Trudeau Patch II Class Racing – July 20th 2017

From the left (in Patchogue IIs): Rugger, Ellem, Cor, Burton, Red, and Neil. On the dock: Cryptic.

From the left (in Patchogue IIs): Rugger, Ellem, Cor, Burton, Red, and Neil.
On the dock: Cryptic.

This weeks Trudeau Patchogue II class races featured great sim weather with some really spirited racing. The sims behaved themselves well with no DNFs or crashes on the day. We also saw a nice turnout of spectators, as people gathered along the shore in the Eden Albatros region and also along the beaches of Lighthouse Isle, in the Ziziphus region, to watch the fleet on both courses. Petra was to direct this race but circumstances out of her control tied her up and I directed the race in her place. We would also like to welcome Ellem to racing in SL as these were her first races as a skipper.

The first race, on the North Sea Breadnut to Eden Auk course, saw the fleet get off to a great start as all 5 boats were across the start line as 26 seconds ticked off the race clock. Ellem started her race career off well, getting the fleet started as she crossed the start line at 00:00:03. Burton was next to cross the start line at 00:00:15, followed by Red, crossing at 00:00:24. Cor and Neil were next across the start line, crossing together at 00:00:26. The fleet stayed tightly packed along the first leg to the first course mark, the green buoy south of Lighthouse Isle in the Ziziphus region. Red made her move, after rounding the course mark, and passed Cor, as Neil, Ellem, and Burton followed. Red held onto her small lead as she crossed the finish line, in the Eden Auk region, first, followed by Cor, crossing second. Neil crossed the finish line next, in third, followed by Ellem, crossing in fourth, and Burton, crossing in fifth.

The second race, on the North Sea Eden Auk to Breadnut course, saw the wind change for the fleet, from the 225°(SW) 18 knots of the first race to 135°(SE) 18 knots. This time Cor got things started for the fleet, as he crossed the start line at 00:00:12. Burton was next to cross the start line at 00:00:17, followed by Neil, crossing at 00:00:20, Red, crossing at 00:00:22, and Ellem, crossing at 00:00:53. Cor kept on a starboard tack, heading east and then finally tacking south, in the Eden Albatros sim, while the rest of the fleet tacked to port in the Eden Fulmar region, heading south early. Red lead the fleet that tacked south early, followed by Neil, Ellem, and Burton, who fell back after getting stuck in irons as he tacked. As everyone converged ont he first course mark, the green buoy south of Lighthouse Isle in the Ziziphus region, Cor and Red met up at the mark, both side by side as the cleared the mark, with Neil right on their stern. Red, Cor, and Neil remained tightly packed as they all approached the second course mark, the pink buoy in the Eden Fulmar region, with Cor coming out slightly ahead after all three rounded the mark. Ellem followed just to the rear with Burton closing in behind her. Ellem’s lead over Burton slipped as Burton passed her on the final leg to the finish line. Cor would hold his slight lead as he crossed the finish line first, followed by Red in second, Neil crossing third, Burton in fourth, and Ellem in fifth.

Race Director: Cryptic

Race 1: North Sea Breadnut to Eden Auk
Wind: 225° (SW), 9.25 m/s (18kts)
Race Results:
1: RedHeadJO Resident ID-RED — 00:12:53
2: CorSakov Sosa IDPHOP — 00:13:10
3: eager2discover Resident IDBAD2 — 00:13:35
4: Giini Starfall IDGS02 — 00:13:49
5: BiBurton Resident IDBU44 — 00:14:45

Lap Times:
RedHeadJO Resident ID-RED — Start: 00:00:24 — Last lap: 00:12:29
CorSakov Sosa IDPHOP — Start: 00:00:26 — Last lap: 00:12:44
eager2discover Resident IDBAD2 — Start: 00:00:26 — Last lap: 00:13:09
Giini Starfall IDGS02 — Start: 00:00:03 — Last lap: 00:13:46
BiBurton Resident IDBU44 — Start: 00:00:15 — Last lap: 00:14:30

Race 2: North Sea Eden Auk to Breadnut
Wind: 135° (SE), 9.25 m/s (18kts)
Race Results:
1: CorSakov Sosa IDPHOP — 00:16:19
2: RedHeadJO Resident ID-RED — 00:16:27
3: eager2discover Resident IDBAD2 — 00:16:30
4: BiBurton Resident IDBU44 — 00:19:21
5: Giini Starfall IDGS02 — 00:20:45

Lap Times:
CorSakov Sosa IDPHOP — Start: 00:00:12 — Last lap: 00:16:07
RedHeadJO Resident ID-RED — Start: 00:00:22 — Last lap: 00:16:05
eager2discover Resident IDBAD2 — Start: 00:00:20 — Last lap: 00:16:10
BiBurton Resident IDBU44 — Start: 00:00:17 — Last lap: 00:19:04
Giini Starfall IDGS02 — Start: 00:00:53 — Last lap: 00:19:52


Points:

Skipper Race 1 Race 2 Total Final Placing
CorSakov Sosa 2 1 3 1
RedHeadJO Resident 1 2 3 2
eager2discover Resident 3 3 6 3
BiBurton Resident 5 4 9 4
Giini Starfall 4 5 9 5

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

Today’s winner was Cor (CorSakov Sosa), with Red (RedHeadJO Resident) second, and Neil (eager2discover Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Notes:
Cor (CorSakov Sosa) and Red (RedHeadJO Resident) 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
CorSakov Sosa 2 1
RedHeadJO Resident 1 2

In the last race, Cor breaks the tie with Red with his first place finish over Red’s second place finish.


Burton (BiBurton Resident) and Ellem (Giini Starfall) 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
BiBurton Resident 5 4
Giini Starfall 4 5

In the last race, Burton breaks the tie with Ellem with his fourth place finish over Ellem’s fifth place finish.

 

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