Small boat fleet, from the left (in boats): Cate and Anthony (Bandit 22 LTE), Emileigh (Bandit IF), Aymalie (Bandit 22 LTE), Rugger (Bandit 22 LTE), Juicy (Bandit IF), Jackson (Bandit IF), Julie (ReneMarine Clever), Sirius (Bandit IF), Lalia (Isard Sjogin), Jenna (Bandit 22 LTE), Sea (Bandit 22 LTE), Moon (Bandit 22 LTE), Zimizicke (Bandit 22 LTE), and ViV (TMS Star Class).
On the Race Committee Boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Tamarushka, Daenerys, and Jake.
Calm seas, with a great fleet turnout, highlighted this weeks North Sea Bandit Regatta. The North Sea regions well were behaved as the only DNFs (Did Not Finish) on the day, two during the small boat portion, were due to skippers connections. The crowds that gathered along the shores of the islands in the Ziziphus and Genip regions, and on the small race dock in the Eden Jakana region, cheered on a spirited display of fleet racing from this weeks skippers.
This weeks small boat fleet, sailing on the North Sea Copacabana course, was made up of a majority of seven Bandit 22 LTEs. Four Bandit IFs, one The Mesh Shop (TMS) Star Class, one ReneMarine Clever, and one Isard Sjogin rounded out this weeks small boat fleet. Meanwhile, the big boat fleet, sailing on the North Sea CCW (counter-clockwise) course, was made up of a majority of five TMS I-Mocca 60s. Two Trudeau 12 Metres, one Trudeau Runa IV, one TMS One Design 65, and one WildWind Open 60 rounded out this weeks big boat fleet.
Big boat fleet, from the left (in boats): ViV (Trudeau 12m), Emileigh (TMS I-Mocca 60), Julie (Trudeau Runa IV), Sirius (TMS I-Mocca 60), Aymalie (Trudeau 12m), Moon (TMS I-Mocca 60), Jenna (TMS One Design 65), Sea (WildWind Open 60), Juicy (TMS I-Mocca 60), and Zimtzicke (TMS I-Mocca 60).
On the Race Committee Boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Daenerys, Red, and Tamarushka. On the pier: Jackson.
From the right: Julie, in her Trudeau Runa IV, Aymalie and ViV, both in their Trudeau 12 Metres, on the first leg of the big boat portion of the North Sea Open Regatta, on Wednesday, October 13th, 2021.
Race Director: Cryptic
Assistant Race Directors: Daenerys, Tamarushka, and Red
Wind: SW (225°) 18kts
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1
Today’s winner was Julie (JulieRoyale Resident), with ViV (vivipezz 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.
Aymalie (Aymalie Resident) and Moon (moonglownight Resident) both finished tied with 11 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.“
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With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Aymalie’s favor with having a third place finish over Moon’s fifth place finish as his best.
Emileigh (Emileigh Starbrook) and Jackson (Jacquimo Resident) finished tied with 18 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.“
In the last race, Emileigh breaks the tie with Jackson with her seventh place finish over Jackson’s eleventh place finish.
Cate (Cate Sewell) and Lalia (LaliaCasau Resident) both finished tied with 24 points. As they both have the exact same finishes in each race, a DNF (Did Not Finish) during the small boat portion, and a DNS (Did Not Start) during the big boat portion respectively, neither Rule A8.1 or Rule A8.2 of Appendix A, Scoring, 2021 – 2024 World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing will satisfy breaking their tie. Therefore, Cate, and Lalia remain tied in thirteenth place overall.