Smooth sim weather and some exciting racing featured in this weeks Backwater Bay Yacht Club Cat Fight. The Bingo Strait behaved itself as the DNFs (Did Not Finish) in the regatta, three from both races, were due to either non regatta boat interference or hitting a corner*, rather than crashes. This weeks fleet was comprised of a majority of five TMS Flying Shadows, with two TMS Nacra 17s making up the remainder. The racing itself was exciting as Rayz, with Missy on Rayz’s The Mesh Shop (TMS) Flying Shadow, and Fanny, on her TMS Nacra 17, were neck and neck at the end of the first race, on the BBYC 09 Rev 1 course, before Fanny put on a show with a speedy jibe in front of Rayz to get across the finish line. In the second race, on the BBYC 06 course, Moon and Beane, both on TMS Flying Shadows, were in a tight battle exchanging positions up until the finish.
*”You can’t be in four regions at once” ~ Unnamed racer before they hit a corner in the second race.
More pictures after the results.
Race Director: Cryptic
Wind: SE (135°) 18kts
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1
Today’s winner was Fanny (FannyVermont Resident), with Moon (moonglownight Resident) second, and Daenerys (blondij Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.
Daenerys (blondij Resident) and Beane (beane Bade) 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|
With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Daenerys’s favor with having a Second place finish over Beane’s fourth place finish as her best.