A great spectator turnout and wonderful sailing weather featured in this week’s North Sea Bandit Regatta. The new dock, made by Petra, in Eden Puffin is getting great use as it was crowded for both races today. We also saw a wonderful turnout at Lighthouse Isle, in the Ziziphus region, as it was a great central viewing point for both courses, NS-SOL-13C and North Sea Butterfly. The regions themselves, freshly restarted 2 hours prior to the regatta, behaved well as no crashes were had until the very last race when Jackson’s connection gave up on him during a tight battle with Moon. This weeks fleet was made up of a majority of seven Bandit IFs with two Bandit 25s and a lone Bandit 60 making up the remainder.
Race Director: Cryptic
Wind: SW (225°) 18kts
Wind: SW (225°) 21kts
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1
Today’s winner was Blair (Blair Karas), with Alexandre (ramuf Resident) second, and Howard (hallveis Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.
Alexandre (ramuf Resident) and Howard (hallveis Resident) finished tied with 5 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.“
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In the last race, Alexandre breaks the tie with Howard with his second place finish over Howard’s third place finish.
Alice (alice8200 Resident) and Jackson (Jacquimo Resident) both finished tied with 13 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.“
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With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Alice’s favor with having a fifth place finish over Jackson’s sixth place finish as his best.
We have a superb paint supplied by Ali Vultee, see her paint here: Ali’s Boat Paint Shop to the first place overall winner.