This weeks Backwater Bay Yacht Club Cat Fight featured a great spectator and sailor turnout with some great sailing weather. The Bingo Strait regions exhibited smooth sailing weather as the only DNF (Did Not Finish) on the day was attributed to Rayz’s connection during race 2 in the Pastiche region. Spectators and sailors alike packed the committee boat dock in the Woodfall region, as well as the committee boat dock in the Skeezits region, the location of the second race. This weeks fleet, racing on the newly created BBYC Woodfall to Pastiche 02 and BBYC Pastiche Bay 02 courses, was comprised of a majority of six The Mesh Shop (TMS) Flying Shadows. One TMS Nacra 17 and one Wildwind AC-62 made up the remainder of the fleet.
Race Director: Cryptic
Wind: SE (135°) 15kts
Wind: E (90°) 18kts
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1
Today’s winner was Moon (moonglownight Resident), with Astrid (AstridNewBonham Resident) second, and Isa (isab DeCuir) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.
Riz (RIZLER Rodex) missed the first course mark, the green buoy in the Farragut region, during the first race and was disqualified (DSQ) for incorrect course.
Julnara (Julnara Resident), Csilla (Csilla Ezarael), 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|
With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Julnara’s favor with having a third place finish over Csilla’s fourth place finish and Palani’s fifth place finish as their best. Subsequently, Csilla further breaks the remaining tie with a fourth place best finish over Palani’s fifth place best finish.