North Sea Open Regatta – July 19th 2017

From the left (in boats): Moon (TMS Nacra 17), Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), Rugger (Bandit IF), Lucy (Shields Class), Kayo and Laured (TMS Flying Shadow), Shau (Bandit 25), Daenerys and Minna (TMS Flying Shadow), Red (Bandit IF), Neil (Bandit IF), and Palani (TMS Flying Shadow). On the dock: Penny, Rei, Ultra, Elbag, Connie, Ellem, and Petra.

From the left (in boats): Moon (TMS Nacra 17), Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), Rugger (Bandit IF), Lucy (Shields Class), Kayo and Laured (TMS Flying Shadow), Shau (Bandit 25), Daenerys and Minna (TMS Flying Shadow), Red (Bandit IF), Neil (Bandit IF), and Palani (TMS Flying Shadow).
On the dock: Penny, Rei, Ultra, Elbag, Connie, Ellem, and Petra.

Slightly stormy sims that cleared up late featured in this weeks North Sea Open Regatta. The sims were a bit choppy for the small boats race, claiming four to DNFs in the small boat race, but the weather cleared for big boats with no DNFs as a result. Crowds of spectators continued the trend of great turn outs in the North Sea for races, as the Eden Puffin, Eden Albatros, and Ziziphus sims were packed with people watching. We also saw a great turnout of racers with 15 boats in the small boat fleet and 12 boats in the big boat fleet.

The small boat fleet, racing on the North Sea Triple Pink course, was made up of a majority of six Bandit IFs. Five TMS Flying Shadows, with one crewed, a Dolphin Moth, a Bandit 25, a TMS Nacra 17, and a Shields Class rounded out the remainder of the small boat fleet. The fleet saw a fast start as 13 of the 15 racers were across the start line as 28 seconds ticked off the race clock. Daenerys, in her TMS Flying Shadow with Minna as crew, got things started as she crossed the start line at 00:00:01 followed right behind by myself, on my Dolphin Moth, at 00:00:02. Alexandre was right on my stern, in his Bandit IF, crossing the start line at 00:00:03, followed by Ultra, in his Bandit IF, crossing the start line at 00:00:04. Lucy, in her Shields Class, was across the start line next at 00:00:06. Red, in her Bandit IF, and Beane, in her TMS Flying Shadow, both crossed the start line next at 00:00:08. Alice, in her Bandit IF, was across the start line next at 00:00:14, followed by Moon, in his TMS Nacra 17, crossing at 00:00:15. Viv, in her TMS Flying Shadow, crossed the start line next at 00:00:22, followed by Neil, in his Bandit IF, crossing at 00:00:25. Shau, in her Bandit 25, and Rugger, in his Bandit IF, were both across the start line next at 00:00:28. Palani, in his TMS Flying Shadow, was across the start line next at 00:00:39, followed by Laured, in her TMS Flying Shadow, crossing at 00:00:53. I quickly leapt out to the lead of the fleet, in my quicker Dolphin Moth, as Daenerys, in her TMS Flying Shadow with Minna, settled in behind me. Viv, in her TMS Flying Shadow, made moves up through the fleet to nip at Daenerys’s stern. Moon, in his TMS Nacra 17, also made moves through the fleet to settle in just behind Viv as Laured, in her TMS Flying Shadow, worked her way into position behind Moon. Shau, in her Bandit 25, settled in at the center of the fleet as Palani, in his TMS Flying Shadow, followed closely behind her. Alexandre, in his Bandit IF, lead the IF pack in the fleet, with Neil, Red, and Ultra, all in Bandit IFs, following closely behind. Lucy, in her Shields Class, Beane, in her TMS Flying Shadow, Alice and Rugger, both in Bandit IFs, all succumbed to crashes and unfortunately recorded DNFs. I held on to the pack lead and crossed the finish line first, followed by Daenerys, with Minna, crossing the finish line in second. Viv crossed the finish line next followed by Moon, Laured, Shau, Palani, Alexandre, Neil, Red, and Ultra.

The big boat fleet, racing on the North Sea Copacabana course, was made up of a majority of six TMS One Design 65s. Two Wildwind Open 60s, two TMS Ushuaias, and two Quest IACCs made up the remainder of the big boat fleet. The big boat fleet saw just as fast a start as the small boat fleet, with 9 of the 12 racers crossing the start line as 28 seconds ticked off the race clock. Beane, in her TMS One Design 65, got things started as she crossed the start line at 00:00:03. Lucy, in her Quest IACC, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:05, followed by Kayo, in her One Design 65, crossing at 00:00:06. Rugger, in his Wildwind Open 60, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:07. I along with Laured, both in TMS One Design 65s, crossed the line together next at 00:00:11, followed by Viv, in her TMS One Design 65, at 00:00:20. Gryfin, in his Wildwind Open 60, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:22, followed by Moon, in his Quest IACC, crossing at 00:00:28. Palani, in his TMS One Design 65, crossed the start line next 00:00:36, followed by Ultra, in his TMS Ushuaia, crossing at 00:00:37, and Neil, in his TMS Ushuaia, crossing at 00:00:39. Beane, in her TMS One Design 65, took advantage of her great start, leading the fleet for the duration of the course. Viv, in her TMS One Design 65, made moves through the fleet to settle in behind Beane, as I, in my own TMS One Design 65, followed behind Viv. Kayo, in her TMS One Design 65, settled in next in the fleet, followed by Gryfin, in his Wildwind Open 60. Laured, in her TMS One Design 65, took up position in the middle of the fleet. Lucy, in her Quest IACC, fell slightly from her quick start to settle in behind Laured. Palani, in his TMS One Design 65, took up position behind Lucy, followed by Moon, in his Quest IACC, and Rugger, in his Wildwind Open 60. Neil, in his slowed TMS Ushuaia, took up position towards the rear of the fleet followed by Ultra, in his TMS Ushuaia. Beane, holding onto her lead, crossed the finish line first, followed by Viv, crossing second. I crossed the finish line next followed by Kayo, Gryfin, Laured, Lucy, Palani, Moon, Rugger, Neil, and Ultra.

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

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

Today’s winner was Neil (eager2discover Resident), with ViV (vivipezz Resident) second, and Ultra (ultramantra Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Notes:
Shau (ShauIa Resident) and Laured (laured Cabassoun) both finished tied with 16 points. Rule A8.1 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing is used to break this tie:

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

Skipper Best Finish Next Best Finish
ShauIa Resident 4 12
laured Cabassoun 7 9

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


Lucy (LucyInTheSky Afarensis) and Alice (alice8200 Resident) both tied with 24 points. As they both have identical finishes in both races, neither Rule A8.1 or Rule A8.2 will satisfy breaking their tie, therefore they remain tied in fifteenth place.

 

North Sea Open Regatta – 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.

 

North Sea Open Regatta – July 5th 2017

From the left (in boats): Bianda (TMS Nacra 17), Neil (Bandit IF), Rugger (Bandit IF), Lucy (Quest Melges-24), John (Bandit IF), Red (Bandit IF), Cor (Trudeau T-One), and Alice (Bandit IF). On the dock: sohaiden, Penny, Daenerys, Petra, and Cryptic.

From the left (in boats): Bianda (TMS Nacra 17), Neil (Bandit IF), Rugger (Bandit IF), Lucy (Quest Melges-24), John (Bandit IF), Red (Bandit IF), Cor (Trudeau T-One), and Alice (Bandit IF).
On the dock: sohaiden, Penny, Daenerys, Petra, and Cryptic.

This weeks North Sea Open Regatta saw some really nice sailing weather and a nice turn out for both fleets. The sims behaved as we only had one DNF registered in each race. Sailor turn out was nice as well, as the small boat fleet saw thirteen racers and the big boat fleet saw eight. Spectators flocked to the usual spots along the shore of the Eden Albatros region, on the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier in the Eden Puffin region, along the shores of Lighthouse Isle in the Ziziphus region, and on the committee boat dock itself in the Breadnut region.

The small boat fleet, racing on the NS-CCW course, was comprised of a majority of seven Bandit IFs. The remainder of the small boat fleet was made up of two TMS Flying Shadows, two TMS Nacra 17s, a Quest Melges-24, and a Trudeau Leetle Cat II. The race set off to a fast start as eleven of the thirteen in the fleet crossed the start line as 29 seconds ticked off the race clock. Lucy, in her Quest Melges-24, was the first across the start line at 00:00:01. Alice and Jackson, both in Bandit IFs, were both right on her stern, crossing together at 00:00:02. Beane, in her TMS Flying Shadow, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:08. Red, in her Bandit IF, was across the start line next at 00:00:18 followed by Bianca, in her TMS Nacra 17, crossing at 00:00:20. Moon, in his TMS Nacra 17, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:23, with Viv, in her TMS Flying Shadow, and Ultra, in his Bandit IF, both on her stern, crossing at 00:00:24. Neil, in his Bandit IF, was next across the start line at 00:00:27, followed by Lampoon, in his Trudeau Leetle Cat II, at 00:00:29. Mixorroxim, in her Bandit IF, was across the start line next at 00:01:01 followed by Rugger, in his Bandit IF, crossing at 00:01:49. Lucy, in her Quest Melges-24, took advantage of her great start and paced the fleet for the entirety of the race. Alice and Jackson, both in slower Bandit IFs, fell back slightly as the ViV and Beane, in their faster TMS Flying Shadows, passed them to settle in behind Lucy. Red, in her Bandit IF, passed Jackson to settle in behind Alice. Bianca, in her TMS Nacra 17, unfortunately had connection issues, crashed recorded a DNF. Moon, in his Nacra 17, fell back behind both Ultra and Neil, in their Bandit IFs. Lampoon, in his Trudeau Leetle Cat II, settled in at the rear of the fleet with Mixorroxim and Rugger, both in Bandit IFs, just behind him. Lucy held her lead and crossed the finish line first, recording line honors. Beane crossed the finish line second, followed by ViV, Alice, Red, Jackson, Neil, Ultra, Moon, Lampoon, Mixorroxim, and Rugger.

The big boat fleet, racing on the recently created North Sea Triple Pink course, was comprised of a majority of four Wildwind RC-44s. The remainder of the big boat fleet was made up of a Wildwind AC-45, a Wildwind Open 60, a TMS One Design 65, and a TMS Ushuaia. The big boat fleet got off to a great start as every sailor was across the start line as 32 seconds ticked off the race clock. Phil and Moon, both in Wildwind RC-44s, and Rugger, in a Wildwind Open 60, crossed the start line first together at 00:00:04. Lucy, in her Wildwid RC-44, was next to cross the line at 00:00:07. Cor, in his Wildwind RC-44, was across the start line next at 00:00:09. John, in his TMS One Design 65, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:14. Laured, in her Wildwind AC-45, was across the start line next at 00:00:16 followed by Neil, in his TMS Ushuaia, crossing at 00:00:32. The quick start by Phil, Moon, and Rugger did not dampen the competition they faced on the course, as several lead changes happened in the front pack of Phil (RC-44), Moon (RC-44), Rugger (OP-60), Lucy (RC-44), Cor (Rc-44) and Laured (AC-45). Laured, in her Wildwind AC-45, wound up taking the lead on the final leg of the course only to crash as she neared the finish line, resulting in a DNF. Phil, in his Wildwind RC-44, held onto his position and wound up settling in just to Laured’s stern. Lucy, in her Wildwind RC-44, was right on Phil’s stern, battling the whole way. Rugger, in his Wildwind Open 60, fell back several positions, as Cor, in his Wildwind RC-44, took advantage and passed Rugger to settle in just behind Lucy. John, in his TMS One Design 65, also took advantage and made a move to pass Rugger, in his Wildwind RC-44, on the final leg. Neil, in his slower TMS Ushuaia, settled in at the rear of the fleet. Phil crossed the finish line first, taking line honors, with Lucy crossing the finish line second, right on his stern. Moon crossed the finish line third, followed by Cor, John, Rugger and Niel.

Phil (RC-44), Lucy (RC-44), Moon (RC-44), Laured (AC-45), Cor (RC-44), Rugger (OP-60), and John (OD-65) round the course mark for North Sea Triple Pink course, in the Eden Puffin region, during the North Sea Open Regatta on Wednesday, July 5th, 2017.

Phil (RC-44), Lucy (RC-44), Moon (RC-44), Laured (AC-45), Cor (RC-44), Rugger (OP-60), and John (OD-65) round the course mark for North Sea Triple Pink course, in the Eden Puffin region, during the North Sea Open Regatta on Wednesday, July 5th, 2017.

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

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

Today’s winner was Lucy (LucyInTheSky Afarensis), 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:
Phil (PhilOona Resident) and Jackson (Jacquimo 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
PhilOona Resident 1 14
Jacquimo Resident 6 9

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


Rugger (ruggeromare Resident) and ViV (vivipezz 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 7 11
vivipezz 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 a seventh place finish over ViV’s ninth place finish as her best.


Cor (CorSakov Sosa) and mixorroxim (mixorroxim Resident) both finished tied with 19 points. Rule A8.1 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing is used to break this tie:

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

Skipper Best Finish Next Best Finish
CorSakov Sosa 5 14
mixorroxim Resident 9 10

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


Laured (laured Cabassoun) and Bianca (TgBianca Resident) both finished tied with 22 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
laured Cabassoun 8 14
TgBianca Resident 9 13

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

 

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 15th 2017

From the left (in boats): ViV (TMS Flying Shadow), Peter (TMS Laser One), Dess (TMS Flying Shadow), Arwyn (Trudeau patchogue II), Joshua (Trudeau Patchogue II), Gabi (Trudeau Patchogue II), Carlota (Trudeau Patchogue II), Neil (Bandit IF), Jackson (Bandit IF), Rayz (TMS Flying Shadow), Traeumer (Shields Class), and Moon (Shields Class). On the dock: Riv, Cryptic and Petra.

From the left (in boats): ViV (TMS Flying Shadow), Peter (TMS Laser One), Dess (TMS Flying Shadow), Arwyn (Trudeau patchogue II), Joshua (Trudeau Patchogue II), Gabi (Trudeau Patchogue II), Carlota (Trudeau Patchogue II), Neil (Bandit IF), Jackson (Bandit IF), Rayz (TMS Flying Shadow), Traeumer (Shields Class), and Moon (Shields Class).
On the dock: Riv, Cryptic and Petra.

This weeks North Sea Open Regatta saw a nice turnout, slightly choppy sim weather, and a great spectator turnout. The turnout for both fleets this week was nice with 13 in the small boats and 8 in the large boats portion. The sims themselves behaved for the most part however they did bite a little during the small boat race, causing crashes that results in four DNFs. Spectators continue to turn up in large numbers around The North Sea sims, and along the southern shores of The Eden Naturist Estate to take in the days races.

The small boat fleet, racing on the North Sea Circle course, was made up of a split majority of three Trudeau Patchogue IIs, three TMS Flying Shadows, and three Bandit IFs. Two Shields Class, a Quest Melges-24, and a TMS Laser One rounded out the remainder of the fleet. The fleet got off to a great start as ten of the thirteen were across the start line as 22 seconds ticked off the race clock. Jackson, in his Bandit IF, got things started, crossing the start line first at 00:00:06. Arwyn, in her Trudeau Patchogue II, followed right behind Jackson, crossing the start line at 00:00:07 with Lucy, in her Quest Melges-24, right on her stern at 00:00:08. Carlota, in her Trudeau Patchogue II, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:10 with Neil, in his Bandit IF, on her stern at 00:00:11, and Moon, in his Shields Class, right behind at 00:00:12. Joshue, in his Trudeau Patchogue II, was following them, crossing the start line at 00:00:13, with Traeumer, in his Shields Class, on his stern at 00:00:14. ViV, in her TMS Flying Shadow was next to cross the start line at 00:00:18, followed by Rayz, in his TMS Flying Shadow, at 00:00:22. Peter, in his TMS Laser One, crossed the start line next at 00:00:34, followed by Dess, in her TMS Flying Shadow, at 00:00:55, and Riv, in his Bandit IF, at 00:01:17. The seas turned a bit nippy on the first leg, as Jackson, Arwyn, Joshua, and Riv all would succumb to crashes and record DNFs. Lucy, in her Quest Melges-24, took advantage of the rough sim seas and also her slightly faster M-24 and jumped to the lead of the fleet, holding that position for half the course. Viv, Rayz, and Dess, in their faster TMS Flying Shadows, passed through the fleet and nipped on Lucy’s stern as they gained and on her. Carlota, in her slower Trudeau Patchogue II, fell back in the fleet, taking up position near the rear. Neil, in his slower Bandit IF, fell back in the fleet as well, settling in near Carlota. Moon, and Trauemer, both in Shields Class, settled into the middle of the fleet as Peter, in his TMS Laser One, nipped ahead of them and fell in right behind the faster TMS Flying Shadows and Quest M-24 at the front. Viv and Rayz, both in their TMS Flying Shadows, overtook Lucy, in her Quest Melges-24, at the midway point of the course and started to build a lead at the front of the fleet. Lucy was able to hold off Dess, in her TMS Flying Shadow, just staying ahead of her. Viv crossed the finish line first, taking line honors, with Rayz, crossing second behind her. Lucy crossed the finish line third followed by Dess, Peter, Moon, Traeumer, Neil, and Carlota.

The big boat fleet, racing on the North Sea Butterfly course, was made up of a split majority of two Wildwind RC-44s and two Trudeau 12 Metres. A TMS Ushuaia, a TMS One Design 65, a Bandit 55, and a Wildwind Open 60 made up the rounded out the remainder of the fleet. Once again, the fleet saw a great start as more than half were on the course side of the race line by the time 22 seconds ticked off the race clock. Peter, in his Trudeau 12 Metre, got things underway as he crossed the start line at 00:00:02 followed by Dess, in her Wildwind RC-44, at 00:00:03. Lucy, in her Wildwind RC-44, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:08, followed by Traeumer, in his TMS Ushuaia, at 00:00:10. Gryfin, in his Wildwind Open 60, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:18 followed by Rayz, in his TMS One Design 65, at 00:00:22. Moon, in his Trudeau 12 Metre, was next across the start line at 00:00:41 followed by Riv, in his Bandit 55, at 00:00:45. Lucy, and Dess, both in their faster Wildwind RC-44s, leapt out to the head of the fleet as they battled each other for position with Lucy ultimately coming ahead in the battle. Rayz, in his faster TMS One Design 65, snuck past Peter, in his Trudeau 12 Metre, as the middle of the fleet started to settle. Trauemer, in his slower TMS Ushuaia, took up the rear of the fleet. Gryfin, in his Wildwind Open 60, Moon, in his Trudeau 12 Metre, and Riv, in his Bandit 55, all succumbed to crashes and recorded DNFs. Lucy held her lead over Dess until the finish, as she crossed first, taking line honors. Dess crossed the finish second, followed by Rayz, Peter, and Trauemer.

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 Lucy (LucyInTheSky Afarensis) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Note:
Lucy (LucyInTheSky Afarensis) and Moon (moonglownight 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
LucyInTheSky Afarensis 1 8
moonglownight Resident 3 6

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


Dess (desspaa Resident) and Neil (eager2discover Resident) finished tied with 13 points. As they both have duplicate finishes, Rule A8.2 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing is used to break this tie:

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

Skipper Race 1 Race 2
desspaa Residentt 9 4
eager2discover Resident 4 9

In the last race, Dess breaks the tie with Neil with her fourth place finish over Neil’s nine point finish.


Jackson (Jacquimo Resident), Arwyn (Arwyn Silverweb), and Joshua (JoshuaMason7 Resident) all finished tied with 19 points. As they all have duplicate finishes in each race (DNF in Small Boats, and DNS in Big Boats) neither A8.1 nor A8.2 will satisfy breaking the tie, therefore they all remain tied in twelfth 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 – February 1st 2017

From the left (in boats): Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), Carrie (Bandit 25), Beane (Quest Melges-24), Lucy (Quest Melges-24), Dess (Shields Class), Carlota (Bandit IF), Jackson (Bandit IF), and Traeumer (Shields Class). On the dock: Joshua, Ladro, Anne, Petra, and Trace.

From the left (in boats): Cryptic (Dolphin Moth), Carrie (Bandit 25), Beane (Quest Melges-24), Lucy (Quest Melges-24), Dess (Shields Class), Carlota (Bandit IF), Jackson (Bandit IF), and Traeumer (Shields Class).
On the dock: Joshua, Ladro, Anne, Petra, and Trace.

Decent sim weather and a great spectator turnout featured in this weeks North Sea Open Regatta. This was third day of the four day planned maintenance period by LL and the sims behaved well with only one DNF on the day due to a crash. We continue to see nice crowds showing up to view the races as the usual spots in the Eden Albatros, Eden Puffin, Breadnut, and Ziziphus regions saw large numbers of spectators gather. We also saw a new racer to the North Sea this week, Ladro (Ladro Slade), who was allowed to tag along with the fleet in a non-handicapped boat in the big boat race.

This weeks small boat fleet, racing on the North Sea Circle course, was made up of a majority of three Bandit IFs. Two Shields Class, two Quest Melges-24s, a Bandit 25, and a Dolphin Moth made up the remainder of the small boat fleet. THe fleet saw a nice start as Bean, in her Quest Melges-24, and Jackson, in his Bandit IF, started things off with both crossing the start line at 00:00:04. I was right behind them, in my Dolphin Moth, crossing the start line at 00:00:05. Carlota, in her Bandit IF, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:11 followed by Dess, in her Shields Class, at 00:00:21, and Neil, in his Bandit IF, at 00:00:26. Traeumer, in his Shields Class, was across the start line next, at 00:00:36. Lucy, in her Quest Melges-24, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:46 followed by Carrie, in her Bandit 25, crossing at 00:00:51. I quickly took to the front of the fleet, in my much faster Dolphin Moth, pacing the pack the entire course. Beane settled in behind me, in her Melges-24, as Jackson, in his Bandit IF, unfortunately crashed and recorded a DNF. Dess and Traeumer, both racing in Shields Class, would fall in next in the fleet, as they made moves past the slightly slower Bandit IFs. Carlota and Neil, both in their Bandit IFs, made of the IF pack as they settled in near the rear of the fleet. Carrie, in her Bandit 25, settled in behind the IFs. Lucy, in her Quest Melges-24, experienced lag issues in her pre-start and out on the course, causing her to abandon the race and record a DNF. I crossed the finish line first, with Beane crossing the finish second shortly after. Dess was next to cross the finish line followed by Traeumer, Carlota, Neil, and Carrie.

The big boat fleet this week, racing on the NS-CCW course, was made up of a split majority of TMS Ushuaias and two TMS One Design 65s with one Wildwind RC-44 as the remainder. We also had Ladro (Ladro Slade), a newcomer to the North Sea, who was allowed to tag along with the fleet in an un-handicapped Michie Marine Ocean 60. The fleet got off to a quick start as Carrie, in her TMS One Design 65, crossed the start line first at 00:00:03 followed by myself, in my TMS Ushuaia, at 00:00:04. Beane, in her TMS One Design 65, was next to cross the start line at 00:00:15. Dess, in her Wildwind RC-44, was across the start line next at 00:00:22 followed by Traeumer, in his TMS Ushuaia, at 00:00:44. Beane, in her TMS One Design 65, quickly charged ahead of the fleet with Carrie, also in a TMS One Design 65, following. I, in my slower TMS Ushuaia, fell back as Dess, in her Wildwind RC-44, leapt ahead to challenge for the lead with Beane and Carrie. Traeumer, in his TMS Ushuaia, settled in right behind me. Dess, in her Wildwind RC-44, then worked her way past the TMS One Design 65s of both Carrie and then Beane to take the lead and cross the finish line first, taking line honors. Beane was across the finish line second, followed by Carrie, myself, 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 Dess (desspaa 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:
Ladro (Ladro Slade) raced in the big boat race with a Michie Marine Ocean 60, however as that boat is not handicapped, she was allowed to run the course with the fleet but not have her results recorded in the official tally.
Here are her race results:
4: Ladro Slade ID44 — 00:13:47
Lap Time:
Ladro Slade ID44 — Start: 00:00:52 — Last lap: 00:12:55


Carlota (Carlota Dufaux) and Beane (beane Bade) 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
Carlota Dufaux 2 6
beane Bade 3 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 second place finish over Beane’s third place finish as her best.


Traeumer (traeumer66 Resident) and Neil (eager2discover Resident) finished tied with 10 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 6 4
eager2discover Resident 4 6

In the last race, Traeumer breaks the tie with Neil with his fourth point finish over Neil’s sixth point finish.


Jackson (Jacquimo Resident) and Lucy (LucyInTheSky Afarensis) both finished tied with 14 points. As they both have duplicate finishes that are the same for each race, neither rule A8.1 or A8.2 satisfies breaking their tie, so they remained tied in 8th together overall.