This weeks North Sea Trudeau Classic Regatta featured some changing winds and some really fun sailing. We had only one crash this week as well, in the second race with Kristaly recording a DNF due to it. The weather was slightly gusty during the first race with a 15 knot wind that picked up to 24 knots during the second as a storm rolled through. This weeks fleet was nicely mixed again with a split majority of Francois Jacques and Patchogue II’s at two a piece. The remainder of the fleet was made up of one T-12 and one 12 Metre.
The first race, on North Sea Manta, saw a gusty wind of 15 knots. The fleet started well with a clean start, and spread out towards the end of the first leg around the green buoy in Ziziphus. Kristaly’s Francoise Jacques and Jamie’s 12 Metre were in the lead followed by Josh’s and my Patchogue II. Asami’s Francois jacques was next with Sue’s T-12 coming up from behind. The order stayed fairly the same as the entire fleet finished the race.
The weather changed for the second race, on North Sea Extreme, with the wind picking up to 24 knots. Once again, the fleet had a clean start with my Patchogue slipping across first. The front of the fleet stayed pretty tight with Kristaly’s Francois Jacques, Jamie’s 12 Metre, and Josh’s and my Patchogue II’s not really getting a deciding lead among each other as positions continuously changed until the third leg when the Patch’s were able to pull their centerboards and surf past the 12 Metre and Francois Jacques at 18 knots. Everyone bunched up again, however, when they hit the green buoy in Nectarine for the start of the fourth leg. By the time the head of the fleet hit the blue buoy in Sapote for the start of the seventh leg, the Patchogue’s were out in front for good. Josh ultimately took line honors in what was a really exciting and fast race.
Race Director: Julia
Wind: SW (225°) 15kts (7.71 mps)
Wind: SW (225°) 24kts (12.3 mps)
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1
Today’s winner was Josh, with Jamie second, and Cryptic 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.
Josh and Jamie finished tied with 4 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|
In the last race, Josh breaks the tie with Jamie with his first place finish over Jamie’s third place finish.
Sue and Asami 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.“
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With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Sue’s favor with having a fourth place finish over Asami’s fifth place finish as her best.