Absolutely great sim weather highlighted this weeks North Sea Open Regatta. We didn’t have a single DNF or crash in either race this week. We also had no protests with some great clean sailing on display.
This weeks small boat fleet was made up of a split majority of Melges-24’s and Nacra 17’s with three a piece. The remainder of the fleet contained a Ktaba Teleri 20, a Shields Class, a Quest 2m, and a Dolphin Moth. This weeks small boat course was NS-SOL-13A, which is a fun favorite for the small boats. Racing was extremely competitive between the M-24’s of Lucy, Beane, and Arya, and the Nacra 17’s of Cole, Jamie, and Stu. Lucy, Beane, Cole, and Arya all finished within seconds of each other.
The big boat fleet was made up of a majority of Trudeau 12 Metre’s, with four. The remainder of the fleet was made up of two The Mesh Shop Ushuaia’s, a Trudeau New York 30, and a One Design 65. The fleet spread out on NS-1b, this weeks big boat course, with the 12 Metre’s making up the center pack. Beane took line honors in her speedy One Design 65.
Race Director: Petra
Wind: SW (225°) 18kts
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1)
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1)
Today’s winner was Cryptic, with Beane second, and Cole in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.
Prize plaques will be awarded for the first, second, and third place finishers based on the final points tally.
Cryptic and Beane 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 favor of the boat(s) with the best score(s). No excluded scores shall be used.“
|Skipper||Best Finish||Next Best Finish|
With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Cryptic’s favor with having a first place finish over Beane’s third place finish as her best.