North Sea Open Regatta – December 21st 2016

Smooth sims and a nice turnout featured in this weeks North Sea Open Regatta. The sims behaved for our racers in both races, with only one DNF recorded for the event. We had a nice end of year turnout as well, considering the lead up to the holidays. Spectators also once again showed up to cheer on our racers in the usual spots in Eden Albatros, Eden Puffin, Ziziphus, and in Breadnut.

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

Race Note:
Cole (Colette Verino), Jackson (Jacquimo Resident), Christine (Christinedutch Resident), and Moon (moonglownight Resident) all finished tied with 8 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 7
Jacquimo Resident 1 7
Christinedutch Resident 2 6
moonglownight Resident 2 6

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Cole and Jackson’s favor with both having a first place finish over Christine and Moon’s second place finish as their best. However, Cole and Jackson remain tied themselves, and Christine and Moon remain tied with each other.

We will handle Cole and Jackson’s tie first. As Cole and Jackson 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
Colette Verino 7 1
Jacquimo Resident 1 7

In the last race, Cole breaks the tie with Jackson with her first place finish over Jackson’s seventh place finish (due to recording a DNS in that race).

Now, we will handle Christine and Moon’s tie. As Christine and Moon 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
Christinedutch Resident 6 2
moonglownight Resident 2 6

In the last race, Christine breaks the tie with Moon with her second place finish over Moon’s sixth place finish.

 

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