Calm waters, and a great spectator and fleet turnout featured during this weeks North Sea Open Regatta. The waters of the North Sea treated sailors well today as only one DNF (Did Not Finish) was recorded in each race, for a total of two DNFs on the day. The spectators who gathered on the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier, and along the shores of the islands in the Genip and Ziziphus region, as well as the islands along the northern edge of the Fruit Islands estate, were treated to some large fleet racing in both portions. The small boat fleet showcased thirteen boats while the big boat fleet had another ten boats.
This weeks small boat fleet, sailing on the North Sea Circle course, was comprised of a majority of six The Mesh Shop (TMS) Flying Shadows, one of which was crewed. Four TMS Nacra 17s, two Bandit 25Rs, and one Bandit IF made up the remainder of the small boat fleet. Meanwhile, the big boat fleet, sailing on the newly created North Sea 04 course, was comprised of a slim majority of three TMS Volvo Open 70s. Two Wildwind Open 60s, one Wildwind RC-44r, one TMS One Design 65, one TMS Ushuaia, one ACA33, and one Trudeau 12 Metre made up the remainder of the big boat fleet.
More pictures after the results.
Race Director: Cryptic
Wind: SW (225°) 18kts
Wind: SW (225°) 21kts
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1
Today’s winner was Bianca (TgBianca Resident), with Isa (isab DeCuir) second, and Joshua (JoshuaMason7 Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.