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.

 

Bandit Regatta – January 30th 2017

From the left (in boats): Dess (Bandit IF), and Carlota and Gabi (Bandit IF). On the dock: Red, Anna, Louise, Neil, Joshua, Njeri, Cryptic, and Petra.

From the left (in boats): Dess (Bandit IF), and Carlota and Gabi (Bandit IF).
On the dock: Red, Anna, Louise, Neil, Joshua, Njeri, Cryptic, and Petra.

Early stormy seas and some fun racing featured in this weeks North Sea Bandit Regatta. This was the first day of four continuous planned days of maintenance by LL. Although we had restarted all the North Sea estate sims previous to the race, effects of the maintenance seemed to linger as the first race saw some stormy crossings. However, sim weather cleared up for the second race as there were no crashes in the fleet. Racing was still competitive on the day with some fun sailing being showcased in both races. This weeks fleet was also an all Bandit IF affair until the second race, when a Bandit 60 got into the fray.

The first race, on the NS-CCW course, saw the fleet off to a clean nice start. Dess was across the start line first, running nearly perfectly along the green lay line, at 00:00:03. Jackson followed Dess across the start line at 00:00:10. Red was next to cross the start line at 00:00:17. Carlota, with Gabi, was across the start line next, at 00:00:34, followed by Neil, at 00:00:54. Moon was next to cross the start line at 00:01:14. Shadow, with Bob, was next across the start line at 00:05:16 followed by Anna at 00:05:45. Carlota, with Gabi, quickly made headway and passed Dess, Jackson, and Red to lead the fleet. Red was close on their stern, followed by Dess, Jackson, and Neil. Moon passed the first course marker, the blue buoy in the Sapote region, incorrectly and was disqualified for sailing the incorrect course. Shadow, with Bob, had some trouble immediately on the course side of the race line and wound up taking a DNF. Anna, sailing in her first race, trailed along at the rear of the fleet. Stormy seas struck as the fleet approached the fourth course mark, the green buoy south of Lighthouse Isle in the Ziziphus region, with several crashing as they traversed the Nance region. Carlota, with Gabi, who had a sizeable lead on the rest of the fleet was the first to crash. Dess, Jackson, and Anna would succumb to crashes there, all resulting in DNFs. Red and Neil made it through unscathed as they both raced to the finish on the final two legs of the course. Red picked up a lead at this point and crossed the finish line first, taking line honors with Neil crossing the finish line second.

The second race, on the NS-SOL-13C course, saw smoother sim weather and a Bandit 60 enter the fleet. Dess, in her Bandit IF, once again got things going as she crossed the start line at 00:00:04. Jackson, in his Bandit IF, was following right along, just as in the first race, crossing the start line at 00:00:11. Moon, in his Bandit IF, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:15, followed by Red, at 00:00:20, and Neil, at 00:00:35, both in Bandit IFs. Louise, with Njeri in her Bandit 60, was next to cross the start line at 00:01:29 followed by Anna, in her Bandit IF, at 00:01:33. Jackson, in his Bandit IF, did not let Dess’s lead, in her Bandit IF, last long as he made a move to pass her on the first leg with Red, in her Bandit IF, following in tow right behind him. Neil, in his Bandit IF, also made a move to pass Dess on the first leg, placing Dess in the middle of the pack. Moon, in his Bandit IF, also fell back as he settled in behind Dess. Louise, with Njeri in her Bandit 60, followed up in the rear of the fleet. Anna ran into some trouble with her boat immediately on the course side of the start line, circled back into the pre-start area, and abandoned the race, taking a DNF. Jackson’s lead held as he crossed the finish line first, taking line honors. Red crossed the finish line second followed by Niel, Dess, Moon, and Lousie with Njeri.

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

Race 1: NS-CCW
Race Results:
1: RedHeadJO Resident IDBS5D9B — 00:20:20
2: eager2discover Resident IDBSBAD2 — 00:20:46
3: desspaa Resident IDBS7ECF –DNF
4: Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B –DNF
5: Carlota Dufaux IDBSC5F3 –DNF
6: Shadow McConach IDBSAC60 –DNF
7: AnnaLegusta Resident IDBSD56E –DNF
8: moonglownight Resident IDBSBF2E –DSQ

Lap Times:
RedHeadJO Resident IDBS5D9B — Start: 00:00:17 — Last lap: 00:20:03
eager2discover Resident IDBSBAD2 — Start: 00:00:54 — Last lap: 00:19:52
desspaa Resident IDBS7ECF — Start: 00:00:03 — Last lap: –DNF
Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — Start: 00:00:10 — Last lap: –DNF
Carlota Dufaux IDBSC5F3 — Start: 00:00:34 — Last lap: –DNF
Shadow McConach IDBSAC60 — Start: 00:05:16 — Last lap: –DNF
AnnaLegusta Resident IDBSD56E — Start: 00:05:45 — Last lap: –DNF
moonglownight Resident IDBSBF2E — Start: 00:01:14 — Last lap: –DSQ

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

Today’s winner was Red (RedHeadJO 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 and the SLCG for helping with race duties.

Race Note:
As the first race was entirely one boat class, the results for that race are presented in class format. Subsequently, the second race contained more than one boat class and is presented in handicapped format.
Moon () was unfortunately disqualified (DSQ) from the first race for sailing the incorrect course.


Anna (AnnaLegusta Resident) and Lousie (Huata Resident) both finished tied with 10 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
AnnaLegusta Resident 3 7
Huata Resident 4 6

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Anna’s favor with having a three point finish over Louise’s four point finish as her 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 – November 7th 2016

From the left (in Bandit IFs): Neil, Ray, Susi, Stu, and Trey.
On the dock: Bunni, Cat, Asami, Sara, Gabi, Joshua, Kurt, Ali, and Cryptic.

From the left (in Bandit IFs): Neil, Ray, Susi, Stu, and Trey.
On the dock: Bunni, Cat, Asami, Sara, Gabi, Joshua, Kurt, Ali, and Cryptic.

We had some outstanding sim weather for this weeks North Sea Bandit Regatta. The races were well attended as we had 10 Bandit boats show up for the fleet. We also had a packed dock of spectators at the committee boat in the Breadnut region as well as crowds on the shore in the Eden Alabtros region, on the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier in the Eden Puffin region, and on Lighthouse Isle in the Ziziphus region. There were no DNFs in either race as the sims behaved magnificently. This weeks fleet was made up of a majority of nine Bandit IFs with one lone Bandit 60, for the first race. Susi switched from her Bandit IF to her Bandit 60 in the second race. We are also seeing the fruits of our newest sailors practicing their pre-start routines as the start times are dramatically improving in each race.

The first race, a three lap affair on the North Sea Short Loop course, saw an excellent start as more than half the fleet got underway in under 30 seconds. Carlota, in her Bandit IF, got things started at 00:00:05, with Ultra, in his Bandit IF, in tow at 00:00:08. Stu, in his Bandit IF, was next to cross at 00:00:12 with Cranston, in his Bandit 60 with Shaylin, following at 00:00:13. Jackson, in his Bandit IF, was next across at 00:00:23 followed by Neil, in his Bandit IF, at 00:00:29. Kurt, in his Bandit IF with Asami, crossed next at 00:00:38 followed by Susi, in her Bandit IF, at 00:00:42. Ray, in his Bandit IF with Arwen, was next across at 00:00:55 followed by Try, in his Bandit IF with Ali, who actually got disconnected in the pre-start area only to come back and sail the race, at 00:06:22. Over the course of three laps, Carlota, in her Bandit IF, held her own at the front of the fleet. Ultra, in his Bandit IF, fell behind slightly as Cranston, in his Bandit 60 with Shaylin, made some moves and took advantage of Stu, in his Bandit IF, falling back, to settle in behind Carlota. Kurt, in his Bandit IF with Asami, settles in right behind Ultra with Neil, in his Bandit IF, holding his position in the middle of the fleet just behind Stu. Ray, in his Bandit IF with Arwen, started off sailing too far south as he had the wrong course loaded in his Ultimate Sailor Buddy HUD, however he corrected and actually moved up in position to settle in behind Neil. Jackson, in his Bandit IF, actually disconnected in the middle of the Carob region on the third lap, but logged back and got back in his boat to finish sailing the race right behind Ray. Susi, in her Bandit IF, held her own near the rear, as Try, in his Bandit IF with Ali, steadily followed along. Carlota was the first to finish and take line honors, followed by Cranston with Shaylin, Ultra, Kurt with Asami, Stu, Neil, Ray with Arwen, Jackson, Susi, and Trey with Ali.

The second race, sailed on the North Sea World Cup Reach (NS-WC Rch) course, saw another great start as three quarters of the fleet got underway in about 30 seconds. Ultra, in his Bandit IF, saw a excellent start, crossing at 00:00:02. Jackson, in his Bandit IF, was next to cross at 00:00:04 followed by Neil, in his Bandit IF, at 00:00:09. Stu, in his Bandit IF, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:11 followed by Carlota, in her Bandit IF, at 00:00:25. Cranston, in his Bandit 60 with Shaylin, was across the start line next at 00:00:30 with Ray, in his Bandit IF with Arwen, following at 00:00:33. Trey, in his Bandit IF with Ali, was next across at 00:01:45 followed by Susi, who had switched to her Bandit 60 from her Bandit IF for this race, at 00:03:10. Ultra, in his Bandit IF, capitalized on his great start and led the fleet for the whole course, with Jackson, in his Bandit IF, following closely on his stern. Neil, in his Bandit IF, had trouble near the first mark, south of Lighthouse Isle in the Ziziphus region, and fell back to the rear of the fleet just ahead of Susi, in her Bandit 60. Carlota, in her Bandit IF, made some moves and passed Stu, in his Bandit IF, to fall in behind Jackson. Cranson, in his Bandit 60 with Shaylin, settled in behind Stu. Ray, in his Bandit IF, with Arwen, paced himself just on Cranston’s stern. Trey, in his Bandit IF with Ali, followed along just ahead of Neil and Susi. Ultra crossed the finish line first and took line honors followed by Jackson, who was just 19 seconds behind. Carlota was next to cross the finish line followed by Stu, Cranston with Shaylin, Ray with Arwen, Trey with Ali, Neil and then 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 Ultra (ultramantra Resident), with Carlota (Carlota Dufaux) second, and Cranston (Cranston Yordstorm) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Note:
Ultra (ultramantra Resident) and Carlota (Carlota Dufaux) finished tied with 4 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
ultramantra Resident 3 1
Carlota Dufaux 1 3

In the last race, Ultra breaks the tie with Carlota with his first place finish over Carlota’s third place finish.


Trey (Trayla Parx) and Susi (Susicat Oh) both finished tied with 17 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
Trayla Parx 7 10
Susicat Oh 8 9

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Trey’s favor with having a seventh place finish over Susi’s eighth place finish as her 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 31st 2016

From the left (in boats): Susi (Bandit IF), Neil (Bandit IF), Rayz (Bandit IF), Jackson (Bandit IF), Ultra (Bandit IF), Cor (Bandit 50), Cranston (Bandit 60), Stu and Kate (Bandit IF).
On the dock: Cryptic, Micahela, and Nenrio.

From the left (in boats): Susi (Bandit IF), Neil (Bandit IF), Rayz (Bandit IF), Jackson (Bandit IF), Ultra (Bandit IF), Cor (Bandit 50), Cranston (Bandit 60), Stu and Kate (Bandit IF).
On the dock: Cryptic, Micahela, and Nenrio.

Excellent sailing weather and some great racing featured in this weeks North Sea Bandit Regatta. The sim weather was excellent as there were no DNFs due to crashes. The only DNF occurred when Cor’s Bandit 50 got stuck on a buoy and stopped responding forcing Cor to delete the boat and re-log. This weeks races were held an hour later to help compensate for the United States lagging one week behind Europe in falling back an hour from daylight savings time. This weeks races also fell on Halloween. Next weeks Bandit Regatta will return to it’s regular time of 1PM SL.

This weeks fleet was made up of a majority of seven Bandit IFs. Two Bandit 60s and a lone Bandit 50 made up the remainder of the fleet.

The first race, on North Sea Olympic Course (Long), got off to a great start as the majority of the fleet got underway in under 30 seconds. Stu, in his bandit IF with Kate, was first to cross the start line at 00:00:05. Neil, in his Bandit IF, was next across at 00:00:11. Crantson, in his Bandit 60, followed next at 00:00:13. Ultra, in his Bandit IF, was next to cross at 00:00:21 with Carlota, in her Bandit IF, right in tow at 00:00:22. Jackson, in his Bandit IF, followed next at 00:00:26 with Cor, in his Bandit 50, right on his stern at 00:00:27. Trey, in his Bandit 60, followed next at 00:00:47, with Rayz, in his Bandit IF, crossing at 00:00:52 and Susi, in her Bandit IF, crossing at 00:01:29. Cor, in his speedy Bandit 50, didn’t waste much time and made several moves through the fleet to take the lead. Stu, in his Bandit IF with Kate, held up strong right behind Cor. Ultra, Carlota, and Jackson, all in their Bandit IFs, wouldn’t stay back idly as they made moves to pass Cranston, in his Bandit 60, placing him in the middle of the fleet. Neil, in his Bandit if, fell off the great pace of his start to settle in behind Cranston. Trey, in his Bandit 60, settled into the rear of the fleet with Rayz, in his Bandit IF, and Susi, in her Bandit IF, just behind him. Cor’s lead held as he crossed the line first, gaining line honors. Stu, with Kate, finished second, not far off of Cor’s pace. Carlota finished next, followed by Ultra, Jackson, Cranston, Neil, Trey, Rayz, and Susi.

The second race, on the North Sea Trapezoid course, got off to just as quick a start as the first, with a majority of the fleet once again crossing about 30 seconds. Stu, in his Bandit IF with Kate, started things off, crossing the start line at 00:00:07. Cor, in his Bandit 50, was next to start at 00:00:20. Jackson, in his Bandit IF, was across next at 00:00:22. Neil, in his Bandit IF, followed next at 00:00:23. Crantson, in his Bandit 60, was across next at 00:00:27 followed by Trey, in his Bandit 60, at 00:00:34. Ultra, in his Bandit IF, followed next at 00:00:41, followed by Rayz, in his Bandit IF, at 00:00:85, and Susi, in her Bandit IF, at 00:03:16. Once again, Cor’s speedy bandit 50 got him out front quick, however he struck and got stuck on a buoy. Cor’s Bandit 50 stopped responding and he ultimately deleted it and re-logged, recording a DNF. This left Jackson at the head of the fleet, in his Bandit IF, until Ultra, in his Bandit IF, made several moves, and took the lead coming from the rear of the fleet. Neil, in his Bandit IF, settled in behind Jackson with Stu, in his Bandit IF with Kate, falling from his great start to stay in tow behind Neil. Cranston, in his Bandit 60, found himself comfortably in the middle of the fleet with Rayz, in his Bandit IF, settling in right behind. Susi, in her Bandit IF, was right behind Rayz, as Trey, in his Bandit 60, fell from the middle of the fleet to the rear. Ultra held on to his lead and crossed the finish first, taking line honors. Jackson was right behind, crossing second. Neil crossed third followed by Stu, with Kate, Cranston, Rayz, Susi, and Trey.

Bandit Regatta Halloween Second Race - Courtesy of Cranston Yordstorm

Bandit Regatta Halloween Second Race – Courtesy of Cranston Yordstorm

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 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.

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 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 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.