North Sea Open Regatta – July 12th 2017

This weeks North Sea Open Regatta saw some great sim weather with a tremendous turn out of racers. The sims behaved well as there were only 3 DNFs on the day for both races combined. We had a great turnout as 16 racers were in the small boat fleet. Spectator turnout was good as both Lighthouse Isle, in the Ziziphus region, and the shore in the Eden Alabatros region saw a huge crowd along with the spectators on the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier, in the Eden Puffin region, and the committee boat dock, in the Breadnut Region.

Also a small apology as I was not able to attend today’s races so this results post write-up section will be slightly abridged from my usual results posts.

The small boat fleet, racing a 3 lap affair on the North Sea Short Loop course, was made up of a majority of six Bandit IFs. The remainder of the small boat fleet was made up of four Flying Shadows (two crewed), two Quest Melges-24s, two Shields Class, a Bandit 25, and a Breezy 9er (which we do not have a handicap for and is notated as Not Available (N/A) in the results table).

The big boat fleet, racing on the North Sea Outer Inner Loop (NS-OIL Rev1) course, was made up of a split majority of three Quest IACCs and three Wildwind Open 60s. A Wildwind RC-44, a Wildwind AC-45, a TMS One Design 65, and a TMS Ushuaia made up the remainder of the big boat fleet.

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 Neil (eager2discover Resident) second, and Lampoon (Lampoon Destiny) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Notes:
Penny (Penelope Debruyere), Lampoon (Lampoon Destiny), Rugger (ruggeromare Resident), and Palani (Palani Allen) were all unfortunately disqualified (DSQ) due to sailing the incorrect course in the Big Boats race.


Neil (eager2discover Resident) and Lampoon (Lampoon Destiny) 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
eager2discover Resident 1 7
Lampoon Destiny 2 6

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


Alexandre (ramuf Resident) and Red (RedHeadJO 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
ramuf Resident 1 11
RedHeadJO Resident 6 6

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


Gryfin (Gryfin Goldshark), Ellion (Ellion Melodie) and Palani (Palani Allen) 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
Gryfin Goldshark 3 13
Ellion Melodie 5 11
Palani Allen 6 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 third place finish over Ellion’s fifth place finish and Palani’s sixth place finish as their best. Subsequently, Ellion’s fifth place best finish also breaks her tie with Palani and his sixth place best finish.

 

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North Sea Open Regatta – February 22nd 2017

From the left (in boats): Luna (Shields Class), Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), Sue (Trudeau T-12), Neil (Bandit IF, background behind Sue), Dess (TMS Flying Shadow), Lucy (Quest Melges-24), ViV (TMS Flying Shadow, background behind Lucy), Moon (Shields Class), Carlota (Trudeau Patchogue II), Shadow and Michael (Bandit IF), and Traeumer (Shields Class). On the dock: J.C. and Petra.

From the left (in boats): Luna (Shields Class), Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), Sue (Trudeau T-12), Neil (Bandit IF, background behind Sue), Dess (TMS Flying Shadow), Lucy (Quest Melges-24), ViV (TMS Flying Shadow, background behind Lucy), Moon (Shields Class), Carlota (Trudeau Patchogue II), Shadow and Michael (Bandit IF), and Traeumer (Shields Class).
On the dock: J.C. and Petra.

This weeks North Sea Open Regatta saw a nice fleet turn out with decent sim weather. The sims held up well as we only saw two DNFs as a result of crashes. This was also another week continuing the trend of large groups of spectators along the shores of the Eden Albatros region, the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier in the Eden Puffin region, the committee boat in the Breadnut region, the shores of Lighthouse Isle in the Ziziphus region, and Robbins Reef Light in the Eden Godwit and Dragonfruit regions.

The small boat fleet, racing on the North Sea Counter Clock Wise (NS-CCW) course, featured a split majority of three The Mesh Shop (TMS) Flying Shadows and three Shields Class. Two Bandit IFs, a TMS Laser One, a Dolphin Moth, a Quest Melges-24, a Trudeau Patchogue II, and a Trudeau T-12 made up the remainder of the small boat fleet. The fleet got off to an excellent start as nearly everyone, 12 of 13 sailors in all, was on the course side of the start line by the time 28 seconds ticked off the race clock. Luna, in her Shields Class, got things started as she crossed the start line at 00:00:01. I followed right behind Luna, in my Dolphin Moth, at 00:00:02. Lucy, in her Quest Melges-24, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:04. Peter in his TMS Laser One, was across the start line at 00:00:06. Traeumer and Moon, both in Shields CLass, were across the line next, both at 00:00:10. Carlota, in her Trudeau Patchogue II, was across the start line next at 00:00:11 followed by Dess, in her TMS Flying Shadow, at 00:00:12. Sue, in her Trudeau T-12, crossed the start line next at 00:00:20 followed by ViV, in her TMS Flying Shadow, at 00:00:23, and Rayz, in his TMS Flying Shadow, at 00:00:24. Neil, in his Bandit IF, was across the start line next, at 00:00:28. Shadow, in her Bandit IF with Michael, was across the start line next at 00:04:21. I leapt out ahead of the fleet, in my faster Dolphin Moth, immediately after the start line. Luna, in her slightly slower Shields Class, proceeded to fall back into roughly the middle of the fleet to lead the three strong Shields Class pack as Trauemer and Moon, both in Shields Class, fell in right behind her. Lucy, in her Quest Melges-24, crashed as her connection was just not fairing well for her and recorded a DNF. ViV, in her faster TMS Flying Shadow took up position aft of me, while Dess, in her TMS Flying Shadow was just behind her. Peter, in his slightly slower TMS Laser One, settled in bit behind Dess and ViV, as Rayz, in his TMS Flying Shadow, overcame some early troubles to settle in behind Peter. Carlota, in her Trudeau Patchogue II, found herself behind the Shields Class pack of Luna, Traeumer and Moon with Neil, in his Bandit IF, settling in just aft of her. Sue, in her much slower Trudeau T-12, followed along at the rear of the fleet. Shadow, in her Bandit if with Michael, ran into navigation trouble and abandoned the race on the first leg, recording a DNF. I crossed the finish line first, taking line honors, as ViV crossed the finish line second. Dess was next to cross the finish line, third, followed by Peter, Rayz, Luna, Traeumer, Moon, Carlota, Neil, and Sue.

The big boat fleet, racing on the North Sea Outer Inner Loop (NS-OIL Rev1) course, was made up of a majority of three Trudeau 12 Metres. Two Wildwind RC-44s, two TMS Ushuaias, and two TMS One Design 65s made up the remainder of the big boat fleet. The fleet got off the a great start with 7 of the 9 strong fleet on the course side of the start line by the time 30 seconds ticked off the race clock. Dess, in her Wildwind RC-44, and myself, in my TMS Ushuaia, got things started as we both crossed the start line at 00:00:005. ViV, in her TMS One Design 65, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:15 followed by Luna, in her Trudeau 12 Metre, at 00:00:18. Moon, in his Wildwind RC-44, was next across the start line at 00:00:26 followed by Rayz, in his TMS One Design 65, at 00:00:29. Traeumer, in his Wildwind RC-44, crossed the start line next at 00:00:30, followed by Sue, in her Trudeau 12 Metre, at 00:00:38 and Peter, in his Trudeau 12 Metre, at 00:00:43. I fell back, in my slower TMS Ushuaia, as Dess, in her faster Wildwind RC-44, leapt ahead to pace the fleet. ViV, in her TMS One Design 65, had RL grab her and had to abandon the race, recording a DNF. Luna, in her slower Trudeau 12 Metre, also fell back as the faster Wildwind RC-44 of Moon, and the TMS One Design 65 of Rayz passed her. Rayz would continue his moves as he passed Moon to settle in behind Dess. Sue, in her Trudeau 12 Metre, would also pass Luna as I settled in right on Sue’s stern, initially. Peter, in his Trudeau 12 Metre, was stripped from his boat on the crossing from Soncoya into Nance, and crashed, recording a DNF. Traeumer, in his slower TMS Ushuais, settled in at the rear of the fleet. As Sue, in her Trudeau 12 Metre, and I, in my TMS Ushuaia, rounded the course mark in the Dragonfruit region, the pink buoy, Sue pointed to run downwind but I pointed to a broad reach to the next course mark in the Eden Auk region. I had better course speed as I passed Sue and held with Sue on my stern until the finish line. Dess, holding her lead over the pack, crossed the finish line first, recording line honors. Rayz crossed the finish line second, followed by Moon, myself, Sue, Luna, 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 Traeumer (traeumer66 Resident) second, and Peter (PeterSailor Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Notes:
Peter (PeterSailor Resident), Dess (desspaa Resident), and Luna (LunaAzulejo Resident) both 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
PeterSailor Resident 2 8
desspaa Resident 3 7
LunaAzulejo Resident 3 7

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 Dess’s third place finish and Luna’s third place finish as their best.
Dess and Luna still remain tied with their duplicate finishes and 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 Resident 7 3
LunaAzulejo Resident 3 7

In the last race, Dess breaks the tie with Luna with her third place finish over Luna’s seventh place finish.


Lucy (LucyInTheSky Afarensis) and Shadow (Shadow McConach) both finished tied with 22 points. As they each finished with exact duplicate results for each race, a DNF in the small boats portion and DNS in the big boats portion, neither A8.1 or A8.2 will satisfy breaking their tie and they remain tied with 22 points in twelfth place overall.

 

North Sea Open Regatta – February 8th 2017

From the left (in boats): Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), Arwyn (Trudeau Patchogue II), Viv (TMS Flying Shadow), Traeumer (Shields Class), and Lucy (Quest Melges-24). On the dock: Alyxx, Cat, Gabi, Joshua, Sandra, and Petra.

From the left (in boats): Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), Arwyn (Trudeau Patchogue II), Viv (TMS Flying Shadow), Traeumer (Shields Class), and Lucy (Quest Melges-24).
On the dock: Alyxx, Cat, Gabi, Joshua, Sandra, and Petra.

This weeks North Sea Open Regatta saw stormy seas early with clearing sim weather and a nice turnout. The sims were wobbly early as over two thirds of the fleet succumbed to DNFs from crashes in the small boat race. After restarted the Bullace region, which was hungrily eating avatars, the big boat race saw smooth sim weather with no DNFs. We had a great turnout this week as we had thirteen show up to race in the small boat fleet. We also had a nice gathering of spectators along the shore in the Eden Albatros region, the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier in the Eden Puffin Region, the committee boat dock in the Breadnut region, along the shores of Lighthouse Isle in the Ziziphus region, and even at the Robbins Reef Lighthouse in the Eden Auk region.

The small boat fleet, racing on the NS-CCW course, was comprised of a split majority of three Trudeau Patchogue IIs and three Bandit IFs. Two Shields Class, a Dolphin Moth, a Quest Melges-24, a TMS Flying Shdaow, a TMS Nacra 17, and a TMS Laser One made up the remainder of the small boat fleet. The fleet got off to a great start as Lucy, in her Quest Melges-24, Carlota, in her Trudeau Patchogue II, and Peter, in his TMS Laser One, all crossed the start line together at 00:00:02. I was next, in my Dolphin Moth, at 00:00:05 followed by Lalia, in her TMS Nacra 17, at 00:00:14. Neil, in his Bandit If, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:20 with ViV, in her TMS Flying Shadow, right on his stern, crossing at 00:00:23. Moon, in his Shields Class, was across the start line next at 00:00:28 followed by Joshua, in his Trudeau Patchogue II, at 00:00:33. Traeumer, in his Shields Class, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:38 with Jackson, in his Bandit IF, right behind him at 00:00:50. Noel, in his Bandit IF, was across the start line next at 00:01:25 followed by Arwyn, in her Trudeau Patchogue II, at 00:01:33. I quickly shot out up front, in my faster Dolphin Moth, however as I went through the Bullace region, I crashed and subsequently recorded a DNF. Things continued to get stormy for that region as a majority of the fleet would succumb to crashes in the Bullace region, on the return leg of the course, and record DNFs, among them Carlota, Peter, Lalia, Neil, Moon, Joshua, Traeumer, Jackson, and Arwyn. ViV, in her slightly faster TMS Flying Shadow, would pull ahead of Lucy, in her Quest Melges-24, and maintain a lead for a remainder of the course and cross the finish line first. Lucy was right behind her, crossing the finish line second with Noel, in his Bandit IF, crossing the finish line third.

The big boat fleet, racing on the North Sea Outer Inner Loop (NS-OIL Rev1) course, was made up of a majority of two Trudeau 12 Metres. A Wildwind RC-44, a Quest IACC, a Wildwind Open 60, and a TMS Ushuaia made up the remainder of the big boat fleet. After the Bullace region’s eating spree during the small boat race, it was restarted and behaved itself for the big boat fleet. Lucy, in her Quest IACC, got things started as she crossed the start line at 00:00:07. Peter, in his Trudeau 12 Metre, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:11 followed by Luna, in her Trudeau 12 Metre, at 00:00:14. Arwyn, in her Wildwind Open 60, crossed the start line next at 00:00:17 followed by Moon, in his Wildwind RC-44, at 00:00:25. Trauemer, in his TMS Ushuaia, was next across the start line at 00:01:53. Lucy, in her Quest IACC, took advantage of her great start, holding a lead until she rounded the fourth course marker, the pink buoy in the Elderberry region, incorrectly and followed the string back (the String Rule or Rule 28.2 of the Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020) to round it properly, losing several positions in the process. Arwyn, in her Wildwind Open 60, took advantage of Lucy’s misstep and took over the lead of the fleet. Moon, in his Wildwind RC-44, was right on Arwyn’s stern for most of the course. Peter, in his slightly slower Trudeau 12 Metre, settled in at the middle of the fleet with Luna, in her Trudeau 12 Metra, not far off his stern. Traeumer, in his slower TMS Ushuaia, brought up the rear of the fleet. Arwyn crossed the finish line first, taking line honors, with Moon crossing second. Lucy crossed the finish line next, followed by Peter, Luna, and then 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 Peter (PeterSailor Resident), with Traeumer (traeumer66 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 Notes:
ViV (vivipezz Resident), Lucy (LucyInTheSky Afarensis), Luna (LunaAzulejo Resident), and Arwyn (Arwyn Silverweb) 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
vivipezz Resident 1 7
LucyInTheSky Afarensis 2 6
LunaAzulejo Resident 3 5
Arwyn Silverweb 4 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 first place finish over Lucy’s second, Luna’s third, and Arwyn’s fourth point finishes. Subsequently, Lucy’s second place finish breaks her tie with Luna and Arwyn, and Luna’s third place finish breaks her tie with Arwyn.


Carlota (Carlota Dufaux), Cryptic (Cryptic Resident), Lalia (LaliaCasau Resident), Neil (eager2discover Resident), Joshua (JoshuaMason7 Resident), and Jackson (Jacquimo Resident) all finished tied with 11 points. As they all finished with duplicate finishes in each race (DNF and DNS respectively) and neither A8.1 or A8.2 will satisfy breaking the tie, they remain tied together in ninth 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 – November 30th 2016

From the left (in boats): Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), Beane (Melges-24), Neil (Bandit IF), Cole (Nacra 17), Asami (Teleri MX 20), Kurt (Patchogue II), Traeumer (Shields Class 2.0), Kristaly (Shields Class 2.0), Carlota (Bandit IF), and Lucy (Melges-24). On the dock: Jene, Karen, Peachie, and Petra.

From the left (in boats): Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), Beane (Melges-24), Neil (Bandit IF), Cole (Nacra 17), Asami (Teleri MX 20), Kurt (Patchogue II), Traeumer (Shields Class 2.0), Kristaly (Shields Class 2.0), Carlota (Bandit IF), and Lucy (Melges-24).
On the dock: Jene, Karen, Peachie, and Petra.

This weeks North Sea Open Regatta featured a varied fleet and some decent sim weather. The fleets in both portions of the regatta saw a nice variety of boats with no dominant majority from anyone class. The sims behaved with only 1 DNF in the small boats portion and 2 DNFs in the big boats portion recorded. Spectators again turned out in impressive numbers 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.

The small boat fleet, racing a 2 lap affair on the North Sea Short Loop course, was made up of a triple majority of two Quest Melges-24s, two Bandit IFs, and two Shields Class. A Dolphin Moth, a TMS Nacra 17, a Ktaba 20 MX Teleri, and a Trudeau Patchogue II made up the remainder of the small boat fleet. Things got off really quickly as the entire fleet was over the start line before the race timer ticked off 20 seconds. Lucy, in her Melges-24, was across first with an almost perfect 00:00:01 followed by myself, in my Dolphin Moth, Asami, in her Teleri, and Kurt, in his Patchogue II, all at 00:00:02. Kirstaly, in her Shields Class, was next to cross at 00:00:03 followed by Beane, in her Melges-24, and Neil, in his Bandit IF, both at 00:00:04. Traeumer, in his Shields Class, was next to cross at 00:00:10 followed by Carlota, in her Bandit IF, at 00:00:16, and Cole, in her Nacra 17, at 00:00:19. I quickly jumped out in front, in my speedier Dolphin Moth, to pace the fleet with, Beane, in her Melges-24, Cole, in her Nacra 17, and Lucy, in her Melges-24, falling in right behind me. Kristaly, in her Shields Class, settled in the middle of the pack with Asami, in her Teleri 2, Carlota, in her Bandit IF, Neil, in his Bandit IF, and Kurt, in his Patchogue II, all falling in behind her. Traeumer unfortunately crashed and recorded a DNF. The fleet order held from there with myself crossing the finish line first, followed by Beane, Cole, Lucy, Kristaly, Asami, Carlota, Neil, and finally Kurt.

The big boat fleet, racing on the North Sea Inner Outer Loop (NS-OIL Rev1) course, was made up of a split majority two Wildwind RC-44s, and two TMS One Design 65s. The remainder of the big boat fleet was comprised of a Trudeau 12 Metre, a Bandit 55, and a TMS Ushuaia. The big boat portion start was almost as quick as the small boat portion, with the vast majority of the fleet crossing the start line before 30 seconds. Cole, in her Trudeau 12 Metre, and Lucy, in her Wildwind RC-44, got things started with both crossing the start line at 00:00:06. Beane, in her One Design 65, was next to cross at 00:00:08 followed by myself, in my Ushuaia, at 00:00:18. Traeumer, in his RC-44, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:20, with new comer to North Sea racing Jene, in her One Design 65, following at 00:00:30, and Riv, in his Bandit 55, crossing at 00:01:16. Beane, in her faster One Design 65, quickly jumped into the lead with Lucy and Traeumer, each in their own just as speedy RC-44s, falling in right behind her. Jene, in her One Design 65, settled in right behind them with myself, in my Ushuaia, following along behind. Cole, in her Trudeau 12 Metre, and Riv, in his Bandit 55, both unfortunately crashed and recorded DNFs. Beane held her lead, crossing the finish line first followed by Lucy, Traeumer, Jene, and then myself.

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 Cryptic (Cryptic 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 Notes:
Cryptic (Cryptic Resident) and Lucy (LucyInTheSky Afarensis) 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
Cryptic Resident 1 6
LucyInTheSky Afarensis 3 4

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


Neil (eager2discover Resident) and Cole (Colette Verino) 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
eager2discover Resident 5 8
Colette Verino 6 7

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 Cole’s sixth place finish as her best.


Jene (jene Bekkers) and Asami (Alisiea Resident) both finished tied with 5 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
jene Bekkers 5 11
Alisiea Resident 8 8

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


Riv (Rivernaut Piers) and Kurt (Kurt Calamity) 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
Rivernaut Piers 6 11
Kurt Calamity 8 9

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