North Sea Open Regatta – February 15th 2017

From the left (in boats): ViV (TMS Flying Shadow), Peter (TMS Laser One), Dess (TMS Flying Shadow), Arwyn (Trudeau patchogue II), Joshua (Trudeau Patchogue II), Gabi (Trudeau Patchogue II), Carlota (Trudeau Patchogue II), Neil (Bandit IF), Jackson (Bandit IF), Rayz (TMS Flying Shadow), Traeumer (Shields Class), and Moon (Shields Class). On the dock: Riv, Cryptic and Petra.

From the left (in boats): ViV (TMS Flying Shadow), Peter (TMS Laser One), Dess (TMS Flying Shadow), Arwyn (Trudeau patchogue II), Joshua (Trudeau Patchogue II), Gabi (Trudeau Patchogue II), Carlota (Trudeau Patchogue II), Neil (Bandit IF), Jackson (Bandit IF), Rayz (TMS Flying Shadow), Traeumer (Shields Class), and Moon (Shields Class).
On the dock: Riv, Cryptic and Petra.

This weeks North Sea Open Regatta saw a nice turnout, slightly choppy sim weather, and a great spectator turnout. The turnout for both fleets this week was nice with 13 in the small boats and 8 in the large boats portion. The sims themselves behaved for the most part however they did bite a little during the small boat race, causing crashes that results in four DNFs. Spectators continue to turn up in large numbers around The North Sea sims, and along the southern shores of The Eden Naturist Estate to take in the days races.

The small boat fleet, racing on the North Sea Circle course, was made up of a split majority of three Trudeau Patchogue IIs, three TMS Flying Shadows, and three Bandit IFs. Two Shields Class, a Quest Melges-24, and a TMS Laser One rounded out the remainder of the fleet. The fleet got off to a great start as ten of the thirteen were across the start line as 22 seconds ticked off the race clock. Jackson, in his Bandit IF, got things started, crossing the start line first at 00:00:06. Arwyn, in her Trudeau Patchogue II, followed right behind Jackson, crossing the start line at 00:00:07 with Lucy, in her Quest Melges-24, right on her stern at 00:00:08. Carlota, in her Trudeau Patchogue II, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:10 with Neil, in his Bandit IF, on her stern at 00:00:11, and Moon, in his Shields Class, right behind at 00:00:12. Joshue, in his Trudeau Patchogue II, was following them, crossing the start line at 00:00:13, with Traeumer, in his Shields Class, on his stern at 00:00:14. ViV, in her TMS Flying Shadow was next to cross the start line at 00:00:18, followed by Rayz, in his TMS Flying Shadow, at 00:00:22. Peter, in his TMS Laser One, crossed the start line next at 00:00:34, followed by Dess, in her TMS Flying Shadow, at 00:00:55, and Riv, in his Bandit IF, at 00:01:17. The seas turned a bit nippy on the first leg, as Jackson, Arwyn, Joshua, and Riv all would succumb to crashes and record DNFs. Lucy, in her Quest Melges-24, took advantage of the rough sim seas and also her slightly faster M-24 and jumped to the lead of the fleet, holding that position for half the course. Viv, Rayz, and Dess, in their faster TMS Flying Shadows, passed through the fleet and nipped on Lucy’s stern as they gained and on her. Carlota, in her slower Trudeau Patchogue II, fell back in the fleet, taking up position near the rear. Neil, in his slower Bandit IF, fell back in the fleet as well, settling in near Carlota. Moon, and Trauemer, both in Shields Class, settled into the middle of the fleet as Peter, in his TMS Laser One, nipped ahead of them and fell in right behind the faster TMS Flying Shadows and Quest M-24 at the front. Viv and Rayz, both in their TMS Flying Shadows, overtook Lucy, in her Quest Melges-24, at the midway point of the course and started to build a lead at the front of the fleet. Lucy was able to hold off Dess, in her TMS Flying Shadow, just staying ahead of her. Viv crossed the finish line first, taking line honors, with Rayz, crossing second behind her. Lucy crossed the finish line third followed by Dess, Peter, Moon, Traeumer, Neil, and Carlota.

The big boat fleet, racing on the North Sea Butterfly course, was made up of a split majority of two Wildwind RC-44s and two Trudeau 12 Metres. A TMS Ushuaia, a TMS One Design 65, a Bandit 55, and a Wildwind Open 60 made up the rounded out the remainder of the fleet. Once again, the fleet saw a great start as more than half were on the course side of the race line by the time 22 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 followed by Dess, in her Wildwind RC-44, at 00:00:03. Lucy, in her Wildwind RC-44, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:08, followed by Traeumer, in his TMS Ushuaia, at 00:00:10. Gryfin, in his Wildwind Open 60, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:18 followed by Rayz, in his TMS One Design 65, at 00:00:22. Moon, in his Trudeau 12 Metre, was next across the start line at 00:00:41 followed by Riv, in his Bandit 55, at 00:00:45. Lucy, and Dess, both in their faster Wildwind RC-44s, leapt out to the head of the fleet as they battled each other for position with Lucy ultimately coming ahead in the battle. Rayz, in his faster TMS One Design 65, snuck past Peter, in his Trudeau 12 Metre, as the middle of the fleet started to settle. Trauemer, in his slower TMS Ushuaia, took up the rear of the fleet. Gryfin, in his Wildwind Open 60, Moon, in his Trudeau 12 Metre, and Riv, in his Bandit 55, all succumbed to crashes and recorded DNFs. Lucy held her lead over Dess until the finish, as she crossed first, taking line honors. Dess crossed the finish second, followed by Rayz, Peter, and Trauemer.

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 Lucy (LucyInTheSky Afarensis) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Note:
Lucy (LucyInTheSky Afarensis) and Moon (moonglownight Resident) both finished tied with 9 points. Rule A8.1 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing is used to break this tie:

If there is a series score tie between two or more boats, each boat’s race scores shall be listed in order of best to worst, and at the first point(s) where there is a difference the tie shall be broken in favour of the boat(s) with the best score(s). No excluded scores shall be used.

Skipper Best Finish Next Best Finish
LucyInTheSky Afarensis 1 8
moonglownight Resident 3 6

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


Dess (desspaa Resident) and Neil (eager2discover 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
desspaa Residentt 9 4
eager2discover Resident 4 9

In the last race, Dess breaks the tie with Neil with her fourth place finish over Neil’s nine point finish.


Jackson (Jacquimo Resident), Arwyn (Arwyn Silverweb), and Joshua (JoshuaMason7 Resident) all finished tied with 19 points. As they all have duplicate finishes in each race (DNF in Small Boats, and DNS in Big Boats) neither A8.1 nor A8.2 will satisfy breaking the tie, therefore they all remain tied in twelfth 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 11th 2017

From the left (in boats): Peter (Laser One), Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), Rayz (Flying Shadow), Neil (Bandit IF), Lucy (Melges-24), Katana (Laser One), ViV (Dolphin Moth), Carlota (Bandit IF), Jackson (Bandit IF), Kristaly (Melges-24), and Trauemer (Shields Class). On the dock: Kurt, Gabi, Josh, Isilme, and Maddie.

From the left (in boats): Peter (Laser One), Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), Rayz (Flying Shadow), Neil (Bandit IF), Lucy (Melges-24), Katana (Laser One), ViV (Dolphin Moth), Carlota (Bandit IF), Jackson (Bandit IF), Kristaly (Melges-24), and Trauemer (Shields Class).
On the dock: Kurt, Gabi, Josh, Isilme, and Maddie.

Some great sailmanship and sim weather showcased in this weeks North Sea Open Regatta. Some exciting close sailing skills were on display as both courses had portions of the fleet tightly stacked in spots. The sims themselves behaved well as we only had one DNF in each race due to crashes. Once again, spectators continue to turn out in large numbers along the beaches of Lighthouse Isle in the Ziziphus region, the beach in the Eden Albatros region, the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier in the Eden Puffin region, and the committee boat dock in the Breadnut region.

The small boat fleet, racing on the North Sea Circle course, was made up of a majority of three Bandit IFs. Two Dolphin Moths, two TMS Laser Ones, two Quest Melges-24s, two Shields Class, and one TMS Flying Shadow made up the remainder of the small boat fleet. Racing got off to a great start as more than half the fleet was across the start line in about 30 seconds. Peter, in his Laser One, nailed his start with a perfect 00:00:00 across the start line. Kristaly and Lucy, both in Melges-24s, were next as they both crossed the start line at 00:00:02. Moon, in his Shields Class, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:04. I was across the start line next, in my Dolphin Moth, at 00:00:07. Carlota, in her Bandit IF, was across the start line next at 00:00:11, followed by Jackson, in his Bandit IF, at 00:00:15. ViV, in her Dolphin Moth, was across the line next at 00:00:21 followed by Katana, in her Laser One, at 00:00:23. Rayz, in his Flying Shadow, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:28 with Neil, in his Bandit IF, following at 00:00:33. Traeumer, in his Shields Class, was across the start line next at 00:00:50. I quickly got out ahead of the fleet, in my Dolphin Moth, as Viv, also in her Dolphin Moth, was right on my stern. Kristaly and Lucy, both in their Melges-24s, were next behind us. Rayz, in his Flying Shadow, settled in behind the Melges-24s with Peter and Katana, both in their Laser Ones, following along behind him. Next up was the mixed Bandit IF and Shields Class pack of Traeumer (Shields), Carlota (IF), Jackson (IF), Moon (Shields), and Neil (IF). Unfortunately, Lucy crashed, recording a DNF for this race. I held my lead and crossed the finish line first, taking line honors with Viv, right on my stern, crossing the finish line second. Kristaly was next to cross the finish line followed by Rayz, Peter, Katana, Traeumer, Carlota, Moon, and Neil.

The big boat fleet, racing on the North Sea Inner Outer Loop (NS-OIL Rev1) course, was made up of a split majority of two Wildwind RC-44Rs and two Trudeau 12 Metres. A TMS Ushuaia and a TMS One Design 65 made up the remainder of the big boat fleet. Racing got off quickly again as the entire fleet was across the start line as 22 seconds ticked off the race clock. We are really seeing the fruits of everyone practicing their pre-start routines. Peter, in his 12 Metre, and myself, in my Ushuaia, both crossed the start line at 00:00:04. Lucy, in her RC-44R, was next to cross the line at 00:00:09. Traeumer, in his RC-44R, was across the start line next at 00:00:15. Elbag, in his One Design 65, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:18. Isilme, in his 12 Metre, was across the start line next at 00:00:22. Lucy and Traeumer, both in their faster Wildwind RC-44Rs, quickly jumped out in front of the fleet, on the first and second leg of the course, heading south towards the Sloe region. Elbag, in his speedy One Design 65, settled in behind the RC-44s. Peter and Isilme, both in their Trudeau 12 Metres, followed next in the fleet as I settled in behind them, in my slower TMS Ushuaia. Unfortunately, Lucy wound up crashing along the surf leg of the course, so called because of the course going by the active surf waves in the Eden Godwit region, and recorded a DNF as a result. Elbag would also record a DNF as he had to leave with the physical world stealing him away in the middle of the race. Traeumer would hold the lead from that point and cross the finish line first, recording line honors. Peter crossed the finish line second with Isilme following across the finish line in third. I finally crossed the finish line fourth.

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:
Traeumer (traeumer66 Resident) and Katana (Bacchylides Edenflower) finished tied with 11 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 7 4
Bacchylides Edenflower 4 7

In the last race, Traeumer breaks the tie with Katana with his fourth place finish over Katana’s seventh place finish.


Isilme (justMike247 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
justMike247 Resident 3 13
Rayzza Rubble 7 9

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


Lucy (LucyInTheSky Afarensis) and Neil (eager2discover 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
LucyInTheSky Afarensis 5 12
eager2discover Resident 7 10

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


Elbag (elbag gable) and Moon (moonglownight 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
elbag gable 5 13
moonglownight Resident 7 11

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

 

North Sea Open Regatta – December 14th 2016

Turbulent sims greeted the fleet in this weeks North Sea Open Regatta. The small boat fleet saw a nice turnout and some nice sailing weather however the sims vastly misbehaved during the big boat portion of the regatta as the entire fleet was recalled. The big boat race was restarted and successfully completed. Starting in the next week, we will be restarting the entire cadre of North Sea estate sims (22 in total) 2 to 3 hours before scheduled races in order to help ensure sim stability during racing periods.

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 Kristaly (kristaly 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 Note:
ViV (vivipezz Resident), Beane (beane Bade), and Luna (LunaAzulejo Resident) all 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
vivipezz Resident 2 5
beane Bade 3 4
LunaAzulejo Resident 3 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 second place finish over Beane and Luna’s third place finishes as their best.
Beane and Luna still remain tied with duplicate finishes. Therefore 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 4 3
LunaAzulejo Resident 3 4

In the last race, Beane breaks the tie with Luna with her third place finish over Susi’s fourth place finish.

 

Trudeau Patch II Class Racing – Dec 1st 2016

From the left (in Patchogue IIs): Cryptic and Peachie, Peter (behind the commmittee boat), Kurt and Asami, Susi, and Luna. On the dock: Rulette, Joshua, Petra, and Gabi.

From the left (in Patchogue IIs): Cryptic and Peachie, Peter (behind the commmittee boat), Kurt and Asami, Susi, and Luna.
On the dock: Rulette, Joshua, Petra, and Gabi.

The sims were well behaved with a nice spectator turn out for this weeks North Sea Trudeau Patchogue II Class Races. We had no crashes as the sim crossings were smooth and relatively lag free for the entire fleet through both races on the day. We also saw a nice turnout of spectators along the coast of the Eden Alabatros region, the beaches along Lighthouse Isle in the Ziziphus region, at the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier in the Eden Puffin region, and at the committee boat dock in the Breadnut region. This weeks wind was a bit gustier out of the south west, at 20 kts with 2 kt gusts and 18 degree shifts.

The first race, on the North Sea Circle course, saw Kurt, with Asami as crew, get off to a speedy start, at 00:00:02, as I, with Peachie as crew, just nicked across the line a second early and had to go around again to finally get started at 00:01:00. Peter, with Luna as crew, was more fortune, getting across the start line at 00:00:10, followed by Susi, crossing the start line at 00:00:19. Kurt, with Asami, would pace the fleet, as Peter, with Luna, and Susi fell in right behind. I, with Peachie, was not giving up however, and continued to tack with the wind shifts and made moves to pass Susi, and eventually Peter, with Luna. Kurt, with Asami, held his strong lead, crossing the finish line first, followed by myself, with Peachie, and then Peter, with Luna, and then Susi.

The second race, on the North Sea Copacabana course, saw Kurt, with Asami, repeat his quick start, crossing the start line at 00:00:02 again. I, with Peachie, followed right behind, crossing the start line at 00:00:08, followed by Susi, crossing the start line at 00:00:13, and Peter, crossing the start line at 00:00:19. Kurt, with Asami, once again paced the fleet, with myself, with Peachie, following right behind, keeping them in site. Peter kept things competitive with myself, as he was on my stern for most of the course, even getting into a great wind shadowing duel with me on the reach from Soncoya to Eden Fulmer. Susi was not far behind Peter. Kurt, with Asami, would cross the finish line first, as I, with Peachie, followed right behind. Peter crossed next, followed by Susi.

Race Director: Petra
Wind: 225 deg, 20 kts, gusts 2 kts, shifts 18 deg

Race 1: North Sea Circle
Race Results:
1: Kurt Calamity IDKC01 — 00:19:44
2: Cryptic Resident IDCR42 — 00:21:29
3: Susicat Oh IDTITTIE — 00:23:28
4: PeterSailor Resident ID228 –DSQ

Lap Times:
Kurt Calamity IDKC01 — Start: 00:00:02 — Last lap: 00:19:42
Cryptic Resident IDCR42 — Start: 00:01:00 — Last lap: 00:20:29
Susicat Oh IDTITTIE — Start: 00:00:19 — Last lap: 00:23:09
PeterSailor Resident ID228 — Start: 00:00:10 — Last lap: –DSQ

Race 2: North Sea Copacabana
Race Results:
1: Cryptic Resident IDCR42 — 00:26:33
2: PeterSailor Resident ID228 — 00:28:50
3: Susicat Oh IDTITTIE — 00:31:23
4: Kurt Calamity IDKC01 –DSQ

Lap Times:
Cryptic Resident IDCR42 — Start: 00:00:08 — Last lap: 00:26:25
PeterSailor Resident ID228 — Start: 00:00:19 — Last lap: 00:28:31
Susicat Oh IDTITTIE — Start: 00:00:13 — Last lap: 00:31:10
Kurt Calamity IDKC01 — Start: 00:00:02 — Last lap: –DSQ


Points:

Skipper Race 1 Race 2 Total Final Placing
Cryptic Resident 2 1 3 1
Kurt Calamity 1 4 5 2
PeterSailor Resident 4 2 6 3
Susicat Oh 3 3 6 4

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 Kurt (Kurt Calamity) second, and Peter (PeterSailor Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Note:
Peter was unfortunately disqualified from the first race for not racing the correct course.

Kurt was unfortunately disqualified from the second race for finishing the race without completing a penalty 360 for a ROW violation just before the finish.

Peter (PeterSailor Resident) and Susi (Susicat Oh) 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
PeterSailor Resident 2 4
Susicat Oh 3 3

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 Susi’s third place finish as her best.

 

North Sea Open Regatta – October 19th 2016

From the left (in boats): Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), Cor (Trudeau One), Susi (Bandit IF), Carlota (Bandit IF), Jackson (Bandit IF), Asami (Bandit IF), Lucy (Melges-24), and Stu (Bandit IF).
On the dock: Petra.

From the left (in boats): Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), Cor (Trudeau One), Susi (Bandit IF), Carlota (Bandit IF), Jackson (Bandit IF), Asami (Bandit IF), Lucy (Melges-24), and Stu (Bandit IF).
On the dock: Petra.

This weeks North Sea Open Regatta featured a huge turnout and also some choppy sim weather. The sims played up slightly during the small boats race, causing several DNFs, but settled down for the big boats race. We also saw the single largest turnout for a race fleet since Petra split the races into small boats and big boats from the original combined fleets in early 2015. 18 boats turned up for the small boat race, all racing from one start line. We additionally had another great turnout of spectators positioned all around the North Sea. Plus the starts for both races got off great, with more than half of both fleets starting in 30 seconds, showing that pre-start practices are really paying off. By the way, that is ten boats of an eighteen boat fleet, for the small boats, starting in 30 seconds with no fouling, which is no small feet.

The small boat fleet, racing on the North Sea Circle course, was made up of a majority of seven Bandit IFs. Three Melges-24s, two Dolphin Moths, two Shields Class, a Trudeau One, a Flying Shadow, a Nacra 17, and a Laser One made up the remainder of the small boat fleet. I got things started, crossing the start line at 00:00:01 in my Dolphin Moth with Peter, in his Laser One, right behind me at 00:00:02. Lucy, in her Melges-24, was next across at 00:00:04 with Beane, in her Melges-24, right behind at 00:00:06. Carlota, in her Bandit IF, was next to cross at 00:00:07 followed by Kristaly, in her Shields Class, at 00:00:10. Viv, in her Flying Shadow, and Gail, in her Dolphin Moth, were both across next at 00:00:14. Stu, in his bandit IF, was next to cross at 00:00:28 followed by Jackson, in his Bandit IF, at 00:00:30. Cranston, in his Bandit IF with Shaylin as crew, was next to cross at 00:00:36 followed by Cor, in his Trudeau One, at 00:00:39. Neil, in his Bandit IF, crossed next at 00:00:43 with Susi, in her Bandit IF, following at 00:00:46. Cole was next, in her Nacra 17, crossing at 00:01:01 with Traeumer, in his Shields Class, crossing at 00:01:07. Palani, in his Melges-24, was across next at 00:01:11 with Asami, in her Bandit IF, crossing at 00:01:41. Tragedy soon struck however, as the Mammea region didn’t rez ahead of me while heading right to where it should have been at 33kts on my Dolphin Moth, ultimately causing my crash and recording a DNF. Peter, in his slower Laser One, held on, but not for long as Beane, in her Melges-24, Gail, in her Dolphin Moth, and Lucy, in her Melges-24 all made moves to pass him. Unfortunately, Beane and Gail both would crash and record DNF’s as well. Lucy held on, however until Viv, in her faster Flying Shadow, moved up through the fleet to take the lead. Kristaly, in her Shields Class, also met the crashing fate and recorded a DNF. Cole, in her Nacra 17, not to be outdone on making move, move up through almost the whole fleet to pass Lucy and fall in right behind Viv. Traeumer was next up to make some moves up through the fleet, in his Shields Class, falling in right behind Peter as Palani, in his Melges-24, moved up as well, just ahead of Peter. Jackson, in his Bandit IF, Cor, in his Trudeau One, Stu, in his Bandit IF, and Cranston with Shaylin, in his Bandit 60, took up the center of the fleet and jockeyed for position there. The remained of the Bandit IF pack made up the rear of the fleet, with Neil, Carlota, Susi, and Asami. Viv held her lead to cross first and take line honors with Cole crossing just behind her. Lucy was next to cross, followed by Palani, Peter, Traeumer, Jackson, Cor, Stu, Cranston with Shaylin, Neil, Carlota, Susi, and Asami.

The big boat fleet, racing on the North Sea Manta course, was made up of a majority of three Ushuaias. Two Wildwind RC-44s, a One Design 65, an ACA33, a Trudeau 12 Metre, an AC45, and a Bandit 60 made up the remainder of the big boat fleet. Peter got things started, in his Trudeau 12 Metre, crossing first at 00:00:006. Beane, in her One Design 65, was next to start at 00:00:08 followed by Stu, in his Ushuaia, at 00:00:10. Cole, in her ACA33, was next to cross at 00:00:12 with Lucy, in her RC-44, crossing at 00:00:15. Viv, in her AC45, crossed next at 00:00:23 followed by Cranston, in his Bandit 60 with Shaylin as crew, crossing at 00:00:24. Traeumer was across next, in his RC-44, at 00:00:31 followed by Cor, in his Ushuaia, crossing at 00:00:54. Gail was next across, in her Bandit 25 and not officially recorded for the race but allowed to race along as practice, at 00:01:24 with Susi, in her Ushuaia, crossing at 00:02:32. Once again, Peter’s slowed Trudeau 12 Metre would not hold the lead as Beane’s faster One Design 65 would take it and hold it for the duration of the course. Peter continued to slide back as Lucy, in her RC-44, Cole, in her ACA33, and Traeumer, in his RC-44, proved to be faster and took up position ahead of him. Viv, in her AC45, had to record a DNF as she had RL call and logged. Stu, in his Ushuaia, also had tragedy strike as he crashed and recorded a DNF. Cranston, in his Bandit 60 with Shaylin, held his ground towards the rear of the fleet with Cor, in his Ushuaia, and Susi, in her Ushuaia, all just behind. Beane crossed first, taking line honors, with Lucy crossing just on her stern. Traeumer was next to finish, followed by Cole, Peter, Gail (as a practice racer), Cranston with Shaylin, Cor, and Susi.

Race Director: Petra
Wind: SW (225°) 15kts

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 Cole (Colette Verino) second, and Cranston (Cranston Yordstorm) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Prize plaques will be awarded for the first, second, and third place finishers based on the final points tally.

Race Note:
Cranston (Cranston Yordstorm) and Peter (PeterSailor 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
Cranston Yordstorm 1 7
PeterSailor Resident 3 5

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


Susi (Susicat Oh) and Neil (eager2discover Resident) finished tied with 19 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
Susicat Oh 11 8
eager2discover Resident 8 11

In the last race, Susi breaks the tie with Neil with her eight place finish over Neil’s eleventh place finish.


Cryptic (Cryptic Resident), Kristaly (kristaly Resident), and Gail (epinefri Resident) all finished tied with 26 points. They remain tied as neither A8.1 or A8.2 will break their tie with them all recording the exact same finishes for both races, a DNF and DNS respectively.

 

North Sea Open Regatta – October 5th 2016

From the left (in boats): Beane (Melges-24), Gail (Dolphin Moth), Susi (Bandit IF), Lucy (Melges-24), Neil (Bandit IF), Alexandre (Bandit IF), Lilli (Flying Shadow), Stu and Kate (Bandit IF), Carlota (Bandit IF), and Traeumer (Shields Class).
On the dock: Kristaly, Maddie, Cryptic, Tessa, and Petra.

From the left (in boats): Beane (Melges-24), Gail (Dolphin Moth), Susi (Bandit IF), Lucy (Melges-24), Neil (Bandit IF), Alexandre (Bandit IF), Lilli (Flying Shadow), Stu and Kate (Bandit IF), Carlota (Bandit IF), and Traeumer (Shields Class).
On the dock: Kristaly, Maddie, Cryptic, Tessa, and Petra.

This weeks North Sea Open Regatta saw a large turnout of racers and spectators along with some great racing. We had large groups of spectators gather on Lighthouse Isle, in the Ziziphus region, the Poseidon Center pier, in the Eden Puffin region, along the shore in the Eden Albatross region, the dock in Breadnut region at the committee boat, and several moored in the boats just out of the path of the course to view today’s races. The seas themselves were slightly choppy for the small boats portion, claiming three to DNF’s, but smoothed out for the big boats portion.

This weeks small boat fleet, racing on the North Sea Circle course, was made up a majority of five Bandit IF’s, with two Melges-24s, a Dolphin Moth, a Flying Shadow, a Shields Class, and a Nacra 17 making up the remainder. The fleet got off to a great start as both Beane, in her Melges-24, and Carlota, in her Bandit IF, crossed the line at 00:00:07. Cole, in her Nacra 17, was next to cross at 00:00:09. Viv, in her Flying Shadow, and Alexandre, in his Bandit IF, followed at 00:00:11. Gail, in her Dolphin Moth, was next at 00:00:16 followed by Stu, with Kate in his Bandit IF, at 00:00:23. Neil, in his Bandit IF, followed next at 00:00:43, with Lucy, in her Melges-24, right behind at 00:00:47. Traeumer, a new comer to the North Sea, was next, in his Shields Class, at 00:00:55. Susi, in her Bandit IF, followed at 00:03:07. Gail, who crossed sixth, didn’t stay there for long as her speedier Dolphin Moth quickly zipped to the front, pacing the fleet for the entire course. Viv, in her almost as speedy Flying Shadow, moved up into second with Cole, in her Nacra 17, taking up third. Beane, falling back slightly as the speedier boats passed, took up fourth in her Melges-24. Traeumer, in his Shields Class, settled in the middle of the fleet with the IF pack of Stu, with Kate, Carlota, and Neil at the rear of the fleet. Unfortunately, crashes cause both Alexandre and Lucy to record DNF’s. Susi had a similar fate as she crashed, came back and found her boat but it had lost race wind at that point and she took a DNF as well. This fleet order would hold till the finish with Gail taking line honors, as she crossed first. Viv was next across, followed by Cole, Beane, Traeumer, Stu with Kate, Carlota, and Neil.

This weeks big boat fleet, racing on the North Sea Inner Outer Loop (NS-OIL Rev1) course, was made up of a split majority of three Wildwind RC-44s and three TMS Ushuaias, with a Trudeau Francois Jacques, a Trudeau 12 Metre, a Wildwind Open 60, a Wildwind AC62, and an ACA33 making up the remainder. This fleet really got off to a great clean start, as shown in the slideshow from photos taken by Petra below:

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Everyone did exceptionally well with this start with no fouling and no one missing the start line. As a matter of fact, almost all the boats were across within about 30 seconds of the countdown hitting 00:00:00. Beane and Lucy, both in RC-44s, were across first at 00:00:03. Cole, in her ACA33, was next across at 00:00:05. Carlota followed, in her Ushuaia, at 00:00:06. Alexandre, in his RC-44, and Kristaly, in her Francois Jacques, were next at 00:00:09. Peter, just recently returned from his summer break, was next in his 12 Metre at 00:00:10. Gail, in her Open 60, followed at 00:00:11. Stu, with Kate in his Ushuaia, was next at 00:00:17 followed by Susi, in her Ushuaia, at 00:00:23. Viv’s AC62 was next across at 00:00:35 but that boat screams and she was able to make moves past the entire fleet to pace the fleet in the lead. The rest of the fleet started to sort itself out along the first three marks into the Sloe region as Alexandre, in his RC-44, settled into second. Beane fell into third with Lucy, both in their RC-44s, just on her stern pretty much the whole course, making for some exciting racing to watch. Cole wasn’t far behind, in her ACA33, while Gail, in her Open 60, was in tow. Stu, with Kate in his Ushuaia, settled in towards the rear of the fleet with Carlota, in her Ushuaia as well, right on his stern. Kristaly, in her Francois Jacques, was just behind them with Susi, in her Ushuaia, following up in the rear. Peter unfortunately crashed on a sim crossing and recorded a DNF. Viv would take line honors as she finished first. Alexandre was next across to finish, with Beane and Lucy finishing a split second apart. Cole was next to finish, followed by Gail, Stu with Kate, Carlota, Kristaly, and Susi.

More pictures after the results.

Race Director: Petra
Wind: SW (225°) 15kts

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

Today’s winner was Stu (stuart1524 Resident), with Carlota (Carlota Dufaux) second, and Cole (Colette Verino) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Prize plaques will be awarded for the first, second, and third place finishers based on the final points tally.

Race Note:
Kristaly (kristaly Resident) and Lucy (LucyInTheSky Afarensis) 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
kristaly Resident 4 12
LucyInTheSky Afarensis 7 9

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


Gail (epinefri Resident) and Susi (Susicat Oh) 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
epinefri Resident 8 10
Susicat Oh 9 9

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