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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Trudeau Classic Regatta – Aug 24th 2017

Cryptic (on the left) and Kristaly (on the right), both in Runa IVs, leading the fleet on the first leg of race 2 during the Trudeau Classic Regatta in The North Sea on Thursday, August 24th, 2017. Picture courtesy of Petra.

Cryptic (on the left) and Kristaly (on the right), both in Runa IVs, leading the fleet on the first leg of race 2 during the Trudeau Classic Regatta in The North Sea on Thursday, August 24th, 2017. Picture courtesy of Petra.

This weeks Trudeau Patchogue II Class Races turned into the Trudeau Classic Regatta as we raced the new Trudeau Runa IV along side the Patchogue II. Spectators turned out in large numbers to watch the new gaff rigged yawl put through her paces along the shores of Eden, gathering at Lighthouse Isle in the Ziziphus Region, the beaches in the Eden Albatros region, and the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier in the Eden Puffin region. The sims themselves started out slightly choppy, as three DNFs were attributed to crashes during the first race. The sim weather settled down, however, as smooth seas were prevalent during the second race. The fleet today was comprised of six Patchgoue IIs and six Runa IVs for the first race, with Kayo switching from her Runa IV to her Patchogue II in the second race.

From the left (in Trudeau boats): Cryptic (Runa IV), Rosie (Patchogue II), Laured (Patchogue II), Sophie (Patchogue II), Kristaly (Runa IV), Cor (Runa IV), Kayo (Runa IV), and Ultra (Runa IV). On the dock: Josh, Roama, Penny, Analyse, and Petra.

From the left (in Trudeau boats): Cryptic (Runa IV), Rosie (Patchogue II), Laured (Patchogue II), Sophie (Patchogue II), Kristaly (Runa IV), Cor (Runa IV), Kayo (Runa IV), and Ultra (Runa IV).
On the dock: Josh, Roama, Penny, Analyse, and Petra.

The first race, on the North Sea Olympic Course (Long), was used as the handicapping race for the Runa IV. The data gleaned from today resulted in the Runa IV receiving a handicap of 0.57 (All North Sea handicaps can be seen here North Sea Handicap Table). The fleet got off to a moderate start as some sailors were still getting used to their new Runa IVs and the Patchogue pack navigated among the larger yachts not usually present during this race. I got things started as I got my Runa IV across the start line at 00:00:13. Rosie, in her Patchogue II, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:22, followed by Ultra, in his Runa IV, at 00:00:34. Rugger, in his Patchogue II, was across the start line next at 00:00:34, followed by Neil, in his Patchogue II, at 00:00:42. Kayo, in her Runa IV, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:42, followed by Cor, in his Runa IV, at 00:00:54. Laured, in her Patchogue II, was across the start line next at 00:00:54, followed by Moon, in his Patchogue II, at 00:01:06, and Sophie, in her Patchogue II, at 00:01:09. Looralie and Kristaly, both in Runa IVs, were next to cross the start line at 00:01:16 and 00:01:39. I was in clean air as I got across the start line first and closest to the committee boat, in my Runa IV, and sprinted on, leading the fleet for the entire course. Rosie, in her Patchogue II, benefited from crossing right after me as she was in clean air herself and settled in behind me before the swifter upwind Runa IVs of Cor and Kristaly caught up and passed her. Ultra, in his Runa IV, fell back slightly in the fleet as Neil, in his Patchogue II, and Looralie, in her Runa IV, both made moves to pass him. Laured, in her Patchogue II, settled in just aft of Ultra with Rugger, in his Patchogue II, taken up the rear of the fleet. Kayo, in her Runa IV, Moon, in his Patchogue II, and Sophie, in her Patchogue II, all succumbed to crashes and recorded DNFs. I was first across the finish line, taking line honors, with Cor crossing the finish second. Kristaly crossed the finish line third, followed by Rosie, Neil, Looralie, Ultra, Laured, and Rugger.

The second race, on the North Sea Circle course, saw the fleet getting more comfortable with the Runa IVs. The fleet got off to a quicker start than they did in the first race with 9 of the 12 racers across the start line as 26 seconds ticked off the race clock. Kayo, now in her Patchogue II after using her Runa IV in the first race, got things started as she crossed the start line at 00:00:02. Laured, in her Patchogue II, and myself, in my Runa IV, were both next to cross the start line at 00:00:03. Kristaly, in her Runa IV, was across the start line next at 00:00:08 followed by Neil, in his Patchogue II, at 00:00:11. Rugger, in his Patchogue II, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:15, with Sophie, in her Patchogue II, right on his stern at 00:00:16. Moon, in his Patchogue II, was across the start line next at 00:00:23, followed by Cor, in his Runa IV, at 00:00:26. Rosie, in her Patchogue II, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:40, followed by Ultra, in his Runa IV, at 00:00:58, and Looralie in her Runa IV, at 00:01:10. Kayo, in her Patchogue II, and I, in my Runa IV, both crossed the start line closest to the committee boat on the windward side of the line putting us in clean air. However, Kayo wound up in my wind shadow as I was windward of her causing her to fall back as I took the lead. Kristaly, in her Runa IV, crossed the start line on the far leeward side, and was in clean air herself, taking up second as we both sprinted upwind towards the first tack to head west to the radio station island in the Soncoya region. Laured, in her Patchogue II, and Neil, in his Patchogue II, both fought closely as they settled in behind Kayo. Rugger, in his Patchogue II, got stuck in the wind shadow of several Runa IVs and fell back to the rear of the fleet. Sophie and Moon, both in Patchogue IIs, suffered the same fate as they settled in just ahead of Rugger, after having fallen back, with Moon leading Sophie. Cor, in his Runa IV, made moves to pass several as he ultimately settled in just aft of Kayo. Rosie, in her Patchogue II, was locked in a position battle with Ultra, in his Runa IV, for most of the course, with Ultra ultimately passing her. Kristaly, in her Runa IV, and myself, in my Runa IV, were locked in a battle for the entire course as Kristaly was right on my stern with her bowsprit nearly touching my boomkin on several occasions as we rounded the island marks on the course. I held on to squeak out a small lead and crossed the finish line first, taking line honors, as Kristaly crossed the finish line second. Kayo crossed the finish line third followed by Cor, Neil, Laured, Looralie, Ultra, Rosie, Moon, Sohpie, and Rugger.

More pictures, courtesy of Petra, after the results.

Race Director: Petra
Wind: 225° (SW), 9.25 m/s (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 Kristaly (kristaly Resident) second, and Cor (CorSakov Sosa) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Notes:
Kristaly (kristaly Resident) and Cor (CorSakov Sosa) finished tied with 5 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
kristaly Resident 3 2
CorSakov Sosa 2 3

In the last race, Kristaly breaks the tie with Cor with her second place finish over Cor’s third place finish.


Looralie (Looralie Resident) and Neil (eager2discover Resident) 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
Looralie Resident 6 5
eager2discover Resident 5 6

In the last race, Looralie breaks the tie with Neil with her fifth place finish over Neil’s sixth place finish.


Rugger (ruggeromare Resident) and Sophie (Sophienveux Resident) both finished tied with 21 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 9 12
Sophienveux Resident 10 11

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

 

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.