Trudeau Patch II Class Racing – Feb 23rd 2017

From the left (in Patchogue IIs): Cryptic, Rosie, Joshua and Daenerys, Carlota, and Red. On the deck: Petra and J.C.

From the left (in Patchogue IIs): Cryptic, Rosie, Joshua and Daenerys, Carlota, and Red.
On the deck: Petra and J.C.

This weeks Trudeau Patchogue II class races saw some stable sim weather with great racing. The sims behaved themselves and we only saw one DNF on the day, from Josh’s connection misbehaving during the first race. We also saw a nice turnout of spectators, for what is usually our smaller more intimate races in the North Sea, as people gathered along the shore in the Eden Albatros region and also along the beaches of Lighthouse Isle, in the Ziziphus region, to watch the fleet on both courses.

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

Race 1: North Sea Manta
Race Results:
1: Cryptic Resident IDCR42 — 00:20:45
2: RedHeadJO Resident ID-RED — 00:21:18
3: Arwyn Silverweb IDAS10 — 00:21:35
4: Carlota Dufaux IDCDFX — 00:22:11
5: JoshuaMason7 Resident IDJM72 –DNF

Lap Times:
Cryptic Resident IDCR42 — Start: 00:00:08 — Last lap: 00:20:37
RedHeadJO Resident ID-RED — Start: 00:00:19 — Last lap: 00:20:59
Arwyn Silverweb IDAS10 — Start: 00:00:14 — Last lap: 00:21:21
Carlota Dufaux IDCDFX — Start: 00:00:03 — Last lap: 00:22:08
JoshuaMason7 Resident IDJM72 — Start: 00:00:14 — Last lap: –DNF

Race 2: NS-SOL-13A
Race Results:
1: Cryptic Resident IDCR42 — 00:13:22
2: RedHeadJO Resident ID-RED — 00:13:58
3: Arwyn Silverweb IDAS10 — 00:14:18
4: Carlota Dufaux IDCDFX — 00:15:16

Lap Times:
Cryptic Resident IDCR42 — Start: 00:00:06 — Last lap: 00:13:16
RedHeadJO Resident ID-RED — Start: 00:00:28 — Last lap: 00:13:30
Arwyn Silverweb IDAS10 — Start: 00:00:02 — Last lap: 00:14:16
Carlota Dufaux IDCDFX — Start: 00:00:14 — Last lap: 00:15:02


Points:

Skipper Race 1 Race 2 Total Final Placing
Cryptic Resident 1 1 2 1
RedHeadJO Resident 2 2 4 2
Arwyn Silverweb 3 3 6 3
Carlota Dufaux 4 4 8 4
JoshuaMason7 Resident 5 5 10 5

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 Red (RedHeadJO Resident) second, and Arwyn (Arwyn Silverweb) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

 

Trudeau Patch II Class Racing – Feb 16th 2017

From the left (in Patchogue IIs): Cryptic, Arwyn, Red, Carlota, and Joshua. On the dock: Petra.

From the left (in Patchogue IIs): Cryptic, Arwyn, Red, Carlota, and Joshua.
On the dock: Petra.

This weeks Trudeau Patchogue II class races saw smooth sim weather with some really fun racing. The sims behaved well as there were no crashes due to region crossings or lag. We had a nice turnout of spectators to watch this small fun boats surf past with their centerboards up along the shore in the Eden Albatros region and also along the shores of Lighthouse Isle in the Ziziphus region.

The first race, on the NS-SOL-13A course, saw a quick start as the entire fleet was across the start line as 33 seconds ticked off the race clock. Arwyn got things started as she crossed the start line first at 00:00:02 followed by myself, at 00:00:06. Red was next to cross the start line at 00:00:14 followed by Carlota, at 00:00:22, and Joshua at 00:00:33. Arwyn’s short lead evaporated along the first leg, to the southern tip of Lighthouse Isle in the Ziziphus region, as the fleet bunched up and kept things tight. I overtook and passed Arwyn with Joshua right on my stern as Arwyn settled in for a neck and neck battle with Red. Carlota just aft of them as the fleet rounded the island in Genip for the return legs back to the finish. I was able to extend a small lead ahead of Joshua and cross the finish line first, taking line honors as Joshua crossed the finish line second. Red, holding off a strong challenge from Arwyn, crossed the finish line third with Arwyn crossing just 2 seconds after her followed by Carlota.

The second race, on the NS-SOL-13B course, saw an even quicker start as the entire fleet was on the course side of the start line by the time 16 seconds ticked off the race clock. Red got things started this time, crossing the start line at 00:00:02 followed by Arwyn, at 00:00:03, myself at 00:00:09, and Joshua at 00:00:16. Red took advantage of her quick start and held her lead for the entire course. I was just aft of Arwyn until overtaking her on the leg south to the southern tip of Lighthouse Isle, in the Ziziphus region. Joshua’s connection did not hold and he crashed, sending his boat and a small cruise south into Fruit Islands and also resulting in a DNF. Red crossed the finish line first, taking line honors as I crossed second followed by Arwyn.

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

Race 1: NS-SOL-13A
Race Results:
1: Cryptic Resident IDCR42 — 00:13:40
2: JoshuaMason7 Resident IDJM72 — 00:14:22
3: RedHeadJO Resident ID-RED — 00:14:27
4: Arwyn Silverweb IDAS10 — 00:14:29
5: Carlota Dufaux IDCDFX — 00:15:32

Lap Times:
Cryptic Resident IDCR42 — Start: 00:00:06 — Last lap: 00:13:34
JoshuaMason7 Resident IDJM72 — Start: 00:00:33 — Last lap: 00:13:49
RedHeadJO Resident ID-RED — Start: 00:00:14 — Last lap: 00:14:13
Arwyn Silverweb IDAS10 — Start: 00:00:02 — Last lap: 00:14:27
Carlota Dufaux IDCDFX — Start: 00:00:22 — Last lap: 00:15:10

Race 2: NS-SOL-13B
Race Results:
1: RedHeadJO Resident ID-RED — 00:13:20
2: Cryptic Resident IDCR42 — 00:13:47
3: Arwyn Silverweb IDAS10 — 00:14:07
4: JoshuaMason7 Resident IDJM72 –DNF

Lap Times:
RedHeadJO Resident ID-RED — Start: 00:00:02 — Last lap: 00:13:18
Cryptic Resident IDCR42 — Start: 00:00:09 — Last lap: 00:13:38
Arwyn Silverweb IDAS10 — Start: 00:00:03 — Last lap: 00:14:04
JoshuaMason7 Resident IDJM72 — Start: 00:00:16 — Last lap: –DNF


Points:

Skipper Race 1 Race 2 Total Final Placing
Cryptic Resident 1 2 3 1
RedHeadJO Resident 3 1 4 2
JoshuaMason7 Resident 2 4 6 3
Arwyn Silverweb 4 3 7 4
Carlota Dufaux 5 5 10 5

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 Red (RedHeadJO Resident) second, and Joshua (JoshuaMason7 Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

 

Bandit Regatta – January 23rd 2017

From the left (in Bandit IFs): Neil, Rayz, and Macz. On the dock: Riv, Gabi, Joshua, Cryptic, Petra, Peachie, and Carlota (in the water).

From the left (in Bandit IFs): Neil, Rayz, and Macz.
On the dock: Riv, Gabi, Joshua, Cryptic, Petra, Peachie, and Carlota (in the water).

This weeks Bandit Regatta, in the North Sea, saw some great sim weather that turned stormy with another great spectator turnout. The sims behaved for the first race, the entire North Sea estate having been restarted three hours previous to race time as is our new procedure. However, the second race saw storms roll in as the Ziziphus region went pear shaped as the entire fleet entered it on it’s second to last leg of the race, forcing several DNFs. We did see a great spectator turnout though, as the usual places saw spectators gather to watch, in the Eden Albatros, Eden Puffin, Breadnut and Ziziphus regions. The weeks fleet was almost entirely a Bandit IF affair until Riv used his Bandit 60 in the second race.

The first race, on the NS-SOL-13A course, saw nice start from the fleet, all racing in Bandit IFs, as every racer was on the course side of the line by the time 30 seconds ticked off the race clock. Macz had an interesting pre-start line as it looked like he was almost going to try a port start across the fleet, heading west. However, Macs tacked to starboard, heading south, as it appeared he did not have enough speed to clear in front of the fleet, all heading south on a starboard tack, without committing a starboard/port Right Of Way foul. As Macz tacked south, before the start line, Jackson crossed the start line first, into the course side of the line, at 00:00:04. Carlota was next to cross the start line, 00:00:09. Macz, having completed his tack and now moving south, crossed the start line at 00:00:10. Neil was next to cross the start line at 00:00:19 followed by Red and Rayz both at 00:00:29. Macz wasted little time after his mid-fleet start, taking a tight line on the first upwind before tacking as he put himself in first ahead of Carlota and Jackson. Red wasted little time as she passed Rayz on the second beat upwind. Neil unfortunately crashed and record a DNF. This order held as Carlota nipped at Macz stern for the rest of the course before Macs crossed the finish line first, taking line honors followed, by Carlota crossing second. Jackson crossed the finish line third followed by Red and Rayz.

The second race, on the NS-SOL-13B, started of well with a majority of the fleet enter the course side of the start line as 45 seconds ticked off the race clock. Macz, in his Bandit IF, got things started as he crossed the start line first at 00:00:5. Carlota, in her bandit IF, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:09, followed by Red, in her Bandit IF, at 00:00:14. Neil, in his Bandit IF, was next across the start line at 00:00:20. Jackson and Rayz, both in their Bandit IFs, were next across the start line at 00:00:26 and 00:00:27 respectively. Riv, in his Bandit 60, was across the start line next, at 00:00:45. Gryfin, sailing his Bandit IF, was a late show to the races, as he had just come from a race in the Blake Sea and wound up getting into the course at 00:09:57. The fleet quickly made their way around Lighthouse Isle, in the Ziziphus region, the first mark of the course, as it is a island mark course. Macz was in the lead with Carlota once again nipping at his stern, followed by Jackson, Red, Rayz, Neil, and Riv. The fleet traveled east and circled clockwise around Hay Ah’s island in the Sloe region, the second mark of the course. As the fleet traveled back west to Lighthouse Isle again, the third mark of the course, trouble struck as everything went pear shaped in the Ziziphus region the moment the fleet entered it. Jackson made it through unscathed, as Macs, Carlota, Red, Neil, Rayz, and Riv all crashed upon crossing into Zizphus. Macz was able to make it back to his boat when he logged back in, and continue racing. Carlota, Red, Rayz, Riv, and Neil would record DNFs. Gryfin, having started so late sailed through Ziziphus unscathed on both legs through. Jackson took advantage of his fortune and crossed the finish line first, taking line honors. Macz crossed the finish line second with Gryfin crossing third.

More pictures courtesy of Petra after the results.

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

Race 1: NS-SOL-13A
Race Results:
1: Macz Murfin IDBS6BBA — 00:13:11
2: Carlota Dufaux IDBSC5F3 — 00:13:22
3: Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — 00:13:34
4: RedHeadJO Resident IDBS5D9B — 00:13:53
5: Rayzza Rubble IDBSF812 — 00:14:14
6: eager2discover Resident IDBSBAD2 –DNF

Lap Times:
Macz Murfin IDBS6BBA — Start: 00:00:10 — Last lap: 00:13:01
Carlota Dufaux IDBSC5F3 — Start: 00:00:09 — Last lap: 00:13:13
Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — Start: 00:00:04 — Last lap: 00:13:30
RedHeadJO Resident IDBS5D9B — Start: 00:00:29 — Last lap: 00:13:24
Rayzza Rubble IDBSF812 — Start: 00:00:29 — Last lap: 00:13:45
eager2discover Resident IDBSBAD2 — Start: 00:00:19 — Last lap: –DNF

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

Today’s winner was Macz (Macz Murfin), with Jackson (Jacquimo 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:
As the first race was entirely one boat class, the results for that race are presented in class format. Subsequently, the second race contained more than one boat class and is presented in handicapped format.


Gryfin (Gryfin Goldshark) and Neil (eager2discover 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
Gryfin Goldshark 3 7
eager2discover Resident 4 6

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 Neil’s fourth 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.

 

North Sea Open Regatta – January 4th 2017

From the left (in boats): Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), Neil (Bandit IF), Rulette (Bandit IF), Ulla (Patchogue II), Carlota (Bandit IF), Jackson (Bandit IF), Lucy (Melges-24), Asami and Kurt (Teleri MX 20), and Kristaly (Melges-24). On the dock: Nenrio, Kayla, Dean, Merco, Rose, Petra and Peachie.

From the left (in boats): Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), Neil (Bandit IF), Rulette (Bandit IF), Ulla (Patchogue II), Carlota (Bandit IF), Jackson (Bandit IF), Lucy (Melges-24), Asami and Kurt (Teleri MX 20), and Kristaly (Melges-24).
On the dock: Nenrio, Kayla, Dean, Merco, Rose, Petra and Peachie.

The first North Sea Open Regatta of the year featured a nice turnout, really great racing, and smooth sim weather. We had a nice turnout with a large fleet for both races. The racing was fast and competitive as several crossed the line within seconds of each other during the first race. Plus, the sims behaved well as we only had one DNF recorded for both races, due to a crash. We also had a nice gathering of spectators at the committee boat dock, in the Breadnut region, as well as nice crowds along the beach in the Eden Albatros region, on the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier in the Eden Puffin region, and along the shores of Lighthouse Isle in the Ziziphus region.

The small boat fleet, racing on the NS-SOL-13A course, was made up of a majority of five Bandit IFs. Two Shields Class, two Melges-24s, a Ktaba 20 MX Teleri, a Trudeau Patchogue II, and a Dolphin Moth made up the remainder of the small boat fleet. Racing got off to a nice start with Kristaly, in her Melges-24, crossing the start line first at 00:00:02. I followed Kristaly, in my Dolphin Moth, as I crossed the line next at 00:00:07. Carlota, in her Bandit IF, was right on my stern, crossing the line at 00:00:12. Jackson, in his Bandit IF, was next to cross the line at 00:00:23. Lucy, in her Melges-24, was across the start line next at 00:00:24. Neil, in his Bandit IF, and Rulette, in her Bandit IF, were both next across the start line, at 00:00:34 and 00:00:35 respectively. Circular, in her Shields Class, was across the start line next at 00:01:04 with Moon, in his Shields Class, and Dess, in her Bandit IF, both right after at 00:01:06. Asami, in her Teleri, was next to cross at 00:01:08, with Ulla, in her Patchogue II, crossing the start line at 00:04:22. The fleet spread out as my speedier Dolphin Moth took me quickly to the front. Kristaly, in her Melges-24, held her pace right behind me as Lucy, in her Melges-24, passed the slightly slower Bandit IF’s of both Carlota and Jackson to take up position in third. Circular and Moon, both in their Shields Class, passed the slower Bandit IFs as well, and took up position behind Kristaly and Lucy. The Bandit IF pack stayed a bit tight as Carlota, Rulette, Jackson, Neil and Dess all jockeyed for position. Asami, in her Teleri, made moves to get through the Bandit IF pack getting almost neck and neck with Carlota. Unfortunately, Ulla, in her Patchogue II, crashed and had to record a DNF, the only one for the day. I held my quick pace and crossed the finish line first, taking line honors. Kristaly, was next to cross the finish line with Lucy right after her. Next up was Circular, Moon, Carlota and Asami, all crossing the finish line within seconds of each other making for an exciting finish. Rulette was next to cross the finish line, as she just edged across the line 1 second before Jackson, who was right on her stern. Neil was next across the finish line with Dess coming in right after him.

The big boat fleet, racing on the NS-1b course, was comprised of a majority of three Wildwind RC-44s. Two Trudeau 12 Metres and a TMS Ushuaia made up the remainder of the big boat fleet. Racing got off to a really quick start as 4 of the 6 boats in the fleet were across the start line before 10 seconds had ticked off on the race clock. Dess, in her Wildwind RC-44, and Rulette, in her Trudeau 12 Metre, got things started as they both crossed the line together at 00:00:2. I was next, in my TMS Ushauia, crossing the start line at 00:00:04. Lucy, in her Wildwind RC-44, was across the start line next at 00:00:05. Isilme, with Circular as crew in his Trudeau 12 Metre, was next across the start line at 00:00:59. Moon, in he Wildwind RC-44, was the next to cross the start line, crossing at 00:02:11. The faster Wildwind RC-44s quickly took to the lead of the fleet, as Lucy and Dess took first and second position at the front. Moon, also in a Wildwind RC-44, used the boats speed to try and catch up from his late start, working his way up to position just behind Lucy and Dess. Next up was the Trudeau 12 Metre pack, with Rulette settling in just in front of Isilme, with Circular as crew. I took up a spot just behind the 12 Metres in my slower TMS Ushuaia. Lucy held her lead as she was the first to cross the finish line, followed by Dess a mere 9 seconds after her. Moon was next to cross the finish line, followed by Rulette, Isilme with Circular, and then finally me.

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 Resident (Cryptic Resident), with LucyInTheSky Afarensis (LucyInTheSky Afarensis) second, and Rulette Resident (Rulette Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Note:
Moon (moonglownight Resident) received a DSQ in the big boats race for sailing the incorrect course.


Lucy (LucyInTheSky Afarensis) and Rulette (Rulette 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
LucyInTheSky Afarensis 2 6
Rulette Resident 4 4

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


Moon (moonglownight Resident) and Circular (Circular Flux) 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
moonglownight Resident 6 10
Circular Flux 7 9

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


Isilme (justMike247 Resident) and Asami (Alisiea 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
justMike247 Resident 5 13
Alisiea Resident 7 11

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

 

Bandit Regatta – December 19th 2016

From the left (in Bandit IFs): Neil, Margo, Jackson, Carlota, and Stu and Kate. On the dock: Joshua, Gabi, Nenrio, and Cryptic.

From the left (in Bandit IFs): Neil, Margo, Jackson, Carlota, and Stu and Kate.
On the dock: Joshua, Gabi, Nenrio, and Cryptic.

This weeks North Sea Bandit Regatta, the last for 2016, saw a nice turnout with some smooth sim weather. The sims behaved well for everyone as we now restart the entire North Sea estate regions three hours before race time, helping settle any hiccups incurred from the weekends. Spectators also made another good showing today along the usual places in Eden Albatros, Eden Puffin, Ziziphus, and in Breadnut, cheering our racers on as they sailed past. This weeks fleet was an entirely IF affair, which made for some exciting racing as the fleet kept relatively tight packed throughout both courses.

Margo, Alexandre, Stu with Kate, Jackson, Neil, and Carlota, rounding the southern tip of Lighthouse Isle, in the Ziziphus region, on the NS-SOL-13A course, during the North Sea Bandit Regatta, on Monday, December 19th, 2016.

Margo, Alexandre, Stu with Kate, Jackson, Neil, and Carlota, rounding the southern tip of Lighthouse Isle, in the Ziziphus region, on the NS-SOL-13A course, during the North Sea Bandit Regatta, on Monday, December 19th, 2016.

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

Race 1: NS-SOL-13A
Race Results:
1: gsgraaf Resident IDBS4338 — 00:12:35
2: ramuf Resident IDBSBD2E — 00:12:49
3: stuart1524 Resident IDBSAE60 — 00:13:02
4: Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — 00:14:03
5: eager2discover Resident IDBSBAD2 — 00:14:17
6: Carlota Dufaux IDBSC5F3 –DNF

Lap Times:
gsgraaf Resident IDBS4338 — Start: 00:00:10 — Last lap: 00:12:25
ramuf Resident IDBSBD2E — Start: 00:00:06 — Last lap: 00:12:43
stuart1524 Resident IDBSAE60 — Start: 00:00:13 — Last lap: 00:12:49
Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — Start: 00:00:19 — Last lap: 00:13:44
eager2discover Resident IDBSBAD2 — Start: 00:00:04 — Last lap: 00:14:13
Carlota Dufaux IDBSC5F3 — Start: 00:00:05 — Last lap: –DNF

Race 2: NS-SOL-13B
Race Results:
1: ramuf Resident IDBSBD2E — 00:12:20
2: gsgraaf Resident IDBS4338 — 00:12:33
3: Carlota Dufaux IDBSC5F3 — 00:13:12
4: stuart1524 Resident IDBSAE60 — 00:14:45
5: Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — 00:14:45
6: eager2discover Resident IDBSBAD2 — 00:14:53

Lap Times:
ramuf Resident IDBSBD2E — Start: 00:00:08 — Last lap: 00:12:12
gsgraaf Resident IDBS4338 — Start: 00:00:15 — Last lap: 00:12:18
Carlota Dufaux IDBSC5F3 — Start: 00:00:16 — Last lap: 00:12:56
stuart1524 Resident IDBSAE60 — Start: 00:00:03 — Last lap: 00:14:42
Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — Start: 00:00:04 — Last lap: 00:14:41
eager2discover Resident IDBSBAD2 — Start: 00:00:16 — Last lap: 00:14:37


Points:

Skipper Race 1 Race 2 Total Final Placing
ramuf Resident 2 1 3 1
gsgraaf Resident 1 2 3 2
stuart1524 Resident 3 4 7 3
Carlota Dufaux 6 3 9 4
Jacquimo Resident 4 5 9 5
eager2discover Resident 5 6 11 6

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 Margo (gsgraaf Resident) second, and Stu (stuart1524 Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Note:
Ray (ramuf Resident) and Margo (gsgraaf Resident) both finished tied with 3 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
ramuf Resident 2 1
gsgraaf Resident 1 2

In the last race, Alexandre breaks the tie with Margo with his first place finish over Margo’s second place finish.


Carlota (Carlota Dufaux) and Jackson (Jacquimo Resident) both finished tied with 9 points. Rule A8.1 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing is used to break this tie:

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

Skipper Best Finish Next Best Finish
Carlota Dufaux 3 6
Jacquimo Resident 4 5

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

 

North Sea Open Regatta – November 23rd 2016

From the left (in boats): Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), Lucy (Mleges-24), Susi (Bandit IF), Carlota (Bandit IF), and Jackson (Bandit IF). On the dock: Joshua, Beane, Gabi, and Petra.

From the left (in boats): Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), Lucy (Mleges-24), Susi (Bandit IF), Carlota (Bandit IF), and Jackson (Bandit IF).
On the dock: Joshua, Beane, Gabi, and Petra.

Smooth sim weather, some fun sailing, and a nice turnout featured in this weeks North Sea Open Regatta. The sims were fairly behaved for both races of the regatta as there was only one DNF in the small boats portion and two DNFs in the big boats portion. The sailing was fun and competitive as both fleets saw impressive starts and some tight racing. Spectators once again turned up in large 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 on the NS-SOL-13A course, was made up of a majority was made of of five Bandit IFs. Two Quest Melges-24s, two TMS Nacra 17s, a TMS Laser One, a Shields Class, a TMS Flying Shadow, and a Dolphin Moth made up the remainder of the fleet. The fleet started quick as more than half got across the start line before 20 seconds had ticked off on the race clock. Beane was first across, in her Melges-24, at 00:00:01, while I followed right behind, in my Dolphin Moth, at 00:00:02. Jackson, in his Bandit IF, was right on my stern, crossing at 00:00:03. Dess, in her Flying Shadow, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:08 followed by Lalia, in her Nacra 17, and Lucy, in her Melges-24, both at 00:00:09. Neil, in his Bandit IF, crossed the start line next at 00:00:16 followed by Peter, in his Laser One, at 00:00:19. Carlota, in her Bandit IF, was across next the start line at 00:00:25 with Alexandre, in his Bandit IF, crossing the start line right after at 00:00:38. Luna, in her Shields Class, crossed the start line next at 00:00:41 with Susi, in her Bandit IF, following right behind at 00:00:42. Cole, in her Nacra 17, had some problems on her pre-start but corrected and crossed the start line at 00:01:31. I quickly jumped out in front of the fleet, in my speedy Dolphin Moth, as Lalia, in her Nacra 17, Lucy, in her Melges-24, and Beane, in her Melges-24, tightly fought for position between each other. Peter, in his Laser One, settled in behind them with Luna, in her Shields Class, following along not far behind. Cole, in her Nacra 17, proceeded to make her way up from the rear of the fleet, in her speedier Nacra 17, passing seven along the way. Alexandre and Carlota, both in Bandit IFs, caught up to Jackson, as he fell back from the speedier boats, in his Bandit IF, and fought tightly for position. Neil, in his Bandit IF, was not far behind them with Susi, in her Bandit IF, right behind. Unfortunately Dess, in her Flying Shadow, crashed and recorded a DNF. I maintained the lead ahead of the fleet and crossed the finish line first, taking line honors. Lalia was next across the finish line, followed right away by Lucy and Beane, who were neck and neck. Peter was next to cross the finish with Luna, Cole, Alexandre, Carlota, Jackson, Neil and Susi following.

The big boat fleet, racing on the North Sea Copacabana course, was made up of a majority of three Wildwind RC-44s. Two TMS Ushuaias, a TMS One Design 65, a Trudeau 12 Metre, and an ACA33 made up the remainder of the fleet. The entire fleet got off to a great quick start with the last boat crossing the start line as 34 seconds ticked on the race timer. Cole, in her ACA33, was across the start line first, at 00:00:03 followed by Dess, in her RC-44, at 00:00:04. Bean, in her One Design 65, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:09 followed by Susi, in her Ushuaia, and Lucy, in her RC-44, both at 00:00:14. Peter, in his Trudeau 12 Metre, was next across the start line at 00:00:16. I was next across, in my Ushuaia, at 00:00:21 followed by Luna, in her RC-44, at 00:00:34. Beane, in her speedier One Design 65, jumped out front to lead the pack with Dess, in her RC-44, and Cole, in her ACA33, falling in right behind her. Peter, in his Trudeau 12 Metre, settled in just ahead of the middle of the fleet, as Susi and I, both in Ushuaias, held tightly right behind. Unfortunately both Lucy and Luna, in RC-44s, crashed and recorded DNFs. Beane held her lead and crossed the finish line first, taking line honors. Dess crossed the finish line second with Cole coming across third, right behind her. Peter was next to cross the finish line followed by myself and then Susi.

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 Beane (beane Bade) 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 Note:
Cole (Colette Verino), Carlota (Carlota Dufaux), and Lucy (LucyInTheSky Afarensis) all 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
Colette Verino 1 12
Carlota Dufaux 4 9
LucyInTheSky Afarensis 6 7

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Cole’s favor with having a first place finish over Carlota’s fourth place finish and Lucy’s sixth place finish as their best. Subsequently, Carlota’s fourth place finish places her ahead of Lucy, with her sixth place finish.

 

Bandit Regatta – November 21st 2016

From the left (in Bandit IFs): Neil, Jackson, Carlota, and Stu. On the dock: Gabi, Josh, Chris, Petra, Cryptic, and Umi.

From the left (in Bandit IFs): Neil, Jackson, Carlota, and Stu.
On the dock: Gabi, Josh, Chris, Petra, Cryptic, and Umi.

This weeks North Sea Bandit Regatta saw some excellent sim weather with a nice turnout. The sims behaved marvelously as everyone in the fleet finished both races with no crashes or DNFs. We also had another great turnout of spectators to witness some exciting sailing at the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier in Eden Puffin, along the shore in Eden Albatros, at the committee boat dock in Breadnut, and on the beaches of Lighthouse Isle in Ziziphus. This weeks fleet was also an all Bandit IF affair, with six boats turning up for the regatta.

The first race, on the NS-SOL-13A course, saw the entire fleet get off to a quick start as everyone was across the start line in 23 seconds. Jackson started things off, crossing the start line at 00:00:04 with Alexandre crossing just a second behind him at 00:00:05. Carlota was next to cross at 00:00:09 with Chris following her at 00:00:20. Stu was next to cross at 00:00:22 with Neil just on his stern at 00:00:23. Jackson’s short lead at the start would not hold as Alexandre and Carlota both overtook him on the first leg along the way to the southern tip of Lighthouse Isle in the Ziziphus region. As Alexandre and Carlota both rounded the southern tip of Lighthouse Isle, the remainder of the fleet settled in for the rest of the course as Jackson, Chris, Stu, and Neil all followed one by one. Alexandre held his lead until the finish, crossing first and claiming line honors with Carlota crossing just behind him. Jackson was next to finish followed by Chis, Stu, and Neil.

The second race, on the NS-SOL-13B course, saw Jackson once again get off to a great start as he crossed the start line at 00:00:02. Carlota and Stu were next across the start line as they both crossed at 00:00:11. Alexandre followed, crossing the start line at 00:00:21 with Neil crossing just behind him at 00:00:28. Chris was next to cross the start line at 00:01:25. Jackson held his lead going into the first mark, the southern tip of Lighthouse Isle in the Ziziphus region, while Alexandre overtook Carlota to take up second with Stu, Neil, and Chris not far behind. Jackson’s lead would not hold with Alexandre overtaking him on the third leg from the island in Sloe to Lighthouse Isle in Ziziphus. Alexandre would hold his lead until the finish and also claim line honors once again, with Jackson holding on to cross the finish line in second. Carlota was just on Jackson’s stern as she crossed the finish 4 seconds after him in third. Stu was next to finish followed by Neil and Chris.

More pictures following the results.

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

Race 1: NS-SOL-13A
Race Results:
1: ramuf Resident IDBSBD2E — 00:12:20
2: Carlota Dufaux IDBSC5F3 — 00:12:41
3: Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — 00:12:50
4: chrzang Resident IDBS20A4 — 00:13:21
5: stuart1524 Resident IDBSAE60 — 00:13:55
6: eager2discover Resident IDBSBAD2 — 00:15:11

Lap Times:
ramuf Resident IDBSBD2E — Start: 00:00:05 — Last lap: 00:12:15
Carlota Dufaux IDBSC5F3 — Start: 00:00:09 — Last lap: 00:12:32
Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — Start: 00:00:04 — Last lap: 00:12:46
chrzang Resident IDBS20A4 — Start: 00:00:20 — Last lap: 00:13:01
stuart1524 Resident IDBSAE60 — Start: 00:00:22 — Last lap: 00:13:33
eager2discover Resident IDBSBAD2 — Start: 00:00:23 — Last lap: 00:14:48

Race 2: NS-SOL-13B
Race Results:
1: ramuf Resident IDBSBD2E — 00:12:25
2: Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — 00:12:46
3: Carlota Dufaux IDBSC5F3 — 00:12:50
4: stuart1524 Resident IDBSAE60 — 00:13:43
5: eager2discover Resident IDBSBAD2 — 00:14:02
6: chrzang Resident IDBS20A4 — 00:14:25

Lap Times:
ramuf Resident IDBSBD2E — Start: 00:00:21 — Last lap: 00:12:04
Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — Start: 00:00:02 — Last lap: 00:12:44
Carlota Dufaux IDBSC5F3 — Start: 00:00:11 — Last lap: 00:12:39
stuart1524 Resident IDBSAE60 — Start: 00:00:11 — Last lap: 00:13:32
eager2discover Resident IDBSBAD2 — Start: 00:00:28 — Last lap: 00:13:34
chrzang Resident IDBS20A4 — Start: 00:01:25 — Last lap: 00:13:00


Points:

Skipper Race 1 Race 2 Total Final Placing
ramuf Resident 1 1 2 1
Jacquimo Resident 3 2 5 2
Carlota Dufaux 2 3 5 3
stuart1524 Resident 5 4 9 4
chrzang Resident 4 6 10 5
eager2discover Resident 6 5 11 6

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 Jackson (Jacquimo 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:
Jackson (Jacquimo Resident) and Carlota (Carlota Dufaux) finished tied with 5 points. As they both have duplicate finishes, Rule A8.2 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing is used to break this tie:

If a tie still remains between two or more boats, they shall be ranked in order of their scores in the last race. Any remaining ties shall be broken by using the tied boats’ scores in the next-to-last race and so on until all ties are broken. These scores shall be used even if some of them are excluded scores.

Skipper Race 1 Race 2
Jacquimo Resident 3 2
Carlota Dufaux 2 3

In the last race, Jackson breaks the tie with Carlota with his second place finish over Carlota’s third 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.