Decent sim weather and a great spectator turnout featured in this weeks North Sea Open Regatta. This was third day of the four day planned maintenance period by LL and the sims behaved well with only one DNF on the day due to a crash. We continue to see nice crowds showing up to view the races as the usual spots in the Eden Albatros, Eden Puffin, Breadnut, and Ziziphus regions saw large numbers of spectators gather. We also saw a new racer to the North Sea this week, Ladro (Ladro Slade), who was allowed to tag along with the fleet in a non-handicapped boat in the big boat race.
This weeks small boat fleet, racing on the North Sea Circle course, was made up of a majority of three Bandit IFs. Two Shields Class, two Quest Melges-24s, a Bandit 25, and a Dolphin Moth made up the remainder of the small boat fleet. THe fleet saw a nice start as Bean, in her Quest Melges-24, and Jackson, in his Bandit IF, started things off with both crossing the start line at 00:00:04. I was right behind them, in my Dolphin Moth, crossing the start line at 00:00:05. Carlota, in her Bandit IF, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:11 followed by Dess, in her Shields Class, at 00:00:21, and Neil, in his Bandit IF, at 00:00:26. Traeumer, in his Shields Class, was across the start line next, at 00:00:36. Lucy, in her Quest Melges-24, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:46 followed by Carrie, in her Bandit 25, crossing at 00:00:51. I quickly took to the front of the fleet, in my much faster Dolphin Moth, pacing the pack the entire course. Beane settled in behind me, in her Melges-24, as Jackson, in his Bandit IF, unfortunately crashed and recorded a DNF. Dess and Traeumer, both racing in Shields Class, would fall in next in the fleet, as they made moves past the slightly slower Bandit IFs. Carlota and Neil, both in their Bandit IFs, made of the IF pack as they settled in near the rear of the fleet. Carrie, in her Bandit 25, settled in behind the IFs. Lucy, in her Quest Melges-24, experienced lag issues in her pre-start and out on the course, causing her to abandon the race and record a DNF. I crossed the finish line first, with Beane crossing the finish second shortly after. Dess was next to cross the finish line followed by Traeumer, Carlota, Neil, and Carrie.
The big boat fleet this week, racing on the NS-CCW course, was made up of a split majority of TMS Ushuaias and two TMS One Design 65s with one Wildwind RC-44 as the remainder. We also had Ladro (Ladro Slade), a newcomer to the North Sea, who was allowed to tag along with the fleet in an un-handicapped Michie Marine Ocean 60. The fleet got off to a quick start as Carrie, in her TMS One Design 65, crossed the start line first at 00:00:03 followed by myself, in my TMS Ushuaia, at 00:00:04. Beane, in her TMS One Design 65, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:15. Dess, in her Wildwind RC-44, was across the start line next at 00:00:22 followed by Traeumer, in his TMS Ushuaia, at 00:00:44. Beane, in her TMS One Design 65, quickly charged ahead of the fleet with Carrie, also in a TMS One Design 65, following. I, in my slower TMS Ushuaia, fell back as Dess, in her Wildwind RC-44, leapt ahead to challenge for the lead with Beane and Carrie. Traeumer, in his TMS Ushuaia, settled in right behind me. Dess, in her Wildwind RC-44, then worked her way past the TMS One Design 65s of both Carrie and then Beane to take the lead and cross the finish line first, taking line honors. Beane was across the finish line second, followed by Carrie, myself, and Traeumer.
Race Director: Petra
Wind: SW (225°) 18kts
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1
Today’s winner was Cryptic (Cryptic Resident), with Dess (desspaa Resident) second, and Carlota (Carlota Dufaux) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.
Ladro (Ladro Slade) raced in the big boat race with a Michie Marine Ocean 60, however as that boat is not handicapped, she was allowed to run the course with the fleet but not have her results recorded in the official tally.
Here are her race results:
4: Ladro Slade ID44 — 00:13:47
Ladro Slade ID44 — Start: 00:00:52 — Last lap: 00:12:55
Carlota (Carlota Dufaux) and Beane (beane Bade) both 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|
With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Carlota’s favor with having a second place finish over Beane’s third place finish as her best.
Traeumer (traeumer66 Resident) and Neil (eager2discover Resident) 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|
In the last race, Traeumer breaks the tie with Neil with his fourth point finish over Neil’s sixth point finish.
Jackson (Jacquimo Resident) and Lucy (LucyInTheSky Afarensis) both finished tied with 14 points. As they both have duplicate finishes that are the same for each race, neither rule A8.1 or A8.2 satisfies breaking their tie, so they remained tied in 8th together overall.