Calm seas, with a great fleet turnout, highlighted this weeks North Sea Open Regatta. The regions of The North Sea were generally calm for most, as only one DNF (Did Not Finish) was recorded on the day. During the small boats portion, the Eden Jakana region was untypically laggy, from an avatar who was taking up nearly 3 ms of script time1. After the avatar was removed from the region, things went smoothly. The crowd that assembled on the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier, and along the shores of the island in the Ziziphus region, cheered on some really exciting sailing on display from this weeks skippers.
This weeks small boat fleet, sailing on the North Sea Triple Pink course, was made up of a majority of four Bandit 22 LTEs. Two Quest M-24s, two The Mesh Shop (TMS) Nacra 17s, two TMS Flying Shadows, one crewed and one sailing single-handed respectively, one Bandit 25r, and one Bandit IF rounded out the small boat fleet. Meanwhile, the big boat fleet, sailing on the North Sea Copacabana, was made up of majority of four Wildwind Open 60s. Two TMS One Design 65s, one TMS Volvo Open 70, one Wildwind RC-44r, and one Trudeau 12 Metre rounded out the big boat fleet.
1Most avatars will take up anywhere from 0.02 to 0.1 milliseconds (ms) of time on average, having little to no affect on a Secondlife™ region. There are only 22.5 ms of time available to dole out between simulator processes and avatars.
Race Director: Cryptic
Assistant Race Director: Daenerys
Wind: SW (225°) 18kts
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1
Today’s winner was Isa (isab DeCuir), with Julie (JulieRoyale Resident) second, and Jenna (jnx1e 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 racing duties.
Jenna (jnx1e Resident) and Moon (moonglownight Resident) finished tied with 8 points. As they both have duplicate finishes, Rule A8.2 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing is used to break this tie:
“If a tie still remains between two or more boats, they shall be ranked in order of their scores in the last race. Any remaining ties shall be broken by using the tied boats’ scores in the next-to-last race and so on until all ties are broken. These scores shall be used even if some of them are excluded scores.“
|Skipper||Race 1||Race 2|
In the last race, Jenna breaks the tie with Moon with her third place finish over Moon’s fifth place finish.
Palani (Palani Allen) and Sea (filax Carter) 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|
With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Palani’s favor with having an eighth place finish over Sea’s ninth place finish as her best.