North Sea Open Regatta – Apr 25th 2018

From the left (in boats): Beane (TMS Flying Shadow), Safy (TMS Flying Shadow), Astrid (Bandit 25), Jackson (Bandit IF), Rosie (Trudeau Patchogue II), Danie (Bandit IF), and Blair (Bandit 25). On the dock: Daenerys, Sasha, Nenrio, and Cryptic.

From the left (in boats): Beane (TMS Flying Shadow), Safy (TMS Flying Shadow), Astrid (Bandit 25), Jackson (Bandit IF), Rosie (Trudeau Patchogue II), Danie (Bandit IF), and Blair (Bandit 25).
On the dock: Daenerys, Sasha, Nenrio, and Cryptic.

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

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 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..

Race Notes:
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
vivipezz Resident 5 1
Blair Karas 1 5

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
Palani Allen 7 14
Arwyn Silverweb 9 12

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.

 

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Cat Fight – Apr 20th 2018

From the left (in boats): Rayz (TMS Flying Shadow), Beane and Laured (TMS Flying Shadow), Safy and Julia (TMS Flying Shadow), Gryfin (TMS Nacra 17), and Palani (TMS Flying Shadow). On the dock: Arwen, Zone, Becky, Wipster, Serena, and Daenerys. On the committe boat: Cryptic.

From the left (in boats): Rayz (TMS Flying Shadow), Beane and Laured (TMS Flying Shadow), Safy and Julia (TMS Flying Shadow), Gryfin (TMS Nacra 17), and Palani (TMS Flying Shadow).
On the dock: Arwen, Zone, Becky, Wipster, Serena, and Daenerys.
On the committe boat: Cryptic.

The Cat Fight in The North Sea resumed this week with some great sim weather, after the several months long Free Spirit Cup came to it’s conclusion last week. The sims behaved well as there were no crashes on the day and ViV was able to pull out her speedy AC-62, hitting speeds of 41 kts, during the first race. This weeks fleet, racing on the North Sea Extreme and North Sea Olympic Mirror courses, was comprised of a majority of four The Mesh Shop (TMS) Flying Shadows. One TMS Nacra 17 and one Wildwind AC-62, used by ViV in the first race, made up the remainder of the fleet.

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 Beane (beane Bade), with Rayz (Rayzza Rubble) second, and Safy (CarissaBellane Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

 

North Sea Open Regatta – Apr 18th 2018

From the left (in boats): Beane (TMS Flying Shadow), Danie (Bandit IF), Blair (Bandit 25), Astrid (Bandit 25), Safy (TMS Flying Shadow), Moon (Bandit IF), Ultra (Bandit IF), Rosie (Quest 2m), and ViV (TMS Flying Shadow). On the dock: Nenrio, Zone, and Cryptic.

From the left (in boats): Beane (TMS Flying Shadow), Danie (Bandit IF), Blair (Bandit 25), Astrid (Bandit 25), Safy (TMS Flying Shadow), Moon (Bandit IF), Ultra (Bandit IF), Rosie (Quest 2m), and ViV (TMS Flying Shadow).
On the dock: Nenrio, Zone, and Cryptic.

Decent sim weather and another great spectator turnout featured in this weeks North Sea Open Regatta. The sims behaved well although SL was still experiencing some lag from an ongoing DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service attack) to services abroad on the Internet. Only two DNFs (Did Not Finish) were recorded on the day due to crashes. Spectators once again filled the beaches of Lighthouse Isle, in the Ziziphus region, as well as the small dock on the northern tip which features great views of all the courses raced in The North Sea.

This weeks small boat fleet, racing on the North Sea Triple Pink course, was made up of a majority of five Bandit IFs. Three The Mesh Shop (TMS) Flying Shadows, two Bandit 25s, one Quest 2M, and one TMS Nacra 17 made up the remainder of the small boat fleet. Meanwhile, the big boat fleet, racing on the North Sea Extreme course, was made up of a majority of three TMS Ushuaias. Two TMS One Design 65s, two Wildwind Open 60s, one TMS Pacha 110, one TMS Cafe Del Mar 75, and one Wildwind AC45 made up the remainder of the big boat fleet.

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 Lalia (LaliaCasau Resident), with ViV (vivipezz 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:
Ultra (ultramantra Resident) was disqualified (DSQ) during the big boat portion, race 2, for sailing an incorrect course.


ViV (vivipezz Resident) and Moon (moonglownight Resident) 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
vivipezz Resident 4 1
moonglownight Resident 1 4

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


Blair (Blair Karas) and Beane (beane Bade) 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
Blair Karas 5 7
beane Bade 6 6

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


Safy (CarissaBellane Resident) and Astrid (AstridNewBonham 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
CarissaBellane Resident 5 11
AstridNewBonham Resident 7 9

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


Rugger (ruggeromare Resident) and Ultra (ultramantra 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
ruggeromare Resident 8 10
ultramantra Resident 9 9

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Rugger’s favor with having an eighth place finish over Ultra’s nine point finish as his best.

 

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 – Mar 28th 2018

From the left (in boats): Lucy (Shields Class), Cor (Trudeau One), Rosie (Trudeau Patchogue II), Ellion (Shields Class), Beane (Quest Melges-24), Bianca (TMS Nacra 17), Danie (Bandit IF), Blair (Bandit 25), Astrid (Bandit 25), Safy and Julia (TMS Flying Shadow), Jackson (Bandit IF), Moon (Bandit IF), Lalia (TMS Nacra 17), Gryfin (TMS Nacra 17), and Victor (Bandit IF). On the dock: Suze, Arwen, Zone, Opal, Nenrio, Petra, and Cryptic. On the committee boat: Daenerys

From the left (in boats): Lucy (Shields Class), Cor (Trudeau One), Rosie (Trudeau Patchogue II), Ellion (Shields Class), Beane (Quest Melges-24), Bianca (TMS Nacra 17), Danie (Bandit IF), Blair (Bandit 25), Astrid (Bandit 25), Safy and Julia (TMS Flying Shadow), Jackson (Bandit IF), Moon (Bandit IF), Lalia (TMS Nacra 17), Gryfin (TMS Nacra 17), and Victor (Bandit IF).
On the dock: Suze, Arwen, Zone, Opal, Nenrio, Petra, and Cryptic.
On the committee boat: Daenerys

This weeks North Sea Open Regatta featured another great fleet and spectator turnout. The small boat portion saw a fleet of 17 boats while the big boat portion had another 13 boats. Spectators again crowded the small race dock in the Eden Puffin region , as well as the beaches in the Eden Alabatros region, and Lighthouse Isle in the Ziziphus region. The sims themselves behaved well as we only saw three Did Not Finishes (DNF) on the day. Plus, this Open Regatta was the first race that Daenerys was the lead Race Director for. We congratulate Daenerys after completing several weeks of Race Director training in The North Sea.

This weeks small boat fleet, racing on the North Sea Trapezoid course, featured a majority of four Bandit IFs. Three Bandit 25s, three The Mesh Shop (TMS) Nacra 17s, two Trudeau Patchogue IIs, two Shields Class, one TMS Flying Shadow, one Quest Melges-24, and one Trudeau One rounded out the small boat fleet. Meanwhile, the big fleet, racing on the North Sea Manta course, featured a split majority of three Wildwind Open 60s and three TMS Ushuaias. Two TMS One Design 65s, two Trudeau 12 Metres, one TMS Pacha 110, one TMS Cafe Del Mar 75, and one Wildwind RC-44r rounded out the big boat fleet.

Race Director: Daenerys
Assistant Race Directors: 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 Lucy (LucyInTheSky Afarensis) 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 SLCG for helping with race duties.

Race Notes:
Bianca (TgBianca Resident) was disqualified (DSQ) during the big boat portion for failing to complete a penalty turn as directed.


Jackson (Jacquimo Resident) 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
Jacquimo Resident 7 14
Arwyn Silverweb 10 11

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


Lampoon (Lampoon Destiny) and Safy (CarissaBellane Resident) both finished tied with 24 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
Lampoon Destiny 11 13
CarissaBellane Resident 12 12

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Lampoon’s favor with having an eleventh place finish over Safy’s twelfth place finish as her best.


Rossa (rossamare Resident), Danie (Danie Fegte), and Ellion (Ellion Melodie) all finished tied with 29 points. As they all finished with exact placings in both races, a DNF and DNS respectively, neither rule A8.1 or rule A8.2 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing will satisfy breaking their tie. Therefore, all three remain tied in fifteenth place overall.

 

North Sea Open Regatta – Mar 21st 2018

From the left (in boats): Howard (Dolphin Moth), Beane (TMS Flying Shadow), Victor (Bandit IF), Astrid (Bandit 25), Blair (Bandit 25), Sue (TMS Nacra 17), and Sadal (TMS Nacra 17). On the dock: Red, Petra, Joep, Cryptic, Daenerys, Nenrio, and Zone.

From the left (in boats): Howard (Dolphin Moth), Beane (TMS Flying Shadow), Victor (Bandit IF), Astrid (Bandit 25), Blair (Bandit 25), Sue (TMS Nacra 17), and Sadal (TMS Nacra 17).
On the dock: Red, Petra, Joep, Cryptic, Daenerys, Nenrio, and Zone.

This weeks North Sea Open Regatta saw some smooth sailing weather with another great spectator turnout. The sims behaved well as we saw just two DNFs (Did Not Finish) on the day, one in each race, due to crashes. The small race dock in Eden Puffin once again was packed with spectators along with the lighthouses in the Ziziphus and Eden Auk regions.

This weeks small boat fleet, racing on the North Sea Counter-Clockwise (NS-CCW) course, was comprised of a majority of four Bandit IFs. Two Bandit 25s, two The Mesh Shop (TMS) Nacra 17s, two TMS Flying Shadows, and one Dolphin Moth made up the remainder of the small boat fleet. Meanwhile, the big boat fleet, racing on the North Sea Extreme course, was comprised of slim majority of two Wildwind Open 60s. One Wildwind AC-45, one Trudeau 12 Metre, one TMS Pacha 110, one TMS Cafe Del Mar 75, one TMS Ocean Beach, and one Bandit 55 made up the remainder of the big boat fleet.

Edit: The TMS Cafe Del Mar 75’s handicap was adjusted to 0.99 from 1.35. The final results were updated to reflect this adjustment.

Race Director: Petra
Assistant Race Directors: Daenerys 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 Blair (Blair Karas) second, and ViV (vivipezz 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:
ViV (vivipezz Resident), Jackson (Jacquimo Resident), and Sadal (SadalSuub Resident) all finished tied with 11 points. Rule A8.1 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing is used to break this tie:

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

Skipper Best Finish Next Best Finish
vivipezz Resident 1 10
Jacquimo Resident 2 9
SadalSuub Resident 3 8

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 Jackson’s second place finish, and Sadal’s third place finish as their best, respectively. Subsequently, Jackson next breaks the tie in his favor, with his second place best finish over Sadal’s third place best finish.


Sue (suemelgand Resident) and Rugger (ruggeromare Resident) 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
suemelgand Resident 4 9
ruggeromare Resident 6 7

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

 

North Sea Open Regatta – Mar 14th 2018

From the left (in boats): Sadal (Dolphin Moth), Howard (Bandit 25), Red (Bandit IF), Beane and Minna (TMS Flying Shadow), Annie (Trudeau T-12), Lucy (Quest Melges-24), Jackson (Bandit IF), Carlota (Bandit IF), Moon (Bandit IF), Gryfin (TMS Nacra 17), Danie (Bandit 25), Blair (Bandit 25), Dean (Bandit 25), Astrid (Bandit 25), Rosie and Ela (Quest Melges-24), and Samantha (Bandit 25). On the dock: Sasha, Cryptic, Maddie, and Nenrio On the committee boat: Daenerys and Petra.

From the left (in boats): Sadal (Dolphin Moth), Howard (Bandit 25), Red (Bandit IF), Beane and Minna (TMS Flying Shadow), Annie (Trudeau T-12), Lucy (Quest Melges-24), Jackson (Bandit IF), Carlota (Bandit IF), Moon (Bandit IF), Gryfin (TMS Nacra 17), Danie (Bandit 25), Blair (Bandit 25), Dean (Bandit 25), Astrid (Bandit 25), Rosie and Ela (Quest Melges-24), and Samantha (Bandit 25).
On the dock: Sasha, Cryptic, Maddie, and Nenrio
On the committee boat: Daenerys and Petra.

A great turnout in spectators and racers highlighted this weeks North Sea Open Regatta. We had a large fleet for the small boat portion of the Open Regatta with 18 boats while the big boat portion saw 10 boats. The dock in Eden Puffin was also packed with spectators cheering on the racers while the beaches of Eden Albatros and Lighthouse Isle in the Ziziphus region saw enthusiastic crowds gather. Plus, the sim weather was mild with calm seas as the DNFs (Did Not Finish) on the day, 3 in the small boat race and 1 in the big boat race, were not due to crashes.

The small boat fleet, racing on the North Sea Triple Pink course, was comprised of a majority of six Bandit 25s. Five bandit IFs, two The Mesh Shop (TMS) Nacra 17s, two Quest Melges-24s, one TMS Flying Shadow, one Dolphin Moth, and on Trudeau T-12 made up the remainder of the small boat fleet. Meanwhile, the big boat fleet, racing on the North Sea Counter Clockwise (NS-CCW) course, was comprised of a majority of three TMS One Design 65s. Two TMS Pacha 110s, two TMS Ushuaias, two Wildwind Open 60s, one Wildwind RC-44r, and one Trudeau Francois Jacques made up the remainder of the big boat fleet.

The crowd at the race dock, in Eden Puffin, cheering on the finishers towards the end of the small boats portion of the North Sea Bandit Regatta, on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018. Picture courtesy of Howard Hughes (hallveis Resident)

The crowd at the race dock, in Eden Puffin, cheering on the finishers towards the end of the small boats portion of the North Sea Bandit Regatta, on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018. Picture courtesy of Howard Hughes (hallveis Resident)

Race Director: Petra
Assistant Race Directors: Daenerys 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.

Race Notes:
Rosie (Arwyn Silverweb) and Howard (hallveis Resident) both 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
Arwyn Silverweb 2 13
hallveis Resident 7 8

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


Dean (Dean March) and Jackson (Jacquimo Resident) finished tied with 16 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
Dean March 11 5
Jacquimo Resident 5 11

In the last race, Dean breaks the tie with Jackson with his fifth place finish over Jackson’s eleventh place finish.


Red (RedHeadJO Resident) and Sadal (SadalSuub 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
RedHeadJO Resident 6 11
SadalSuub Resident 7 10

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


Blair (Blair Karas) and Astrid (AstridNewBonham Resident) both finished tied with 20 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
Blair Karas 4 16
AstridNewBonham Resident 9 11

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


Danie (Danie Fegte) and Yomogi (Yomogi 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
Danie Fegte 9 14
Yomogi Resident 11 12

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Danie’s favor with having a ninth place finish over Yomogi’s elevnth place finish as her best.


Annie (Claire175 Resident) and Gryfin (Gryfin Goldshark) both finished tied with 27 points. As they both finished with the exact placings in both races, a DNF and DNS respectively, neither rule A8.1 or rule A8.2 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing will break their tie. Therefore, they remain tied in seventh place overall.