Bandit Regatta – Apr 23rd 2018

From the left (in boats): Danie (Bandit IF), Astrid (Bandit 25), LordHelmsman (Bandit IF), Blair (Bandit 25), Jackson (Bandit IF), Ultra (Bandit IF), and Moon (Bandit IF). On the dock: Nenrio, Arwen, and Bart. On the committee boat: Cryptic and Daenerys.

From the left (in boats): Danie (Bandit IF), Astrid (Bandit 25), LordHelmsman (Bandit IF), Blair (Bandit 25), Jackson (Bandit IF), Ultra (Bandit IF), and Moon (Bandit IF).
On the dock: Nenrio, Arwen, and Bart.
On the committee boat: Cryptic and Daenerys.

Smooth sim weather and some close racing featured in this weeks North Sea Bandit Regatta. The regions held up well as the DNFs (Did Not Finish) recorded on the day were not due to crashes, but to both racers pulling their boats midway through each race. Ultra and Jackson highlighted some close racing, as both fought neck and neck in each race, changing positions with some clever passing at marks and using wind shadowing. This weeks fleet, racing on North Sea Copacabana and NS-SOL-13B courses, was comprised of a majority of five Bandit IFs with two Bandit 25s making up the remainder.

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

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

Today’s winner was Blair (Blair Karas), with Moon (moonglownight Resident) second, and Astrid (AstridNewBonham Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Notes:
Astrid (AstridNewBonham Resident), Jackson (Jacquimo Resident), and Ultra (ultramantra Resident) both finished tied with 8 points. Rule A8.1 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing is used to break this tie:

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

Skipper Best Finish Next Best Finish
AstridNewBonham Resident 2 6
Jacquimo Resident 3 5
ultramantra Resident 4 4

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Astrid’s favor with having a second place finish over Jackson’s third place finish and Ultra’s fourth place finish as their best. Additionally, the remaining tie between Jackson and Ultra breaks in Jackson’s favor with his third place best finish besting Ultra’s fourth place best finish.

 

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North Sea Open Regatta – Apr 4th 2018

From the left (in boats): Howard (Dolphin Moth), Beane (TMS Flying Shadow), LordHelmsman (Bandit IF), Samantha (Bandit 25), Victor (Bandit IF), Astrid (Bandit 25), Jackson (Bandit IF), and Safy and Julia (TMS Flying Shadow). On the dock: Cryptic, Arwen, Danie, Nenrio, and Petra. On the committee boat: Daenerys

From the left (in boats): Howard (Dolphin Moth), Beane (TMS Flying Shadow), LordHelmsman (Bandit IF), Samantha (Bandit 25), Victor (Bandit IF), Astrid (Bandit 25), Jackson (Bandit IF), and Safy and Julia (TMS Flying Shadow).
On the dock: Cryptic, Arwen, Danie, Nenrio, and Petra.
On the committee boat: Daenerys

Great sailing weather and another large spectator turn out featured in this weeks North Sea Open Regatta. The regions behaved wonderfully as only two DNFs (Did Not Finish) were recorded on the day, none to crashes. Both DNFs took place during the big boat portion, as Astrid left the race early and Howard’s Wifi connection dropped entirely, leaving him with no connection to the Internet. Spectators once again crowded the beaches along the shores of Eden, gathering in the Eden Albatros, Eden Puffin, and Ziziphus regions.

This weeks small boat fleet, racing on the North Sea Copacabana course, was comprised of a majority of five Bandit IFs. Two The Mesh Shop (TMS) Flying Shadows, two Bandit 25s, one TMS Nacra 17, and one Dolphin Moth made up the remainder of the small boat fleet. Meanwhile, the big boat fleet, racing on the North Sea Bowline course, was comprised of a majority of four TMS Ushuaias. Three Wildwind Open 60s, two TMS One Design 65as, and one TMS Pacha 110 made up the remainder of the big boat fleet.

Race Director: Daenerys
Assistant Race Director: Petra and 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 Beane (beane Bade), with Lalia (LaliaCasau Resident) second, and Moon (moonglownight Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate and to the SLCG for helping with race duties.

Race Notes:
Beane (beane Bade), Lalie (LaliaCasau Resident) and Moon (moonglownight 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
beane Bade 1 6
LaliaCasau Resident 3 4
moonglownight Resident 3 4

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Beane’s favor with having a first place finish over Lalia’s and Moon’s third place finishes as their best. Furthermore, as Lalia and Moon 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
LaliaCasau Resident 4 3
moonglownight Resident 3 4

In the last race, Lalia breaks the tie with Moon with her third place finish over Moon’s fourth place finish.


Jackson (Jacquimo Resident) and Safy (CarissaBellane 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 5 11
CarissaBellane 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 fifth place finish over Safy’s seventh place finish as her best.

 

North Sea Open Regatta – Feb 14th 2018

From the left (in boats): Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), Rayz and Daenerys (TMS Flying Shadow), Beane and Minna (TMS Flying Shadow), Jackson (Bandit IF), Astrid (Bandit 25), Blair (Bandit 25), Rossa with Randy (Bandit 25), Carlota (Bandit IF), Lalia (TMS Nacra 17), Sadal (Trudeau One), Moon (Bandit IF), and Rosie (Trudeau Leetle Cat II). On the dock: Joshua, Maddie, Penny, and Petra.

From the left (in boats): Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), Rayz and Daenerys (TMS Flying Shadow), Beane and Minna (TMS Flying Shadow), Jackson (Bandit IF), Astrid (Bandit 25), Blair (Bandit 25), Rossa with Randy (Bandit 25), Carlota (Bandit IF), Lalia (TMS Nacra 17), Sadal (Trudeau One), Moon (Bandit IF), and Rosie (Trudeau Leetle Cat II).
On the dock: Joshua, Maddie, Penny, and Petra.

This weeks North Sea Open Regatta debuted our shiny new dock in Eden Puffin. Petra redesigned the race line area in Breadnut, moving the dock into the adjacent Eden Puffin region and clearing up more room around the committee boat. The dock, created by Petra, is larger than the old one and affords a 360° view of the surrounding sea and courses being raced. This will also help alleviate any lag created by crowds gathering on the dock during the pre-start and start phase of our races, by moving them farther away out of immediate draw distance view. The sims also behaved for us today, as we only had 2 DNFs (Did Not Finish) recorded on the day. Plus, we had a larger crowd gather on the new dock along with the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier in Eden Puffin.

This weeks small boat fleet, racing 3 laps on the North Sea Short Loop Course, was comprised of a split majority of three bandit 25s and three Bandit IFs. The remainder of the small boat fleet was made up of two TMS Flying Shadows, one Dolphin Moth, one TMS Nacra 17, one Trudeau One, and one Trudeau Leetle Cat II. Meanwhile, the big boat fleet, racing on the North Sea Copacabana course, was made up of a majority of three TMS One Design 65s. The remainder of the big boat fleet was comprised of two TMS Pacha 110s, one TMS Ushuaia, and one Wildwind RC-44r.

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 Moon (moonglownight Resident), with Rosie (Arwyn Silverweb) second, and Blair (Blair Karas) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Notes:
Astrid (AstridNewBonham Resident), Cryptic (Cryptic Resident), and Beane (beane Bade) all finished tied with 14 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
AstridNewBonham Resident 4 10
Cryptic Resident 6 8
beane Bade 7 7

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Astrid’s favor with having a fourth place finish over Cryptic’s sixth place finish and Beane’s seventh place finishes as their best. Subsequently, the tie between Cryptic and Beane is broken in Cryptic’s favor with her sixth place best finish over Beane’s seventh place best finish.


Will (Will Finney) and Lalia (LaliaCasau 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 5 14
LaliaCasau Resident 8 11

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

 

Bandit Regatta – October 2017 Results

This starts another batch of abridged racing results updates to bring the site up to date.
In this update, the entirety of the Bandit Regatta results for October 2017.

October 2nd, 2017

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 Daenerys (blondij Resident), with Ultra (ultramantra Resident) second, and Red (RedHeadJO Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate and the SLCG for helping with race duties.

Race Notes:
Jackson (Jacquimo Resident) and Neil (eager2discover 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
Jacquimo Resident 2 6
eager2discover Resident 4 4

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


Gryfin (Gryfin Goldshark), Rossa (rossamare Resident), and SOH (sohaidan Resident) all finished tied with 15 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 10
rossamare Resident 6 9
sohaidan Resident 7 8

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 Rossa’s sixth place finish and SOH’s seventh place finish as their best. Subsequently, Rossa’s sixth place finish also breaks the secondary tie in her favor over SOH with his seventh 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.


October 9th, 2017

Race Director: Cryptic

Wind: SW (225°) 8kts

Wind: SE (135°) 8kts

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

Today’s winner was Bianca (TgBianca Resident), with Daenerys (blondij Resident) second, and Neil (eager2discover Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate and the SLCG for helping with race duties.

Race Notes:
Daenerys (blondij Resident) and Neil (eager2discover Resident) 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
blondij Resident 2 4
eager2discover Resident 3 3

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


Jackson (Jacquimo Resident) and Moon (moonglownight 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
Jacquimo Resident 7 6
moonglownight Resident 6 7

In the last race, Jackson breaks the tie with Moon with his sixth place finish over Moon’s seventh place finish.


Rossa (rossamare Resident) and Sophie (Sophienveux Resident) both finished tied with 23 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
rossamare Resident 10 13
Sophienveux Resident 11 12

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


October 16th, 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 Bianca (TgBianca Resident), with Daenerys (blondij Resident) second, and Alice (alice8200 Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate and the SLCG for helping with race duties.

Race Notes:
Red (RedHeadJO Resident) and Carlota (Carlota Dufaux) 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
RedHeadJO Resident 4 9
Carlota Dufaux 5 8

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


Sue (suemelgand Resident) and Burton (BiBurton 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
suemelgand Resident 7 9
BiBurton Resident 8 8

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


October 23rd, 2017

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 Daenerys (blondij Resident), with Jackson (Jacquimo Resident) second, and Bianca (TgBianca Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate and the SLCG for helping with race duties.

Race Notes:
Bianca (TgBianca Resident), Neil (eager2discover Resident), Red (RedHeadJO Resident), and Moon (moonglownight Resident) all finished tied with 10 points. Rule A8.1 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing is used to break this tie:

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

Skipper Best Finish Next Best Finish
TgBianca Resident 1 9
eager2discover Resident 3 7
RedHeadJO Resident 4 6
moonglownight Resident 5 5

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Bianca’s favor with having a first place finish over Neil’s third place finish, Red’s fourth place finish, and Moon’s fifth place finish as their best. Subsequently, Neil’s third place finish breaks the remaining tie with Red and Moon, as well as Red’s fourth place finish breaking her remaining tie with Moon’s fifth place finis being his best.


Carlota (Carlota Dufaux) and Helena (Helena Carstensz) both finished tied with 24 points. However, as they both finished with identical finishes in each race (a DNF, and DNS respectively), neither rule A8.1 or rule A8.2 will satisfy breaking their tie so they remained tied in thriteenth place.

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


October 30th, 2017

Race Director: Cryptic

Wind: SW (225°) 8kts

Wind: SW (225°) 11kts

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

Today’s winner was Bianca (TgBianca Resident), with Red (RedHeadJO Resident) second, and Moon (moonglownight Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate and the SLCG for helping with race duties.

Race Notes:
Moon (moonglownight Resident) and Daenerys (blondij 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
moonglownight Resident 2 5
blondij Resident 3 4

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


Jackson (Jacquimo Resident) and Will (Will Finney) 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
Jacquimo Resident 7 6
Will Finney 6 7

In the last race, Jackson breaks the tie with Will with his sixth place finish over Moon’s seventh place finish.

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

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.