Bandit Regatta – January 30th 2017

From the left (in boats): Dess (Bandit IF), and Carlota and Gabi (Bandit IF). On the dock: Red, Anna, Louise, Neil, Joshua, Njeri, Cryptic, and Petra.

From the left (in boats): Dess (Bandit IF), and Carlota and Gabi (Bandit IF).
On the dock: Red, Anna, Louise, Neil, Joshua, Njeri, Cryptic, and Petra.

Early stormy seas and some fun racing featured in this weeks North Sea Bandit Regatta. This was the first day of four continuous planned days of maintenance by LL. Although we had restarted all the North Sea estate sims previous to the race, effects of the maintenance seemed to linger as the first race saw some stormy crossings. However, sim weather cleared up for the second race as there were no crashes in the fleet. Racing was still competitive on the day with some fun sailing being showcased in both races. This weeks fleet was also an all Bandit IF affair until the second race, when a Bandit 60 got into the fray.

The first race, on the NS-CCW course, saw the fleet off to a clean nice start. Dess was across the start line first, running nearly perfectly along the green lay line, at 00:00:03. Jackson followed Dess across the start line at 00:00:10. Red was next to cross the start line at 00:00:17. Carlota, with Gabi, was across the start line next, at 00:00:34, followed by Neil, at 00:00:54. Moon was next to cross the start line at 00:01:14. Shadow, with Bob, was next across the start line at 00:05:16 followed by Anna at 00:05:45. Carlota, with Gabi, quickly made headway and passed Dess, Jackson, and Red to lead the fleet. Red was close on their stern, followed by Dess, Jackson, and Neil. Moon passed the first course marker, the blue buoy in the Sapote region, incorrectly and was disqualified for sailing the incorrect course. Shadow, with Bob, had some trouble immediately on the course side of the race line and wound up taking a DNF. Anna, sailing in her first race, trailed along at the rear of the fleet. Stormy seas struck as the fleet approached the fourth course mark, the green buoy south of Lighthouse Isle in the Ziziphus region, with several crashing as they traversed the Nance region. Carlota, with Gabi, who had a sizeable lead on the rest of the fleet was the first to crash. Dess, Jackson, and Anna would succumb to crashes there, all resulting in DNFs. Red and Neil made it through unscathed as they both raced to the finish on the final two legs of the course. Red picked up a lead at this point and crossed the finish line first, taking line honors with Neil crossing the finish line second.

The second race, on the NS-SOL-13C course, saw smoother sim weather and a Bandit 60 enter the fleet. Dess, in her Bandit IF, once again got things going as she crossed the start line at 00:00:04. Jackson, in his Bandit IF, was following right along, just as in the first race, crossing the start line at 00:00:11. Moon, in his Bandit IF, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:15, followed by Red, at 00:00:20, and Neil, at 00:00:35, both in Bandit IFs. Louise, with Njeri in her Bandit 60, was next to cross the start line at 00:01:29 followed by Anna, in her Bandit IF, at 00:01:33. Jackson, in his Bandit IF, did not let Dess’s lead, in her Bandit IF, last long as he made a move to pass her on the first leg with Red, in her Bandit IF, following in tow right behind him. Neil, in his Bandit IF, also made a move to pass Dess on the first leg, placing Dess in the middle of the pack. Moon, in his Bandit IF, also fell back as he settled in behind Dess. Louise, with Njeri in her Bandit 60, followed up in the rear of the fleet. Anna ran into some trouble with her boat immediately on the course side of the start line, circled back into the pre-start area, and abandoned the race, taking a DNF. Jackson’s lead held as he crossed the finish line first, taking line honors. Red crossed the finish line second followed by Niel, Dess, Moon, and Lousie with Njeri.

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

Race 1: NS-CCW
Race Results:
1: RedHeadJO Resident IDBS5D9B — 00:20:20
2: eager2discover Resident IDBSBAD2 — 00:20:46
3: desspaa Resident IDBS7ECF –DNF
4: Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B –DNF
5: Carlota Dufaux IDBSC5F3 –DNF
6: Shadow McConach IDBSAC60 –DNF
7: AnnaLegusta Resident IDBSD56E –DNF
8: moonglownight Resident IDBSBF2E –DSQ

Lap Times:
RedHeadJO Resident IDBS5D9B — Start: 00:00:17 — Last lap: 00:20:03
eager2discover Resident IDBSBAD2 — Start: 00:00:54 — Last lap: 00:19:52
desspaa Resident IDBS7ECF — Start: 00:00:03 — Last lap: –DNF
Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — Start: 00:00:10 — Last lap: –DNF
Carlota Dufaux IDBSC5F3 — Start: 00:00:34 — Last lap: –DNF
Shadow McConach IDBSAC60 — Start: 00:05:16 — Last lap: –DNF
AnnaLegusta Resident IDBSD56E — Start: 00:05:45 — Last lap: –DNF
moonglownight Resident IDBSBF2E — Start: 00:01:14 — Last lap: –DSQ

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

Today’s winner was Red (RedHeadJO Resident), with Jackson (Jacquimo Resident) second, and Neil (eager2discover Resident) 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:
As the first race was entirely one boat class, the results for that race are presented in class format. Subsequently, the second race contained more than one boat class and is presented in handicapped format.
Moon () was unfortunately disqualified (DSQ) from the first race for sailing the incorrect course.


Anna (AnnaLegusta Resident) and Lousie (Huata Resident) both finished tied with 10 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
AnnaLegusta Resident 3 7
Huata Resident 4 6

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Anna’s favor with having a three point finish over Louise’s four point finish as her 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.

 

Trudeau Patch II Class Racing – Jan 26th 2017

From the left (in Patchogue IIs): Peter with Luna, Cryptic, Petra, Joshua with Nonna, and Kurt. On the dock: Nenrio, Gabi, and Larien. Photo courtesy of Larien.

From the left (in Patchogue IIs): Peter with Luna, Cryptic, Petra, Joshua with Nonna, and Kurt.
On the dock: Nenrio, Gabi, and Larien. Photo courtesy of Larien.

This weeks Trudeau Patchogue Class II races, in the North Sea, saw some fun racing and slightly stormy seas towards the end. We had a nice turnout of racers who made for competitive racing, in the Trudeau Patchogue II, in both races. The sims themselves behaved for the first race but turned a bit choppy for the second race as we had two crashes resulting in DNFs. We had another great spectator turnout this week as visitors crowded the beaches in the Eden Albatros region, and along the beaches on Lighthouse Isle in the Ziziphus region.

The first race, on the NS-CCW course, saw quick start as the entire fleet was across the start line as 11 seconds ticked off the race clock. Kurt got things going right away with a perfect start at 00:00:00. Peter, with Luna as crew, was right on Kurt’s stern, crossing the start line at 00:00:01. Petra was next to cross the start line at 00:00:03. I crossed the start line next, with Kaos as my crew, at 00:00:09. Joshua, with Nonna as his crew, was next to cross the line at 00:00:11. Kurt quickly took a nice line in clean wind and held his lead for the duration of the course. Petra settled in just behind Kurt. I, with Kaos, caught up to Peter, with Nonna, and held tight to his stern until I passed him on the reaching leg to the mark in the Sloe region. I continued my progress as I nipped on Petra’s stern to the finish. Kurt, holding his lead on the fleet, crossed the finish line first and took line honors. Petra, with myself with Koas, made for a photo finish as we both crossed the finish line nearly together, with Petra edging me by a mere split second. Peter, with Nonna was next to cross the finish line. Joshua, after crossing the finish line, disqualified himself in a show of good sailsmanship after realizing he had committed a leeward/windward Right of Way (ROW) violation at the start, informally called barging, and not done a 360° penalty turn for it.

The second race, on the North Sea Manta course, saw a challenging start by the fleet as two had to double around, one over the line early and the other preventing hitting the committee boat. Peter, with Luna, was across the line early by a mere second and had to circle around to get a proper start. Petra, while trying to get a good line along the green lay line to the start line, was too far windward and had to also circle away to prevent hitting the committee boat. Joshua, sailing single handed now, was across the start line first at 00:00:01. I, now also sailing single handed, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:03. Gabi, with Carlota as crew, was next across the start line at 00:00:12 followed by Kurt, at 00:00:13. Petra was across the start line next at 00:00:21 followed by Peter, with Luna, at 00:00:32. Joshua took a clean line in the wind out of the start with myself right on his stern. However, Gabi, with Carlota, sped past us both on the first beating leg to the blue buoy course mark in the Sapote region. Unfortunately, this is when the sims turned slightly choppy, as Gabi and Carlota would both crash and record a DNF as they crossed the region border from the Sapote region in to the Mammea region. Joshua would succumb to the choppiness as well, as he was frozen on the crossing and went skyward, before plopping down into the water as I crossed the border. The choppiness continued for Joshua as he abandoned the race at this point and took a DNF. I was left at the head of the fleet, with Kurt, Peter and Luna, and Petra all right behind me. The order continued like this until the final running leg from the green buoy south of Lighthouse isle, in the Ziziphus region, when Petra would take a better line to the finish line and passed Peter, with Luna. I crossed the finish line first, taking line honors, with Kurt crossing the line second just behind me. Petra was next to cross the finish line followed by Peter, with Luna.

Race Director: Petra
Wind: 225° (SW), 9.25 m/s (18kts)

Race 1: NS-CCW
Race Results:
1: Kurt Calamity IDKC01 — 00:20:26
2: PetraPaname Resident IDNL01 — 00:21:14
3: Cryptic Resident IDCR42 — 00:21:14
4: PeterSailor Resident ID228 — 00:21:18
5: JoshuaMason7 Resident IDJM72 –DSQ

Lap Times:
Kurt Calamity IDKC01 — Start: 00:00:00 — Last lap: 00:20:26
PetraPaname Resident IDNL01 — Start: 00:00:03 — Last lap: 00:21:11
Cryptic Resident IDCR42 — Start: 00:00:09 — Last lap: 00:21:05
PeterSailor Resident ID228 — Start: 00:00:01 — Last lap: 00:21:17
JoshuaMason7 Resident IDJM72 — Start: 00:00:11 — Last lap: –DSQ

Race 2: North Sea Manta
Race Results:
1: Cryptic Resident IDCR42 — 00:20:42
2: Kurt Calamity IDKC01 — 00:21:11
3: PetraPaname Resident IDNL01 — 00:21:29
4: PeterSailor Resident ID228 — 00:21:49
5: JoshuaMason7 Resident IDJM72 –DNF
6: Gabriella Glenfadden ID5150 –DNF

Lap Times:
Cryptic Resident IDCR42 — Start: 00:00:03 — Last lap: 00:20:39
Kurt Calamity IDKC01 — Start: 00:00:13 — Last lap: 00:20:58
PetraPaname Resident IDNL01 — Start: 00:00:21 — Last lap: 00:21:08
PeterSailor Resident ID228 — Start: 00:00:32 — Last lap: 00:21:17
JoshuaMason7 Resident IDJM72 — Start: 00:00:01 — Last lap: –DNF
Gabriella Glenfadden ID5150 — Start: 00:00:12 — Last lap: –DNF


Points:

Skipper Race 1 Race 2 Total Final Placing
Kurt Calamity 1 2 3 1
Cryptic Resident 3 1 4 2
PetraPaname Resident 2 3 5 3
PeterSailor Resident 4 4 8 4
JoshuaMason7 Resident 5 5 10 5
Gabriella Glenfadden 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 Kurt (Kurt Calamity), with Cryptic (Cryptic Resident) second, and Petra (PetraPaname Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Note:
Joshua (JoshuaMason7 Resident) disqualified himself at the conclusion of the first race for causing a leeward/windward Right of Way (ROW) violation (barging) at the start line.

 

North Sea Open Regatta – January 25th 2017

From the left (in boats): Peter (TMS Laser One), Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), Rayz (Flying Shadow), Joris (Shields Class), Neil (Bandit IF), Lucy (Quest Melges-24), Beane (Quest Melges-24), Red (Bandit IF), Jackson (Bandit IF), and Luna (Shields Class). On the dock: Joshua, Arwen, Rulette, Petra and Peachie.

From the left (in boats): Peter (TMS Laser One), Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), Rayz (Flying Shadow), Joris (Shields Class), Neil (Bandit IF), Lucy (Quest Melges-24), Beane (Quest Melges-24), Red (Bandit IF), Jackson (Bandit IF), and Luna (Shields Class).
On the dock: Joshua, Arwen, Rulette, Petra and Peachie.

This weeks North Sea Open Regatta saw a large fleet turn up with a great spectator turn out. We had 15 racers sailing across the North Sea as the small boat fleet was 14 strong and the big boat fleet 10 strong. We also spectators gathering again in large numbers along the shores of Eden Albatros and Lighthouse Isle in the Ziziphus region, as well as on the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier in Eden Puffin and the committee boat dock in Breadnut. The sims themselves behaved well as we saw only 2 DNFs due to crashes in each race.

The small boat fleet, racing on the NS-CCW course, was comprised of a majority of four Bandit IFs. Three Shields Class, two TMS Flying Shadows, two Quest Melges-24s, a TMS Laser One, a Quest 2m, and a Dolphin Moth rounded out the remainder of the small boat fleet. The fleet saw a great start as everyone was across the start line onto the course as 47 seconds ticked off the race clock. Jackson, in his Bandit IF, got things started by crossing the start line at a perfect 00:00:00. Beane, in her Quest Melges-24, was next to cross the line, right on Jackson’s stern, at 00:00:01. I was right behind Beane, in my Dolphin Moth, crossing the start line at 00:00:02. Peter, in his TMS Laser One, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:06. ViV, in her TMS Flying Shadow, and Lucy, in her Quest Melges-24, were both next across the start line at 00:00:07. Neil, in his Bandit IF, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:10. Red, in her Bandit IF, was across the start line next at 00:00:25, followed by Luna, in her Shields Class, and Rulette, in her Bandit IF, both at 00:00:29. Moon, in his Shields Class, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:39, followed by Joris, in his Shields Class, at 00:00:41. Rayz, in his TMS Flying Shadow, and Joy, in her Quest 2M, were both across the start line next at 00:00:46. I quickly jumped out to front of the fleet, in my quicker Dolphin Moth, as Viv, in her TMS Flying Shadow, sped past several racers and settled in right behind me. Beane, in her Quest Melges-24, found herself just behind Viv. Rayz, in his TMS Flying Shadow, made his way quickly through the fleet from his late start to nip at Beane’s stern just ahead of Lucy, in her Quest Melges-24. Peter, in his slightly slower TMS Laser One, having fell off the front pack of the fleet, settled in the middle of the fleet. Joris paced the Shields Class pack, with Moon and Luna right behind. Joy, in her Quest 2M, settled in just ahead of the Bandit IF pack. Jackson, in his slower Bandit IF, fell slowly to the back of the fleet after his perfect start with Neil, in his Bandit IF, just behind. Rulette and Red, both in Bandit IFs, wound up crashing and recording DNFs. My pace at the front of the fleet held as I crossed the finish line first followed by Viv, who crossed second. Beane was across the finish line next, followed by Rayz, Lucy, Peter, Joris, Moon, Luna, Joy, Jackson, and Neil.

The big boat fleet, racing on the North Sea Copacabana course, was comprised of a split majority of three Trudeau 12 Metres and three Wildwind RC-44s. Two TMS One Design 65s, a Wildwind AC-45, and a TMS Ushuaia made up the remainder of the big boat fleet. The fleet again got off to a nice start as everyone was course side of the start line as 47 seconds ticked off the race clock. Peter, in his Trudeau 12 Metre, got things underway as he crossed the start line at 00:00:02. Lucy, in her Wildwind RC-44, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:06 followed by Beane, in her TMS One Design 65, at 00:00:07. I was next across the start line, in my TMS Ushuaia, at 00:00:09. Moon, in his Wildwind RC-44, was across the start line next at 00:00:15 followed by Rayz, in his TMS One Design 65, at 00:00:21. Luna, in her Trudeau 12 Metre, was across the start line next at 00:00:26 with ViV, in her Wildwind AC-45, crossing the line next at 00:00:32. Joy, in her Wildwind RC-44, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:42 with Isilme, in his Trudeau 12 Metre, right behind at 00:00:46. Beane, in her faster TMS One Design 65, quickly took the lead of the fleet with Lucy, in her Wildwind RC-44, falling in right behind her. Peter, in his Trudeau 12 Metre, settled into the middle of the fleet with Isilme, also in a Trudeau 12 Meter, falling in right behind him. I fell in at the rear of the fleet, in my much slower TMS Ushuaia. Moon, in his Wildwind RC-44, Joy, in her RC-44, and Rayz, in his TMS One Design, all unfortunately sailed the incorrect course and were disqualified. Viv, in her faster Wildind AC-45, had taken off to head the fleet but crashed and recorded a DNF. Luna, in her Trudeau 12 Metre, had settled in just ahead of my position in the fleet but crashed as she was heading to the green buoy south of Lighthouse Isle, in the Ziziphus region, right on the border crossing. Beane held her lead to the finish, crossing first and taking line honors with Lucy crossing just behind her, second. Peter crossed the finish line next, followed by Isilme and myself.

More pictures, courtesy of Joshua and Petra, after the results.

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 ViV (vivipezz Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Note:
Rayz (Rayzza Rubble), Joy (JoyofRLC Acker), and Moon (moonglownight) were all unfortunately disqualified (DSQ) in the big boat race for sailing the incorrect course.


Neil (eager2discover Resident) and Rayz (Rayzza Rubble) both finished tied with 16 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
eager2discover Resident 5 11
Rayzza Rubble 6 10

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


Joy (JoyofRLC Acker) and Joris (Joris Tolsen) 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
JoyofRLC Acker 6 12
Joris Tolsen 7 11

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

 

Bandit Regatta – January 23rd 2017

From the left (in Bandit IFs): Neil, Rayz, and Macz. On the dock: Riv, Gabi, Joshua, Cryptic, Petra, Peachie, and Carlota (in the water).

From the left (in Bandit IFs): Neil, Rayz, and Macz.
On the dock: Riv, Gabi, Joshua, Cryptic, Petra, Peachie, and Carlota (in the water).

This weeks Bandit Regatta, in the North Sea, saw some great sim weather that turned stormy with another great spectator turnout. The sims behaved for the first race, the entire North Sea estate having been restarted three hours previous to race time as is our new procedure. However, the second race saw storms roll in as the Ziziphus region went pear shaped as the entire fleet entered it on it’s second to last leg of the race, forcing several DNFs. We did see a great spectator turnout though, as the usual places saw spectators gather to watch, in the Eden Albatros, Eden Puffin, Breadnut and Ziziphus regions. The weeks fleet was almost entirely a Bandit IF affair until Riv used his Bandit 60 in the second race.

The first race, on the NS-SOL-13A course, saw nice start from the fleet, all racing in Bandit IFs, as every racer was on the course side of the line by the time 30 seconds ticked off the race clock. Macz had an interesting pre-start line as it looked like he was almost going to try a port start across the fleet, heading west. However, Macs tacked to starboard, heading south, as it appeared he did not have enough speed to clear in front of the fleet, all heading south on a starboard tack, without committing a starboard/port Right Of Way foul. As Macz tacked south, before the start line, Jackson crossed the start line first, into the course side of the line, at 00:00:04. Carlota was next to cross the start line, 00:00:09. Macz, having completed his tack and now moving south, crossed the start line at 00:00:10. Neil was next to cross the start line at 00:00:19 followed by Red and Rayz both at 00:00:29. Macz wasted little time after his mid-fleet start, taking a tight line on the first upwind before tacking as he put himself in first ahead of Carlota and Jackson. Red wasted little time as she passed Rayz on the second beat upwind. Neil unfortunately crashed and record a DNF. This order held as Carlota nipped at Macz stern for the rest of the course before Macs crossed the finish line first, taking line honors followed, by Carlota crossing second. Jackson crossed the finish line third followed by Red and Rayz.

The second race, on the NS-SOL-13B, started of well with a majority of the fleet enter the course side of the start line as 45 seconds ticked off the race clock. Macz, in his Bandit IF, got things started as he crossed the start line first at 00:00:5. Carlota, in her bandit IF, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:09, followed by Red, in her Bandit IF, at 00:00:14. Neil, in his Bandit IF, was next across the start line at 00:00:20. Jackson and Rayz, both in their Bandit IFs, were next across the start line at 00:00:26 and 00:00:27 respectively. Riv, in his Bandit 60, was across the start line next, at 00:00:45. Gryfin, sailing his Bandit IF, was a late show to the races, as he had just come from a race in the Blake Sea and wound up getting into the course at 00:09:57. The fleet quickly made their way around Lighthouse Isle, in the Ziziphus region, the first mark of the course, as it is a island mark course. Macz was in the lead with Carlota once again nipping at his stern, followed by Jackson, Red, Rayz, Neil, and Riv. The fleet traveled east and circled clockwise around Hay Ah’s island in the Sloe region, the second mark of the course. As the fleet traveled back west to Lighthouse Isle again, the third mark of the course, trouble struck as everything went pear shaped in the Ziziphus region the moment the fleet entered it. Jackson made it through unscathed, as Macs, Carlota, Red, Neil, Rayz, and Riv all crashed upon crossing into Zizphus. Macz was able to make it back to his boat when he logged back in, and continue racing. Carlota, Red, Rayz, Riv, and Neil would record DNFs. Gryfin, having started so late sailed through Ziziphus unscathed on both legs through. Jackson took advantage of his fortune and crossed the finish line first, taking line honors. Macz crossed the finish line second with Gryfin crossing third.

More pictures courtesy of Petra after the results.

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

Race 1: NS-SOL-13A
Race Results:
1: Macz Murfin IDBS6BBA — 00:13:11
2: Carlota Dufaux IDBSC5F3 — 00:13:22
3: Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — 00:13:34
4: RedHeadJO Resident IDBS5D9B — 00:13:53
5: Rayzza Rubble IDBSF812 — 00:14:14
6: eager2discover Resident IDBSBAD2 –DNF

Lap Times:
Macz Murfin IDBS6BBA — Start: 00:00:10 — Last lap: 00:13:01
Carlota Dufaux IDBSC5F3 — Start: 00:00:09 — Last lap: 00:13:13
Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — Start: 00:00:04 — Last lap: 00:13:30
RedHeadJO Resident IDBS5D9B — Start: 00:00:29 — Last lap: 00:13:24
Rayzza Rubble IDBSF812 — Start: 00:00:29 — Last lap: 00:13:45
eager2discover Resident IDBSBAD2 — Start: 00:00:19 — Last lap: –DNF

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

Today’s winner was Macz (Macz Murfin), 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:
As the first race was entirely one boat class, the results for that race are presented in class format. Subsequently, the second race contained more than one boat class and is presented in handicapped format.


Gryfin (Gryfin Goldshark) and Neil (eager2discover Resident) both finished tied with 10 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
Gryfin Goldshark 3 7
eager2discover Resident 4 6

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Gryfin’s favor with having a third place finish over Neil’s fourth 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.

 

Trudeau Patch II Class Racing – Jan 19th 2017

From the left (in Patchogue IIs): Peter, Cryptic and Kaos, Petra and Peachie, Red, and Joshua. On the dock: Gabi.

From the left (in Patchogue IIs): Peter, Cryptic and Kaos, Petra and Peachie, Red, and Joshua.
On the dock: Gabi.

Smooth sim weather and and some fun racing featured in this weeks Trudeau Patch II Class races in the North Sea. We had a nice crowd gathered on the committee boat dock in Breadnut along with some revelers on the beach at Eden Alabtros to watch these fun boats race. The sims themselves behaved well as we had no crashes on the day.

Race 1, on the newly created NS-CCW course (courtesy of Julia), saw the fleet get off to a great start as everyone was across the start line before 22 seconds ticked off the race clock. Petra, with Peachie as crew, got things started as she crossed the start line first at 00:00:03. Peter was next to cross the start line at 00:00:10, followed by Red, at 00:00:12, and Joshua, at 00:00:16. Moon was next across the start line at 00:00:18, followed by myself, with Kaos as crew, at 00:00:21. Red unfortunately had a mis-configured race ID, and didn’t get recorded by the race line, noticing this she moored on the course side of the line and took a DNF. Petra took full advantage of her great start and lead the fleet for the entire course. As these boats do balance slightly better with crew, I was able to make up some lost ground on the rest of the fleet and pass both Peter and Moon, who were racing single handed. Joshua lay before me as we kept up a tight race, changing positions several times. Petra, with Peachie, crossed the finish line first, recording line honors. Joshua and I, with Kaos, would be next, recording a photo finish as I crossed the finish line one second ahead of Joshua. Peter was next to cross the finish line followed by Moon.

Race 2, on the North Sea Trapezoid course, saw another great fleet start as everyone was across the start line before 14 seconds ticked off the race clock. Peter got things started with a nearly perfect 00:00:01 across the start line. Red, now with Carlota as crew, crossed the start line next at 00:00:06. Joshua, now with Gabi as crew, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:10, followed by myself, with Kaos as crew, at 00:00:13. Joshua, with Gabi, and myself, with Kaos, both quickly jumped to the head of the fleet as we both took lines to the windward side of the fleet in clean air. Peter was next, sailing single handed, and Red, with Carlota, was close behind. This order would hold for the rest of the course, as Joshua, with Gabi, crossed the finish line first, recording line honors, as I crossed the line second, with Kaos. Peter was next to cross the finish line followed by Red, with Carlota.

Race Director: Petra
Wind: 225° (SW), 9.25 m/s (18kts)

Race 1: NS-CCW
Race Results:
1: PetraPaname Resident IDNL01 — 00:19:29
2: Cryptic Resident IDCR42 — 00:20:00
3: JoshuaMason7 Resident IDJM72 — 00:20:01
4: PeterSailor Resident ID228 — 00:20:33
5: moonglownight Resident IDMOON — 00:25:18
6: RedHeadJO Resident ID-RED –DNF

Lap Times:
PetraPaname Resident IDNL01 — Start: 00:00:03 — Last lap: 00:19:26
Cryptic Resident IDCR42 — Start: 00:00:21 — Last lap: 00:19:39
JoshuaMason7 Resident IDJM72 — Start: 00:00:16 — Last lap: 00:19:45
PeterSailor Resident ID228 — Start: 00:00:10 — Last lap: 00:20:23
moonglownight Resident IDMOON — Start: 00:00:18 — Last lap: 00:25:00
RedHeadJO Resident ID-RED — Start: 00:00:12 –DNF

Race 2: North Sea Trapezoid
Race Results:
1: JoshuaMason7 Resident IDJM72 — 00:19:26
2: Cryptic Resident IDCR42 — 00:20:41
3: PeterSailor Resident ID228 — 00:21:14
4: RedHeadJO Resident ID-RED — 00:21:33

Lap Times:
JoshuaMason7 Resident IDJM72 — Start: 00:00:10 — Last lap: 00:19:16
Cryptic Resident IDCR42 — Start: 00:00:13 — Last lap: 00:20:28
PeterSailor Resident ID228 — Start: 00:00:01 — Last lap: 00:21:13
RedHeadJO Resident ID-RED — Start: 00:00:06 — Last lap: 00:21:27


Points:

Skipper Race 1 Race 2 Total Final Placing
JoshuaMason7 Resident 3 1 4 1
Cryptic Resident 2 2 4 2
PetraPaname Resident 1 5 6 3
PeterSailor Resident 4 3 7 4
RedHeadJO Resident 6 4 10 5
moonglownight Resident 5 5 10 6

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

Today’s winner was Joshua (JoshuaMason7 Resident), with Cryptic (Cryptic Resident) second, and Petra (PetraPaname Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Note:
Joshua (JoshuaMason7 Resident) and Cryptic (Cryptic Resident) both finished tied with 4 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
JoshuaMason7 Resident 1 3
Cryptic Resident 2 2

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


Red (RedHeadJO Resident) and Moon (moonglownight Resident) both finished tied with 10 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
RedHeadJO Resident 4 6
moonglownight Resident 5 5

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

 

North Sea Open Regatta – January 18th 2017

(From the left) Dess (Flying Shadow), Peter (Laser One), Carlota (Bandit IF), Macz (Bandit IF), Neil (Bandit IF), Trauemer (Shields Class), Ellion (Shields Class), and Lampoon (Shields Class) during the pre-start countdown for the small boats portion of the North Sea Open Regatta, on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017. Photo courtesy of Win.

(From the left) Dess (Flying Shadow), Peter (Laser One), Carlota (Bandit IF), Macz (Bandit IF), Neil (Bandit IF), Trauemer (Shields Class), Ellion (Shields Class), and Lampoon (Shields Class) during the pre-start countdown for the small boats portion of the North Sea Open Regatta, on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017. Photo courtesy of Win.

This weeks North Sea Open Regatta featured a new course from Julia (juliasalzano Resident) and another great spectator turnout. The sims themselves behaved well with only one DNF recorded in each race. Spectators were abundant at the committee boat dock, in the Breadnut region, as well as along the beach in the Eden Albatros region, on the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier in the Eden Puffin region, and along the shores of Lighthouse Isle in the Ziziphus region.

The small boat fleet, racing on the newly created NS-CCW course courtesy of Julia (juliasalzano Resident) and with a USB card created by Win (win.enfield), was comprised of a split majority of four Shields Class and four Bandit IFs. A Dolphin Moth, a Quest Melges-24, a TMS Flying Shadow, and a TMS Laser One made up the remainder of the small boat fleet. The fleet got off to a great start as a majority were across the start line as 31 seconds ticked on the race clock. Lucy, in her Melges-24, was across first at 00:00:02. Carlota, in her Bandit IF, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:07. Peter, in his Laser One, was across the start line next, at 00:00:12, followed by myself, in my Dolphin Moth, at 00:00:13. Macz, in his Bandit IF, was next to cross the start line 00:00:15 followed by Dess, in her Flying Shadow, at 00:00:19. Moon, in his Shields Class, and Gryfin, in his Bandit IF, were both across the start line next at 00:00:31. Neil, in his Bandit IF, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:33 followed by Lampoon, in his Shields Class, at 00:00:39. Traeumer, in his Shields Class was next across the start line, at 00:00:47, followed by Ellion, in her Shields Class, at 00:01:44. I quickly sped to the front of the fleet, in my much quicker Moth, as Lucy, in her Melges-24, settled into second. Dess, in her Flying Shadow, was right on her Lucy’s stern for most of the course. Peter, in his Laser One, fell in right behind them. Traeumer and Moon, both in Shields Class, made some moves to pass the slightly slower Bandit IFs in the fleet to fall in behind Peter. Carlota, in her Bandit IF, fell back from her great start time as Macsz, also in a Bandit IF, made a move to pass her. Lampoon and Ellion, both in Shields Class, were towards the rear of the fleet with Neil, in his Bandit IF, following up in the rear. Unfortunately Gryfin, in his Bandit IF, crashed and recorded a DNF. I held the lead at the front of the pack, however I rounded the 5th course mark counterclockwise instead of clockwise and followed the string back to the mark to round it correctly (commonly referred to as “the string rule” or Rule 28.2*), losing valuable time in the process yet still crossing the finish line first. Lucy was the next to cross the finish line, in second. Dess was next to cross the finish line followed by Peter, Traeumer, Moon, Macz, Carlota, Lampoon, Ellion, and Neil.

The big boat fleet, racing on the North Sea Olympic Course (Long), was comprised of a majority of four Wildwind RC-44s. A Trudeau 12 Metre, a TMS Ushuaia, and a Wildwind Open 60 made up the remainder of the big boat fleet. The entire fleet got off to a great start as everyone was across the start line as 13 seconds ticked off the race clock. Peter, in his Trudeau 12 Metre, was across the line first at a perfect 00:00:00. I was across the line next, in my TMS Ushuaia, at 00:00:02 with Lucy, in her Wildwind RC-44r, right on my stern crossing the line at 00:00:03. Moon, in his Wildwind RC-44r, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:08 followed by Traeumer, also in a Wildwind RC-44r, at 00:00:09. Dess, in her Wildwind RC-44r, was across the start line next, at 00:00:12, followed by Gryfin, in his Wildwind Open 60, at 00:00:13. Dess, in her RC-44, jumped to the head of the fleet, followed by Gryfin, in his Open 60, Traeumer and Moon, both also in RC-44s. Lucy was racing with the incorrect USB course loaded and abandoned the race on the first leg, recording a DNF. Peter, in his 12 Metre, fell in just behind the quicker Wildwind boats, with myself, in my slower Ushuaia, just behind Peter. Dess held her lead till the finish, crossing the finish line with line honors. Gryfin was across the finish line second followed by Traeumer, Moon, Peter, and then myself.

*Rule 28.2 quoted from 2017-2020 World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing

A string representing a boat’s track from the time she begins to approach the starting line from its pre-start side to start until she finishes shall, when drawn taut,
(a) pass each mark on the required side and in the correct order,
(b) touch each rounding mark, and
(c) pass between the marks of a gate from the direction of the
previous mark.
She may correct any errors to comply with this rule, provided she has not finished.

You will find this rule pretty much word for word in almost every yacht clubs rule set.

More photos after the results, courtesy of Win.

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 Peter (PeterSailor Resident), with Cryptic (Cryptic Resident) second, and Traeumer (traeumer66 Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Note:
Gryfin was unfortunately disqualified during the big boat race for failing to complete a penalty turn after committing a Right of Way violation.


Macz (Macz Murfin) and Dess (desspaa Resident) both finished tied with 10 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
Macz Murfin 2 8
desspaa Resident 3 7

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Macz’s favor with having a second place finish over Dess’s third place finish as her best.


Carlota (Carlota Dufaux) and Lucy (LucyInTheSky Afarensis) both finished tied with 11 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
Carlota Dufaux 3 8
LucyInTheSky Afarensis 5 6

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Carlota’s favor with having a third place finish over Lucy’s fifth place finish as her best.


Gryfin (Gryfin Goldshark) and Ellion (Ellion Melodie) 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
Gryfin Goldshark 6 12
Ellion Melodie 8 10

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


 

Bandit Regatta – January 16th 2017

From the left (in Bandit IFs): Dess, Neil, Moon, Margo, Carlota, Shadow, and Kurt. On the dock: Kezy, Cat, Gabi, Victoria, Nenrio, Cryptic, and Petra.

From the left (in Bandit IFs): Dess, Neil, Moon, Margo, Carlota, Shadow, and Kurt.
On the dock: Kezy, Cat, Gabi, Victoria, Nenrio, Cryptic, and Petra.

This weeks North Sea Bandit Regatta, featuring our monthly There and Back Again set of courses, saw a nice turnout with another large spectator turnout. The sims behaved for the first race, however turned a bit choppy during the second as they claimed three in the fleet with crashes causing DNFs. The spectators continue to turnout out in large numbers along the beach in the Eden Albatros region. Plus more were on Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier in the Eden Puffin region, gathered atop the lighthouse that is the name sake of Lighthouse Isle in the Ziziphus region, and also at the committee boat in the Breadnut region. This week’s fleet was another all Bandit IF affair with seven sailors racing.

The first race, on the North Sea Breadnut to Eden Auk course which is the There portion of the series, saw a great fleet start with a wind out of the southwest (225°) at 18 kts. Dess got things going, crossing the start line at 00:00:03 with Kurt was right on her stern, crossing the start line at 00:00:04, with Jackson following right behind at 00:00:08. Carlota was next to cross the start line, at 00:00:19, followed by Neil, at 00:00:25, Margo, at 00:00:34, and Moon, at 00:00:53. Dess’s short lead at the front of the pack, from a great start did not last long, however as Jackson, Carlota, Neil, Kurt, and Margo all tacked to a better line west to the first mark, the green buoy south of Lighthouse Isle in the Ziziphus region, placing Dess behind them. Jackson would charge ahead and maintain his lead to the finish line in Eden Auk, claiming line honors. Carlota would cross the finish line second, followed by Neil, Kurt, Margo, Dess, and Moon.

The second race, on the North Sea Eden Auk course which is the Back Again leg of the series, saw the wind flip to 135° (SE) still blowing at 18kts. Carlota got things started this time, as she crossed the start line first at 00:00:16. Dess, still showing some a great pre-start routine, crossed next at 00:00:33. Moon was right behind her, crossing at 00:00:39, followed by Neil, at 00:00:41, Margo, at 00:00:59, Jackson, at 00:01:00, and finally Kurt, at 00:01:22. Jackson, although next to last across the start line, took the port tack line alone down to the Nance region then tacking east to the first mark, the green buoy south of Lighthouse Isle, in the Ziziphus region. The rest of the fleet took the starboard tack line out of the race line to the Eden Albatros region where they tacked south to the Ziziphus region. The southern tack to the Ziziphus region by the rest of the fleet is where the trouble started as several crashed crossing the region border from the Mammea region into the Ziziphus region. Dess, Moon, and Kurt would all not recover here, subsequently recording DNFs. Carlota and Margo were able to get back to their boats and continue on. Neil went through unscathed and slipped into second behind Jackson, who’s alternate line placed him in the lead. Jackson’s lead would hold as he crossed the finish line first, taking line honors. Neil crossed the finish line second, followed by Carlota, and Margo.

Race Director: Cryptic

Race 1: North Sea Breadnut to Eden Auk
Wind: SW (225°) 18kts
Race Results:
1: Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — 00:10:40
2: Carlota Dufaux IDBSC5F3 — 00:11:03
3: eager2discover Resident IDBSBAD2 — 00:11:11
4: Kurt Calamity IDBSD4BC — 00:11:14
5: gsgraaf Resident IDBS4338 — 00:11:33
6: desspaa Resident IDBS7ECF — 00:11:35
7: moonglownight Resident IDBSBF2E — 00:19:08

Lap Times:
Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — Start: 00:00:08 — Last lap: 00:10:32
Carlota Dufaux IDBSC5F3 — Start: 00:00:19 — Last lap: 00:10:44
eager2discover Resident IDBSBAD2 — Start: 00:00:25 — Last lap: 00:10:46
Kurt Calamity IDBSD4BC — Start: 00:00:04 — Last lap: 00:11:10
gsgraaf Resident IDBS4338 — Start: 00:00:34 — Last lap: 00:10:59
desspaa Resident IDBS7ECF — Start: 00:00:03 — Last lap: 00:11:32
moonglownight Resident IDBSBF2E — Start: 00:00:53 — Last lap: 00:18:15

Race 2: North Sea Ede Auk to Breadnut
Wind: SE (135°) 18kts
Race Results:
1: Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — 00:14:26
2: eager2discover Resident IDBSBAD2 — 00:16:38
3: Carlota Dufaux IDBSC5F3 — 00:18:26
4: gsgraaf Resident IDBS4338 — 00:20:13
5: desspaa Resident IDBS7ECF –DNF
6: moonglownight Resident IDBSBF2E –DNF
7: Kurt Calamity IDBSD4BC –DNF

Lap Times:
Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — Start: 00:01:00 — Last lap: 00:13:26
eager2discover Resident IDBSBAD2 — Start: 00:00:41 — Last lap: 00:15:57
Carlota Dufaux IDBSC5F3 — Start: 00:00:16 — Last lap: 00:18:10
gsgraaf Resident IDBS4338 — Start: 00:00:59 — Last lap: 00:19:14
desspaa Resident IDBS7ECF — Start: 00:00:33 — Last lap: –DNF
moonglownight Resident IDBSBF2E — Start: 00:00:39 — Last lap: –DNF
Kurt Calamity IDBSD4BC — Start: 00:01:22 — Last lap: –DNF


Points:

Skipper Race 1 Race 2 Total Final Placing
Jacquimo Resident 1 1 2 1
eager2discover Resident 3 2 5 2
Carlota Dufaux 2 3 5 3
gsgraaf Resident 5 4 9 4
Kurt Calamity 4 5 9 5
desspaa Resident 6 5 11 6
moonglownight Resident 7 5 12 7

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

Today’s winner was Jackson (Jacquimo Resident), with Neil (eager2discover Resident) second, and Carlota (Carlota Dufaux) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate and to SLCG for helping with race duties.

Race Note:
Neil (eager2discover 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
eager2discover Resident 3 2
Carlota Dufaux 2 3

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


Margo (gsgraaf Resident) and Kurt (Kurt Calamity) finished tied with 9 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
gsgraaf Resident 5 4
Kurt Calamity 4 5

In the last race, Margo breaks the tie with Kurt with her fourth place finish over Kurt’s fifth place finish.

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