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.

 

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