carlota, Jackson, Neil and Susi following.

The big boat fleet, racing on the North Sea Copacabana course, was made up of a majority of three Wildwind RC-44s. Two TMS Ushuaias, a TMS One Design 65, a Trudeau 12 Metre, and an ACA33 made up the remainder of the fleet. The entire fleet got off to a great quick start with the last boat crossing the start line as 34 seconds ticked on the race timer. Cole, in her ACA33, was across the start line first, at 00:00:03 followed by Dess, in her RC-44, at 00:00:04. Bean, in her One Design 65, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:09 followed by Susi, in her Ushuaia, and Lucy, in her RC-44, both at 00:00:14. Peter, in his Trudeau 12 Metre, was next across the start line at 00:00:16. I was next across, in my Ushuaia, at 00:00:21 followed by Luna, in her RC-44, at 00:00:34. Beane, in her speedier One Design 65, jumped out front to lead the pack with Dess, in her RC-44, and Cole, in her ACA33, falling in right behind her. Peter, in his Trudeau 12 Metre, settled in just ahead of the middle of the fleet, as Susi and I, both in Ushuaias, held tightly right behind. Unfortunately both Lucy and Luna, in RC-44s, crashed and recorded DNFs. Beane held her lead and crossed the finish line first, taking line honors. Dess crossed the finish line second with Cole coming across third, right behind her. Peter was next to cross the finish line followed by myself and then Susi.

Race Director: Petra
Wind: SW (225°) 18kts

Note:
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1

Today’s winner was Cryptic (Cryptic Resident), with Peter (PeterSailor Resident) second, and Beane (beane Bade) 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:
Cole (Colette Verino), Carlota (Carlota Dufaux), and Lucy (LucyInTheSky Afarensis) all 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
Colette Verino 1 12
Carlota Dufaux 4 9
LucyInTheSky Afarensis 6 7

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Cole’s favor with having a first place finish over Carlota’s fourth place finish and Lucy’s sixth place finish as their best. Subsequently, Carlota’s fourth place finish places her ahead of Lucy, with her sixth place finish.

 

Bandit Regatta – November 21st 2016

From the left (in Bandit IFs): Neil, Jackson, Carlota, and Stu. On the dock: Gabi, Josh, Chris, Petra, Cryptic, and Umi.

From the left (in Bandit IFs): Neil, Jackson, Carlota, and Stu.
On the dock: Gabi, Josh, Chris, Petra, Cryptic, and Umi.

This weeks North Sea Bandit Regatta saw some excellent sim weather with a nice turnout. The sims behaved marvelously as everyone in the fleet finished both races with no crashes or DNFs. We also had another great turnout of spectators to witness some exciting sailing at the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier in Eden Puffin, along the shore in Eden Albatros, at the committee boat dock in Breadnut, and on the beaches of Lighthouse Isle in Ziziphus. This weeks fleet was also an all Bandit IF affair, with six boats turning up for the regatta.

The first race, on the NS-SOL-13A course, saw the entire fleet get off to a quick start as everyone was across the start line in 23 seconds. Jackson started things off, crossing the start line at 00:00:04 with Alexandre crossing just a second behind him at 00:00:05. Carlota was next to cross at 00:00:09 with Chris following her at 00:00:20. Stu was next to cross at 00:00:22 with Neil just on his stern at 00:00:23. Jackson’s short lead at the start would not hold as Alexandre and Carlota both overtook him on the first leg along the way to the southern tip of Lighthouse Isle in the Ziziphus region. As Alexandre and Carlota both rounded the southern tip of Lighthouse Isle, the remainder of the fleet settled in for the rest of the course as Jackson, Chris, Stu, and Neil all followed one by one. Alexandre held his lead until the finish, crossing first and claiming line honors with Carlota crossing just behind him. Jackson was next to finish followed by Chis, Stu, and Neil.

The second race, on the NS-SOL-13B course, saw Jackson once again get off to a great start as he crossed the start line at 00:00:02. Carlota and Stu were next across the start line as they both crossed at 00:00:11. Alexandre followed, crossing the start line at 00:00:21 with Neil crossing just behind him at 00:00:28. Chris was next to cross the start line at 00:01:25. Jackson held his lead going into the first mark, the southern tip of Lighthouse Isle in the Ziziphus region, while Alexandre overtook Carlota to take up second with Stu, Neil, and Chris not far behind. Jackson’s lead would not hold with Alexandre overtaking him on the third leg from the island in Sloe to Lighthouse Isle in Ziziphus. Alexandre would hold his lead until the finish and also claim line honors once again, with Jackson holding on to cross the finish line in second. Carlota was just on Jackson’s stern as she crossed the finish 4 seconds after him in third. Stu was next to finish followed by Neil and Chris.

More pictures following the results.

Race Director: Cryptic
Wind: SW (225°) 18kts

Race 1: NS-SOL-13A
Race Results:
1: ramuf Resident IDBSBD2E — 00:12:20
2: Carlota Dufaux IDBSC5F3 — 00:12:41
3: Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — 00:12:50
4: chrzang Resident IDBS20A4 — 00:13:21
5: stuart1524 Resident IDBSAE60 — 00:13:55
6: eager2discover Resident IDBSBAD2 — 00:15:11

Lap Times:
ramuf Resident IDBSBD2E — Start: 00:00:05 — Last lap: 00:12:15
Carlota Dufaux IDBSC5F3 — Start: 00:00:09 — Last lap: 00:12:32
Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — Start: 00:00:04 — Last lap: 00:12:46
chrzang Resident IDBS20A4 — Start: 00:00:20 — Last lap: 00:13:01
stuart1524 Resident IDBSAE60 — Start: 00:00:22 — Last lap: 00:13:33
eager2discover Resident IDBSBAD2 — Start: 00:00:23 — Last lap: 00:14:48

Race 2: NS-SOL-13B
Race Results:
1: ramuf Resident IDBSBD2E — 00:12:25
2: Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — 00:12:46
3: Carlota Dufaux IDBSC5F3 — 00:12:50
4: stuart1524 Resident IDBSAE60 — 00:13:43
5: eager2discover Resident IDBSBAD2 — 00:14:02
6: chrzang Resident IDBS20A4 — 00:14:25

Lap Times:
ramuf Resident IDBSBD2E — Start: 00:00:21 — Last lap: 00:12:04
Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — Start: 00:00:02 — Last lap: 00:12:44
Carlota Dufaux IDBSC5F3 — Start: 00:00:11 — Last lap: 00:12:39
stuart1524 Resident IDBSAE60 — Start: 00:00:11 — Last lap: 00:13:32
eager2discover Resident IDBSBAD2 — Start: 00:00:28 — Last lap: 00:13:34
chrzang Resident IDBS20A4 — Start: 00:01:25 — Last lap: 00:13:00


Points:

Skipper Race 1 Race 2 Total Final Placing
ramuf Resident 1 1 2 1
Jacquimo Resident 3 2 5 2
Carlota Dufaux 2 3 5 3
stuart1524 Resident 5 4 9 4
chrzang Resident 4 6 10 5
eager2discover Resident 6 5 11 6

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 Jackson (Jacquimo Resident) second, and Carlota (Carlota Dufaux) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Note:
Jackson (Jacquimo Resident) and Carlota (Carlota Dufaux) finished tied with 5 points. As they both have duplicate finishes, Rule A8.2 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing is used to break this tie:

If a tie still remains between two or more boats, they shall be ranked in order of their scores in the last race. Any remaining ties shall be broken by using the tied boats’ scores in the next-to-last race and so on until all ties are broken. These scores shall be used even if some of them are excluded scores.

Skipper Race 1 Race 2
Jacquimo Resident 3 2
Carlota Dufaux 2 3

In the last race, Jackson breaks the tie with Carlota with his second place finish over Carlota’s third place finish.

We have a superb paint supplied by Ali Vultee, see her paint here: Ali’s Boat Paint Shop to the first place overall winner.

 

Trudeau Patch II Class Racing – Nov 17th 2016

From the left (in Patchogue IIs): Peter, Susi, Cryptic, Joshua, Gabi, Trey, Asami, Burton, and Dess. On the dock: Rex and Petra.

From the left (in Patchogue IIs): Peter, Susi, Cryptic, Joshua, Gabi, Trey, Asami, Burton, and Dess.
On the dock: Rex and Petra.

This weeks North Sea Thursday Regatta, raced as a Trudeau Patchogue II class race, saw a great turnout. Nine sailors turned out to make an impressive cat boat fleet. The sims were a bit choppy during the first race but smoothed out for the second, as no DNF’s were recorded in that one.

The first race, on the NS-1b course, saw the fleet get off to a great start as half the fleet was across the start line in under 30 seconds. We did have some choppyness in this race as Joshua’s boat stopped responding to input forcing him to record a DNF and Trey and Dess both crashed, causing DNF’s as well.

The second race, on the NS-SOL-13B course, saw much smoother sim weather and another great fleet start. The entire fleet was across the start line in under 40 seconds, considering the Patchogue II’s slower speeds this was quite amazing.

Race Director: Petra
Wind: SW (225°) 18kts

Race 1: NS-1b
Race Results:
1: Gabriella Glenfadden ID5150 — 00:17:51
2: Cryptic Resident IDCR42 — 00:18:11
3: Alisiea Resident IDASA4 — 00:18:54
4: PeterSailor Resident ID228 — 00:19:01
5: Susicat Oh IDTITTIE — 00:20:21
6: BiBurton Resident IDBU44 — 00:22:53
7: JoshuaMason7 Resident IDJM72 –DNF
8: desspaa Resident IDDESS –DNF
9: Trayla Parx IDGB21 –DNF

Lap Times:
Gabriella Glenfadden ID5150 — Start: 00:00:14 — Last lap: 00:17:37
Cryptic Resident IDCR42 — Start: 00:00:13 — Last lap: 00:17:58
Alisiea Resident IDASA4 — Start: 00:00:14 — Last lap: 00:18:40
PeterSailor Resident ID228 — Start: 00:00:05 — Last lap: 00:18:56
Susicat Oh IDTITTIE — Start: 00:00:28 — Last lap: 00:19:53
BiBurton Resident IDBU44 — Start: 00:00:53 — Last lap: 00:22:00
JoshuaMason7 Resident IDJM72 — Start: 00:00:28 — Last lap: –DNF
desspaa Resident IDDESS — Start: 00:00:51 — Last lap: –DNF
Trayla Parx IDGB21 — Start: 00:01:35 — Last lap: –DNF

Race 2: NS-SOL-13B
Race Results:
1: JoshuaMason7 Resident IDJM72 — 00:14:07
2: Cryptic Resident IDCR42 — 00:14:23
3: PeterSailor Resident ID228 — 00:14:41
4: Alisiea Resident IDASA4 — 00:14:53
5: desspaa Resident IDDESS — 00:14:54
6: Trayla Parx IDGB21 — 00:16:36
7: Susicat Oh IDTITTIE — 00:17:44
8: BiBurton Resident IDBU44 — 00:18:16

Lap Times:
JoshuaMason7 Resident IDJM72 — Start: 00:00:11 — Last lap: 00:13:56
Cryptic Resident IDCR42 — Start: 00:00:01 — Last lap: 00:14:22
PeterSailor Resident ID228 — Start: 00:00:05 — Last lap: 00:14:36
Alisiea Resident IDASA4 — Start: 00:00:02 — Last lap: 00:14:51
desspaa Resident IDDESS — Start: 00:00:23 — Last lap: 00:14:31
Trayla Parx IDGB21 — Start: 00:00:32 — Last lap: 00:16:04
Susicat Oh IDTITTIE — Start: 00:00:39 — Last lap: 00:17:05
BiBurton Resident IDBU44 — Start: 00:00:19 — Last lap: 00:17:57


Points:

Skipper Race 1 Race 2 Total Final Placing
Cryptic Resident 2 2 4 1
PeterSailor Resident 4 3 7 2
Alisiea Resident 3 4 7 3
JoshuaMason7 Resident 7 1 8 4
Gabriella Glenfadden 1 9 10 5
desspaa Resident 7 5 12 6
Susicat Oh 5 7 12 7
Trayla Parx 7 6 13 8
BiBurton Resident 6 8 14 9

Note:
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1

Today’s winner was Cryptic (Cryptic Resident), with Peter (PeterSailor Resident) second, and Asami (Alisiea Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Note:
Peter (PeterSailor Resident) and Asami (Alisiea Resident) finished tied with 7 points. As they both have duplicate finishes, Rule A8.2 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing is used to break this tie:

If a tie still remains between two or more boats, they shall be ranked in order of their scores in the last race. Any remaining ties shall be broken by using the tied boats’ scores in the next-to-last race and so on until all ties are broken. These scores shall be used even if some of them are excluded scores.

Skipper Race 1 Race 2
PeterSailor Resident 4 3
Alisiea Resident 3 4

In the last race, Peter breaks the tie with Asami with his third place finish over Asami’s fourth place finish.


Dess (desspaa Resident) and Susi (Susicat Oh) finished tied with 12 points. As they both have duplicate finishes, Rule A8.2 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing is used to break this tie:

If a tie still remains between two or more boats, they shall be ranked in order of their scores in the last race. Any remaining ties shall be broken by using the tied boats’ scores in the next-to-last race and so on until all ties are broken. These scores shall be used even if some of them are excluded scores.

Skipper Race 1 Race 2
desspaa Resident 7 5
Susicat Oh 5 7

In the last race, Dess breaks the tie with Susi with her fifth place finish over Susi’s seventh place finish.

 

North Sea Open Regatta – November 16th 2016

From the left (in boats): Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), Lucy (Mleges-24), Rain (Flying Shadow), Luna (Shields Class), Carlota (Bandit IF), Jackson (Bandit IF), and Joshua (Melges-24).
On the dock: Asami, Rulette, Nenrio, and Petra.

From the left (in boats): Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), Lucy (Mleges-24), Rain (Flying Shadow), Luna (Shields Class), Carlota (Bandit IF), Jackson (Bandit IF), and Joshua (Melges-24).
On the dock: Asami, Rulette, Nenrio, and Petra.

Another week and another record breaking fleet turnout for the North Sea Open Regatta. We had 19 initially show up to race for the small boats portion but 17 actually crossed the line for the start which breaks the fleet record, yet again. We also found out how to push the race line to it’s limits. We had a great spectator turn out as well, in the usual places on the Poseidon Spectator Pier in Eden Puffin, along the shore in Eden Albatros, on the committee boat dock in Breadnut, and along the beaches of Lighthouse Isle in Ziziphus. The sims themselves behaved well with some great sim weather considering the beating we gave them in the first race.

The small boat race, a three lap affair on the North Sea Short Loop course, saw a great turnout with a majority of seven Bandit IFs. The remainder of the fleet was made up of three Quest Melges-24s, two Nacra 17s, two Shields Class, a Dolphin Moth, a The Mesh Shop Flying Shadow, and a Laser One. This is the race that pushed the race line to it’s limits as it ran out of memory as half the fleet crossed for the second lap. We were still able to provide race results as the line announced the crossing themselves correctly with time stamps.

The big boat portion, raced on the North Sea Copacabana course, saw the fleet made up of a majority of five The Mesh Shop Ushuaias. The remainder of the fleet was comprised of three Wildwind RC-44s, two The Mesh Shop One Design 65s, and a ACA33. The sims continued to be well behaved fort his race as we had no crashed or DNF’s recorded.

Note: The Mesh Shop has released an update to the Flying Shadow bringing it to version 2.0. Please message Dutch (kain.xenobuilder) to receive your updated Flying Shadow. As the update fixed a speed bug, we are updating the handicap rating for it. If you would like to help, please run a time on the North Sea Olympic Course (Long), record the race line output into a notecard and drop it on either Petra or I.

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 Cryptic (Cryptic Resident), with Stu (stuart1524 Resident) second, and Lucy (LucyInTheSky Afarensis) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Note:
Lucy (LucyInTheSky Afarensis) and Beane (beane Bade) finished tied with 10 points. As they both have duplicate finishes, Rule A8.2 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing is used to break this tie:

If a tie still remains between two or more boats, they shall be ranked in order of their scores in the last race. Any remaining ties shall be broken by using the tied boats’ scores in the next-to-last race and so on until all ties are broken. These scores shall be used even if some of them are excluded scores.

Skipper Race 1 Race 2
LucyInTheSky Afarensis 6 4
beane Bade 4 6

In the last race, Lucy breaks the tie with Beane with her fourth place finish over Beane’s sixth place finish.


Arya (Arya89 Resident) and Joshua (JoshuaMason7 Resident) both finished tied with 12 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
Arya89 Resident 1 11
JoshuaMason7 Resident 5 7

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


Rayz (Rayzza Rubble), Susi (Susicat Oh), Jackson (Jacquimo Resident), and Traeumer (traeumer66 Resident) both finished tied with 21 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
Rayzza Rubble 8 13
Susicat Oh 9 12
Jacquimo Resident 9 12
traeumer66 Resident 10 11

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Rayz’s favor with having an eighth place finish over Susi’s and Jackson’s ninth place finish as their best and Traeumer’s tenth place finish as his best. Susi and Jackson remained tied, however, and as they both have duplicate finishes, Rule A8.2 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing is used to break this tie:

If a tie still remains between two or more boats, they shall be ranked in order of their scores in the last race. Any remaining ties shall be broken by using the tied boats’ scores in the next-to-last race and so on until all ties are broken. These scores shall be used even if some of them are excluded scores.

Skipper Race 1 Race 2
Susicat Oh 12 9
Jacquimo Resident 9 12

In the last race, Susi breaks the tie with Jackson with her ninth place finish over Jackson’s twelfth place finish.


Carlota (Carlota Dufaux), Peter (PeterSailor Resident), and Maddox (Maddox Diesel) all finished tied with 25 points. AS they all had duplicate finished in each race, a DNF in the small boats and DNS in the big boats, neither A8.1 or A8.2 will break their tie. Therefore, they remain tied in 15th place overall.

 

Bandit Regatta – November 14th 2016

From the left (in Bandit IFs): Neil, Ray and Arwen, Susi, Carlota, Alexandre, Jackson, and Stu.
On the dock: Josh, Galaxosartwork, Petra, Cryptic, and Umi.

From the left (in Bandit IFs): Neil, Ray and Arwen, Susi, Carlota, Alexandre, Jackson, and Stu.
On the dock: Josh, Galaxosartwork, Petra, Cryptic, and Umi.

This weeks North Sea Bandit Regatta was an all Bandit IF affair with some great sim weather. The sims were well behaved as we had no DNFs recorded due to crashes. The only DNF was actually due to a script failure in Stu’s IF. We also saw the entire fleet made up of bandit IFs, which makes my post slightly easier with no handicapping needed. This week was also our monthly ‘There and Back Again’ using both race lines in The North Sea. The spectator turn out was again large as people gathered in the usual spots at the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier in the Eden Puffin Region, along the shore in the Eden Albatros region, along the beaches on Lighthouse Isle in the Ziziphus region, at the committee boat docks in both the Breadnut and Eden Auks regions, as well as the Robbins Reef Lighthouse in the Eden Auk region.

The first race, the ‘There’ portion on the North Sea Breadnut to Eden Auk course, saw a great exciting start as half the fleet crossed the start line in less than ten seconds. Alexandra was first across at 00:00:04 with Stu, with Kate, right on his stern at 00:00:05. Jackson was next to cross at 00:00:07 with Carlota following in tow at 00:00:09. Neil was next across at 00:00:21 followed by Ray, with Arwen, at 00:00:32. Susi got herself a bit caught up on her turn to the line in the pre-start but recovered well and crossed the line at 00:01:14. The lead pack of the fleet, consisting of Alexandre, Jackson, Stu with Kate, and Carlota stayed tight up until the first mark, south of Lighthouse Isle in the Ziziphus region. Stu’s boat had a script error and he wound up recording a DNF as it stopped responding to any input at the first mark. Carlota made her move at that mark as she passed both Jackson and Alexandre to take the lead. Alexandre and Jackson stayed right on her stern though. As Neil approached the first mark he went to high and wound up following the string back to re-round the mark properly. Ray, with Arwen, took advantage and passed Neil as he rounded the mark. Susi held up the rear of the fleet but still was making good time. Carlota’s lead never faltered as she crossed the finish line first, taking line honors. Alexandre was right in tow, crossing second as Jackson crossed just behind in third. Ray, with Arwen, followed along next, crossing fourth followed by Neil crossing fifth and Susi crossing sixth.

The second race, the ‘and Back Again’ portion on the North Sea Eden Auk to Breadnut course, saw a challenging start as the wind changed to 135° from the 225° from the first race. Alexandre got things started as he crossed the line first at 00:00:04 followed by Carlota at 00:00:15. Susi, who’s been working her fingers off practicing her starts, followed at 00:00:25 with Jackson in tow at 00:00:30. Neil was next to cross at 00:00:39 followed by Ray, with Arwen, at 00:00:48. Alexandre immediately went to a port tack after the committee boat, heading south down through the Genip region and into Cocoa region where he tacked east to the first mark in the Zizphus region, south of Lighthouse Isle. Carlota took the more traditional route out of the start, staying on a starboard tack heading east into the Eden Albatros region where she tacked south to head to the first mark. Susi took a chance and followed Alexandre’s course on a port tack south were she actually caught up to and passed Alexandre before they both tacked east to the first mark. The rest of the fleet followed Carlota’s lead and stayed on a starboard tack east before tacking south in Eden Albatros. As Carlota rounded the first mark, with a growing lead, Jackson was not far off in tow, with Neil just behind. Susi held her position just ahead of Alexandre as they both rounded the first mark all the way up to the second mark. Susi faltered slightly after rounding the second mark and Alexandre made his move, passing her and not looking back. Ray, with Arwen, was just to the stern of Susi and catching up. Carlota wound up repeating her position from the first race as she crossed the finish first and took line honors again. Jackson followed along in second with Neil crossing third. Alexandre crossed the finish fourth as Susi and Ray made a dash for the finish, with Susi crossing fifth and Ray, with Arwen, crossing sixth.

Race Director: Cryptic

Race 1: North Sea Breadnut to Eden Auk
Wind: 225 18kts
Race Results:
1: Carlota Dufaux IDBSC5F3 — 00:10:29
2: ramuf Resident IDBSBD2E — 00:10:43
3: Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — 00:10:53
4: Rayzza Rubble IDBSF812 — 00:12:40
5: eager2discover Resident IDBSBAD2 — 00:12:51
6: Susicat Oh IDBSE523 — 00:13:34
7: stuart1524 Resident IDBSAE60 –DNF

Lap Times:
Carlota Dufaux IDBSC5F3 — Start: 00:00:09 — Last lap: 00:10:20
ramuf Resident IDBSBD2E — Start: 00:00:04 — Last lap: 00:10:39
Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — Start: 00:00:07 — Last lap: 00:10:46
Rayzza Rubble IDBSF812 — Start: 00:00:32 — Last lap: 00:12:08
eager2discover Resident IDBSBAD2 — Start: 00:00:21 — Last lap: 00:12:30
Susicat Oh IDBSE523 — Start: 00:01:14 — Last lap: 00:12:20
stuart1524 Resident IDBSAE60 — Start: 00:00:05 — Last lap: –DNF

Race 2: North Sea Eden Auk to Breadnut
Wind: 135 18kts
Race Results:
1: Carlota Dufaux IDBSC5F3 — 00:13:32
2: Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — 00:14:23
3: eager2discover Resident IDBSBAD2 — 00:14:49
4: ramuf Resident IDBSBD2E — 00:15:14
5: Susicat Oh IDBSE523 — 00:18:06
6: Rayzza Rubble IDBSF812 — 00:18:22

Lap Times:
Carlota Dufaux IDBSC5F3 — Start: 00:00:15 — Last lap: 00:13:17
Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — Start: 00:00:30 — Last lap: 00:13:53
eager2discover Resident IDBSBAD2 — Start: 00:00:39 — Last lap: 00:14:10
ramuf Resident IDBSBD2E — Start: 00:00:04 — Last lap: 00:15:10
Susicat Oh IDBSE523 — Start: 00:00:25 — Last lap: 00:17:41
Rayzza Rubble IDBSF812 — Start: 00:00:48 — Last lap: 00:17:34


Points:

Skipper Race 1 Race 2 Total Final Placing
Carlota Dufaux 1 1 2 1
Jacquimo Resident 3 2 5 2
ramuf Resident 2 4 6 3
eager2discover Resident 5 3 8 4
Rayzza Rubble 4 6 10 5
Susicat Oh 6 5 11 6
stuart1524 Resident 7 7 14 7

Note:
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1

Today’s winner was Carlota (Carlota Dufaux), with Jackson (Jacquimo Resident) second, and Alexandre (ramuf Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

We have a superb paint supplied by Ali Vultee, see her paint here: Ali’s Boat Paint Shop to the first place overall winner.

 

North Sea Open Regatta – November 9th 2016

Smooth sim weather and another great turnout featured in this weeks North Sea Open Regatta. The sims behaved well as we only had one DNF registered for the entire regatta. The turnout was another record breaking one with 16 in the small boat fleet.

This weeks small boat fleet, racing on the North Sea Trapezoid course, was made up of a majority of five Bandit IFs. Three Flying Shadows, a Patchogue II, a Trudeau One, a Nacra 17, a Ktaba 20 MX Teleri, a Melges-24, a Laser One, and a Shields Class made up the remainder of the small boat fleet.

This weeks big boat fleet, racing on the North Sea Copacabana course, was made up of a split majority of two The Mesh Shop Ushuaias and two ACA33s. A Trudeau 12 Metre, a Wildwind AC45, a The Mesh Shop One Design 65, a Bandit 50, and a Wildwind RC-44 made up the remainder of the big boat fleet.

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 Stu (stuart1524 Resident), with Lucy (LucyInTheSky Afarensis) second, and Cole (Colette Verino) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Note:
Stu (stuart1524 Resident) and Lucy (LucyInTheSky Afarensis) finished tied with 5 points. As they both have duplicate finishes, Rule A8.2 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing is used to break this tie:

If a tie still remains between two or more boats, they shall be ranked in order of their scores in the last race. Any remaining ties shall be broken by using the tied boats’ scores in the next-to-last race and so on until all ties are broken. These scores shall be used even if some of them are excluded scores.

Skipper Race 1 Race 2
stuart1524 Resident 4 1
LucyInTheSky Afarensis 1 4

In the last race, Stu breaks the tie with Lucy with his first place finish over Lucy’s fourth place finish.


Susi (Susicat Oh) and Neil (eager2discover Resident) 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
Susicat Oh 6 12
eager2discover Resident 8 10

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


Cor (CorSakov Sosa) and Asami (Alisiea Resident) finished tied with 19 points. As they both have duplicate finishes, Rule A8.2 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing is used to break this tie:

If a tie still remains between two or more boats, they shall be ranked in order of their scores in the last race. Any remaining ties shall be broken by using the tied boats’ scores in the next-to-last race and so on until all ties are broken. These scores shall be used even if some of them are excluded scores.

Skipper Race 1 Race 2
CorSakov Sosa 10 9
Alisiea Resident 9 10

In the last race, Cor breaks the tie with Asami with his ninth place finish over Asami’s tenth place finish.


Moon (moonglownight Resident) and Kurt (Kurt Calamity) both finished tied with 23 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
moonglownight Resident 7 16
Kurt Calamity 10 13

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


John (johnnyoldsmobile Adamczyk) and Dess (desspaa Resident) both finished tied with 25 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
johnnyoldsmobile Adamczyk 8 17
desspaa Resident 10 15

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in John’s favor with having an eighth place finish over Dess’s tenth place finish as her best.