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
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
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
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
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
|Skipper||Race 1||Race 2||Total||Final Placing|
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.
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.