Stormy to clearing sim sailing weather and another great spectator turnout featured during this weeks Backwater Bay Yacht Club Open Regatta. The regions in Bingo Strait were up to finicky business as the two DNFs (Did Not Finish) on the day, during the small boat portion of the regatta, were the cause of repeated border disconnects. A third sailor experienced continued disconnections but through the resilience of her crew, was able to re-board her boat each time and finish both races. Meanwhile, other sailors in the fleet saw nothing but smooth seas highlighting a Jekyll and Hyde experience on the water. A great crowd of spectators, packing the committee boat dock in the Woodfall region and the pier front of the slips in the Woodfall region harbor, took it all in.
This weeks small boat fleet, sailing 3 laps on the newly created BBYC Small Loop course, was comprised of a small majority of three Bandit 25Rs. Two Bandit IFs, one The Mesh Shop (TMS) Nacra 17, and one TMS Flying Shadow made up the remainder of the small boat fleet. Meanwhile, the big boat fleet, sailing 2 laps on the also newly created BBYC Long Loop course, was comprised of a majority of two TMS One Design 65s. One TMS Ushuaia and one Wildwind AC-45 made up the remainder of the big boat fleet.
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 Astrid (AstridNewBonham Resident), with Callie (SheCallie Resident) second, and Cole (Colette Verino) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.
During the small boats portion, Max (Maximiliano Szondi) failed to round the final mark of the course on the final lap, the green starboard buoy of the race line, incorrectly crossed the line in the wrong direction therefore resulting in a disqualification (DSQ) for incorrect course.
Callie (SheCallie Resident) and Cole (Colette Verino) finished tied with 5 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.“
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In the last race, Callie breaks the tie with Cole with her second place finish over Cole’s third place finish.
Red (RedHeadJO Resident), Lilita (lilita Cifuentes), and Max (Maximiliano Szondi) all finished tied with 10 points. As they all finished with the exact same finishes in each race, neither Rule A8.1 or Rule A8.2 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing will satisfy breaking their tie. Therefore, they remain tied in fifth place overall.