Bandit Regatta – February 13th 2017

From the left (in boats): Arwyn (Bandit 25), Red (Bandit IF), Carlota (Bandit IF), and Jackson (Bandit IF). On the dock: Gabi, Joshua, Bonni, Gryfin, Petra, and Cryptic.

From the left (in boats): Arwyn (Bandit 25), Red (Bandit IF), Carlota (Bandit IF), and Jackson (Bandit IF).
On the dock: Gabi, Joshua, Bonni, Gryfin, Petra, and Cryptic.

This weeks North Sea Bandit Regatta saw smooth sim weather with high winds early that calmed down later. The sims behaved marvelously today as we had no crashes. The Bullace region has been given a clean bill of health after LL gave it some TLC on Friday. This was also our monthly There and Back Again series, featuring both race lines located in The North Sea. The wind was a bit high for the first race, at 21kts but died down for the second race, at 15kts. We had a nice turn out of spectators along the shores of Lighthouse Isle, in the Ziziphus region, the shores in the Eden Albatros region, and at the Robbins Reef Lighthouse in the Eden Auk region. This weeks fleet was made up of a majority of seven Bandit IFs with one Bandit 25.

The first race, the There portion on the North Sea Breadnut to Eden Auk course, saw the fleet off to a great start in high winds of 21kts out of the southwest (225°). Jackson, in his Bandit IF, got things started as he crossed the start line at 00:00:02. Carlota, in her Bandit IF, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:12, followed by Red, in her Bandit IF, at 00:00:23. Arwyn, in her Bandit 25, was across the start line next at 00:00:29, followed by Noel, in his Bandit IF, at 00:00:30 and Neil, in his Bandit IF, at 00:00:39. Moon, in his Bandit IF, was next to cross the start line at 00:00::45 with Bonni, in her Bandit IF, crossing at 00:01:04. Arwyn, in her much faster Bandit 25, jumped out ahead of the fleet before the first mark, the green buoy south of Lighthouse Isle in the Ziziphus region. Jackson squeaked his way past Carlota, both in Bandit IFs, to settle into second in the fleet. Red, in her Bandit IF, settles in just aft of Carlota with Noel, in his Bandit IF, right on her stern. Neil, in his Bandit IF, was just to their rear as Moon, in his Bandit IF, was at the rear of the fleet. Bonni had to abandon the race, due to a RL commitment, and received a DNF. Arwyn increased her lead and crossed the finish line first, as Jackson crossed shortly after, in second. Carlota crossed the finish line next, followed by Red, Noel, Neil, and Moon.

The second race, the and Back Again portion on the North Sea Eden Auk to Breadnut course, saw the winds die down a bit to 15kts as they shifted direction out of the southeast (135°). Jackson, in his Bandit IF, once again got things started, crossing the start line at 00:00:04. Carlota, in her Bandit IF, was right on his stern, crossing the start line at 00:00:05. Neil, in his Bandit IF, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:13 followed by Red, in her Bandit IF, at 00:00:20. Arwyn, in her Bandit 25, was across the start line next at 00:00:30 followed by Noel, in his Bandit IF, at 00:00:41 and Moon, in his Bandit IF, at 00:01:11. Once again, Arwyn, in her much faster Bandit 25, dashed into the lead. Jackson, in his Bandit IF, was vying for position with Carlota, in her Bandit IF, when he took an ill timed tack to the south and got himself stuck in irons. Carlota took advantage and passed Jackson, as Neil, in his Bandit IF, and Red, in her Bandit IF, did as well. Noel, in his Bandit IF, and Moon, in his Bandit IF, brought up the rear of the fleet. Carlota, Neil and Red, all in their Bandit IFs, engaged in a mini-battle as they all were neck and neck heading to the second course mark, the pink buoy in the Eden Fulmar region. Red pulled off a slick inside turn around the buoy, passing Carlota and Neil, who had both come into the mark zone a bit high. Carlota slipped in just lee of Red, as Neil fell back just aft of them. Carlota and Red would continue to stay neck and neck until the third course mark, the blue buoy in the Sapote region, when Carlota finally got an edge and lead ahead of Red. Arwyn crossed the finish line first, however she missed rounding the blue buoy in the Sapote region correctly and was disqualified. Carlota crossed the finish line next followed by Red, Neil, Noel, Jackson, and Moon.

Race Director: Cryptic

Wind: SW (225°) 21kts

Wind: SE (135°) 15kts

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

Today’s winner was Carlota (Carlota Dufaux), with Red (RedHeadJO Resident) second, and Jackson (Jacquimo Resident) 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 Note:
Arwyn was unfortunately disqualified (DSQ) from the second race for sailing the incorrect course.

We have a superb paint supplied by Ali Vultee, see her paint here: Ali’s Boat Paint Shop to the first place overall winner.

 

Bandit Regatta – December 12th 2016

From the left (in Bandit IFs): Carlota, Red, Susi, Kurt, Jackson, and Margo. On the dock: Joshua, Gabi, Gilles, Nenrio, Shadow, Cryptic, and Petra.

From the left (in Bandit IFs): Carlota, Red, Susi, Kurt, Jackson, and Margo.
On the dock: Joshua, Gabi, Gilles, Nenrio, Shadow, Cryptic, and Petra.

This weeks North Sea Bandit Regatta saw some really great sim weather and a great turnout. The sims behaved well as the fleet raced back and forth across the North Sea in our monthly ‘There and Back Again’ series between the Breadnut race line and the Eden Auk race line. The turn out for today’s regatta was excellent as we had nine Bandit IFs and one Bandit 25 in the fleet mix.

Race Director: Cryptic

Wind: SW (225°) 18kts

Wind: SE (135°) 18kts

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

Today’s winner was Kurt (Kurt Calamity), with Margo (gsgraaf Resident) second, and Red (RedHeadJO Resident) 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 Note:
Carlota (Carlota Dufaux) and Jackson (Jacquimo Resident) both finished tied with 9 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 6
Jacquimo Resident 4 5

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 fourth 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.

 

Bandit Regatta – December 5th 2016

From the left (in Bandit IFs): Neil, Kurt and Asami, Ray, Susi, and Carlota. On the dock: Joshua, Jimmy, Cryptic, Margo, Nen, Peachie, and Petra.

From the left (in Bandit IFs): Neil, Kurt and Asami, Ray, Susi, and Carlota.
On the dock: Joshua, Jimmy, Cryptic, Margo, Nen, Peachie, and Petra.

A stormy sea and some great racing featured in this weeks North Sea Bandit Regatta. A storm rolled in during the first race as the Bullace region took out three quarters of the fleet as it was on the final leg, however a restart fixed the issue and the second race saw some great sim weather. The racing itself was exciting as several sailors made nice moves to pass and we even saw something of a drag race along the reach between Soncoya and Eden Fulmer in the second race. Spectators also made a good showing today along the usual places in Eden Albatros, Eden Puffin, Ziziphus, and in Breadnut. This weeks fleet was almost entirely a Bandit IF affair again, with the exception of one lone Bandit 25.

The first race, on the North Sea Manta course, saw an exciting start as Alexandre, Jackson and Carlota, all in Bandit IFs, lined up almost three abreast at one point in the pre-start area while heading to the start line only to narrowly space out and cross at 00:00:04, 00:00:07, and 00:00:09. Kurt, with Asami as crew, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:14, in his Bandit IF, followed by Neil, in his own Bandit IF, at 00:00:18. Ray, with Arwen as crew, crossed the start line next, in his Bandit IF, at 00:00:33 followed by Margo, in her Bandit IF, at 00:00:43, and Susi, in her Bandit IF, at 00:00:45. Shadow, in her Bandit 25, was next to cross the start line at 00:01:25 followed by Riv, with Ran as crew, in his Bandit IF, at 00:01:29. Things progressed well for the fleet as Alexandre and Jackson stayed tightly together fighting for the lead with Kurt and Asami, Ray and Arwen, Neil, Margo, and Susi following behind. Carlota wound up having trouble in the first sim after the start line, the Carob region, and wound up taking a DNF. Riv, with Ran in his Bandit IF, wound up passing Shadow, in her Bandit 25, as she got stuck in irons at the first mark in the Sapote region. As the fleet progressed to the final leg of North Sea Manta, through the Bullace region, tragedy struck as the sim itself crashed most who entered. Only Alexandre, Neil, and Shadow survived to make it to the finish line, finishing in that order. The rest of the fleet recorded DNFs.

The second race, on the North Sea Copacabana course, got off to a great start after the Bullace region was restarted to make for smooth sailing for the fleet. Kurt, with Asami, got things started, in his Bandit IF, as he headed for the start line with Jackson, and Alexandre, in their Bandit IFs as well, all once again lining up three abreast to cross the line at 00:00:02, 00:00:04, and 00:00:06. Carlota, in her Bandit IF, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:09 followed by Neil, in his Bandit IF, who was right on her stern. Susi, in her Bandit IF, was across the start line next at 00:00:18 followed by Ray, with Arwen, in his Bandit IF, at 00:00:23. Margo, in her Bandit IF, was next to cross the start line at 00:0:31 followed by Shadow, in her Bandit 25, at 00:02:56. The fleet spread out once on the course side of the line as everyone picked their own lines to the first mark in the Soncoya region. Carlota, once again had trouble with her boat and wound up with another DNF as she did not make it past the first leg. Shadow had troubles as well on the first leg and wound up recording a DNF. The rest of the fleet met at the first mark, in the Soncoya region, and promptly made the reach to Eden Fulmer a drag race as Kurt, with Asami, and Alexandre, both in Bandit IFs, were side by side for most of that leg. Alexandre was leeward however and wound up sneaking through Kurt’s wind shadow to be first into the mark zone and the lead. The rest of the fleet, in Bandit IFs, fell in behind Alexandre and Kurt, with Jackson, Margo, Neil, Ray with Arwen, and Susi all following. Alexandre held his lead until the finish, crossing first and taking line honors as Kurt, with Asami, crossed the finish line second. Jackson was next to cross the finish line, followed by Margo, Neil, Ray with Arwen, and Susi.

Race Director: Cryptic
Wind: SW (225°) 18kts

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 Kurt (Kurt Calamity) 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:
Neil (eager2discover Resident) and Jackson (Jacquimo Resident) both finished tied with 7 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
eager2discover Resident 2 5
Jacquimo Resident 3 4

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Neil’s favor with having a second place finish over Jackson’s third place finish as his best.


Shadow (Shadow McConach) and Susi (Susicat Oh) both finished tied with 11 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
Shadow McConach 4 7
Susicat Oh 4 8

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Shadow’s favor with having a seventh place finish over Susi’s eighth place finish as her second best as both their best finishes are tied with a fourth.

We have a superb paint supplied by Ali Vultee, see her paint here: Ali’s Boat Paint Shop to the first place overall winner.

 

Bandit Regatta – October 24th 2016

From the laft (in boats): Ray (Bandit IF), Susi (Bandit IF), Cor (Bandit 50), Carlota (Bandit IF), Jackson (Bandit IF), Stu and Kate (Bandit IF).
On the dock: Nenrio, Joshua, Kadja, Tessa, and Cryptic.

From the laft (in boats): Ray (Bandit IF), Susi (Bandit IF), Cor (Bandit 50), Carlota (Bandit IF), Jackson (Bandit IF), Stu and Kate (Bandit IF).
On the dock: Nenrio, Joshua, Kadja, Tessa, and Cryptic.

This weeks North Sea Bandit Regatta featured a stormy first race but relatively smooth second race along with a great turn out. We had a sim take out 3/4’s of the fleet during the first race, due to a faltering phsyics state in the sim. We restarted that sim and the sims were well behaved for the second race. We also had another larger spectator turnout at the the committee boat dock in Breadnut, The Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier in Eden Puffin, along the shore in Eden Alabtros, and the beaches along Lighthouse Isle in Ziziphus. The fleet itself was impressive as we had 11 boats turn up to compete. Eight Bandit IFs made up the majority of the fleet with a Bandit 15, a Bandit 50, and a Bandit 60 filling out the remainder. We would also like to welcome Rayz, who raced in his first races today.

The first race, on the NS-SOL-13A course, got off to a wonderful start as the majority of the fleet was across the line within 30 seconds. Stu started things off, in his Bandit IF, crossing the line first at 00:00:07. Jackson, in his Bandit IF, was next across at 00:00:13. Carlota was next to cross, in her Bandit IF, at 00:00:17, followed by Gail, in her Bandit 25, at 00:00:20. Both Ultra and Alexandre, in their Bandit IFs, following along next at 00:00:28. Cranston, in his Bandit 60 with Shaylin, was next to cross at 00:00:32 followed by Cor, in his Bandit 50, at 00:00:38. Rayz, in his Bandit IF, was along next at 00:01:08 followed by Susi, in her Bandit IF, at 00:01:47 and Neil, in his Bandit IF, at 00:02:05. Things went well for the fleet on the first leg, all the way up to the turn around Petra’s isle in the Genip region. As the fleet rounder Petra’s island and proceeded on the return leg back through the Nance region, physics in the region came to a halt. 8 of 11 in the fleet wound up crashing and being disconnected there, subsequently recording DNFs. Three in the fleet made it through unscathed. Cor, in his Bandit 50 wound up taking line honors, crossing first. Stu, in his Bandit IF, crossed second with Cranston, in his Bandit 60 with Shaylin, crossed a mere 4 seconds later in third.

We recovered the fleet and restarted the Nance region to start the second race, on the NS-SOL-13B course. The fleet once again got off to a great clean and quick start. Alexandre and Jackson, both in their Bandit IFs, crossed first together at 00:00:04. Ultra, in his Bandit IF, was next across at 00:00:06 with Stu, in his Bandit IF, following at 00:00:09. Cranston, in his Bandit IF with Shaylin, was next to cross at 00:00:13. Neil, in his Bandit IF, and Cor, in his Bandit 50, crossed together next at 00:00:21. Gail, in her Bandit 25, followed next at 00:00:25 with new comer Rayz, in his Bandit IF, following at 00:00:44. Gail, in her speedy Bandit 25, did not waste time and moved ahead of 7 in the fleet to take the lead and pace the fleet for the entire course. Alexandre and Jackson, both in their Bandit IF’s, held onto their spots just to Gail’s stern. Ultra was just behind, in his Bandit IF, with Neil, in his Bandit IF, moving ahead of both Cranston, in his Bandit 60 with Shayling, and Stu, in his Bandit IF. Rayz, in his Bandit IF, fell in at the rear of the fleet. Cor, in his Bandit 50, wound up crashing and recording a DNF. Gail took line honos, as her leading pace never faltered and she crossed first. Alexandre crossed the finish line next, followed by Jackson, Ultra, Neil, Cranston with Shaylin, Stu, and Rayz.

Race Director: Cryptic

Wind: SW (225°) 18kts

Wind: SE (135°) 18kts

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

Today’s winner was Jackson (Jacquimo Resident), with Alexandre (ramuf Resident) second, and Stu (stuart1524 Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Note:
Stu (stuart1524 Resident) and Ultra (ultramantra Resident) both finished tied with 7 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
stuart1524 Resident 1 6
ultramantra Resident 3 4

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


Cor (CorSakov Sosa) and Rayz (Rayzza Rubble) both finished tied with 12 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
CorSakov Sosa 3 9
Rayzza Rubble 4 8

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Cor’s favor with having a third place finish over Rayz’s fourth place finish as his best.


Carlota (Carlota Dufaux) and Susi (Susicat Oh) both finished tied with 14 points. However, as neither A8.1 or A8.2 will break their tie as they both have identical finishes in the same races, a DNF and DNS, they remain tied in 10th place.


We have a superb paint supplied by Ali Vultee, see her paint here: Ali’s Boat Paint Shop, and prize plaques for the top three places.

 

Bandit Regatta – October 17th 2016

From the left (in boats): Susi (Bandit IF), Cor (Bandit IF), John (Bandit 60), Alexandre (Bandit IF), Stu (Bandit IF), Carlota (Bandit IF), Jackson (Bandit IF), Ultra (Bandit IF), and Gail (Bandit 25).
On the dock: Joshua, Gabi, Nenrio, Umi, Cryptic, Tessa, and Petra.

From the left (in boats): Susi (Bandit IF), Cor (Bandit IF), John (Bandit 60), Alexandre (Bandit IF), Stu (Bandit IF), Carlota (Bandit IF), Jackson (Bandit IF), Ultra (Bandit IF), and Gail (Bandit 25).
On the dock: Joshua, Gabi, Nenrio, Umi, Cryptic, Tessa, and Petra.

Slightly choppy sim weather and a great turnout featured in this weeks North Sea Bandit Regatta. The sims acted up slightly for both races, during the first and at the beginning of the second, before settling down and allowing for some really nice racing from a large fleet of Bandit boats. We also had another large turnout of spectators gathered to view our monthly ‘There and Back Again’ series of races across The North Sea at the Poseidon Center Spectator Pier in Eden Puffin, the committee boat dock in Breadnut, Lighthouse Isle in Ziziphus, along the shore of Eden Albatros, and Robbins Reef Lighthouse in Eden Auk. This weeks fleet was comprised of a majority of nine Bandit IFs, with one lone Bandit 25 and one lone Bandit 60 making up the remainder.

The first race, on the Breadnut to Eden Auk course, the ‘There’ portion of ‘There and Back Again’, saw a nice clean start from the entire fleet. Gail, in her Bandit 25, got things rolling as she crossed the start first at 00:00:08. John, in his Bandit 60, was next to cross at 00:00:22, with Alexandre, in his Bandit IF, following at 00:00:25 and both Ultra and Jackson, both in Bandit IF’s, next at 00:00:27. Viv, in her Bandit IF, followed next at 00:00:35, with Carlota, in her Bandit IF, right after at 00:00:45. Cor, in his Bandit IF, was next across, at 00:00:47, followed by Neil, in his Bandit IF, crossing at 00:00:52. Susi, in her Bandit IF, was next to cross, at 00:01:03, with Stu, in his Bandit IF, crossing at 00:01:10. Gail paced the fleet, in her speedy Bandit 25, with Alexandre, in his Bandit IF, making a move to pass John, and his Bandit 60, and taking up position behind Gail. Ultra, in his Bandit IF, also made a move to pass John and fell in behind Alexandre. Carlota, in her Bandit IF, made a move of her own to pass ViV, in her Bandit IF, sneaking right up on John’s stern. Cor, in his Bandit IF, fell back slightly with Neil, in his Bandit IF, and Stu, in his Bandit IF, both passing him. Susi, in her Bandit IF, fell in right behind Cor. Jackson, in his Bandit IF, unfortunately crashed on a rough crossing, and wound up recording a DNF. Gail finished first, claiming line honors, with Alexandre crossing right after her. Ultra was next to finish, followed by John, Carlota, ViV, Neil, Stu, Cor, and Susi.

The second race, on the Eden Auk to Breadnut course, the ‘Back Again’ portion of ‘There and Back Again’, had a bit of stormy sim weather hit during the start as well as a wind change from 225° (SW) from the first race to 135° (SE) for the second race. Three racers, Stu, ViV, and Susi all got swept up in some lag soup, preventing them from starting. You will see by the start times that the combination of lag and the changed wind and start direction threw the fleet for a small loop as the start times are much higher than for the first race. Gail continued her start luck, crossing the line first at 00:00:09. Alexandre was next to cross at 00:00:18, with Carlota following at 00:00:23. John was next across at 00:00:51, followed by Cor, at 00:01:03, Jackson, at 00:01:39, Ultra, at 00:01:46, and Neil at 00:02:38. This starting order actually held pretty much through out the fleet with Cor slipping two spots as both Jackson and Ultra made moves to pass him on the course. Gail once again crossed the finish first to claim line honors, with Alexandre crossing next. Carlota followed with John, Jackson, Ultra, Cor, and Neil crossing after.

Race Director: Cryptic

Wind: SW (225°) 18kts

Wind: SE (135°) 18kts

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 Carlota (Carlota Dufaux) second, and John (johnnyoldsmobile Adamczyk) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate and to the SLCG for helping with race duties.

Race Note:
Carlota (Carlota Dufaux) and John (johnnyoldsmobile Adamczyk) both finished tied with 6 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 Dufau 2 4
johnnyoldsmobile Adamczyk 3 3

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 John’s third place finish as his best.


ViV (vivipezz Resident) and Neil (eager2discover 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
vivipezz Resident 6 9
eager2discover Resident 7 8

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in ViV’s favor with having a sixth place finish over Neil’s seventh place finish as his best.


Jackson (Jacquimo Resident) and Cor (CorSakov Sosa) both finished tied with 16 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
Jacquimo Resident 5 11
CorSakov Sosa 7 9

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Jackson’s favor with having a fifth place finish over Cor’s seventh place finish as his best.


We have a superb paint supplied by Ali Vultee, see her paint here: Ali’s Boat Paint Shop, and prize plaques for the top three places.

 

Bandit Regatta – October 10th 2016

From the left (in boats): Neil (Bandit IF), Susi (Bandit IF), Jackson (Bandit IF), Ultra (Bandit IF), and Gail with Cat (Bandit 25).
On the dock: Ali, Trey, Lilli, CatalinaElisa, Petra, and Cryptic.

From the left (in boats): Neil (Bandit IF), Susi (Bandit IF), Jackson (Bandit IF), Ultra (Bandit IF), and Gail with Cat (Bandit 25).
On the dock: Ali, Trey, Lilli, CatalinaElisa, Petra, and Cryptic.

Fun racing and a great spectator turnout featured in this weeks North Sea Bandit Regatta. We had another large turnout of spectators on the committee boat dock in Breadnut, on the spectator pier at the Poseidon Center in Eden Puffin, and along the shore of Eden Albatros. Fun racing was had in this weeks fleet as it was comprised of a majority of five Bandit IF’s with one lone Bandit 25.

The first race, a 3 lap affair on the North Sea Short Loop course, saw Gail, racing in her Bandit 25 with Cat as crew, getting off to a great start at 00:00:03. Jackson and Ultra, both racing in their Bandit IFs, followed at 00:00:06. Alexandre, racing in his bandit IF, was next to cross at 00:00:20, followed by Neil, in his Bandit IF, at 00:00:23, and Susi, in her Bandit IF, at 00:01:14. Gail lead the pack, in her speedy Bandit 25 with Cat as crew. Jackson and Ultra had some spirited racing as they kept on each others sterns, changing positions several times. Alexandre unfortunately crashed on the first region crossing after the start line and when his boat didn’t respond to input commands when he tried to recover, he took a DNF. Neil was right behind both of them, with Susi not far off. Gail took line honors, crossing first. Ultra followed, crossing second, with Jackson crossing third, six seconds after him. Neil was next to finish with Susi crossing next.

The second race, on the North Sea Manta course, saw some more fun racing. Ultra, in his Bandit IF, mistimed his start and crossed early, leaving Jackson, in his Bandit IF, to cross first at 00:00:05. Gail, in her Bandit 25, followed at 00:00:07, with Neil, in his Bandit IF, crossing at 00:00:18. Ultra had circled back around and crossed cleanly at 00:01:01. Ultra wasted no time and started to make moves through the fleet, passing Neil and then Jackson. Gail was too quick, in her Bandit 25, and paced the fleet out front and ultimately finished first, taking line honors again. Ultra crossed second, with Jackson following right behind him, crossing third, and Neil crossing fourth.

Race Director: Cryptic
Wind: SW (225°) 18kts

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

Today’s winner was Ultra (ultramantra Resident), with Jackson (Jacquimo Resident) second, and Neil (eager2discover Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

We have a superb paint supplied by Ali Vultee, see her paint here: Ali’s Boat Paint Shop, and prize plaques for the top three places.

 

Bandit Regatta – October 3rd 2016

From the left (in boats): Neil (Bandit IF), Burton with Pesha (Bandit 25), Jackson (Bandit IF), Stu with Donna (Bandit IF), Carlota (Bandit IF), and Ultra (Bandit IF).
On the dock: Venus and Cryptic.

From the left (in boats): Neil (Bandit IF), Burton with Pesha (Bandit 25), Jackson (Bandit IF), Stu with Donna (Bandit IF), Carlota (Bandit IF), and Ultra (Bandit IF).
On the dock: Venus and Cryptic.

Slightly rough seas and some great racing were on display during this weeks North Sea Bandit Regatta. The sims where a bit rough during the first race, as two DNF’s were recorded due to crashes on sim crossings. This weeks fleet was comprised of a majority of seven Bandit IF’s. Two Bandit 25’s and a Bandit 60 made up the remainder of the fleet.

The first race, on North Sea Olympic Course (Long), saw a near perfect start from Alexandre, in his Bandit IF, who crossed the start line at 00:00:01. Stu, with Donna in his Bandit IF, was right on Alexandre’s stern, crossing at 00:00:03. John, in his Bandit 60, was next across at 00:00:14 with Carlota, in her Bandit IF, right behind at 00:00:18. Ultra, in his Bandit IF, was next at 00:00:25 followed by Jackson, in his Bandit IF, at 00:00:28. Neil, in his Bandit IF, followed at 00:00:58, with Gail, in her Bandit 25, next at 00:01:39, and finally Burton, with Pesha in his Bandit 25, at 00:04:15. Alexandre paced the fleet, while Stu, with Donna, held on right behind. Carlota, Jackson, and Neil, all in Bandit IF’s, made moves to pass John, in his Bandit 60, and wound up in the middle of the fleet. Burton, with Pesha took up position at the rear of the fleet. Ultra and Gail were both casualties to a bad sim crossing that caused them both to crash and record DNF”s. Alexandre increased his lead and took line honors, finishing first, with Stu crossing next. Carlota, Jackson, Neil, John, and Burton all followed next.

The second race, on North Sea Trapezoid, saw another great start from Alexandre, in his Bandit IF, crossing the start line at 00:00:03. Jackson, in his Bandit IF, was right on Alexandre’s stern, crossing at 00:00:04. Stu, with Donna in his Bandit IF, was next to start at 00:00:13, followed by Carlota, in her Bandit IF, at 00:00:14. Ultra, in his Bandit IF, was next at 00:0025, followed by John, in his Bandit 60, at 00:00:38, and Neil, in his Bandit IF, at 00:00:52. Susi, in her Bandit IF, was next across at 00:01:20, followed by Burton, with Pesha in his Bandit 25, at 00:01:41, and Gail, in her Bandit 25, at 00:01:50. Alexandre once again paced the fleet for the entirety of the race. Jackson, feel back slightly as both Utlra and Gail made moves to pass him. Stu, with Donna, fell back slightly as well, taking up position behind John. The rear of the fleet held with Neil, Susi, and Burton, with Pesha, all holding on. Carlota unfortunately crashed and recorded a DNF. Alexandre crossed first to take line honors, with Ultra crossing second. Gail came in across third, with Jackson, John, Stu with Donna, Neil, Susi, and finally Burton with Pesha, all crossing.

Race Director: Cryptic
Wind: SW (225°) 18kts

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 Stu (stuart1524 Resident) second, and Jackson (Jacquimo Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Note:
Stu (stuart1524 Resident) and Jackson (Jacquimo Resident) both finished tied with 5 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
stuart1524 Resident 2 5
Jacquimo Resident 3 4

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Stu’s favor with having a second place finish over Jackson’s third place finish as his best.

We have a superb paint supplied by Ali Vultee, see her paint here: Ali’s Boat Paint Shop, and prize plaques for the top three places.