Smooth sim weather and some close racing featured in this weeks North Sea Bandit Regatta. The regions held up well as the DNFs (Did Not Finish) recorded on the day were not due to crashes, but to both racers pulling their boats midway through each race. Ultra and Jackson highlighted some close racing, as both fought neck and neck in each race, changing positions with some clever passing at marks and using wind shadowing. This weeks fleet, racing on North Sea Copacabana and NS-SOL-13B courses, was comprised of a majority of five Bandit IFs with two Bandit 25s making up the remainder.
Race Director: Daenerys
Assistant Race Director: Cryptic
Wind: SW (225°) 18kts
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1
Today’s winner was Blair (Blair Karas), with Moon (moonglownight Resident) second, and Astrid (AstridNewBonham Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.
Astrid (AstridNewBonham Resident), Jackson (Jacquimo Resident), and Ultra (ultramantra Resident) both finished tied with 8 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|
With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Astrid’s favor with having a second place finish over Jackson’s third place finish and Ultra’s fourth place finish as their best. Additionally, the remaining tie between Jackson and Ultra breaks in Jackson’s favor with his third place best finish besting Ultra’s fourth place best finish.