North Sea Open Regatta – July 19th 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Today’s winner was Neil (eager2discover Resident), with ViV (vivipezz Resident) second, and Ultra (ultramantra Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Notes:
Shau (ShauIa Resident) and Laured (laured Cabassoun) both finished tied with 16 points. Rule A8.1 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing is used to break this tie:

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

Skipper Best Finish Next Best Finish
ShauIa Resident 4 12
laured Cabassoun 7 9

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


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

 

North Sea Open Regatta – January 25th 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Today’s winner was Cryptic (Cryptic Resident), with Peter (PeterSailor Resident) second, and ViV (vivipezz Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

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


Neil (eager2discover Resident) and Rayz (Rayzza Rubble) both finished tied with 16 points. Rule A8.1 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing is used to break this tie:

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

Skipper Best Finish Next Best Finish
eager2discover Resident 5 11
Rayzza Rubble 6 10

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


Joy (JoyofRLC Acker) and Joris (Joris Tolsen) both finished tied with 18 points. Rule A8.1 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing is used to break this tie:

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

Skipper Best Finish Next Best Finish
JoyofRLC Acker 6 12
Joris Tolsen 7 11

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

 

Bandit Regatta – January 2nd 2017

From the left (in Bandit IFs): Neil (Bandit IF), Red (Bandit IF), Rayz (Bandit IF), Jackson (Bandit IF), Carlota (Bandit IF), Zandrer (Bandit IF), and Katana (Bandit 60). On the dock: Nenrio, Joshua, Finn, Skynet, Leilee, Cryptic, Lu, and Petra.

From the left (in Bandit IFs): Neil (Bandit IF), Red (Bandit IF), Rayz (Bandit IF), Jackson (Bandit IF), Carlota (Bandit IF), Zandrer (Bandit IF), and Katana (Bandit 60).
On the dock: Nenrio, Joshua, Finn, Skynet, Leilee, Cryptic, Lu, and Petra.

The first North Sea Bandit Regatta for 2017 saw a great turnout, lots of spectators, and some fun racing. This was the first Bandit Regatta and first series of races for The North Sea, for the new year. We had a nice turnout of sailors in today’s fleet with a majority of seven Bandit IFs and one Bandit 60. The sims themselves were well behaved as we only had two DNFs to a sim crossing on the day. The spectators came out cheering for our sailors along the usual spots in the Eden Alabtros, Eden Puffin, Breadnut, and Ziziphus regions.

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


Race 2: North Sea Short Loop – 3 Laps
Race Results:
1: Carlota Dufaux IDBSC5F3 — 00:23:16
2: Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — 00:23:19
3: Rayzza Rubble IDBSF812 — 00:24:16
4: RedHeadJO Resident IDBS5D9B — 00:24:24
5: eager2discover Resident IDBSBAD2 — 00:24:58
6: moonglownight Resident IDBSBF2E — 00:28:21

Lap Times:
Carlota Dufaux IDBSC5F3 — Start: 00:00:15 — Lap 1: 00:07:48 — Lap 2: 00:07:41 — Last lap: 00:07:32
Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — Start: 00:00:04 — Lap 1: 00:07:49 — Lap 2: 00:07:41 — Last lap: 00:07:45
Rayzza Rubble IDBSF812 — Start: 00:00:11 — Lap 1: 00:08:07 — Lap 2: 00:07:53 — Last lap: 00:08:05
RedHeadJO Resident IDBS5D9B — Start: 00:00:19 — Lap 1: 00:08:20 — Lap 2: 00:07:56 — Last lap: 00:07:49
eager2discover Resident IDBSBAD2 — Start: 00:00:17 — Lap 1: 00:08:30 — Lap 2: 00:08:01 — Last lap: 00:08:10
moonglownight Resident IDBSBF2E — Start: 00:01:19 — Lap 1: 00:09:31 — Lap 2: 00:08:51 — Last lap: 00:08:40


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

Today’s winner was Jackson (Jacquimo Resident), with Red (RedHeadJO 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:
The results for race 2 are presented in class race format as the race was entirely Bandit IFs and handicap tabulation is not necessary.

Zandrer (Zandrer Resident) and Moon (moonglownight Resident) both finished tied with 12 points. Rule A8.1 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing is used to break this tie:

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

Skipper Best Finish Next Best Finish
Zandrer Resident 5 7
moonglownight Resident 6 6

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

We have a superb paint supplied by Ali Vultee, see her paint here: Ali’s Boat Paint Shop to the first place overall winner.

 

Trudeau Patch II Class Racing – Dec 29th 2016

From the left (in Patchogue IIs): Cryptic, Joshua, Carlota, Red, and Asami. On the dock: Gabi, Kurt, Nenrio, Merco, Petra, and Peachie.

From the left (in Patchogue IIs): Cryptic, Joshua, Carlota, Red, and Asami.
On the dock: Gabi, Kurt, Nenrio, Merco, Petra, and Peachie.

This weeks Trudeau Patchogue II Class Racing was the final event in the Eden Trudeau Regatta Week. We saw a great turnout with storm of sim in the first race but clearing weather in the second race. We also saw another great spectator turnout, with many showing up along the beach in the Eden Albatros region, at the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier in the Eden Puffin region, the committee boat dock in the Breadnut region, and along the beaches of Lighthouse Isle in the Ziziphus region.

The first race, on the North Sea Butterfly course, got off to a great start. However, towards the final leg of the course, as every racer entered the Nectarine region, they crashed. All recorded DNFs and it was decided to abandon race 1 with no points awarded. The second race, on the North Sea Copacabana course, saw the sims performing marvelously as no DNFs were recorded and close exciting racing prevailed.

More pictures after the results.

Race Director: Petra
Wind: 225° (SW), 9.25 m/s (18kts)

Race 1: North Sea Butterfly
**Abandoned**

Race 2: North Sea Copacabana
Race Results:
1: Cryptic Resident IDCR42 — 00:28:03
2: Kurt Calamity IDKC01 — 00:29:02
3: Alisiea Resident IDASA4 — 00:30:09
4: RedHeadJO Resident ID-RED — 00:30:18
5: Carlota Dufaux IDCADU — 00:30:33
6: moonglownight Resident IDMOON — 00:30:50

Lap Times:
Cryptic Resident IDCR42 — Start: 00:00:06 — Last lap: 00:27:57
Kurt Calamity IDKC01 — Start: 00:00:03 — Last lap: 00:28:59
Alisiea Resident IDASA4 — Start: 00:00:13 — Last lap: 00:29:56
RedHeadJO Resident ID-RED — Start: 00:00:45 — Last lap: 00:29:33
Carlota Dufaux IDCADU — Start: 00:00:20 — Last lap: 00:30:13
moonglownight Resident IDMOON — Start: 00:00:27 — Last lap: 00:30:23

Today’s winner was Cryptic (Cryptic Resident), with Kurt (Kurt Calamity) second, and Asami (Alisiea Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Note:
During race 1, the entire fleet crashed while entering the Nectarine region along the final leg of the course, subsequently recording DNF’s, and thus race 1 was abandonded with no points awarded. As such, todays regatta is therefore a 1 race event without points having to be awarded to determine the podium finshers as they are decided from the finish line order.

The following pictures are courtesy of Petra.

The following pictures are courtesy of Gabi Glenfadden.

 

North Sea Open Regatta – December 21st 2016

Smooth sims and a nice turnout featured in this weeks North Sea Open Regatta. The sims behaved for our racers in both races, with only one DNF recorded for the event. We had a nice end of year turnout as well, considering the lead up to the holidays. Spectators also once again showed up to cheer on our racers in the usual spots in Eden Albatros, Eden Puffin, Ziziphus, and in Breadnut.

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

Race Note:
Cole (Colette Verino), Jackson (Jacquimo Resident), Christine (Christinedutch Resident), and Moon (moonglownight Resident) all finished tied with 8 points. Rule A8.1 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing is used to break this tie:

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

Skipper Best Finish Next Best Finish
Colette Verino 1 7
Jacquimo Resident 1 7
Christinedutch Resident 2 6
moonglownight Resident 2 6

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Cole and Jackson’s favor with both having a first place finish over Christine and Moon’s second place finish as their best. However, Cole and Jackson remain tied themselves, and Christine and Moon remain tied with each other.

We will handle Cole and Jackson’s tie first. As Cole and Jackson 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
Colette Verino 7 1
Jacquimo Resident 1 7

In the last race, Cole breaks the tie with Jackson with her first place finish over Jackson’s seventh place finish (due to recording a DNS in that race).

Now, we will handle Christine and Moon’s tie. As Christine and Moon 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
Christinedutch Resident 6 2
moonglownight Resident 2 6

In the last race, Christine breaks the tie with Moon with her second place finish over Moon’s sixth place finish.

 

Bandit Regatta – December 5th 2016

From the left (in Bandit IFs): Neil, Kurt and Asami, Ray, Susi, and Carlota. On the dock: Joshua, Jimmy, Cryptic, Margo, Nen, Peachie, and Petra.

From the left (in Bandit IFs): Neil, Kurt and Asami, Ray, Susi, and Carlota.
On the dock: Joshua, Jimmy, Cryptic, Margo, Nen, Peachie, and Petra.

A stormy sea and some great racing featured in this weeks North Sea Bandit Regatta. A storm rolled in during the first race as the Bullace region took out three quarters of the fleet as it was on the final leg, however a restart fixed the issue and the second race saw some great sim weather. The racing itself was exciting as several sailors made nice moves to pass and we even saw something of a drag race along the reach between Soncoya and Eden Fulmer in the second race. Spectators also made a good showing today along the usual places in Eden Albatros, Eden Puffin, Ziziphus, and in Breadnut. This weeks fleet was almost entirely a Bandit IF affair again, with the exception of one lone Bandit 25.

The first race, on the North Sea Manta course, saw an exciting start as Alexandre, Jackson and Carlota, all in Bandit IFs, lined up almost three abreast at one point in the pre-start area while heading to the start line only to narrowly space out and cross at 00:00:04, 00:00:07, and 00:00:09. Kurt, with Asami as crew, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:14, in his Bandit IF, followed by Neil, in his own Bandit IF, at 00:00:18. Ray, with Arwen as crew, crossed the start line next, in his Bandit IF, at 00:00:33 followed by Margo, in her Bandit IF, at 00:00:43, and Susi, in her Bandit IF, at 00:00:45. Shadow, in her Bandit 25, was next to cross the start line at 00:01:25 followed by Riv, with Ran as crew, in his Bandit IF, at 00:01:29. Things progressed well for the fleet as Alexandre and Jackson stayed tightly together fighting for the lead with Kurt and Asami, Ray and Arwen, Neil, Margo, and Susi following behind. Carlota wound up having trouble in the first sim after the start line, the Carob region, and wound up taking a DNF. Riv, with Ran in his Bandit IF, wound up passing Shadow, in her Bandit 25, as she got stuck in irons at the first mark in the Sapote region. As the fleet progressed to the final leg of North Sea Manta, through the Bullace region, tragedy struck as the sim itself crashed most who entered. Only Alexandre, Neil, and Shadow survived to make it to the finish line, finishing in that order. The rest of the fleet recorded DNFs.

The second race, on the North Sea Copacabana course, got off to a great start after the Bullace region was restarted to make for smooth sailing for the fleet. Kurt, with Asami, got things started, in his Bandit IF, as he headed for the start line with Jackson, and Alexandre, in their Bandit IFs as well, all once again lining up three abreast to cross the line at 00:00:02, 00:00:04, and 00:00:06. Carlota, in her Bandit IF, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:09 followed by Neil, in his Bandit IF, who was right on her stern. Susi, in her Bandit IF, was across the start line next at 00:00:18 followed by Ray, with Arwen, in his Bandit IF, at 00:00:23. Margo, in her Bandit IF, was next to cross the start line at 00:0:31 followed by Shadow, in her Bandit 25, at 00:02:56. The fleet spread out once on the course side of the line as everyone picked their own lines to the first mark in the Soncoya region. Carlota, once again had trouble with her boat and wound up with another DNF as she did not make it past the first leg. Shadow had troubles as well on the first leg and wound up recording a DNF. The rest of the fleet met at the first mark, in the Soncoya region, and promptly made the reach to Eden Fulmer a drag race as Kurt, with Asami, and Alexandre, both in Bandit IFs, were side by side for most of that leg. Alexandre was leeward however and wound up sneaking through Kurt’s wind shadow to be first into the mark zone and the lead. The rest of the fleet, in Bandit IFs, fell in behind Alexandre and Kurt, with Jackson, Margo, Neil, Ray with Arwen, and Susi all following. Alexandre held his lead until the finish, crossing first and taking line honors as Kurt, with Asami, crossed the finish line second. Jackson was next to cross the finish line, followed by Margo, Neil, Ray with Arwen, and Susi.

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

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

Today’s winner was Alexandre (ramuf Resident), with Kurt (Kurt Calamity) 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:
Neil (eager2discover Resident) and Jackson (Jacquimo Resident) both finished tied with 7 points. Rule A8.1 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing is used to break this tie:

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

Skipper Best Finish Next Best Finish
eager2discover Resident 2 5
Jacquimo Resident 3 4

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


Shadow (Shadow McConach) and Susi (Susicat Oh) both finished tied with 11 points. Rule A8.1 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing is used to break this tie:

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

Skipper Best Finish Next Best Finish
Shadow McConach 4 7
Susicat Oh 4 8

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Shadow’s favor with having a seventh place finish over Susi’s eighth place finish as her second best as both their best finishes are tied with a fourth.

We have a superb paint supplied by Ali Vultee, see her paint here: Ali’s Boat Paint Shop to the first place overall winner.

 

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.