Bandit Regatta – February 20th 2017

From the left (in Bandit IFs): Jackson. On the dock: Finn, Arwen, Rayz, Cryptic, Red, Carlota, Daenerys, and Petra.

From the left (in Bandit IFs): Jackson.
On the dock: Finn, Arwen, Rayz, Cryptic, Red, Carlota, Daenerys, and Petra.

This weeks North Sea Bandit Regatta saw light winds, a great turnout and some fun racing. The traditionally high North Sea winds died down to a light 11 knots out of the southwest for today’s regatta making for some close fun racing. This weeks fleet was an all IF affair and 11 strong with one lone Bandit 60 appearing in the fleet for the second race. Spectators showed up in large numbers, continuing the trend of packing the Eden Albatros, Eden Puffin, Breadnut, and Ziziphus regions.

The first race, on North Sea Olympic Course (Short), saw the fleet off to a great start as half the fleet was across the start line before 34 seconds ticked off the race clock. Kurt, with Asami, got things started, crossing the start line at 00:00:07. Red was next to cross the start line, at 00:00:14, followed by Jackson, at 00:00:17, Carlota, at 00:00:21, Rayz, at 00:00:27, and Alexandre, at 00:00:34. Noel was next across the start line at 00:00:40, followed by Neil, at 00:00:42, Arwyn, at 00:00:57, Cranston with Blue, at 00:01:25, and Daenerys at 00:01:54. Kurt’s short lead would not last as he crashed crossing into the Carob region, just south of the start line and recorded a DNF. Red took advantage and took the lead, holding on until the Alexandre, who made several moves through the fleet from the middle of the pack started to challenge. Jackson crashed as he neared the first course mark, the blue buoy in the Sapote region, and recorded a DNF. Carlota, who had been just aft of Jackson moved up and neared the front of the pack. Rayz settled in just aft of Carlota, followed by Neil, Noel, Arwyn, Cranston with Blue, and Daenerys. Alexandre overtook Red as they both rounded the third course mark, the white buoy in the Eden Puffin region, taking the lead. Alexandre would hold his lead as he crossed the finish line first, taking line honors. Red crossed the finish line second, a mere 4 seconds after Alexandre. Carlota crossed the finish line in third, 8 seconds after Red, followed by Rayz, Neil, Neol, Arwyn, Cranston with Blue, and Daenerys.

The second race, on the NS-SOL-13C course, saw another great fleet start with the majority crossing the start line before 40 seconds ticked off the race clock. Alexandre got things started, crossing the start line at 00:00:05, followed by Jackson right on his stern, at 00:00:06. Kurt, with Asami, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:12 followed by Rayz, at 00:00:19. Red was next to cross the start line at 00:00:23, followed by Noel, at 00:00:39, Dess, at 00:0:44, Daenerys, at 00:00:53, Neil, at 00:00:54, and Arwyn, at 00:01:37. Cranston, who had switched to his bigger Bandit 60 from his Bandit IF, and who had Blue, Winter and Shaylin along as crew, was next across the start line at 00:02:24. Alexandre took advantage of his nice start and lead the pack through the first leg of the course down to the Ocean Cast Radio island in the Soncoya region. Jackson fell back slightly from his great start behind Alexandre, falling back several positions, as Red, Rayz, and Neil would overtake and pass him. Kurt, with Asami, crashed yet again as he sailed through the Carob region and recorded his second DNF. Noel settled into the middle of the pack as Awryn, who got off to slow start made progress and passed Daenerys. Dess had her own troubles as she crashed going through the Mammea region and recorded a DNF. Cranston, with Blue, Winter, and Shaylin, also crashed as he went through the Mammea region, in his Bandit 60, recording a DNF. As Jackson crossed from from the Muskmelon region into the Nance region, north of the island mark in Soncoya, he hit a lag spike and veered above close hauled almost putting him in irons. Rayz and Red both took advantage and passed Alexandre before rounding Ocean Cast Radio island, in the Soncoya region, for the last leg of the course. Alexandre recovered just as Neil was nipping on his stern. Rayz was now in the lead of the fleet and crossed the finish line first, taking line honors and also his first victory in a North Sea race, well done. Red crossed the finish line second, followed by Alexandre, Neil, Jackson, Noel, Arwyn, and Daenerys.

Race Director: Cryptic
Wind: SW (225°) 11kts

Race 1: North Sea Olympic Course (Short)
Race Results:
1: ramuf Resident IDBSBD2E — 00:11:18
2: RedHeadJO Resident IDBS5D9B — 00:11:22
3: Carlota Dufaux IDBSC5F3 — 00:11:30
4: Rayzza Rubble IDBSF812 — 00:11:51
5: eager2discover Resident IDBSBAD2 — 00:12:20
6: Noel Oh IDBS33B0 — 00:12:37
7: Arwyn Silverweb IDBS5E5E — 00:14:08
8: Cranston Yordstorm IDBS6225 — 00:14:23
9: blondij Resident IDBSC2E7 — 00:22:24
10: Kurt Calamity IDBSD4BC –DNF
11: Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B –DNF

Lap Times:
ramuf Resident IDBSBD2E — Start: 00:00:34 — Last lap: 00:10:44
RedHeadJO Resident IDBS5D9B — Start: 00:00:14 — Last lap: 00:11:08
Carlota Dufaux IDBSC5F3 — Start: 00:00:21 — Last lap: 00:11:09
Rayzza Rubble IDBSF812 — Start: 00:00:27 — Last lap: 00:11:24
eager2discover Resident IDBSBAD2 — Start: 00:00:42 — Last lap: 00:11:38
Noel Oh IDBS33B0 — Start: 00:00:40 — Last lap: 00:11:57
Arwyn Silverweb IDBS5E5E — Start: 00:00:57 — Last lap: 00:13:11
Cranston Yordstorm IDBS6225 — Start: 00:01:25 — Last lap: 00:12:58
blondij Resident IDBSC2E7 — Start: 00:01:54 — Last lap: 00:20:30
Kurt Calamity IDBSD4BC — Start: 00:00:07 — Last lap: –DNF
Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — Start: 00:00:17 — Last lap: –DNF

Race 2: NS-SOL-13C
Race Results:
1: Rayzza Rubble IDBSF812 — 00:15:09
2: RedHeadJO Resident IDBS5D9B — 00:15:40
3: ramuf Resident IDBSBD2E — 00:15:46
4: eager2discover Resident IDBSBAD2 — 00:15:55
5: Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — 00:16:15
6: Noel Oh IDBS33B0 — 00:16:32
7: Arwyn Silverweb IDBS5E5E — 00:20:20
8: blondij Resident IDBSC2E7 — 00:20:46
9: Kurt Calamity IDBSD4BC –DNF
10: desspaa Resident IDBS7ECF –DNF
11: Cranston Yordstorm IDBS6225 –DNF

Lap Times:
Rayzza Rubble IDBSF812 — Start: 00:00:19 — Last lap: 00:14:50
RedHeadJO Resident IDBS5D9B — Start: 00:00:23 — Last lap: 00:15:17
ramuf Resident IDBSBD2E — Start: 00:00:05 — Last lap: 00:15:41
eager2discover Resident IDBSBAD2 — Start: 00:00:54 — Last lap: 00:15:01
Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — Start: 00:00:06 — Last lap: 00:16:09
Noel Oh IDBS33B0 — Start: 00:00:39 — Last lap: 00:15:53
Arwyn Silverweb IDBS5E5E — Start: 00:01:37 — Last lap: 00:18:43
blondij Resident IDBSC2E7 — Start: 00:00:53 — Last lap: 00:19:53
Kurt Calamity IDBSD4BC — Start: 00:00:12 — Last lap: –DNF
desspaa Resident IDBS7ECF — Start: 00:00:44 — Last lap: –DNF
Cranston Yordstorm IDBS6225 — Start: 00:02:24 — Last lap: –DNF


Points:

Skipper Race 1 Race 2 Total Final Placing
ramuf Resident 1 3 4 1
RedHeadJO Resident 2 2 4 2
Rayzza Rubble 4 1 5 3
eager2discover Resident 5 4 9 4
Noel Oh 6 6 12 5
Arwyn Silverweb 7 7 14 6
Carlota Dufaux 3 12 15 7
Jacquimo Resident 10 5 15 8
blondij Resident 9 8 17 9
Cranston Yordstorm 8 9 17 10
Kurt Calamity 10 9 19 11
desspaa Resident 12 9 21 12

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

Today’s winner was Alexandre (ramuf Resident), with Red (RedHeadJO Resident) second, and Rayz (Rayzza Rubble) 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 Notes:
The first race was an all IF race so the results for that race are presented in class format.
The second race saw the only off class boat record a DNF, so for simplicity the results for that race are presented in class format as well.


Alexandre (ramuf Resident) and Red (RedHeadJO 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
ramuf Resident 1 3
RedHeadJO Resident 2 2

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


Carlota (Carlota Dufaux) and Jackson (Jacquimo Resident) both finished tied with 15 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 12
Jacquimo Resident 5 10

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 Jackson’s fifth place finish as his best.


Daenerys (blondij Resident) and Cranston (Cranston Yordstorm) finished tied with 17 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
blondij Resident 9 8
Cranston Yordstorm 8 9

In the last race, Daenerys breaks the tie with Cranston with her eighth place finish over Cranston’s ninth 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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