Great spectator turnout and close racing featured during this weeks Backwater Bay Yacht Club IF Star 25R Regatta. Another great crowd of spectators turned up as the water front in the Twice Bitten region as well as the committee boat dock in the Woodfall region were packed. The crowds took in some great neck and neck racing between Laured and Astrid, both in bandit 25Rs, in race one and race two, until Laured crashed, receiving a DNF. Daenerys, with Sasha crewing, in her Bandit IF, also put up a tough fight against Max, with Wyndi crewing, in his Bandit IF, in race one, and against Moon, in his Bandit IF, in race two. This weeks fleet, racing on the BBYC Up and Down (2 Laps) course and BBYC Olympic Course (Short), was comprised of a majority of four Bandit 25Rs with a remainder of three Bandit IFs.
Race Director: Victor
Asst Race Director: Cryptic
Wind: S (180°) 18kts
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1
Today’s winner was Daenerys (blondij Resident), with Astrid (AstridNewBonham Resident) second, and Laured (laured Cabassoun) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.
Rossafiore (rossamare Resident) failed to round the committee boat buoy correctly to record her first lap at the start line, during race 1, and was disqualified (DSQ) for incorrect course.
Moon (moonglownight Resident), Vick (Vick Forcella), and Rossafiore (rossamare Resident) 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 Moon’s favor with having a third place finish over Vick’s five point finish and Rossafiore’s five point finish as their best. Subsequently, as Vick and Rossafiore both have the same finishes in each race, five point finishes in both races respectively, neither Rule A8.1 or A8.2 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing will satisfy in breaking this tie. Therefore, Vick and Rossafiore remain tied in sixth overall.