This weeks Backwater Bay Yacht Club Open Regatta saw some great sim sailing weather turn stormy. The Bingo Strait regions continued their recent two week trend of Jekyll and Hyde region behavior with the lone DNF (Did Not Finish) on the day, during the big boat portion, the result of the Farragut region eating Joshua, his boat, a The Mesh Shop (TMS) Ushuaia, and his crew, Jaslyn. Joshua and Jaslyn would reappear several minutes later, with his boat apparently still residing in Farragut’s belly. The small boat portion saw no region crossing troubles as everyone finished.
This weeks small boat fleet, racing on the BBYC 03 course, was comprised of slim majority of two Bandit IFs. One Quest 2m, one TMS Flying Shadow, and one Bandit 25r made up the remainder of the small boat fleet. Meanwhile, the big boat fleet, racing on the BBYC Lighthouse Race course, was comprised entirely of two TMS Ushuaias. A third boat, a Wildwind AC-45, had attempted to setup for the big boat portion however her race ID would not display on her hulls, after repeated attempts to set race wind, and therefore was not allowed to race*.
*As a note, Wildwind boats display their race ID on their hulls when race wind from a WWC setter is set. If a Wildwind created boat cannot display it’s race ID on its hull, then it won’t be allowed to race in a BBYC race as it can’t be verified that it is indeed using the race wind set by the race director and therefore racing fairly against the other boats in the 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 Nikki (Nikki Lacrima), with Red (RedHeadJO Resident) second, and Joshua (JoshuaMason7 Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.
Nikki (Nikki Lacrima), Red (RedHeadJO Resident). and Joshua (JoshuaMason7 Resident) all finished tied with 4 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 first breaks in Nikki’s and Red’s favor with having a first place finish over Joshua’s second place finish as his best. Subsequently, to further break the remaining tie between Nikki and Red, 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, Nikki breaks the tie with Red with her first place finish over Red’s three point finish, from a DNS (Did Not Start). Therefore, Nikki ends up in first, with Red in second, and Joshua in third, in the tie breaking order.