Bandit IF Regatta – January 23rd 2021

From the left to the right: (in Bandit IFs): boats: Emileigh, Amy, Jackson, Selena, Rugger, Max & Wyndi, Sirius, Jenna, Ian, Julie, Moonglownight Committee boat: Daenerys, Tamarushka Pier: Gabi, Tina, Anitenly, Baluta Dock: Kart, Dominique

From the left to the right: (in Bandit IFs): boats: Emileigh, Amy, Jackson, Selena, Rugger, Max & Wyndi, Sirius, Jenna, Ian, Julie, Moonglownight
Committee boat: Daenerys, Tamarushka
Pier: Gabi, Tina, Anitenly, Baluta
Dock: Kart, Dominique

This weeks North Sea Bandit IF Regatta took place on a beautiful Saturday afternoon in the winter. This time we had a fleet of eleven Bandit IFs at the start. One of the eleven Bandit IFs had crew. The North Sea and Fruit regions were well behaved and there was not a cloud in the sky.

Today we were back in Curlew. In all three races we had a compact fleet from the start, which was gradually thinned out after the races progressed. However, we did have some nice fights over the various races that lasted a long time.

We had four DNFs (Did Not Finish) and one DSQ (Disqualified) through all races and it was another successful and sporting day in The North Sea.

More pictures after the results.

Race Director: Daenerys
Assist Race Directors: Cryptic, and Tamarushka

Wind: 230° (SW) 15kts

Wind: 235° (SW) 16kts

Wind: 240° (SW) 17kts

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

Today’s winner was Siri (Sirius Rosca), with Moon (moonglownight Resident) second, and Julie (JulieRoyale Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Notes:
Julie (JulieRoyale Resident) was disqualified (DSQ) during the third race for sailing an incorrect course, rounding the pink buoy in the Sloe region, the second course mark, counter-clockwise instead of clockwise.


Siri (Sirius Rosca) and Moon (moonglownight Resident) both finished tied with 4 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
Sirius Rosca 1 3
moonglownight Resident 2 2

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


Selena (SelenaRhoads) and Emi (Emileigh Starbrook) both 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
SelenaRhoads 4 7
Emileigh Starbrook 5 6

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


Amy Pond (Montserrat Naidoo) and Jack (Jacquimo 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
Montserrat Naidoo 5 8
Jacquimo Resident 6 7

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


Cat Fight – Jan 22nd 2021

From the left (in TMS Flying Shadows): Daenerys and Tamarushka (TMS Flying Shadow), Emileigh and Often, Isa, Rayz, Palani, Cole, Moon, Rider and Diana, Sea, and Jenna. On the dock: Bobbcat, Amber, Caethes, and Cryptic. On the pier: Emmamarie, and Yen.

From the left (in TMS Flying Shadows): Daenerys and Tamarushka, Emileigh and Often, Isa, Rayz, Palani, Cole, Moon, Rider and Diana, Sea, and Jenna.
On the dock: Bobbcat, Amber, Caethes, and Cryptic. On the pier: Emmamarie, and Yen.

Slightly choppy seas, with another nice fleet turnout, highlighted this weeks Cat Fight in The North Sea. The regions of The North Sea were behaved for most as two DNFs (Did Not Finish) were recorded on the day. One of those DNFs was due to a skipper sailing across a region corner and crashing, while the other was from a skipper crashing on a region crossing. The crowds that gathered on the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier and small race dock, both in the Eden Jakana region, as well as along the beaches of the islands in the Ziziphus and Genip regions, reveled in the fast fleet-foiled feline frenzy on display from this weeks skippers. This weeks fleet, sailing on the North Sea Bowline Reverse and North Sea Butterfly courses, was made up entirely of ten The Mesh Shop (TMS) Flying Shadows during the first race. Seven of those Flying Shadows were sailing single-handed with the remaining three sailing with crew. The second race saw one skipper in a WildWind AC-45, with eight more TMS Flying Shadows, split evenly at four crewed and four single-handed respectively.

Race Director: Cryptic

Wind: SW (225°) 18kts

Wind: SW (225°) 21kts

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

Today’s winner was Moon (moonglownight Resident), with Isa (isab DeCuir) second, and Daenerys (blondij Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Notes:
Moon (moonglownight Resident) and Isa (isab DeCuir) both finished tied with 4 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
moonglownight Resident 1 3
isab DeCuir 2 2

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


Rayz (Rayzza Rubble) and Emileigh (Emileigh Starbrook) 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
Rayzza Rubble 6 9
Emileigh Starbrook 7 8

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

Thursday Triple Threat – January 21st 2021

From the left to the right: (in Bandit IFs): boats:  Bandit B22: Cilian, Jenna, Rider. Baluta, Babsi & Draco, Moon, Julie Star Class: Sirius, Amy, Ian, Emileigh, Jackson, Max & Wyndi Pier: Megan Dock: Anitenly Committee boat: Daenerys, Tamarushka

From the left to the right: (in Bandit IFs): boats:
Bandit B22: Cilian, Jenna, Rider. Baluta, Babsi & Draco, Moon, Julie
Star Class: Sirius, Amy, Ian, Emileigh, Jackson, Max & Wyndi
Pier: Megan
Dock: Anitenly
Committee boat: Daenerys, Tamarushka

A beautiful Thursday afternoon in January, already the third Thursday Triple Threat of 2021 with a nice wind again coming from the south-west and no thunderstorm in the air. Today we had seven Bandit 22 LTEs and six Star Class on the starting line.

We had two great races with a compact fleet until quite long after the start.

Today we will also talk about something else. Since today “The Circle of the Dragon” consists of a ring of fire 🙂

We had two DNFs (Did Not Finish) and no DSQs (Disqualified) through both races and it was another successful and sporty day in The North Sea.

More pictures after the results.

Race Director: Daenerys
Assist Race Directors: Cryptic, and Tamarushka

Wind: 230° (SW) 15kts

Wind: 235° (SW) 17kts

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

Today’s winners on the Bandit 22 LTE were Julie (JulieRoyale Resident), with Jenna (jnx1e Resident) second, and Cilian (Cilian McCullough) in third place.

Today’s winners on the Star Class were Ian (IanPixel Resident), with Siri (Sirius Rosca) second, and Emi (Emileigh Starbrook) in third place.

Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Notes:
Ian (IanPixel Resident) and Siri (Sirius Rosca) finished tied with 3 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
IanPixel Resident 2 1
Sirius Rosca 1 2

In the last race, Ian breaks the tie with Siri with his first place finish over Siri’s second place finish.


Jack (Jacquimo Resident),  Amy (Montserrat Naidoo) and Max (Maximiliano Szondi) 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
Jacquimo Resident 4 6
Montserrat Naidoo 4 6
Maximiliano Szondi 5 5

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Jack’s and Amy’s favor with having fourth place finishes over Max’s fifth place finish as his best. As Jack and Amy 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
Jacquimo Resident 6 4
Montserrat Naidoo 4 6

In the last race, Jack breaks the tie with Amy with his fourth place finish over Amy’s sixth place finish.


North Sea Open Regatta – Jan 20th 2021

From the left (in boats): Rayz (Bandit 22 LTE), Emileigh (TMS Star Class), Cole (TMS Flying Shadow), Rugger (Bandit 22 LTE), Zimtzicke (Bandit 22 LTE), Baluta (Bandit 22 LTE), Diana (Bandit 22 LTE), Jenna (Bandit 22 LTE), Kris (Quest M-24), Sinarielle (Shields Class), Moon (Bandit 22 LTE), Palani (TMS Flying Shadow), Isa (Bandit 22 LTE), Julie (Bandit 25r), and Sea (Dolphin Moth). On the Committee Boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Farryn, Pure, Tamara, Dae, Nikky, and Dao. On the pier: Gabi, and Marius.

From the left (in boats): Rayz (Bandit 22 LTE), Emileigh (TMS Star Class), Cole (TMS Flying Shadow), Rugger (Bandit 22 LTE), Zimtzicke (Bandit 22 LTE), Baluta (Bandit 22 LTE), Diana (Bandit 22 LTE), Jenna (Bandit 22 LTE), Kris (Quest M-24), Sinarielle (Shields Class), Moon (Bandit 22 LTE), Palani (TMS Flying Shadow), Isa (Bandit 22 LTE), Julie (Bandit 25r), and Sea (Dolphin Moth).
On the Committee Boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Farryn, Pure, Tamara, Dae, Nikky, and Dao. On the pier: Gabi, and Marius.

Excellent seas, with a great fleet turnout, highlighted this weeks North Sea Open Regatta. The North Sea regions were well behaved for all as no crashes, or DNFs (Did Not Finish) occurred. The crowd that gathered on the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier, in the Eden Jakana region, and the lighthouse observation deck on the island in the Ziziphus region, took in some great fleet racing from this weeks skippers. This also marked the first Open Regatta appearance for the new The Mesh Shop (TMS) I-Mocca 60, released an hour before the start of the regatta, and bringing with it a handicap 0.761.

This weeks small boat fleet, sailing on the North Sea Olympic Mirror course, was made up of a majority of eight Bandit 22 LTEs. Two TMS Flying Shadows, one TMS Star Class, one Bandit 25r, one Dolphin Moth, one Shields Class, and one Quest M-24 rounded out this weeks small boat fleet. Meanwhile, the big boat fleet, sailing on North Sea Olympic Course (Long), was made up of a majority of five WildWind Open 60s. Two TMS One Design 65s, one TMS I-Mocca 60, one TMS Volvo Open 70, one Quest IACC, one ACA33, one WildWind AC-45, and one WildWind RC-44r rounded out this weeks big boat fleet.

1With the new I-Mocca 60 handicap also comes the North Sea Standard Yearly Adjustment. All handicaps in today’s regatta are from the new adjustment. The improvements Linden Research™ has made to the backend of Secondlife™ have paid off for sailing in SL™ as the North Sea Standard is now at 0:10:33, down from last years 0:10:40. The largest influence on the faster times are from the drastically improved region crossing times from new region crossing code along with SL’s move to Amazon servers. North Sea Olympic Course (Long), the course the North Sea Standard is based on, was used 39 times in 2020, with the winning time of each race added to the data the standard is based on. From those 39 races, 410 finishing times were used to help update the handicap values of more than 40 boats in our table. For more info, as well as a link to the Google Sheet used to calculate everything, please see North Sea Handicap Table.

Race Director: Cryptic
Assistant Race Directors: Daenerys, and Tamarushka
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 Jenna (jnx1e Resident), with Sinarielle (Sinarielle Resident) second, and Julie (JulieRoyale 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.

Race Notes:
Jenna (jnx1e Resident) and Sinarielle (Sinarielle Resident) both finished tied with 6 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
jnx1e Resident 1 5
Sinarielle Resident 3 3

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


Emileigh (Emileigh Starbrook) and Isa (isab DeCuir) 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
Emileigh Starbrook 1 9
isab DeCuir 4 6

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


Ian (IanPixel Resident) and Cole (Colette Verino) 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
IanPixel Resident 2 16
Colette Verino 5 13

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


Sea (filax Carter) and Palani (Palani Allen) 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
filax Carter 8 14
Colette Verino 11 11

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


Rayz (Rayzza Rubble) and BalutA (balut24 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
Rayzza Rubble 9 14
balut24 Resident 10 13

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Rayz’s favor with having a ninth place finish over BalutA’s tenth place finish as his best.
 

Bandit Regatta – Jan 18th 2021

From the left (in Bandit boats): Rugger and Zolliana (Bandit 22 LTE), Amy and Ester (Bandit 22 LTE), Baluta (Bandit 22 LTE), Julie (Bandit 25r), Sirius (Bandit IF), Jenna and Bobbb (Bandit 22 LTE), Nihiwatu (Bandit 25r), Rider (Bandit 22 LTE), Emileigh (Bandit IF), Zimtzicke (Bandit 22 LTE), Kim (Bandit IF), Sea (Bandit 22 LTE), Moon (Bandit 22 LTE), and Meireles (Bandit 22 LTE). On the committee boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Rayz, Wol, Caethes, Daenerys, and Tamarushka. On the pier: Tron, and Mira.

From the left (in Bandit boats): Rugger and Zolliana (Bandit 22 LTE), Amy and Ester (Bandit 22 LTE), Baluta (Bandit 22 LTE), Julie (Bandit 25r), Sirius (Bandit IF), Jenna and Bobbb (Bandit 22 LTE), Nihiwatu (Bandit 25r), Rider (Bandit 22 LTE), Emileigh (Bandit IF), Zimtzicke (Bandit 22 LTE), Kim (Bandit IF), Sea (Bandit 22 LTE), Moon (Bandit 22 LTE), and Meireles (Bandit 22 LTE).
On the committee boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Rayz, Wol, Caethes, Daenerys, and Tamarushka. On the pier: Tron, and Mira.

Choppy to calm seas, with a nice fleet turnout, highlighted this weeks North Sea Bandit Regatta. The North Sea regions were choppy during the first race as four DNFs (Did Not Finish) were recorded. Two DNFs were a result of skippers crashing on a region crossing, with another due to a skipper crashing to desktop in the middle of a region, and the final DNF was the result of a skipper crashing on region corners. The seas calmed for the second race as every skipper finished. The crowd that gathered on the small race dock, and Poseidong Centre Spectator pier, both in the Eden Jakana region, and along the shores of the island in the Ziziphus region, reveled in some exiciting fleet racing on display from this weeks skippers. This weeks fleet, sailing on the North Sea Half Mane and North Sea Half Mane Mirror courses, was made up of a majority of nine Bandit 22 LTEs. Three Bandit IFs, two sailing single-handed and one sailing with crew respectively, and two Bandit 25Rs rounded out this weeks Bandit fleet.

Race Director: Cryptic
Assistant Race Directors: Daenerys, and Tamarushka
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 Julie (JulieRoyale Resident), with Zimtzicke (Nicole Myhre) 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:
Rugger (ruggeromare Resident) was disqualified (DSQ) during the second race for finishing under protest while failing to complete a 360° penalty turn as instructed by a race director due to a Rule 11 On The Same Tack, Overlapped foul.

11 ON THE SAME TACK, OVERLAPPED
When boats are on the same tack and overlapped, a windward boat shall keep clear of a leeward boat.

Source: 2021 – 2024 World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing


Meireles (Meireles Diabolito) was disqualified (DSQ) during the second race for finishing under protest while failing to complete a 360° penalty turn due to a Rule 11 On The Same Tack, Overlapped foul.

11 ON THE SAME TACK, OVERLAPPED
When boats are on the same tack and overlapped, a windward boat shall keep clear of a leeward boat.

Source: 2021 – 2024 World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing


Zimtzicke (Nicole Myhre) and Moon (moonglownight Resident) both finished tied with 6 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
Nicole Myhre 2 4
moonglownight Resident 3 3

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


Jenna (jnx1e Resident) and BalutA (balut24 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
jnx1e Resident 2 11
balut24 Resident 5 8

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


Rugger (ruggeromare Resident) and Nihiwatu (Nihiwatu 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
Nihiwatu Resident 8 10

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 Nihiwatu’s eighth place finish as her best.
 

Bandit IF Regatta – January 16th 2021

From the left to the right: (in Bandit IFs): boats: Emileigh, Ian, Rayz, Rugger, Max & Wyndi, Moon, Amy, Sirius, Jackson, Cate & Anthony, Julie Committee boat: Daenerys, Tamarushka

From the left to the right: (in Bandit IFs): boats: Emileigh, Ian, Rayz, Rugger, Max & Wyndi, Moon, Amy, Sirius, Jackson, Cate & Anthony, Julie
Committee boat: Daenerys, Tamarushka

Saturday was a beautiful afternoon in the winter. This time we had a fleet of eleven Bandit IFs at the start. Two of the twelve Bandit IFs had crew. The North Sea and Fruit regions were well behaved and there was not a cloud in the sky.

For a change, we had the start of the races in DragonFruit. We sailed a surprise route. This route was sailed both clockwise and counter-clockwise.

We had a great start and two groups were formed from the beginning. The entire fleet disappeared the first half of the race between the islands of the Fruit Islands. The first group of six to seven boats was slowly thinned out during the race. Back in the North Sea we had two front runners followed by the remaining four boats from the first group

In the second race, the entire fleet stayed together until they disappeared again between the islands of Fruit. from the third mark (an island) and the fourth mark (an island) the fleet spread out.

We had no DNFs (Did Not Finish) and no DSQs (Disqualified) through all races and it was another successful and sporting day in The North Sea.

The raceline in Dragonfruit for today.  The raceline in Dragonfruit, near the Bandit IF Meeting Centre in Appleberry, for today.

More pictures after the results.

Race Director: Daenerys
Assist Race Director: Cryptic and Tamarushka

Wind: 235° (SW) 18kts

Wind: 230° (SW) 18kts

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

Today’s winner was Julie (JulieRoyale Resident), with Moon (moonglownight Resident) second, and Rugger (ruggeromare Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Notes:
Emi (Emileigh Starbrook) and Amy (Montserrat Naidoo) 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
Emileigh Starbrook 5 8
Montserrat Naidoo 6 7

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


Cat Fight – Jan 15th 2021

From the left (in boats): Rayz (TMS Flying Shadow), Daenerys and Tamarushka (TMS Flying Shadow), Emileigh (TMS Flying Shadow), Juicy (TMS Nacra 17), Cole (TMS Flying Shadow), Jenna and Amber (TMS Flying Shadow), Rider and Diana (TMS Flying Shadow), Moon and Selena (TMS Flying Shadow), Sea (TMS Flying Shadow), and Palani (TMS Flying Shadow). On the commmittee boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Csilla, Quin, Caethes, and Debi. On the pier: April, and Jerry.

From the left (in boats): Rayz (TMS Flying Shadow), Daenerys and Tamarushka (TMS Flying Shadow), Emileigh (TMS Flying Shadow), Juicy (TMS Nacra 17), Cole (TMS Flying Shadow), Jenna and Amber (TMS Flying Shadow), Rider and Diana (TMS Flying Shadow), Moon and Selena (TMS Flying Shadow), Sea (TMS Flying Shadow), and Palani (TMS Flying Shadow).
On the commmittee boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Csilla, Quin, Caethes, and Debi. On the pier: April, and Jerry.

Calm seas, with a nice fleet turnout, highlighted this weeks Cat Fight in The North Sea. The North Sea regions were calm for everyone, as the three DNFs (Did Not Finish) recorded on the day were due to skippers hitting region corners, all in the second race. We will take this moment, once again, to remind our skippers to please sail with your mini-map open and be aware of your surroundings in the region as an avatar can not exist in four regions at once. The crowds that gathered on the small race dock and Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier, both in the Eden Jakana region, and on the observation deck of the lighthouse on the island in the Ziziphus region, cheered on the finicky fleet-foiled feline frenzy on display from this weeks skippers. This weeks fleet, sailing on the North Sea Double Loop and North Sea Lion’s Made courses, was made up of a majority of nine The Mesh Shop (TMS) Flying Shadows, five sailing single-handed and four sailing with crew respectively. One lone TMS Nacra 17 rounded out this weeks catamaran fleet.

Race Director: Cryptic

Wind: SW (225°) 18kts

Wind: SW (225°) 21kts

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

Today’s winner was Daenerys (blondij Resident), with Jenna (jnx1e Resident) second, and Emileigh Starbrook in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Notes:
Emileigh (Emileigh Starbrook), Rayz (Rayzza Rubble), and Palani (Palani Allen) all 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
Emileigh Starbrook 3 7
Rayzza Rubble 3 7
Palani Allen 4 6

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Emileigh’s and Rayz’s favor with having third place finishes over Palani’s fourth place finish as his best. As Emileigh and Rayz 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
Emileigh Starbrook 7 3
Rayzza Rubble 3 7

In the last race, Emileigh breaks the tie with Rayz with her third place finish over Rayz’s seventh place finish.


Rider (Rider Wilder) and Juicy (juice651 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
Rider Wilder 6 10
juice651 Resident 7 9

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

Thursday Triple Threat – January 14th 2021

From the left to the right: (in Bandit IFs): boats:  Bandit B22:  BalutA, Jenny, Rider, Meireles, Nicole  Star Class: jackson, Ian, Juicy, Emileigh, Amy, Sirius, Max & Wyndi, Sea, Moonglownight Pier: Tick Dock: Annemarie Committee boat: Daenerys, Tamarushka

From the left to the right: (in Bandit IFs): boats:
Bandit B22: BalutA, Jenny, Rider, Meireles, Nicole
Star Class: jackson, Ian, Juicy, Emileigh, Amy, Sirius, Max & Wyndi, Sea, Moonglownight
Pier: Tick
Dock: Annemarie
Committee boat: Daenerys, Tamarushka

The second Thursday Triple Threat of 2021 was held on a beautiful Thursday afternoon in January. With good sail coming from the south-west again and with no thunderstorm in the sky. Today we had five Bandit 22 LTEs and nine Star Class on the starting line. Is this the return of the Star in North Sea?

We had two great races with a compact fleet until quite long after the start.

Today we will also talk about something else. During the start I see different skippers parking their boat and others sail crisscross and in front of the start line. How difficult is it to practice a perfect pre-start routine? When I do not compete, race direct, or sail I regularly practice a new pre-start routine. I used to sail around the red buoy of the start line, but because everyone is now on the line much too early, I had to develop a different pre-start routine.

We had three DNFs (Did Not Finish) and one DSQ (Disqualified) through both races and it was another successful and sporty day in The North Sea.

More pictures after the results.

Race Director: Daenerys
Assist Race Director: Cryptic and Tamarushka

Wind: 230° (SW) 14kts

Wind: 235° (SW) 17kts

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

Today’s winners on the Bandit 22 LTE were Nicole (Nicole Myhre), with Jenna (jnx1e Resident) second, and Meireles (Meireles Diabolito) in third place.

Today’s winners on the Star Class were Moon (moonglownight Resident), with Ian (IanPixel Resident) second, and Siri (Sirius Rosca) in third place.

Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Notes:
Jack (Jacquimo Resident) was disqualified (DSQ) during the second race for sailing an incorrect course, rounding the white buoy in the Soncoya region, the first mark, counter-clockwise instead of clockwise.


Nicole (Nicole Myhre) and Jenna (jnx1e Resident ) finished tied with 3 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
Nicole Myhre 2 1
jnx1e Resident 1 2

In the last race, Nicole breaks the tie with Jenna with her first place finish over Jenna’s second place finish.


Moon (moonglownight Resident) and Ian (IanPixel Resident) finished tied with 3 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
moonglownight Resident 2 1
IanPixel Resident 1 2

In the last race, Moon breaks the tie with Ian with his first place finish over Ian’s second place finish.


Siri (Sirius Rosca) and Emileigh (Emileigh Starbrook) finished tied with 7 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
Sirius Rosca 4 3
Emileigh Starbrook 3 4

In the last race, Siri breaks the tie with Emileigh with his third place finish over Emileigh’s fourth place finish.


North Sea Open Regatta – Jan 13th 2021

From the left (in boats): Emileigh (TMS Star Class), Sinarielle (Shields Class), Isa (Bandit 22 LTE), Diana (Bandit 22 LTE), Jenna (Bandit 22 LTE), BalutA (Bandit 22 LTE), Kristaly (Shields Class), Cole (TMS Flying Shadow), Rugger (Bandit 22 LTE), Juicy (Bandit 22 LTE), Sea (TMS Flying Shadow), Moon (Bandit 22 LTE), Zimtzicke (Bandit 22 LTE), Julie (Bandit 25r), Palani (TMS Nacra 17), and Jackson (Bandit IF). On the Committee Boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Farryn, Anthony, Cate, and Daenerys. On the pier: Mona, and Rain.

From the left (in boats): Emileigh (TMS Star Class), Sinarielle (Shields Class), Isa (Bandit 22 LTE), Diana (Bandit 22 LTE), Jenna (Bandit 22 LTE), BalutA (Bandit 22 LTE), Kristaly (Shields Class), Cole (TMS Flying Shadow), Rugger (Bandit 22 LTE), Juicy (Bandit 22 LTE), Sea (TMS Flying Shadow), Moon (Bandit 22 LTE), Zimtzicke (Bandit 22 LTE), Julie (Bandit 25r), Palani (TMS Nacra 17), and Jackson (Bandit IF).
On the Committee Boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Farryn, Anthony, Cate, and Daenerys. On the pier: Mona, and Rain.

Stormy seas, with a another great fleet turnout, highlighted this weeks North Sea Open Regatta. A storm rolled across the regions of The North Sea during the small boat portion, as nine DNFs (Did Not Finish) were recorded. Eight of those nine DNFs were the result of trouble in the Sapodilla region with two crashes to desktop in the region, two region crossing crashes heading into Sapodilla, four corner crossing hits, and one skipper pulling her boat after highly increased lag on input control after the crossing into the region. The remaining DNF in the small boat portion was the result of a skipper crashing on a border crossing heading into the Ziziphus region. At the conclusion of the small boat portion the Sapodilla region was restarted, blowing away the storm. The big boat portion saw much calmer seas, as only two DNFs were recorded, both the result of skippers crashing on region corners. In light of the stormy seas, the crowds that gathered on the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier and small race dock, both in the Eden Jakana region, and along the shores of the island in the Ziziphus region, still reveled in the exciting fleet racing on display from this weeks skippers.

This weeks small boat fleet, sailing on the newly created North Sea Half Mane course, was comprised of a majority of eight Bandit 22 LTEs. Two The Mesh Shop (TMS) Flying Shadows, two Bandit IFs, two Bandit 25Rs, two Shields Class, one TMS Star Class, and one TMS Nacra 17 rounded out this weeks small boat fleet. Meanwhile, the big boat fleet, sailing on the newly created North Sea Lion’s Mane course, was comprised of a split majority of five Trudeau 12 Metres and five Wildwind Open 60s. Two TMS One Design 65s, one Volvo Open 70, one Quest IACC, and one ACA33 rounded out this weeks 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 Jenna (jnx1e Resident), with Isa (isab DeCuir) second, and Emileigh (Emileigh Starbrook) 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.

Race Notes:
ViV (vivipezz Resident) and Moon (moonglownight 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
vivipezz Resident 2 10
moonglownight Resident 5 7

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


Palani (Palani Allen) and Sea (filax Carter) 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
Palani Allen 8 11
filax Carter 9 10

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.


Sandra (WWWAAAA Resident) and BalutA (balut24 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
WWWAAAA Resident 6 14
balut24 Resident 10 10

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


Sinarielle (Sinarielle Resident), Julie (JulieRoyale Resident), and Jackson (Jacquimo Resident) all finished tied with 26 points. As they all finished with the exact same finishes, a DNF (Did Not Finish) in the small boat portion and a DNS (Did Not Start) in the big boat portion 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, Sinarielle, Julie, and Jackson all remain tied in sixteenth place overall.
 

Bandit Regatta – Jan 11th 2021

From the left (in Bandit boats): Rugger (Bandit 22 LTE), Kire (Bandit IF), Micha (Bandit 22 LTE), Amy (Bandit 22 LTE), Diana (Bandit 22 LTE), BalutA (Bandit 22 LTE), Sirius (Bandit IF), Diana (Bandit 22 LTE), Juicy (Bandit IF), Julie (Bandit 22 LTE), Cate and Anthony (Bandit IF), Emileigh (Bandit IF), Zimtzicke (Bandit 22 LTE), and Meireles (Bandit 22 LTE). On the committee boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Daenerys, and Rayz. On the pier: Maria, Marius, and Jim.

From the left (in Bandit boats): Rugger (Bandit 22 LTE), Kire (Bandit IF), Micha (Bandit 22 LTE), Amy (Bandit 22 LTE), Diana (Bandit 22 LTE), BalutA (Bandit 22 LTE), Sirius (Bandit IF), Diana (Bandit 22 LTE), Juicy (Bandit IF), Julie (Bandit 22 LTE), Cate and Anthony (Bandit IF), Emileigh (Bandit IF), Zimtzicke (Bandit 22 LTE), and Meireles (Bandit 22 LTE).
On the committee boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Daenerys, and Rayz. On the pier: Maria, Marius, and Jim.

Calm seas, with a great fleet turnout, highlighted this weeks North Sea Bandit Regatta. The North Sea regions were calm for most as only two DNFs (Did Not Finish) were recorded on the day. Of those two DNFs, the first was from a skipper pulling her boat after her navigation HUD failed on her, and the second was from a skipper pulling her boat after frustration from getting caught in irons1. The spectators that assembled on the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier and small race dock, both in the Eden Jakana region, reveled in some exciting fleet racing on display from this weeks skippers. This weeks fleet, sailing on the North Sea Olympic Short Mirror course and a 2 lap affair on the North Sea Short Loop Mirror course, was made up of a majority of eleven Bandit 22 LTEs. Seven Bandit IFs, five sailing single-handed and two sailing with crew respectively, and one lone Bandit 25r rounded out this weeks Bandit fleet.

1in irons – (nautical) The “trapped” condition a sailing ship finds itself in when the bow of the ship is headed into the wind and the ship has stalled and is unable to maneuver. Source: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/in_irons

Race Director: Cryptic
Assistant Race Director: Daenerys

Wind: SW (225°) 8kts

Wind: SW (225°) 11kts

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

Today’s winner was Jenna (jnx1e Resident), with Moon (moonglownight Resident) second, and Meireles (Meireles Diabolito) 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:
Rugger (ruggeromare Resident) was disqualified (DSQ) during the first race for sailing an incorrect course, missing the white buoy in the Eden Jakana region, the third course mark.


Jackson (Jacquimo Resident) was disqualified (DSQ) during the first race for finishing under protest while failing to complete a 360° penalty turn for a Rule 10 On Opposite Tacks foul.

10 ON OPPOSITE TACKS
When boats are on opposite tacks, a port-tack boat shall keep clear of a starboard-tack boat.

Source: 2021 – 2024 World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing


Sirius (Sirius Rosca) and Sandra (WWWAAAA Resident) both finished the first race tied with a final time of 0:07:26. As the final time result is rounded to the nearest whole second in the Google Sheet, the exact final times for each skipper are: (race time multiplied by handicap equaling final time, all time in seconds)

Skipper Race Time Handicap Final Time
Sirius 782 0.57 445.74
WWWAAAA 544 0.82 446.08

With the final times shown in seconds, the tie breaks in Sirius’s favor with having a 445.74 seconds finish over Sandra’s 446.08 seconds finish. Just to note, if both skippers final times had been an exact tie, Rule A7 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing would be used to break that tie instead:

If boats are tied at the finishing line or if a handicap or rating system is used and boats have equal corrected times, the points for the place for which the boats have tied and for the place(s) immediately below shall be added together and divided equally. Boats tied for a race prize shall share it or be given equal prizes.


Sea (filax Carter) and Jackson (Jacquimo Resident) both finished the second race tied with a final time of 0:12:37. As the final time result is rounded to the nearest whole second in the Google Sheet, the exact final times for each skipper are: (race time multiplied by handicap equaling final time, all time in seconds)

Skipper Race Time Handicap Final Time
filax 1009 0.75 756.75
Jacquimo 1328 0.57 756.96

With the final times shown in seconds, the tie breaks in Sea’s favor with having a 756.75 seconds finish over Jackson’s 756.96 seconds finish.


Sirius (Sirius Rosca), Sandra (WWWAAAA Resident), and Micha (Micha Karfield) all 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
Sirius Rosca 2 8
WWWAAAA Resident 3 7
Micha Karfield 4 6

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Sirius’s favor with having a second place finish over Sandra’s third place, and Micha’s fourth place finishes as their best.


Amy Pond (Montserrat Naidoo) and Zimtzicke (Nicole Myhre) 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
Montserrat Naidoo 5 8
Nicole Myhre 6 7

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


Sea (filax Carter) and Max (Maximiliano Szondi) 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
filax Carter 11 13
Maximiliano Szondi 12 12

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


Jackson (Jacquimo Resident) and Cate (Cate Sewell) both finished tied with 30 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 14 16
Cate Sewell 15 15

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


Julie (JulieRoyale Resident) and Kire (Kire Masala) both finished tied with 34 points. As they both finished with the exact same finishes, a DNF (Did Not Finish) during the first race and a DNS (Did Not Start) during the second race 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, Julie and Kire remain tied in eighteenth place overall.