North Sea Open Regatta – Oct 28th 2020

From the left (in boats): Sandra (Bandit 25r), Isa (Bandit 22 LTE), Emileigh (Bandit 22 LTE), Zimtzicke (Bandit 22 LTE), Kim (Bandit IF), Jenna (TMS Nacra 17), Meli and Aline (TMS Flying Shadow), Diana (Quest M-25), Moon (Bandit 22 LTE), Julie (Quest M-24), Sea (TMS Flying Shadow), and Palani (TMS Nacra 17). On the Committee Boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Farryn, Daenerys, and Tamara. On the pier: Cristabella, Gewncalon, BalutA, Margo, and Ivor.

From the left (in boats): Sandra (Bandit 25r), Isa (Bandit 22 LTE), Emileigh (Bandit 22 LTE), Zimtzicke (Bandit 22 LTE), Kim (Bandit IF), Jenna (TMS Nacra 17), Meli and Aline (TMS Flying Shadow), Diana (Quest M-25), Moon (Bandit 22 LTE), Julie (Quest M-24), Sea (TMS Flying Shadow), and Palani (TMS Nacra 17).
On the Committee Boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Farryn, Daenerys, and Tamara. On the pier: Cristabella, Gewncalon, BalutA, Margo, and Ivor.

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

Note:
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.

Race Notes:
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
jnx1e Resident 5 3
moonglownight Residentr 3 4

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
Palani Allen 8 10
filax Carter 9 9

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.
 

Bandit Regatta – Oct 26th 2020

The fleet leaps across the race line at the start of the second race of the North Sea Bandit Regatta, on Monday, October 26th, 2020.

The fleet leaps across the race line at the start of the second race of the North Sea Bandit Regatta, on Monday, October 26th, 2020.

A great fleet turnout. with wonderful sim sailing weather, highlighted this weeks North Sea Bandit Regatta. The regions of the North Sea were calm and clear for everyone today, as no DNFs (Did Not Finish) or crashes occurred during the regatta. The crowd that was assembled on the small race dock and Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier, both in the Eden Jakana region, cheered on some wonderful fleet racing on display from this weeks skippers. This weeks fleet, sailing on North Sea Olympic Course (Short) and the North Sea Trapezoid course, was comprised of a majority of eleven Bandit 22 LTEs. One lone Bandit IF rounded out this weeks Bandit fleet.

Race Director: Cryptic
Assistant Race Director: Daenerys, and Tamarushka

Wind: SW (225°) 11kts

Wind: SW (225°) 15kts

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 Jenna (jnx1e Resident) second, and Sirius (Sirius Rosca) 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:
Jenna (jnx1e Resident), Sirius (Sirius Rosca), Moon (moonglownight Resident), and Emileigh (Emileigh Starbrook) all finished tied with 7 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 6
Sirius Rosca 1 6
moonglownight Resident 3 4
Emileigh Starbrook 3 4

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Jenna’s and Sirius’s favor with having first place finishes over Moon’s and Emileigh’s third place finishes as their best.

Subsequently, as Jenna and Sirius both have duplicate finishes, Rule A8.2 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing is used to further 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
jnx1e Resident 6 1
Sirius Rosca 1 6

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

Finally, as Moon and Emileigh both have duplicate finishes, Rule A8.2 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing is used to break this final 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 4 3
Emileigh Starbrook 3 4

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


Melodie (Melodie Heartsong) and Sea (filax Carter) 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
Melodie Heartsong 9 11
filax Carter 10 10

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

Bandit IF Regatta – October 24th 2020

From the left to the right: (in Bandit IFs): boats: Jackson, Max & Wyndi, Sirius, Moonglownight, Ruggeromare, Dunia & Emileigh, Sea, Kim, Julie Dock: Satuur, Eline Pier, Viv, Tick Committee boat: Daenerys, Tamarushka

From the left to the right: (in Bandit IFs): boats: Jackson, Max & Wyndi, Sirius, Moonglownight, Ruggeromare, Dunia & Emileigh, Sea, Kim, Julie
Dock: Satuur, Eline
Pier, Viv, Tick
Committee boat: Daenerys, Tamarushka

This Saturday afternoon, we had a fleet of nine Bandit IFs at the start, two with crew.
The North Sea regions behaved well and even in the Fruit waters there was not a cloud in the sky.

The first race had a surprising start. And right after the start everyone made their way to the first buoy. Once there, we had the front runners with a group of six pursuers. The battle turned out not to be over yet, as the two front runners were overtaken and two skippers would settle the race at the finish.

The start of the second race was just as beautiful as the first race. Three Bandits IF brooding side by side across the starting line. At the first mark we already had two leaders who would fight for the first place to the end. The fleet would slowly pull out, but in the second round, three other boats would fight each other.

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 Director: Cryptic, and Tamarushka

Wind: 230° (SW) 10kts

Wind: 235° (SW) 11kts

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 Siri (Sirius Rosca) second, and Jack (Jacquimo Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Notes:
Siri (Sirius Rosca) and Jack (Jacquimo Resident) both finished tied with 7 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 5
Jacquimo Resident 3 4

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


Kimn (Kim Farleigh) and Max (Maximiliano Szondi) 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
Kim Farleigh 3 6
Maximiliano Szondi 4 5

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


Cat Fight – Oct 23rd 2020

From the left (in boats): Emileigh (TMS Nacra 17), Teagan (TMS Nacra 17), Isa (TMS Flying Shadow), Daenerys and Tamarushka (TMS Flying Shadow), Diana (Wildwind AC-62), Jenna and Amber (TMS Flying Shadow), Max and Wyndi (TMS Flying Shadow), Palani (TMS Nacra 17), Sirius (TMS Flying Shadow), Sea (TMS Flying Shadow), and Moon (TMS Flying Shadow). On the committee boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Caethes, Meireles, Ragnar, and Bunny. On the pier: Micha, April, and Jerry.

From the left (in boats): Emileigh (TMS Nacra 17), Teagan (TMS Nacra 17), Isa (TMS Flying Shadow), Daenerys and Tamarushka (TMS Flying Shadow), Diana (Wildwind AC-62), Jenna and Amber (TMS Flying Shadow), Max and Wyndi (TMS Flying Shadow), Palani (TMS Nacra 17), Sirius (TMS Flying Shadow), Sea (TMS Flying Shadow), and Moon (TMS Flying Shadow).
On the committee boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Caethes, Meireles, Ragnar, and Bunny. On the pier: Micha, April, and Jerry.

Smooth seas, that turned choppy late, and a great fleet turnout highlighted this weeks Cat Fight in The North Sea. The regions of The North Sea estate started the race day calm and smooth, as only one DNF (Did Not Finish) occurred during the first race. That DNF was due to a skipper causing a foul that forced another skipper to sail across region corners and crash. The calm seas would not last as a storm blew in during the second race, causing three additional DNFs to occur, all from region crossing crashes. The crowd that gathered on Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier and small race dock, both in the Eden Jakana region, and along the shores of the islands in the Ziziphus and Genip regions, witnessed some great fleet-foiled feline frenzy from this weeks skippers. This weeks fleet, sailing on the North Sea WC Reach 1 course and a 2 lap affair on the North Sea Long Loop course, was comprised of a majority of seven The Mesh Shop (TMS) Flying Shadows, three sailing with crew and four sailing single-handed respectively. Three TMS Nacra 17s, and one Wildwind AC-62, which was switched out for a Wilwdind AC-45 in the second race, 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 Teagan (Teagan Snowpaw), with Jenna (jnx1e Resident) second, and Isa (isab DeCuir) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Notes:
Diana (Dianafra Allen) was disqualified (DSQ) during the first race for 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: 2017 – 2020 World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing


Sirius (Sirius Rosca) and Sea (filax Carter) both finished the first race tied at the finishing line with a time of 18:16. As their final time also remains tied, as they both sailed the same boat, Rule A7 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing is used to score this tie:

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.

Therefore, both Sirius and Sea receive 5.5 points, as the product for the place for which they have tied and for the place immediately below, 5 and 6, added together and divided equally.


Jenna (jnx1e Resident) and Isa (isab DeCuir) both finished tied with 5 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 4
isab DeCuir 2 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 Isa’s second place finish as her best.


Sirius (Sirius Rosca) and Sea (filax Carter) both finished tied with 13.5 points. As they both have the exact same finishes in each race, a 5.5 point finish in the first race and a DNF in the second race respectively, neither rule A8.1 or A8.2 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing will satisfy breaking this tie. Therefore, Sirius and Sea both remain tied in sixth place overall.
 

Thursday Triple Threat – October 22th 2020

Bandit IF: Siri, Kim, Max & Wyndi. Amy, Julie, Moon, Jack, Kaelia, Nigel Bandit B22: Emileigh, Micha, Rugger, Jenna, Meireles, Sea Star: Viv Committee boat: Tamarushka, Daenerys

Bandit IF: Siri, Kim, Max & Wyndi. Amy, Julie, Moon, Jack, Kaelia, Nigel
Bandit B22: Emileigh, Micha, Rugger, Jenna, Meireles, Sea
Star: Viv
Committee boat: Tamarushka, Daenerys

A beautiful Thursday afternoon, with good sailing weather, the wind coming from the south west, and no sign of a thunderstorm. Today we had seven Bandit IFs, six Bandit 22 LTEs and one The Mesh Shop (TMS) Star Class, one IF had crew on board. The Star Class only sailed one route, but and we need three boats of the same type to make it a race.

The IF competitions would be controlled by two skippers, which was eventually won by the same skipper. The battle between the 22s would be dominated by four to five boats.

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

ON THE SAME TACK, OVERLAPPED (Also Barging in the PRE START) The red and yellow boats are overlapped, so the windward boat (RED 22 LTE) shall keep clear of a leeward boat (YELLOW IF).

More pictures after the results

Race Director: Daenerys
Assist Race Director: Cryptic, Tamarushka

Wind: 240° (SW) 17kts

Wind: 240° (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 Emileigh (Emileigh Starbrook), with Micha (Micha Karfield) second, and Jenna (jnx1e Resident) in third place.

Today’s winners on the Bandit IF were Moon (moonglownight Resident), with Julie (JulieRoyale 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:
Rugger (ruggeromare Resident) was disqualified (DSQ) for finishing under protest while failing to complete a 360° penalty turn due to a Rule 11 On The Same Tack, Overlapped foul at the start line, colloquially known as barging.

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: 2017 – 2020 World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing


Meireles (Meireles Diabolito) and Sea (filax Carter) 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
Meireles Diabolito 4 6
filax Carter 5 5

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


Kim (Kim Farleigh) and Amy (Montserrat Naidoo) 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
Kim Farleigh 3 6
Montserrat Naidoo 4 5

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

 

North Sea Open Regatta – Oct 21st 2020

From the left (in boats): Rugger (Bandit 22 LTE), Emileigh (Bandit 22 LTE), Isa (Bandit 22 LTE), Sea (TMS Flying Shadow), Jenna (TMS Nacra 17), Meireles and Jo (Bandit 22 LTE), Max and Wyndi (TMS Flying Shadow), Sandra (Bandit 25r), Julie (Quest M-24), Moon (Bandit 22 LTE), and Diana (Quest 2m). On the Committee Boat: Cryptic, and Daenerys. On the dock: Tamarushka, Farryn, and Tommy.

From the left (in boats): Rugger (Bandit 22 LTE), Emileigh (Bandit 22 LTE), Isa (Bandit 22 LTE), Sea (TMS Flying Shadow), Jenna (TMS Nacra 17), Meireles and Jo (Bandit 22 LTE), Max and Wyndi (TMS Flying Shadow), Sandra (Bandit 25r), Julie (Quest M-24), Moon (Bandit 22 LTE), and Diana (Quest 2m).
On the Committee Boat: Cryptic, and Daenerys. On the dock: Tamarushka, Farryn, and Tommy.

Smooth seas, and a great fleet turnout highlighted this weeks North Sea Open Regatta. The North Sea regions were calm and behaved for all, as every skipper finished both portions of the regatta without a crash. The crowd that assembled on the small race dock, in the Eden Jakana region, and along the shores of the islands in the Ziziphus, Genip, and Eden Auk regions, cheered on the great fleet racing on display from this weeks skippers.

This weeks small boat fleet, sailing on the North Sea Manta course, was made up of a majority of five Bandit 22 LTEs. Two The Mesh Shop (TMS) Flying Shadows, one sailing single-handed and one sailing with crew respectively, one TMS Nacra 17, one Bandit 25r, one Quest 2m, and one Quest M-24 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 six Wildwind Open 60s. One TMS One Design 65, one TMS Volvo Open 70, one TMS Cafe del Mar 75, and one Wildwind AC-45r rounded out this weeks big boat fleet.

More pictures, from Daenerys, after the results.

Race Director: Daenerys
Assistant Race Director: Cryptic
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 Moon (moonglownight Resident), with Isa (isab DeCuir) 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.

Race Notes:
Sandra (WWWAAAA Resident) was disqualified (DSQ) during the big boat portion for finishing under protest while failing to complete a 360° penalty turn as instructed by a race director due to 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: 2017 – 2020 World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing


Jenna (jnx1e Resident) and Sea (filax Carter) both finished the big boat portion tied with a final time of 0:10:57. 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
Jenna 650 1.01 656.50
Sea 626 1.05 657.30

With the final times shown in seconds, the tie breaks in Jenna’s favor with having a 656.50 seconds finish over Sea’s 657.30 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.


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.


Rugger (ruggeromare Resident) and Emileigh (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
ruggeromare Resident 4 7
Emileigh Starbrook 5 6

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


Meireles (Meireles Diabolito) and Max (Maximiliano Szondi) 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
Meireles Diabolito 7 11
Maximiliano Szondi 8 10

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



 

Bandit Regatta – Oct 19th 2020

From the left (in Bandit boats): Emileigh (Bandit 22 LTE), Micha (Bandit 22 LTE), Ice (Bandit 22 LTE), Max and Wyndi (Bandit IF), Kire (Bandit IF), Meireles (Bandit 22 LTE), Moon (Bandit 22 LTE), Sea (Bandit 22 LTE), Kim (Bandit IF), Sirius (Bandit IF), Amy Pond (Bandit 22 LTE), Lalia (Bandit 22 LTE), and Julie (Bandit 25r). On the committee boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Daenerys, Tamarushka, and Julia. On the pier: Gabs.

From the left (in Bandit boats): Emileigh (Bandit 22 LTE), Micha (Bandit 22 LTE), Ice (Bandit 22 LTE), Max and Wyndi (Bandit IF), Kire (Bandit IF), Meireles (Bandit 22 LTE), Moon (Bandit 22 LTE), Sea (Bandit 22 LTE), Kim (Bandit IF), Sirius (Bandit IF), Amy Pond (Bandit 22 LTE), Lalia (Bandit 22 LTE), and Julie (Bandit 25r).
On the committee boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Daenerys, Tamarushka, and Julia. On the pier: Gabs.

Another week of calms seas, with a great fleet turnout, featured during this weeks North Sea Bandit Regatta. The North Sea regions were calm and behaved for most as three DNFs (Did Not Finish) were recorded on the day. Of those three DNFs, two were from skippers pulling their boats from either getting stuck in irons or frustration, and the remainder was due to a skipper crashing on a region crossing. The crowd that gathered on the small race dock, in the Eden Jakana region, as well as along the shores of the islands in the Ziziphus and Genip regions, cheered on some great fleet racing on display from this weeks skippers. This weeks fleet, sailing on the North Sea 01 and North Sea 02 courses, was comprised of a majority of nine Bandit 22 LTEs. Four Bandit IFs, three sailing single-handed and one sailing with crew respectively, and two Bandit 25Rs rounded out this weeks Bandit fleet.

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 ViV (vivipezz Resident), with Julie (JulieRoyale Resident) 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:
Micha (Micha Karfield) was disqualified (DSQ) during the second race for sailing an incorrect course, sailing east of the island of Ziziphus instead of sailing west and rounding the southern portion as indicated by the course.


Sirius (Sirius Rosca) and Kim (Kim Farleigh) both finished the second race tied with a final time of 0:10:25. 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 1096 0.57 624.72
Kim 1097 0.57 625.29

With the final times shown in seconds, the tie breaks in Sirius’s favor with having a 624.72 seconds finish over Kim’s 625.29 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.


ViV (vivipezz Resident) and Julie (JulieRoyale 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
vivipezz Resident 2 1
JulieRoyale Resident 1 2

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


Moon (moonglownight Resident) and Emileigh (Emileigh Starbrook) 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
moonglownight Resident 3 5
Emileigh Starbrook 4 4

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


Micha (Micha Karfield) and Meireles (Meireles Diabolito) 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
Micha Karfield 6 13
Meireles Diabolito 8 11

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

Bandit IF Regatta – October 17th 2020

From the left to the right: (in Bandit IFs): boats: Emileigh, Rugger, Max & Wyndi, Julie, Moon, Jackson Dock: Caethes, Cryptic Committee boat: Daenerys

From the left to the right: (in Bandit IFs): boats: Emileigh, Rugger, Max & Wyndi, Julie, Moon, Jackson
Dock: Caethes, Cryptic
Committee boat: Daenerys

Saturday afternoon, we had a fleet of six Bandit IFs at the start, with one Bandit IF crewed.
The North Sea regions behaved well and even in the Eden waters there was not a cloud in the sky.

Today for the first time, the “circle of the dragon” was at the start. The two races had two great starts. No sticking to the Committee boat as it happens on other days. Was that because of the circle, or is it something else? Time will tell.

Right from the start of the first race, a skipper immediately took the lead. She was followed behind by a group of four other skippers. As the race progressed, two groups of two boats were formed from the next group of four boats.

After the start of the second race, the fleet fell apart immediately. Two boats took the lead. Followed by two boats and two other boats sailed completely different lines.

We had one DNF (Did Not Finish) and three 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 Director: Cryptic

Wind: 240° (SW) 10kts

Wind: 235° (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 Jack (Jacquimo Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Notes:
Rugger was disqualified (DSQ) during the first race for finishing the race under protest while failing to complete a 360° penalty turn as instructed by a race director for a 18.2 Giving Mark Room foul.

“18.2 Giving Mark-Room
(b) If boats are overlapped when the first of them reaches the zone, the outside boat at that moment shall
thereafter give the inside boat mark-room. If a boat is clear ahead when she reaches the zone,
the boat clear astern at that moment shall thereafter give her mark-room.“

Source: 2017 – 2020 World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing


Rugger (Ruggeromare Resident ) was disqualified (DSQ) during the second race for sailing an incorrect course. Sailing under the bridge of the island of Genip, as the whole island is the mark, this is not allowed.


Moon (moonglownight Resident) was disqualified (DSQ) during the second race for sailing an incorrect course, missing the first course mark, because he was sailing the wrong route.


Moon (moonglownight Resident) and Jack (Jacquimo Resident) both finished tied with 5 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 4
Jacquimo Resident 2 3

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 Jack’s second place finish as his best.


 

Cat Fight – Oct 16th 2020

From the left (in boats): Emileigh (TMS Flying Shadow), Daenerys and Tamarushka (TMS Flying Shadow),, Max and Wyndi (TMS Flying Shadow), Teagan (TMS Nacra 17), Sirius (TMS Flying Shadow), Palani (TMS Nacra 17), Sea (TMS Flying Shadow), and Moon (TMS Flying Shadow). On the committee boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Julie, and Caethes.

From the left (in boats): Emileigh (TMS Flying Shadow), Daenerys and Tamarushka (TMS Flying Shadow),, Max and Wyndi (TMS Flying Shadow), Teagan (TMS Nacra 17), Sirius (TMS Flying Shadow), Palani (TMS Nacra 17), Sea (TMS Flying Shadow), and Moon (TMS Flying Shadow).
On the committee boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Julie, and Caethes.

Great sim sailing weather, with a nice fleet turnout, highlighted this weeks Cat Fight in The North Sea. The North Sea regions were smooth and behaved this weeks skippers as everyone finished with no DNFs (Did Not Finish). The crowd that gathered on the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier, in the Eden Jakana region, and along the shores of the islands in the Ziziphus and Genip regions, cheered on the exciting fleet-foiled feline frenzy on display from this weeks skippers. This weeks fleet, sailing on the North Sea Manta and North Sea Snipe courses, was comprised of a majority of six The Mesh Shop (TMS) Flying Shadows, four sailing single-handed and two sailing with crew respectively. Two TMS Nacra 17s 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 Moon (moonglownight Resident) second, and Teagan (Teagan Snowpaw) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Notes:
Palani (Palani Allen) and Emileigh (Emileigh Starbrook) 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
Palani Allen 4 9
Emileigh Starbrook 6 7

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

Thursday Triple Threat – October 15th 2020

Bandit IF: Jackson, Max & Wyndi, Siri, Amy, Julie Bandit B22: Emileigh, Juicy, Micha, Jenna, Sea, Rugger, Moon Committee boat: Tamarushka, Daenerys

Bandit IF: Jackson, Max & Wyndi, Siri, Amy, Julie
Bandit B22: Emileigh, Juicy, Micha, Jenna, Sea, Rugger, Moon
Committee boat: Tamarushka, Daenerys

A beautiful Thursday afternoon, we had five Bandit IFs, including one with crew. And we had a fleet of seven Bandit 22 LTEs. These seven 22s would fight a fierce battle in the two races that were to take place.

The races between the five IFs would be controlled by one skipper, who would lead all other skippers of the IFs.

However, the race director was disappointed in some skippers at the start of the second race. Because of this, we will have a new element during the start on Thursday. During the start there will be a circle in the water that we call “the circle of the dragon”. Everyone stays out of this circle until 10 seconds before the start signal. The skippers will receive further explanation next Thursday.

Since the Star Class is not a popular boat these days I want to replace it with another small boat. Which boat do you want to see in the Thursday Triple Threat? Let me know.

We had four 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 Director: Tamarushka

Wind: 240° (SW) 17kts

Wind: 240° (SW) 18kts

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 Moon (moonglownight Resident), with Emileigh (Emileigh Starbrook) second, and Jenna (jnx1e Resident) in third place.

Today’s winners on the Bandit IF were Julie (JulieRoyale Resident), with Max (Maximiliano Szondi) 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:
Rugger (ruggeromare Resident), Sea (filax Carter), 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
ruggeromare Resident 4 6
filax Carter 6 4
Micha Karfield 5 5

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Rugger’s and Sea’s favor with having a fourth place finish over Micha’s fifth place as his best. As Rugger (ruggeromare Resident) and Sea (filax Carter) have duplicate finishes, Rule A8.2 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing is used to further 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
ruggeromare Resident 6 4
filax Carter 4 6

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


Siri (Sirius Rosca) and Amy (Montserrat Naidoo) both finished tied with 7 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 5
Montserrat Naidoo 3 4

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