North Sea Open Regatta – October 2017 Results

The following post continues our ongoing batch of abridged racing results updates to bring the site up to date.
In this update, the entirety of the North Sea Open Regatta results for October 2017.

October 4th, 2017

Race Director: Petra
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 Cryptic (Cryptic Resident), with ViV (vivipezz Resident) second, and Beane (beane Bade) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Notes:
Rugger (ruggeromare Resident) and Red (RedHeadJO Resident) 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
ruggeromare Resident 6 11
RedHeadJO Resident 7 10

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


Sophie (Sophienveux Resident), and Will (Will Finney) both finished tied with 19 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
Sophienveux Resident 6 13
Will Finney 9 10

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


October 11th, 2017

Race Director: Petra
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 Beane (beane Bade), with Peter (PeterSailor 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:
Fluffi (FluffiMutt Resident) was disqualified (DSQ) in the big boats portion for sailing an incorrect course.


Jackson (Jacquimo Resident) and Moon (moonglownight Resident) 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 3 13
moonglownight Resident 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 third place finish over Moon’s seventh place finish as his best.


Gryfin (Gryfin Goldshark) and Shau (ShauIa Resident) finished tied with 13 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
Gryfin Goldshark 13 5
ShauIa Resident 5 13

In the last race, Gryfin breaks the tie with Shau with his fifth place finish over Shau’s thirteenth place finish.


ViV (vivipezz Resident) and Alice (alice8200 Resident) both finished tied with 24 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 3 21
alice8200 Resident 11 13

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in ViV’s favor with having a third place finish over Alice’s eleventh place finish as her best.


Dean (Dean March) and Julia (juliabennett Resident) both finished tied with 25 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
Dean March 6 19
juliabennett Resident 12 13

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Dean’s favor with having a sixth place finish over Julia’s twelfth place finish as her best.


October 18th, 2017

Race Director: Petra
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 Lucy (LucyInTheSky Afarensis), with ViV (vivipezz Resident) second, and Cryptic (Cryptic Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Notes:
Beane (beane Bade) and Daenerys (blondij 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.

Skipper Best Finish Next Best Finish
beane Bade 3 10
blondij Resident 5 8

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Beane’s favor with having a third place finish over Daenerys’s fifth place finish as her best.


Neil (eager2discover Resident) and Jackson (Jacquimo Resident) 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
eager2discover Resident 7 9
Jacquimo Resident 8 8

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


October 25th, 2017

Race Director: Petra
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 Cryptic (Cryptic Resident), with ViV (vivipezz Resident) second, and Beane (beane Bade) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Notes:
Beane (beane Bade) and Joris (Joris Tolsen) 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
beane Bade 6 3
Joris Tolsen 3 6

In the last race, Beane breaks the tie with Joris with her third place finish over Joris’s sixth place finish.


Gryfin (Gryfin Goldshark) and Jackson (Jacquimo Resident) both finished tied with 18 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
Gryfin Goldshark 5 13
Jacquimo Resident 8 10

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


Will (Will Finney) and Daenerys (blondij Resident) both finished tied with 19 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
Will Finney 8 11
blondij Resident 9 10

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Will’s favor with having an eighth place finish over Daenerys’s ninth place finish as her best.
 

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North Sea Open Regatta – July 19th 2017

From the left (in boats): Moon (TMS Nacra 17), Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), Rugger (Bandit IF), Lucy (Shields Class), Kayo and Laured (TMS Flying Shadow), Shau (Bandit 25), Daenerys and Minna (TMS Flying Shadow), Red (Bandit IF), Neil (Bandit IF), and Palani (TMS Flying Shadow). On the dock: Penny, Rei, Ultra, Elbag, Connie, Ellem, and Petra.

From the left (in boats): Moon (TMS Nacra 17), Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), Rugger (Bandit IF), Lucy (Shields Class), Kayo and Laured (TMS Flying Shadow), Shau (Bandit 25), Daenerys and Minna (TMS Flying Shadow), Red (Bandit IF), Neil (Bandit IF), and Palani (TMS Flying Shadow).
On the dock: Penny, Rei, Ultra, Elbag, Connie, Ellem, and Petra.

Slightly stormy sims that cleared up late featured in this weeks North Sea Open Regatta. The sims were a bit choppy for the small boats race, claiming four to DNFs in the small boat race, but the weather cleared for big boats with no DNFs as a result. Crowds of spectators continued the trend of great turn outs in the North Sea for races, as the Eden Puffin, Eden Albatros, and Ziziphus sims were packed with people watching. We also saw a great turnout of racers with 15 boats in the small boat fleet and 12 boats in the big boat fleet.

The small boat fleet, racing on the North Sea Triple Pink course, was made up of a majority of six Bandit IFs. Five TMS Flying Shadows, with one crewed, a Dolphin Moth, a Bandit 25, a TMS Nacra 17, and a Shields Class rounded out the remainder of the small boat fleet. The fleet saw a fast start as 13 of the 15 racers were across the start line as 28 seconds ticked off the race clock. Daenerys, in her TMS Flying Shadow with Minna as crew, got things started as she crossed the start line at 00:00:01 followed right behind by myself, on my Dolphin Moth, at 00:00:02. Alexandre was right on my stern, in his Bandit IF, crossing the start line at 00:00:03, followed by Ultra, in his Bandit IF, crossing the start line at 00:00:04. Lucy, in her Shields Class, was across the start line next at 00:00:06. Red, in her Bandit IF, and Beane, in her TMS Flying Shadow, both crossed the start line next at 00:00:08. Alice, in her Bandit IF, was across the start line next at 00:00:14, followed by Moon, in his TMS Nacra 17, crossing at 00:00:15. Viv, in her TMS Flying Shadow, crossed the start line next at 00:00:22, followed by Neil, in his Bandit IF, crossing at 00:00:25. Shau, in her Bandit 25, and Rugger, in his Bandit IF, were both across the start line next at 00:00:28. Palani, in his TMS Flying Shadow, was across the start line next at 00:00:39, followed by Laured, in her TMS Flying Shadow, crossing at 00:00:53. I quickly leapt out to the lead of the fleet, in my quicker Dolphin Moth, as Daenerys, in her TMS Flying Shadow with Minna, settled in behind me. Viv, in her TMS Flying Shadow, made moves up through the fleet to nip at Daenerys’s stern. Moon, in his TMS Nacra 17, also made moves through the fleet to settle in just behind Viv as Laured, in her TMS Flying Shadow, worked her way into position behind Moon. Shau, in her Bandit 25, settled in at the center of the fleet as Palani, in his TMS Flying Shadow, followed closely behind her. Alexandre, in his Bandit IF, lead the IF pack in the fleet, with Neil, Red, and Ultra, all in Bandit IFs, following closely behind. Lucy, in her Shields Class, Beane, in her TMS Flying Shadow, Alice and Rugger, both in Bandit IFs, all succumbed to crashes and unfortunately recorded DNFs. I held on to the pack lead and crossed the finish line first, followed by Daenerys, with Minna, crossing the finish line in second. Viv crossed the finish line next followed by Moon, Laured, Shau, Palani, Alexandre, Neil, Red, and Ultra.

The big boat fleet, racing on the North Sea Copacabana course, was made up of a majority of six TMS One Design 65s. Two Wildwind Open 60s, two TMS Ushuaias, and two Quest IACCs made up the remainder of the big boat fleet. The big boat fleet saw just as fast a start as the small boat fleet, with 9 of the 12 racers crossing the start line as 28 seconds ticked off the race clock. Beane, in her TMS One Design 65, got things started as she crossed the start line at 00:00:03. Lucy, in her Quest IACC, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:05, followed by Kayo, in her One Design 65, crossing at 00:00:06. Rugger, in his Wildwind Open 60, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:07. I along with Laured, both in TMS One Design 65s, crossed the line together next at 00:00:11, followed by Viv, in her TMS One Design 65, at 00:00:20. Gryfin, in his Wildwind Open 60, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:22, followed by Moon, in his Quest IACC, crossing at 00:00:28. Palani, in his TMS One Design 65, crossed the start line next 00:00:36, followed by Ultra, in his TMS Ushuaia, crossing at 00:00:37, and Neil, in his TMS Ushuaia, crossing at 00:00:39. Beane, in her TMS One Design 65, took advantage of her great start, leading the fleet for the duration of the course. Viv, in her TMS One Design 65, made moves through the fleet to settle in behind Beane, as I, in my own TMS One Design 65, followed behind Viv. Kayo, in her TMS One Design 65, settled in next in the fleet, followed by Gryfin, in his Wildwind Open 60. Laured, in her TMS One Design 65, took up position in the middle of the fleet. Lucy, in her Quest IACC, fell slightly from her quick start to settle in behind Laured. Palani, in his TMS One Design 65, took up position behind Lucy, followed by Moon, in his Quest IACC, and Rugger, in his Wildwind Open 60. Neil, in his slowed TMS Ushuaia, took up position towards the rear of the fleet followed by Ultra, in his TMS Ushuaia. Beane, holding onto her lead, crossed the finish line first, followed by Viv, crossing second. I crossed the finish line next followed by Kayo, Gryfin, Laured, Lucy, Palani, Moon, Rugger, Neil, and Ultra.

Race Director: Petra
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 Neil (eager2discover Resident), with ViV (vivipezz Resident) second, and Ultra (ultramantra Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Notes:
Shau (ShauIa Resident) and Laured (laured Cabassoun) 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
ShauIa Resident 4 12
laured Cabassoun 7 9

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Shau’s favor with having a fourth place finish over Laured’s seventh place finish as her best.


Lucy (LucyInTheSky Afarensis) and Alice (alice8200 Resident) both tied with 24 points. As they both have identical finishes in both races, neither Rule A8.1 or Rule A8.2 will satisfy breaking their tie, therefore they remain tied in fifteenth place.

 

North Sea Open Regatta – February 22nd 2017

From the left (in boats): Luna (Shields Class), Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), Sue (Trudeau T-12), Neil (Bandit IF, background behind Sue), Dess (TMS Flying Shadow), Lucy (Quest Melges-24), ViV (TMS Flying Shadow, background behind Lucy), Moon (Shields Class), Carlota (Trudeau Patchogue II), Shadow and Michael (Bandit IF), and Traeumer (Shields Class). On the dock: J.C. and Petra.

From the left (in boats): Luna (Shields Class), Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), Sue (Trudeau T-12), Neil (Bandit IF, background behind Sue), Dess (TMS Flying Shadow), Lucy (Quest Melges-24), ViV (TMS Flying Shadow, background behind Lucy), Moon (Shields Class), Carlota (Trudeau Patchogue II), Shadow and Michael (Bandit IF), and Traeumer (Shields Class).
On the dock: J.C. and Petra.

This weeks North Sea Open Regatta saw a nice fleet turn out with decent sim weather. The sims held up well as we only saw two DNFs as a result of crashes. This was also another week continuing the trend of large groups of spectators along the shores of the Eden Albatros region, the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier in the Eden Puffin region, the committee boat in the Breadnut region, the shores of Lighthouse Isle in the Ziziphus region, and Robbins Reef Light in the Eden Godwit and Dragonfruit regions.

The small boat fleet, racing on the North Sea Counter Clock Wise (NS-CCW) course, featured a split majority of three The Mesh Shop (TMS) Flying Shadows and three Shields Class. Two Bandit IFs, a TMS Laser One, a Dolphin Moth, a Quest Melges-24, a Trudeau Patchogue II, and a Trudeau T-12 made up the remainder of the small boat fleet. The fleet got off to an excellent start as nearly everyone, 12 of 13 sailors in all, was on the course side of the start line by the time 28 seconds ticked off the race clock. Luna, in her Shields Class, got things started as she crossed the start line at 00:00:01. I followed right behind Luna, in my Dolphin Moth, at 00:00:02. Lucy, in her Quest Melges-24, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:04. Peter in his TMS Laser One, was across the start line at 00:00:06. Traeumer and Moon, both in Shields CLass, were across the line next, both at 00:00:10. Carlota, in her Trudeau Patchogue II, was across the start line next at 00:00:11 followed by Dess, in her TMS Flying Shadow, at 00:00:12. Sue, in her Trudeau T-12, crossed the start line next at 00:00:20 followed by ViV, in her TMS Flying Shadow, at 00:00:23, and Rayz, in his TMS Flying Shadow, at 00:00:24. Neil, in his Bandit IF, was across the start line next, at 00:00:28. Shadow, in her Bandit IF with Michael, was across the start line next at 00:04:21. I leapt out ahead of the fleet, in my faster Dolphin Moth, immediately after the start line. Luna, in her slightly slower Shields Class, proceeded to fall back into roughly the middle of the fleet to lead the three strong Shields Class pack as Trauemer and Moon, both in Shields Class, fell in right behind her. Lucy, in her Quest Melges-24, crashed as her connection was just not fairing well for her and recorded a DNF. ViV, in her faster TMS Flying Shadow took up position aft of me, while Dess, in her TMS Flying Shadow was just behind her. Peter, in his slightly slower TMS Laser One, settled in bit behind Dess and ViV, as Rayz, in his TMS Flying Shadow, overcame some early troubles to settle in behind Peter. Carlota, in her Trudeau Patchogue II, found herself behind the Shields Class pack of Luna, Traeumer and Moon with Neil, in his Bandit IF, settling in just aft of her. Sue, in her much slower Trudeau T-12, followed along at the rear of the fleet. Shadow, in her Bandit if with Michael, ran into navigation trouble and abandoned the race on the first leg, recording a DNF. I crossed the finish line first, taking line honors, as ViV crossed the finish line second. Dess was next to cross the finish line, third, followed by Peter, Rayz, Luna, Traeumer, Moon, Carlota, Neil, and Sue.

The big boat fleet, racing on the North Sea Outer Inner Loop (NS-OIL Rev1) course, was made up of a majority of three Trudeau 12 Metres. Two Wildwind RC-44s, two TMS Ushuaias, and two TMS One Design 65s made up the remainder of the big boat fleet. The fleet got off the a great start with 7 of the 9 strong fleet on the course side of the start line by the time 30 seconds ticked off the race clock. Dess, in her Wildwind RC-44, and myself, in my TMS Ushuaia, got things started as we both crossed the start line at 00:00:005. ViV, in her TMS One Design 65, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:15 followed by Luna, in her Trudeau 12 Metre, at 00:00:18. Moon, in his Wildwind RC-44, was next across the start line at 00:00:26 followed by Rayz, in his TMS One Design 65, at 00:00:29. Traeumer, in his Wildwind RC-44, crossed the start line next at 00:00:30, followed by Sue, in her Trudeau 12 Metre, at 00:00:38 and Peter, in his Trudeau 12 Metre, at 00:00:43. I fell back, in my slower TMS Ushuaia, as Dess, in her faster Wildwind RC-44, leapt ahead to pace the fleet. ViV, in her TMS One Design 65, had RL grab her and had to abandon the race, recording a DNF. Luna, in her slower Trudeau 12 Metre, also fell back as the faster Wildwind RC-44 of Moon, and the TMS One Design 65 of Rayz passed her. Rayz would continue his moves as he passed Moon to settle in behind Dess. Sue, in her Trudeau 12 Metre, would also pass Luna as I settled in right on Sue’s stern, initially. Peter, in his Trudeau 12 Metre, was stripped from his boat on the crossing from Soncoya into Nance, and crashed, recording a DNF. Traeumer, in his slower TMS Ushuais, settled in at the rear of the fleet. As Sue, in her Trudeau 12 Metre, and I, in my TMS Ushuaia, rounded the course mark in the Dragonfruit region, the pink buoy, Sue pointed to run downwind but I pointed to a broad reach to the next course mark in the Eden Auk region. I had better course speed as I passed Sue and held with Sue on my stern until the finish line. Dess, holding her lead over the pack, crossed the finish line first, recording line honors. Rayz crossed the finish line second, followed by Moon, myself, Sue, Luna, and Traeumer.

Race Director: Petra
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 Cryptic (Cryptic Resident), with Traeumer (traeumer66 Resident) second, and Peter (PeterSailor Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Notes:
Peter (PeterSailor Resident), Dess (desspaa Resident), and Luna (LunaAzulejo 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
PeterSailor Resident 2 8
desspaa Resident 3 7
LunaAzulejo Resident 3 7

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Peter’s favor with having a second place finish over Dess’s third place finish and Luna’s third place finish as their best.
Dess and Luna still remain tied with their duplicate finishes and 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
desspaa Resident 7 3
LunaAzulejo Resident 3 7

In the last race, Dess breaks the tie with Luna with her third place finish over Luna’s seventh place finish.


Lucy (LucyInTheSky Afarensis) and Shadow (Shadow McConach) both finished tied with 22 points. As they each finished with exact duplicate results for each race, a DNF in the small boats portion and DNS in the big boats portion, neither A8.1 or A8.2 will satisfy breaking their tie and they remain tied with 22 points in twelfth place overall.

 

North Sea Open Regatta – February 8th 2017

From the left (in boats): Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), Arwyn (Trudeau Patchogue II), Viv (TMS Flying Shadow), Traeumer (Shields Class), and Lucy (Quest Melges-24). On the dock: Alyxx, Cat, Gabi, Joshua, Sandra, and Petra.

From the left (in boats): Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), Arwyn (Trudeau Patchogue II), Viv (TMS Flying Shadow), Traeumer (Shields Class), and Lucy (Quest Melges-24).
On the dock: Alyxx, Cat, Gabi, Joshua, Sandra, and Petra.

This weeks North Sea Open Regatta saw stormy seas early with clearing sim weather and a nice turnout. The sims were wobbly early as over two thirds of the fleet succumbed to DNFs from crashes in the small boat race. After restarted the Bullace region, which was hungrily eating avatars, the big boat race saw smooth sim weather with no DNFs. We had a great turnout this week as we had thirteen show up to race in the small boat fleet. We also had a nice gathering of spectators along the shore in the Eden Albatros region, the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier in the Eden Puffin Region, the committee boat dock in the Breadnut region, along the shores of Lighthouse Isle in the Ziziphus region, and even at the Robbins Reef Lighthouse in the Eden Auk region.

The small boat fleet, racing on the NS-CCW course, was comprised of a split majority of three Trudeau Patchogue IIs and three Bandit IFs. Two Shields Class, a Dolphin Moth, a Quest Melges-24, a TMS Flying Shdaow, a TMS Nacra 17, and a TMS Laser One made up the remainder of the small boat fleet. The fleet got off to a great start as Lucy, in her Quest Melges-24, Carlota, in her Trudeau Patchogue II, and Peter, in his TMS Laser One, all crossed the start line together at 00:00:02. I was next, in my Dolphin Moth, at 00:00:05 followed by Lalia, in her TMS Nacra 17, at 00:00:14. Neil, in his Bandit If, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:20 with ViV, in her TMS Flying Shadow, right on his stern, crossing at 00:00:23. Moon, in his Shields Class, was across the start line next at 00:00:28 followed by Joshua, in his Trudeau Patchogue II, at 00:00:33. Traeumer, in his Shields Class, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:38 with Jackson, in his Bandit IF, right behind him at 00:00:50. Noel, in his Bandit IF, was across the start line next at 00:01:25 followed by Arwyn, in her Trudeau Patchogue II, at 00:01:33. I quickly shot out up front, in my faster Dolphin Moth, however as I went through the Bullace region, I crashed and subsequently recorded a DNF. Things continued to get stormy for that region as a majority of the fleet would succumb to crashes in the Bullace region, on the return leg of the course, and record DNFs, among them Carlota, Peter, Lalia, Neil, Moon, Joshua, Traeumer, Jackson, and Arwyn. ViV, in her slightly faster TMS Flying Shadow, would pull ahead of Lucy, in her Quest Melges-24, and maintain a lead for a remainder of the course and cross the finish line first. Lucy was right behind her, crossing the finish line second with Noel, in his Bandit IF, crossing the finish line third.

The big boat fleet, racing on the North Sea Outer Inner Loop (NS-OIL Rev1) course, was made up of a majority of two Trudeau 12 Metres. A Wildwind RC-44, a Quest IACC, a Wildwind Open 60, and a TMS Ushuaia made up the remainder of the big boat fleet. After the Bullace region’s eating spree during the small boat race, it was restarted and behaved itself for the big boat fleet. Lucy, in her Quest IACC, got things started as she crossed the start line at 00:00:07. Peter, in his Trudeau 12 Metre, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:11 followed by Luna, in her Trudeau 12 Metre, at 00:00:14. Arwyn, in her Wildwind Open 60, crossed the start line next at 00:00:17 followed by Moon, in his Wildwind RC-44, at 00:00:25. Trauemer, in his TMS Ushuaia, was next across the start line at 00:01:53. Lucy, in her Quest IACC, took advantage of her great start, holding a lead until she rounded the fourth course marker, the pink buoy in the Elderberry region, incorrectly and followed the string back (the String Rule or Rule 28.2 of the Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020) to round it properly, losing several positions in the process. Arwyn, in her Wildwind Open 60, took advantage of Lucy’s misstep and took over the lead of the fleet. Moon, in his Wildwind RC-44, was right on Arwyn’s stern for most of the course. Peter, in his slightly slower Trudeau 12 Metre, settled in at the middle of the fleet with Luna, in her Trudeau 12 Metra, not far off his stern. Traeumer, in his slower TMS Ushuaia, brought up the rear of the fleet. Arwyn crossed the finish line first, taking line honors, with Moon crossing second. Lucy crossed the finish line next, followed by Peter, Luna, and then Traeumer.

Race Director: Petra
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 Peter (PeterSailor Resident), with Traeumer (traeumer66 Resident) second, and Viv (vivipezz Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Notes:
ViV (vivipezz Resident), Lucy (LucyInTheSky Afarensis), Luna (LunaAzulejo Resident), and Arwyn (Arwyn Silverweb) all 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
vivipezz Resident 1 7
LucyInTheSky Afarensis 2 6
LunaAzulejo Resident 3 5
Arwyn Silverweb 4 4

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Viv’s favor with having a first place finish over Lucy’s second, Luna’s third, and Arwyn’s fourth point finishes. Subsequently, Lucy’s second place finish breaks her tie with Luna and Arwyn, and Luna’s third place finish breaks her tie with Arwyn.


Carlota (Carlota Dufaux), Cryptic (Cryptic Resident), Lalia (LaliaCasau Resident), Neil (eager2discover Resident), Joshua (JoshuaMason7 Resident), and Jackson (Jacquimo Resident) all finished tied with 11 points. As they all finished with duplicate finishes in each race (DNF and DNS respectively) and neither A8.1 or A8.2 will satisfy breaking the tie, they remain tied together in ninth overall.

 

North Sea Open Regatta – February 1st 2017

From the left (in boats): Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), Carrie (Bandit 25), Beane (Quest Melges-24), Lucy (Quest Melges-24), Dess (Shields Class), Carlota (Bandit IF), Jackson (Bandit IF), and Traeumer (Shields Class). On the dock: Joshua, Ladro, Anne, Petra, and Trace.

From the left (in boats): Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), Carrie (Bandit 25), Beane (Quest Melges-24), Lucy (Quest Melges-24), Dess (Shields Class), Carlota (Bandit IF), Jackson (Bandit IF), and Traeumer (Shields Class).
On the dock: Joshua, Ladro, Anne, Petra, and Trace.

Decent sim weather and a great spectator turnout featured in this weeks North Sea Open Regatta. This was third day of the four day planned maintenance period by LL and the sims behaved well with only one DNF on the day due to a crash. We continue to see nice crowds showing up to view the races as the usual spots in the Eden Albatros, Eden Puffin, Breadnut, and Ziziphus regions saw large numbers of spectators gather. We also saw a new racer to the North Sea this week, Ladro (Ladro Slade), who was allowed to tag along with the fleet in a non-handicapped boat in the big boat race.

This weeks small boat fleet, racing on the North Sea Circle course, was made up of a majority of three Bandit IFs. Two Shields Class, two Quest Melges-24s, a Bandit 25, and a Dolphin Moth made up the remainder of the small boat fleet. THe fleet saw a nice start as Bean, in her Quest Melges-24, and Jackson, in his Bandit IF, started things off with both crossing the start line at 00:00:04. I was right behind them, in my Dolphin Moth, crossing the start line at 00:00:05. Carlota, in her Bandit IF, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:11 followed by Dess, in her Shields Class, at 00:00:21, and Neil, in his Bandit IF, at 00:00:26. Traeumer, in his Shields Class, was across the start line next, at 00:00:36. Lucy, in her Quest Melges-24, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:46 followed by Carrie, in her Bandit 25, crossing at 00:00:51. I quickly took to the front of the fleet, in my much faster Dolphin Moth, pacing the pack the entire course. Beane settled in behind me, in her Melges-24, as Jackson, in his Bandit IF, unfortunately crashed and recorded a DNF. Dess and Traeumer, both racing in Shields Class, would fall in next in the fleet, as they made moves past the slightly slower Bandit IFs. Carlota and Neil, both in their Bandit IFs, made of the IF pack as they settled in near the rear of the fleet. Carrie, in her Bandit 25, settled in behind the IFs. Lucy, in her Quest Melges-24, experienced lag issues in her pre-start and out on the course, causing her to abandon the race and record a DNF. I crossed the finish line first, with Beane crossing the finish second shortly after. Dess was next to cross the finish line followed by Traeumer, Carlota, Neil, and Carrie.

The big boat fleet this week, racing on the NS-CCW course, was made up of a split majority of TMS Ushuaias and two TMS One Design 65s with one Wildwind RC-44 as the remainder. We also had Ladro (Ladro Slade), a newcomer to the North Sea, who was allowed to tag along with the fleet in an un-handicapped Michie Marine Ocean 60. The fleet got off to a quick start as Carrie, in her TMS One Design 65, crossed the start line first at 00:00:03 followed by myself, in my TMS Ushuaia, at 00:00:04. Beane, in her TMS One Design 65, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:15. Dess, in her Wildwind RC-44, was across the start line next at 00:00:22 followed by Traeumer, in his TMS Ushuaia, at 00:00:44. Beane, in her TMS One Design 65, quickly charged ahead of the fleet with Carrie, also in a TMS One Design 65, following. I, in my slower TMS Ushuaia, fell back as Dess, in her Wildwind RC-44, leapt ahead to challenge for the lead with Beane and Carrie. Traeumer, in his TMS Ushuaia, settled in right behind me. Dess, in her Wildwind RC-44, then worked her way past the TMS One Design 65s of both Carrie and then Beane to take the lead and cross the finish line first, taking line honors. Beane was across the finish line second, followed by Carrie, myself, and Traeumer.

Race Director: Petra
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 Cryptic (Cryptic Resident), with Dess (desspaa Resident) second, and Carlota (Carlota Dufaux) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Note:
Ladro (Ladro Slade) raced in the big boat race with a Michie Marine Ocean 60, however as that boat is not handicapped, she was allowed to run the course with the fleet but not have her results recorded in the official tally.
Here are her race results:
4: Ladro Slade ID44 — 00:13:47
Lap Time:
Ladro Slade ID44 — Start: 00:00:52 — Last lap: 00:12:55


Carlota (Carlota Dufaux) and Beane (beane Bade) 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
Carlota Dufaux 2 6
beane Bade 3 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 second place finish over Beane’s third place finish as her best.


Traeumer (traeumer66 Resident) and Neil (eager2discover Resident) finished tied with 10 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
traeumer66 Resident 6 4
eager2discover Resident 4 6

In the last race, Traeumer breaks the tie with Neil with his fourth point finish over Neil’s sixth point finish.


Jackson (Jacquimo Resident) and Lucy (LucyInTheSky Afarensis) both finished tied with 14 points. As they both have duplicate finishes that are the same for each race, neither rule A8.1 or A8.2 satisfies breaking their tie, so they remained tied in 8th together overall.

 

North Sea Open Regatta – January 25th 2017

From the left (in boats): Peter (TMS Laser One), Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), Rayz (Flying Shadow), Joris (Shields Class), Neil (Bandit IF), Lucy (Quest Melges-24), Beane (Quest Melges-24), Red (Bandit IF), Jackson (Bandit IF), and Luna (Shields Class). On the dock: Joshua, Arwen, Rulette, Petra and Peachie.

From the left (in boats): Peter (TMS Laser One), Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), Rayz (Flying Shadow), Joris (Shields Class), Neil (Bandit IF), Lucy (Quest Melges-24), Beane (Quest Melges-24), Red (Bandit IF), Jackson (Bandit IF), and Luna (Shields Class).
On the dock: Joshua, Arwen, Rulette, Petra and Peachie.

This weeks North Sea Open Regatta saw a large fleet turn up with a great spectator turn out. We had 15 racers sailing across the North Sea as the small boat fleet was 14 strong and the big boat fleet 10 strong. We also spectators gathering again in large numbers along the shores of Eden Albatros and Lighthouse Isle in the Ziziphus region, as well as on the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier in Eden Puffin and the committee boat dock in Breadnut. The sims themselves behaved well as we saw only 2 DNFs due to crashes in each race.

The small boat fleet, racing on the NS-CCW course, was comprised of a majority of four Bandit IFs. Three Shields Class, two TMS Flying Shadows, two Quest Melges-24s, a TMS Laser One, a Quest 2m, and a Dolphin Moth rounded out the remainder of the small boat fleet. The fleet saw a great start as everyone was across the start line onto the course as 47 seconds ticked off the race clock. Jackson, in his Bandit IF, got things started by crossing the start line at a perfect 00:00:00. Beane, in her Quest Melges-24, was next to cross the line, right on Jackson’s stern, at 00:00:01. I was right behind Beane, in my Dolphin Moth, crossing the start line at 00:00:02. Peter, in his TMS Laser One, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:06. ViV, in her TMS Flying Shadow, and Lucy, in her Quest Melges-24, were both next across the start line at 00:00:07. Neil, in his Bandit IF, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:10. Red, in her Bandit IF, was across the start line next at 00:00:25, followed by Luna, in her Shields Class, and Rulette, in her Bandit IF, both at 00:00:29. Moon, in his Shields Class, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:39, followed by Joris, in his Shields Class, at 00:00:41. Rayz, in his TMS Flying Shadow, and Joy, in her Quest 2M, were both across the start line next at 00:00:46. I quickly jumped out to front of the fleet, in my quicker Dolphin Moth, as Viv, in her TMS Flying Shadow, sped past several racers and settled in right behind me. Beane, in her Quest Melges-24, found herself just behind Viv. Rayz, in his TMS Flying Shadow, made his way quickly through the fleet from his late start to nip at Beane’s stern just ahead of Lucy, in her Quest Melges-24. Peter, in his slightly slower TMS Laser One, having fell off the front pack of the fleet, settled in the middle of the fleet. Joris paced the Shields Class pack, with Moon and Luna right behind. Joy, in her Quest 2M, settled in just ahead of the Bandit IF pack. Jackson, in his slower Bandit IF, fell slowly to the back of the fleet after his perfect start with Neil, in his Bandit IF, just behind. Rulette and Red, both in Bandit IFs, wound up crashing and recording DNFs. My pace at the front of the fleet held as I crossed the finish line first followed by Viv, who crossed second. Beane was across the finish line next, followed by Rayz, Lucy, Peter, Joris, Moon, Luna, Joy, Jackson, and Neil.

The big boat fleet, racing on the North Sea Copacabana course, was comprised of a split majority of three Trudeau 12 Metres and three Wildwind RC-44s. Two TMS One Design 65s, a Wildwind AC-45, and a TMS Ushuaia made up the remainder of the big boat fleet. The fleet again got off to a nice start as everyone was course side of the start line as 47 seconds ticked off the race clock. Peter, in his Trudeau 12 Metre, got things underway as he crossed the start line at 00:00:02. Lucy, in her Wildwind RC-44, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:06 followed by Beane, in her TMS One Design 65, at 00:00:07. I was next across the start line, in my TMS Ushuaia, at 00:00:09. Moon, in his Wildwind RC-44, was across the start line next at 00:00:15 followed by Rayz, in his TMS One Design 65, at 00:00:21. Luna, in her Trudeau 12 Metre, was across the start line next at 00:00:26 with ViV, in her Wildwind AC-45, crossing the line next at 00:00:32. Joy, in her Wildwind RC-44, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:42 with Isilme, in his Trudeau 12 Metre, right behind at 00:00:46. Beane, in her faster TMS One Design 65, quickly took the lead of the fleet with Lucy, in her Wildwind RC-44, falling in right behind her. Peter, in his Trudeau 12 Metre, settled into the middle of the fleet with Isilme, also in a Trudeau 12 Meter, falling in right behind him. I fell in at the rear of the fleet, in my much slower TMS Ushuaia. Moon, in his Wildwind RC-44, Joy, in her RC-44, and Rayz, in his TMS One Design, all unfortunately sailed the incorrect course and were disqualified. Viv, in her faster Wildind AC-45, had taken off to head the fleet but crashed and recorded a DNF. Luna, in her Trudeau 12 Metre, had settled in just ahead of my position in the fleet but crashed as she was heading to the green buoy south of Lighthouse Isle, in the Ziziphus region, right on the border crossing. Beane held her lead to the finish, crossing first and taking line honors with Lucy crossing just behind her, second. Peter crossed the finish line next, followed by Isilme and myself.

More pictures, courtesy of Joshua and Petra, after the results.

Race Director: Petra
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 Cryptic (Cryptic Resident), with Peter (PeterSailor Resident) second, and ViV (vivipezz Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Note:
Rayz (Rayzza Rubble), Joy (JoyofRLC Acker), and Moon (moonglownight) were all unfortunately disqualified (DSQ) in the big boat race for sailing the incorrect course.


Neil (eager2discover Resident) and Rayz (Rayzza Rubble) 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
eager2discover Resident 5 11
Rayzza Rubble 6 10

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


Joy (JoyofRLC Acker) and Joris (Joris Tolsen) both finished tied with 18 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
JoyofRLC Acker 6 12
Joris Tolsen 7 11

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

 

North Sea Open Regatta – January 18th 2017

(From the left) Dess (Flying Shadow), Peter (Laser One), Carlota (Bandit IF), Macz (Bandit IF), Neil (Bandit IF), Trauemer (Shields Class), Ellion (Shields Class), and Lampoon (Shields Class) during the pre-start countdown for the small boats portion of the North Sea Open Regatta, on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017. Photo courtesy of Win.

(From the left) Dess (Flying Shadow), Peter (Laser One), Carlota (Bandit IF), Macz (Bandit IF), Neil (Bandit IF), Trauemer (Shields Class), Ellion (Shields Class), and Lampoon (Shields Class) during the pre-start countdown for the small boats portion of the North Sea Open Regatta, on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017. Photo courtesy of Win.

This weeks North Sea Open Regatta featured a new course from Julia (juliasalzano Resident) and another great spectator turnout. The sims themselves behaved well with only one DNF recorded in each race. Spectators were abundant at the committee boat dock, in the Breadnut region, as well as along the beach in the Eden Albatros region, on the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier in the Eden Puffin region, and along the shores of Lighthouse Isle in the Ziziphus region.

The small boat fleet, racing on the newly created NS-CCW course courtesy of Julia (juliasalzano Resident) and with a USB card created by Win (win.enfield), was comprised of a split majority of four Shields Class and four Bandit IFs. A Dolphin Moth, a Quest Melges-24, a TMS Flying Shadow, and a TMS Laser One made up the remainder of the small boat fleet. The fleet got off to a great start as a majority were across the start line as 31 seconds ticked on the race clock. Lucy, in her Melges-24, was across first at 00:00:02. Carlota, in her Bandit IF, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:07. Peter, in his Laser One, was across the start line next, at 00:00:12, followed by myself, in my Dolphin Moth, at 00:00:13. Macz, in his Bandit IF, was next to cross the start line 00:00:15 followed by Dess, in her Flying Shadow, at 00:00:19. Moon, in his Shields Class, and Gryfin, in his Bandit IF, were both across the start line next at 00:00:31. Neil, in his Bandit IF, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:33 followed by Lampoon, in his Shields Class, at 00:00:39. Traeumer, in his Shields Class was next across the start line, at 00:00:47, followed by Ellion, in her Shields Class, at 00:01:44. I quickly sped to the front of the fleet, in my much quicker Moth, as Lucy, in her Melges-24, settled into second. Dess, in her Flying Shadow, was right on her Lucy’s stern for most of the course. Peter, in his Laser One, fell in right behind them. Traeumer and Moon, both in Shields Class, made some moves to pass the slightly slower Bandit IFs in the fleet to fall in behind Peter. Carlota, in her Bandit IF, fell back from her great start time as Macsz, also in a Bandit IF, made a move to pass her. Lampoon and Ellion, both in Shields Class, were towards the rear of the fleet with Neil, in his Bandit IF, following up in the rear. Unfortunately Gryfin, in his Bandit IF, crashed and recorded a DNF. I held the lead at the front of the pack, however I rounded the 5th course mark counterclockwise instead of clockwise and followed the string back to the mark to round it correctly (commonly referred to as “the string rule” or Rule 28.2*), losing valuable time in the process yet still crossing the finish line first. Lucy was the next to cross the finish line, in second. Dess was next to cross the finish line followed by Peter, Traeumer, Moon, Macz, Carlota, Lampoon, Ellion, and Neil.

The big boat fleet, racing on the North Sea Olympic Course (Long), was comprised of a majority of four Wildwind RC-44s. A Trudeau 12 Metre, a TMS Ushuaia, and a Wildwind Open 60 made up the remainder of the big boat fleet. The entire fleet got off to a great start as everyone was across the start line as 13 seconds ticked off the race clock. Peter, in his Trudeau 12 Metre, was across the line first at a perfect 00:00:00. I was across the line next, in my TMS Ushuaia, at 00:00:02 with Lucy, in her Wildwind RC-44r, right on my stern crossing the line at 00:00:03. Moon, in his Wildwind RC-44r, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:08 followed by Traeumer, also in a Wildwind RC-44r, at 00:00:09. Dess, in her Wildwind RC-44r, was across the start line next, at 00:00:12, followed by Gryfin, in his Wildwind Open 60, at 00:00:13. Dess, in her RC-44, jumped to the head of the fleet, followed by Gryfin, in his Open 60, Traeumer and Moon, both also in RC-44s. Lucy was racing with the incorrect USB course loaded and abandoned the race on the first leg, recording a DNF. Peter, in his 12 Metre, fell in just behind the quicker Wildwind boats, with myself, in my slower Ushuaia, just behind Peter. Dess held her lead till the finish, crossing the finish line with line honors. Gryfin was across the finish line second followed by Traeumer, Moon, Peter, and then myself.

*Rule 28.2 quoted from 2017-2020 World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing

A string representing a boat’s track from the time she begins to approach the starting line from its pre-start side to start until she finishes shall, when drawn taut,
(a) pass each mark on the required side and in the correct order,
(b) touch each rounding mark, and
(c) pass between the marks of a gate from the direction of the
previous mark.
She may correct any errors to comply with this rule, provided she has not finished.

You will find this rule pretty much word for word in almost every yacht clubs rule set.

More photos after the results, courtesy of Win.

Race Director: Petra
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 Peter (PeterSailor Resident), with Cryptic (Cryptic Resident) second, and Traeumer (traeumer66 Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Note:
Gryfin was unfortunately disqualified during the big boat race for failing to complete a penalty turn after committing a Right of Way violation.


Macz (Macz Murfin) and Dess (desspaa 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
Macz Murfin 2 8
desspaa Resident 3 7

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


Carlota (Carlota Dufaux) and Lucy (LucyInTheSky Afarensis) 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
Carlota Dufaux 3 8
LucyInTheSky Afarensis 5 6

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 Lucy’s fifth place finish as her best.


Gryfin (Gryfin Goldshark) and Ellion (Ellion Melodie) both finished tied with 18 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
Gryfin Goldshark 6 12
Ellion Melodie 8 10

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Gryfin’s favor with having a sixth place finish over Ellion’s eighth place finish as her best.