Choppy seas, a varied fleet, and a new boat highlighted this weeks North Sea Bandit Regatta. The regions of The North Sea were slightly helter skelter as there were four DNFs (Did Not Finish) recorded on the day, two from the same sailor crashing in both races. The other two DNFs were no better, one from Red as her internet connection quit and the other, from Moon, as he pulled his boat during the first race after he crashed. The rest of the fleet fared better as the mix of boats was more varied than in past weeks. The fleet was comprised of a majority of seven Bandit IFs. Two Bandit 25Rs, a Bandit 50r, and a Bandit 50/3 made up the remainder of the fleet. Speaking of the Bandit 50/3, that’s not a typo. Anaylse Dean, the creator of Bandit boats brought along the newly updated boat, skippered by Macz Murfin. The Bandit 50/3 is powered by BOSS3 scripts and features a new mesh boat model. As this was the Bandit 50/3’s first appearance in an organized race, it has a preliminary handicap of 1.0 until we have more data points to give it a proper handicap*.
*A minimum of three results from a boat’s run on North Sea Olympic Course (Long) are needed to create a handicap.
Race Director: Cryptic
Wind: SW (225°) 18kts
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1
Today’s winner was Sandra (WWWAAAA Resident), with Margo (gsgraaf Resident) second, and Nikki (Nikki Lacrima) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.
Jackson (Jacquimo Resident) and Max (Maximiliano Szondi) both finished tied with 11 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 Jackson’s favor with having a fourth place finish over Max’s fifth place finish as his best.
Moon (moonglownight Resident) and Red (RedHeadJO Resident) both finished tied with 19 points. As the both have the exact same finishes, a DNF (Did Not Finish) and DNS (Did Not Start) in each race respectively, neither rule A8.1 or rule A8.2 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing can satisfy breaking this tie. Therefore, Moon and Red remain ties in tenth place overall.
Cryptic, thank you for letting us bring the new Bandit 50/3 for a shakedown, even though we weren’t very successful with the skipper crashing and relogging far too frequently. Analyse saw enough of her performance, though, to be confident that the scripting has pitched her speed correctly – she’ll be fast for a ‘cruising’ monohull, probably should have been the quickest boat in the regatta although since I only got my hands on her 20 mins before the start, I was definitely at the ‘beginner’ end of the scale. And she definitely needs a careful touch which will reward practise and experience. But please don’t use our finish times (deeply embarrasing!) to calculate a handicap unless you want the 50/3 to be unbeatable lol.
No need to worry about handicap data, as we know that hull was still in the developer batch. The release version of the 50/3, which is very near, will be the boat to get the full handicap treatment.