Smooth seas, with a nice fleet turnout, highlighted this weeks North Sea Open Regatta. With a fresh breeze of 18 knots out of the southwest, The North Sea regions were calm for everyone as the only DNFs (Did Not Finish) recorded on the day were due to a skipper crashing while crossing region corners during the small boat portion, and a skipper pulling his boat two regions before the finish during the big boat portion. The crowds that gathered along the beaches in the Genip and Ziziphus regions, as well as on the Poseidon Centre Spectator pier in the Eden Jakana region, cheered on a great display of fleet racing from this weeks skippers.
This weeks small boat fleet, sailing on North Sea Olympic Course (Long), was made up of a small majority of four Bandit IFs, three sailing crewed and one sailing single-handed respectively. Three Bandit 22 LTEs, one The Mesh Shop (TMS) Nacra 17, and one Trudeau Patchogue II rounded out this weeks small boat fleet. Meanwhile, the big boat fleet, sailing on the North Sea Extreme course, was made up of a majority of three Wildwind Open 60s. Two TMS I-Mocca 60s, and one TMS One Design 65 rounded out this weeks big boat fleet.
Editors Note: Boats for two skippers in the big boat portion have been updated and correctly attributed, with the final results updated.
Race Director: Cryptic
Assistant Race Directors: Daenerys, and Tamarushka
Wind: SW (225°) 18kts
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1
Today’s winner was Jenna (jnx1e Resident), with Julie (JulieRoyale Resident) second, and Sea (filax Carter) 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 Julie (JulieRoyale Resident) finished tied with 3 points. As they both have duplicate finishes, Rule A8.2 of Appendix A, Scoring, 2021 – 2024 World Sailing Racing 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 Julie with her first place finish over Julie’s second place finish.
Sea (filax Carter) and Moon (moonglownight Resident) both finished tied with 8 points. Rule A8.1 of Appendix A, Scoring, 2021 – 2024 World Sailing Racing 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 Sea’s favor with having a third place finish over Moon’s fourth place finish as his best.