Bandit Regatta – January 9th 2017

From the left (in boats): Lucy (S&W RB-M 45), Rayz (Bandit IF), Neil (Bandit IF), Rulette (Bandit IF), Carlota (Bandit IF), and Jackson (Bandit IF). On the dock: Zelko, Joshua, Gabi, Lutecya, Cryptic, and Petra.

From the left (in boats): Lucy (S&W RB-M 45), Rayz (Bandit IF), Neil (Bandit IF), Rulette (Bandit IF), Carlota (Bandit IF), and Jackson (Bandit IF).
On the dock: Zelko, Joshua, Gabi, Lutecya, Cryptic, and Petra.

Exciting racing and smooth sailing weather featured in this weeks North Sea Bandit Regatta. LL threw a curve ball at everyone with their login servers going down for almost four hours earlier in the day, however they righted the servers and we were able to get the North Sea regions all restarted in time before the Regatta. The regions responded well with no crashes or DNFs recorded for the fleet on the day. The smooth sailing weather led to exciting racing that got very competitive during the second race. This weeks fleet was also entirely a Bandit IF affair.

The first race, on the the North Sea Manta course, saw Carlota get things started as she crossed the start line first at 00:00:06. Rulette was next to cross the line at 00:00:17, followed by Rayz at 00:00:25, Neil at 00:00:28, and Jackson at 00:00:33. Carlota would use her start advantage and pace the fleet at the front. Rulette settled in behind Carlota, in second while Rayz fell back as both Neil and Jackson made moves to pass him. Carlota held her lead and crossed the finish line first, claiming line honors. Rulette crossed the finish line second followed by Neil, Jackson, and Rayz.

The second race, on the North Sea Trapezoid course, saw the fleet get off to a great start. Carlota once again crossed the start line first at 00:00:02 with Jackson right on her stern, crossing at 00:00:03. Rulette was hot on their tails as she crossed at 00:00:06, followed by Neil at 00:0:17, and Rayz at 00:00:40. Rulette wound up getting the clean wind line on the course side of the start line and pulled into first. Jackson tacked west early while Carlota followed a similar tack line as Rulette, this placed Jackson in third with Carlota in second. Neil was right behind them in fourth with Rayz, who had almost immediately tacked west after the start line, in fifth. Jackson’s early tack west would pay off as he was able to tack south and maintain a starboard tack and Right of Way across both Carlota and Rulette’s lines as they were on port tacks. Carlota opted to sail astern of Jackson while Rulette tacked south early. Rulette managed to settle into second at this point, behind Jackson, while Carlota was now in third with Neil and Ray trailing. Jackson would maintain his lead until the 4th leg were he tacked south too soon in the Bullace region, heading to the course mark in the Eldeberry region. Rulette and Carlota, in second and third respectively, held their patience and tacked south with better angles to the course mark. As Jackson got to the buoy in the Eldeberry region, the 4th mark on the course, he had very little speed to round the buoy with. Rulette and Carlota both had better speed and passed Jackson as they rounded the mark. Rulette now sat firmly in first with Carlota right on her stern as they both ran to the 5th course mark, the orange buoy in the Sapodilla region. Jackson was now in third with Neil and Rayz trailing just behind him. Rulette would hold her slim lead over Carlota, as she crossed the finish line first to take line honors. Carlota crossed the finish line second, a mere 7 seconds behind Rulette, making for an exciting finish. Jackson was next to cross the finish line in third, followed by Neil and Rayz.

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

Race 1: North Sea Manta
Race Results:
1: Carlota Dufaux IDBSC5F3 — 00:19:59
2: Rulette Resident IDBS0D94 — 00:20:31
3: eager2discover Resident IDBSBAD2 — 00:20:59
4: Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — 00:21:24
5: Rayzza Rubble IDBSF812 — 00:22:02

Lap Times:
Carlota Dufaux IDBSC5F3 — Start: 00:00:06 — Last lap: 00:19:53
Rulette Resident IDBS0D94 — Start: 00:00:17 — Last lap: 00:20:14
eager2discover Resident IDBSBAD2 — Start: 00:00:28 — Last lap: 00:20:31
Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — Start: 00:00:33 — Last lap: 00:20:51
Rayzza Rubble IDBSF812 — Start: 00:00:25 — Last lap: 00:21:37

Race 2: North Sea Trapezoid
Race Results:
1: Rulette Resident IDBS0D94 — 00:18:15
2: Carlota Dufaux IDBSC5F3 — 00:18:23
3: Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — 00:18:47
4: eager2discover Resident IDBSBAD2 — 00:19:35
5: Rayzza Rubble IDBSF812 — 00:19:51

Lap Times:
Rulette Resident IDBS0D94 — Start: 00:00:06 — Last lap: 00:18:09
Carlota Dufaux IDBSC5F3 — Start: 00:00:02 — Last lap: 00:18:21
Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — Start: 00:00:03 — Last lap: 00:18:44
eager2discover Resident IDBSBAD2 — Start: 00:00:17 — Last lap: 00:19:18
Rayzza Rubble IDBSF812 — Start: 00:00:40 — Last lap: 00:19:11


Points:

Skipper Race 1 Race 2 Total Final Placing
Rulette Resident 2 1 3 1
Carlota Dufaux 1 2 3 2
Jacquimo Resident 4 3 7 3
eager2discover Resident 3 4 7 4
Rayzza Rubble 5 5 10 5

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

Today’s winner was Rulette (Rulette Resident), with Carlota (Carlota Dufaux) second, and Jackson (Jacquimo 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:
Rulette (Rulette Resident) and Carlota (Carlota Dufaux) finished tied with 3 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
Rulette Resident 2 1
Carlota Dufaux 1 2

In the last race, Rulette breaks the tie with Carlota with her first place finish over Carlota’s second place finish.


Jackson (Jacquimo Resident) and Neil (eager2discover Resident) finished tied with 6 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 4 3
eager2discover Resident 3 4

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

 

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