Wonderful sailing weather and a great turnout featured in this weeks North Sea Open Regatta. The North Sea sims behaved exceptionally well as not a single DNF (Did Not Finish), of which there were two on the day, was recorded due to crashes. The two DNFs on the day came during the big boat portion of the regatta, as Safy, with Julia as crew in her The Mesh Shop (TMS) Ushuaia, pulled her boat late in the race after several penalty turns, and Palani, in his Wildwind Open 60, crossed the raceline from the incorrect side at the finish then lowered his sails failing to sail around, cross again properly and record a finish. Crowds again showed up in numbers at the lighthouse and beaches on Lighthouse Isle, in the Ziziphus region, the beaches in the Eden Albatros region, and both the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier and the small racing dock in the Eden Puffin region. There were 13 boats in the small boats portion, all of which finished the race, highlighting a great turnout in fleet size. There were an additional 8 boats in the big boat portion of the regatta.
This weeks small boat fleet, racing on North Sea Olympic Course (Long), was comprised of a majority five Bandit IFs. Three Bandit 25s, three TMS Flying Shadows, one TMS Nacra 17, and one Trudeau Patchogue II rounded out the remainder of the small boat fleet. Meanwhile, the big boat fleet, racing on the North Sea Butterfly course, was comprised of a majority of three Wildwind Open 60s. Two TMS One Design 65s, one TMS Pacha 110, one TMS Ushuaia, and one Wildwind AC-45 rounded out the remainder of the big boat fleet.
Race Director: Cryptic
Assistant Race Director: Daenerys
Wind: SW (225°) 18kts
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1
Today’s winner was Beane (beane Bade), with ViV (vivipezz Resident) second, and Blair (Blair Karas) 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..
ViV (vivipezz Resident) and Blair (Blair Karas) finished tied with 6 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|
In the last race, ViV breaks the tie with Blair with her first place finish over Blair’s fifth place finish.
Palani (Palani Allen) and Rosie (Arwyn Silverweb) 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|
With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Palani’s favor with having a seventh place finish over Rosie’s ninth place finish as her best.