Cat Fight – May 31st 2019

On the committee boat: Joshua, and Cryptic. On the dock: Julia, Lianne, Jenna, Palani, and Night. On the pier: Fand, and Kim.

From the left (in boats): Isa and Laured (TMS Flying Shadow), Moon (TMS Flying Shadow), Nihiwatu (TMS Flying Shadow), Tara (TMS Flying Shadow), Mel (TMS Nacra 17), Xarabethe (TMS Flying Shadow), UL and Jackson (TMS Flying Shadow), Daenerys and Sasha (TMS Flying Shadow), and Ginko (TMS Nacra 17).
On the committee boat: Joshua, and Cryptic. On the dock: Julia, Lianne, Jenna, Palani, and Night. On the pier: Fand, and Kim.

Friday night in the North Sea saw another great fleet and spectator turnout for this weeks Cat Fight in The North Sea. The North Sea regions were well behaved as only one DNF (Did Not Finish) was recorded on the night. Spectators took in the fleet-foiled felines from the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier and committee boat dock in the Eden Lapwing regions, as well as from the beaches of the island in the Ziziphus region. This weeks fleet, racing on the North Sea Copacabana Reverse and North Sea Bowline Reverse courses, was comprised of a majority of eight The Mesh Shop (TMS) Flying Shadows, five crewed and three single-handed respectively. Two TMS Nacra 17s made up the remainder of the fleet.

Race Director: Cryptic
Wind: SW (225°) 18kts

Note:
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1

Today’s winner was Ginko (GinkoStar Resident), with Moon (moonglownight Resident) second, and Daenerys (blondij Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Notes:
Isa (isab DeCuir) was disqualified during the first race for incorrect course, missing multiple course marks.


Mel (MelannieVeena Resident) was disqualified during the first race for incorrect course, incorrectly rounding the blue buoy in the Sapote region, the fifth course mark.


Raven (Ravenight7 Resident) was disqualified during the second race for incorrect course, incorrectly rounding the pink buoy in the Eden Fulmar region, the fifth course mark.


Nihiwatu (Nihiwatu Resident) was disqualified during the second race for finishing the race without completing a penalty turn as requested by a race director, she committed a Rule 11 (windward/leeward) foul before the start line (barging).

11 ON THE SAME TACK, OVERLAPPED
When boats are on the same tack and overlapped, a windward boat
shall keep clear of a leeward boat

Source: 2017 – 2020 World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing


Palani (Palani Allen), Nihiwatu (Nihiwatu Resident), and Isa (isab DeCuir) all finished tied with 15 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
Palani Allen 5 10
Nihiwatu Resident 6 9
isab DeCuir 7 8

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Palani’s favor with having a fifth place finish over Nihiwatu’s sixth place and Isa’s seventh place best finishes. Nihiwatu further breaks the remaining tie with her sixth place best finish over Isa’s seventh place best finish.
 

North Sea Open Regatta – May 29th 2019

From the left (in boats): Isa (TMS Flying Shadow), Tara (TMS Flying Shadow), Gabriela (TMS Nacra 17), Bianca (TMS Flying Shadow), Anne (Bandit 25r), Daenerys and Sasha (TMS Flying Shadow), Reni and Janine (TMS Flying Shadow), Carrie (Bandit 25r), Nihiwatu (TMS Flying Shadow), and Sheree (Bandit 25r). On the dock: Nenrio, Sunday, Joshua, Meli, Julia, Cryptic, Xarabethe, and Jackson.

From the left (in boats): Isa (TMS Flying Shadow), Tara (TMS Flying Shadow), Gabriela (TMS Nacra 17), Bianca (TMS Flying Shadow), Anne (Bandit 25r), Daenerys and Sasha (TMS Flying Shadow), Reni and Janine (TMS Flying Shadow), Carrie (Bandit 25r), Nihiwatu (TMS Flying Shadow), and Sheree (Bandit 25r).
On the dock: Nenrio, Sunday, Joshua, Meli, Julia, Cryptic, Xarabethe, and Jackson.

A great fleet and spectator turnout, with some choppy sim sailing weather, highlighted this weeks North Sea Open Regatta. The regions of the North Sea were a bit stormy as five DNFs (Did Not Finish) were recorded during the small boat portion of the Regatta, among a fleet of 16 boats. All five of those DNFs were attributed to crashes from region crossings. The weather did calm down as only two of the three DNFs recorded during the big boat portion, among a fleet of 10 boats, were due to crashes. Despite the conditions early on, both fleets still displayed some great racing for the large crowd on the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier, in the Eden Lapwing region.

The small boat fleet, racing on the North Sea Manta Reverse course, was comprised of a majority of eight The Mesh Shop (TMS) Flying Shadows, five single-handed and three crewed respectively. Five Bandit 25Rs, two TMS nacra 17s, and a lone Shields Class made up the remainder of the small boat fleet. Meanwhile, the big boat fleet, racing on the North Sea Extreme course, was comprised of a split majority of three TMS One Design 65s and three TMS Volvo Open 70s. One Wildwind AC-45, one ACA33, one Bandit 50/3, and one TMS Ushuaia made up the remainder of the big boat fleet.

Race Director: Cryptic
Wind: SW (225°) 18kts

Note:
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1

Today’s winner was Sandra (WWWAAAA Resident), with Bianca (TgBianca Resident) second, and Cole (Colette Verino) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Notes:
Cole (Colette Verino) and UL (ultramantra Resident) both 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
Colette Verino 4 6
ultramantra Resident 5 5

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Cole’s favor with having a fourth place finish over UL’s fifth place finish as his best.


ViV (Colette Verino) and Julie (JulieRoyale Resident) both finished tied with 18 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
vivipezz Resident 1 17
JulieRoyale Resident 7 11

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in ViV’s favor with having a first place finish over Julie’s seventh place finish as her best.


Anne (lordje2000 Resident) and Max (Maximiliano Szondi) finished tied with 19 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.

Skipper Race 1 Race 2
lordje2000 Resident 11 8
Maximiliano Szondi 8 11

In the last race, Anne breaks the tie with Max with her eight point finish over Max’s eleven point finish.


Isa (isab DeCuir) and Nihiwatu (Nihiwatu Resident) finished tied with 20 points. As they both finished with the exact same finishes, a DNF in both small and big boat portions of the regatta respectively, neither Rule A8.1 or Rule A8.2 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing will break their tie. Therefore, they remained tied in thirteenth place overall.


Gabriela (Gabriela Ketterley) and Reni (SerenityAeon Resident) finished tied with 22 points. As they both finished with the exact same finishes, a DNF in the small boat portion and DNS in the big boat portion respectively, neither Rule A8.1 or Rule A8.2 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing will break their tie. Therefore, they remained tied in fifteenth place overall.
 

Bandit Regatta – May 27th 2019

From the left (in boats): Danerys and Sasha (Bandit IF), Max and Wyndi (Bandit 25r), Sandra (Bandit 25r), Carrie (Bandit IF), Kim (Bandit IF), UL and Yoshiro (Bandit IF), Soul (Bandit 60), BlondeLashes and Mel (Bandit 25r), Ian and Nochiko (Bandit IF), Nikki and Xarabethe (Bandit IF), Jackson (Bandit IF), Tay (Bandit IF), Ginko (Bandit 25r), Sirius (Bandit IF), Nihiwatu (Bandit IF), and Moon (Bandit IF). On the dock: Julia, Caethes, Tara, Joshua, Butch, Cryptic, and Frothian.

From the left (in boats): Danerys and Sasha (Bandit IF), Max and Wyndi (Bandit 25r), Sandra (Bandit 25r), Carrie (Bandit IF), Kim (Bandit IF), UL and Yoshiro (Bandit IF), Soul (Bandit 60), BlondeLashes and Mel (Bandit 25r), Ian and Nochiko (Bandit IF), Nikki and Xarabethe (Bandit IF), Jackson (Bandit IF), Tay (Bandit IF), Ginko (Bandit 25r), Sirius (Bandit IF), Nihiwatu (Bandit IF), and Moon (Bandit IF).
On the dock: Julia, Caethes, Tara, Joshua, Butch, Cryptic, and Frothian.

Choppy sim sailing weather that turned calmer and another great fleet turnout highlighted this weeks North Sea Bandit Regatta. The Eden Curlew region experienced some rough sim sailing weather, as physics and script processing ground to a syrup like pace. The culprit was two avatars entering the region with high script time usage, 4 ms and 2 ms respectively when the region gets 22 ms as a whole per frame (an average scripted avatar usually lands in the 0.05 to 0.1 ms range). Add in the all ready large fleet of boats at the time plus skippers, crew, and those assembled still on the committee boat dock, and the entry of those two avatars was a gut punch to the region that made it fall over. After both avatars scripted down and then left the region, we got things underway, as SL sailors tend to be a tenacious bunch, once their boats are in the water, they want to go. The Eden Curlew region was still suffering from indigestion so it was restarted after the conclusion of the first race with great results as physics and script processing returned to butter smooth performance. Even with all that, we still only had one DNF (Did Not Finish) in that race, as a sailor had a stowaway jump onto her boat forcing her to pull her boat after they would not leave1, this was also dealt with by estate staff. One DNF was also recorded during the second race due to sailor and their crew crashing. This weeks fleet, sailing on the North Sea WC Reach 22 and North Sea Trapezoid courses, was comprised of a majority ten Bandit IFs, eight single-handed and two crewed respectively. Four Bandit 25Rs, two single-handed and two crewed, made up the remainder of this weeks fleet.

1 Stowaways are uninvited guests on any boat and are treated the same as trespassers in the the Fruit Islands, Eden Naturist Estate, and North Sea. Please inform a member of any of the three estates staff or race directors if you happen upon a stowaway.
2 WC Reach 2 is an updated and amended version of a course created by Hawk (ldewell hawker) in 2012 for the IACC World Cup that was held in The North Sea.

Race Director: Cryptic
Wind: SW (225°) 18kts

Note:
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1

Today’s winner was Moon (moonglownight Resident), with Sandra (WWWAAAA Resident) second, and Ian (IanPixel Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Notes:
Jackson (Jacquimo Resident) was disqualified (DSQ) during the first race for racing an incorrect course, he sailed North Sea 103 instead of North Sea WC Reach 1.


Nikki (Nikki Lacrima), Ginko (GinkoStar Resident), and Sirius (Sirius Rosca) 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
Nikki Lacrima 3 7
GinkoStar Resident 4 6
Sirius Rosca 5 5

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Nikki’s favor with having a third place finish over Ginko’s fourth place finish and Sirius’s fifth place finish as their best. Ginko breaks the remaining tie with Sirius with his fourth place best finish over Sirius’s fifth place best finish.


Tay (Tay Beningborough), UL (ultramantra Resident), and Max (Maximiliano Szondi) all finished tied with 19 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
Tay Beningborough 7 12
ultramantra Resident 8 11
Maximiliano Szondi 9 10

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Tay’s favor with having a seventh place finish over Ginko’s eighth place finish and Sirius’s ninth place finish as their best. Ginko breaks the remaining tie with Sirius with his eighth place best finish over Sirius’s ninth place best finish.


Nihiwatu (Nihiwatu Resident) and Jackson (Jacquimo Resident) both finished tied with 25 points. As they have the exact same finishes in both races, thirteen point finish and twelve point finish respectively, 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, Nihiwatu and Jackson remain tied in thirteenth place overall.
 

Bandit IF Races – May 25th 2019

From the left (in Bandit IFs): Sasha, Max and Wyndi, Ian, Carrie, Rugger and Mya, Mali and Black, Nihiwatu, UL, Tay, Chistoffer, Kim, and Sirius. On the dock: Joshua, Wendy, Starlight, Daenerys, and Shinobu.

From the left (in Bandit IFs): Sasha, Max and Wyndi, Ian, Carrie, Rugger and Mya, Mali and Black, Nihiwatu, UL, Tay, Chistoffer, Kim, and Sirius.
On the dock: Joshua, Wendy, Starlight, Daenerys, and Shinobu.

Smooth sim sailing weather with a great fleet turnout highlighted this weeks North Sea Bandit IF Races. The regions of the Fruit Islands, Eden Naturist Estate, and The North Sea were behaved this weekend, as only one DNF (Did Not Finish) was recorded on the day. Spectators benefited from the smooth sim weather enabled sailing, as they gathered along the shores of beach and on the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier, both in the Eden Lapwing region. This weeks Bandit IF fleet was comprised of 11 boats, eight single-handed boats and three crewed boats respectively.

The fleets gets underway at the start of the second race of the North Sea Bandit IF Races, on Saturday, May 25th, 2019.

The fleets gets underway at the start of the second race of the North Sea Bandit IF Races, on Saturday, May 25th, 2019.

More pictures, from Daenerys, after the results.

Race Director: Daenerys

Wind: 218° 13 kts
Race 1: North Sea 103
Race Results:

1: IanPixel Resident IDBSC92D — 00:16:15
2: Sirius Rosca IDBS6B75 — 00:16:17
3: ultramantra Resident IDBS2625 — 00:16:17
4: ruggeromare Resident IDBSF78D — 00:16:55
5: sasha714 Resident IDBS946A — 00:17:40
6: Kim Farleigh IDBS9C6D — 00:18:11
7: carlas212 Resident IDBSAB4F — 00:18:44
8: Nihiwatu Resident IDBSA520 — 00:20:06
9: Tay Beningborough IDBS96D5 — 00:20:19
10: Maximiliano Szondi IDBSAE23 — 00:22:53
11: Malinka Carolina IDBS351E –DNF

Lap Times:
IanPixel Resident IDBSC92D — Start: 00:00:26 — Last lap: 00:15:49
Sirius Rosca IDBS6B75 — Start: 00:00:20 — Last lap: 00:15:57
ultramantra Resident IDBS2625 — Start: 00:00:11 — Last lap: 00:16:06
ruggeromare Resident IDBSF78D — Start: 00:00:18 — Last lap: 00:16:37
sasha714 Resident IDBS946A — Start: 00:01:13 — Last lap: 00:16:27
Kim Farleigh IDBS9C6D — Start: 00:01:15 — Last lap: 00:16:56
carlas212 Resident IDBSAB4F — Start: 00:00:57 — Last lap: 00:17:47
Nihiwatu Resident IDBSA520 — Start: 00:01:04 — Last lap: 00:19:02
Tay Beningborough IDBS96D5 — Start: 00:00:13 — Last lap: 00:20:06
Maximiliano Szondi IDBSAE23 — Start: 00:00:41 — Last lap: 00:22:12
Malinka Carolina IDBS351E — Start: 00:01:46 — Last lap: –DNF


Wind: 215° 13 kts
Race 2: North Sea 102
Race Results:

1: Sirius Rosca IDBS6B75 — 00:15:14
2: moonglownight Resident IDBSBF2E — 00:15:17
3: ultramantra Resident IDBS2625 — 00:15:51
4: Tay Beningborough IDBS96D5 — 00:15:54
5: sasha714 Resident IDBS946A — 00:17:54
6: carlas212 Resident IDBSAB4F — 00:17:54
7: ruggeromare Resident IDBSF78D — 00:18:29
8: Kim Farleigh IDBS9C6D — 00:18:38
9: Nihiwatu Resident IDBSA520 — 00:20:39
10: Maximiliano Szondi IDBSAE23 — 00:22:00
11: IanPixel Resident IDBSC92D –DSQ

Lap Times:
Sirius Rosca IDBS6B75 — Start: 00:00:15 — Last lap: 00:14:59
moonglownight Resident IDBSBF2E — Start: 00:00:17 — Last lap: 00:15:00
ultramantra Resident IDBS2625 — Start: 00:00:25 — Last lap: 00:15:26
Tay Beningborough IDBS96D5 — Start: 00:00:35 — Last lap: 00:15:19
sasha714 Resident IDBS946A — Start: 00:00:34 — Last lap: 00:17:20
carlas212 Resident IDBSAB4F — Start: 00:00:54 — Last lap: 00:17:00
ruggeromare Resident IDBSF78D — Start: 00:00:16 — Last lap: 00:18:13
Kim Farleigh IDBS9C6D — Start: 00:00:33 — Last lap: 00:18:05
Nihiwatu Resident IDBSA520 — Start: 00:00:27 — Last lap: 00:20:12
Maximiliano Szondi IDBSAE23 — Start: 00:00:38 — Last lap: 00:21:22
IanPixel Resident IDBSC92D — Start: 00:00:30 — Last lap: –DSQ


Points:

Skipper Race 1 Race 2 Total Final Placing
Sirius Rosca 2 1 3 1
ultramantra 3 3 6 2
sasha714 5 5 10 3
ruggeromare 4 7 11 4
IanPixel 1 11 12 5
Tay Beningborough 9 4 13 6
carlas212 7 6 13 7
Moonglownight 12 2 14 8
Kim Farleigh 6 8 14 9
Nihiwatu 8 9 17 10
Maximiliano Szondi 10 10 20 11
Malinka Carolina 11 12 23 12

Note:
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1

Today’s winner was Sirius (Sirius Rosca), with UL (ultramantra Resident) second, and Sasha (sasha714 Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Notes:
Ian (IanPixel Resident) was disqualified during the second race for incorrect course, missing two course marks.


Tay (Tay Beningborough) and Carrie (carlas212 Resident) both finished tied with 13 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
Tay Beningborough 4 9
carlas212 Resident 6 7

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Tay’s favor with having a fourth place finish over Carrie’s sixth place finish as her best.


Moon (moonglownight Resident) and Kim (Kim Farleigh) both finished tied with 14 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
moonglownight Resident 2 12
Kim Farleigh 6 8

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Moon’s favor with having a second place finish over Kim’s sixth place finish as her best.



 

Cat Fight – May 24th 2019

From the left (in boats): Daenerys and Sasha (TMS Flying Shadow), Raven (TMS Flying Shadow), Rayz (TMS Flying Shadow), Isa (TMS Flying Shadow), Mel and BlondeLashes (TMS Nacra 17), Moon (TMS Flying Shadow), Nihiwatu (TMS Flying Shadow), and Xarabethe and Nikki (TMS Flying Shadow). On the dock: Ginko, Tara, Starlight, Caethes, Cryptic, Joshua, and Sandra.

From the left (in boats): Daenerys and Sasha (TMS Flying Shadow), Raven (TMS Flying Shadow), Rayz (TMS Flying Shadow), Isa (TMS Flying Shadow), Mel and BlondeLashes (TMS Nacra 17), Moon (TMS Flying Shadow), Nihiwatu (TMS Flying Shadow), and Xarabethe and Nikki (TMS Flying Shadow).
On the dock: Ginko, Tara, Starlight, Caethes, Cryptic, Joshua, and Sandra.

A nice spectator turnout and mild sim sailing weather highlighted this weeks Cat Fight in The North Sea. A nice crowd gathered on the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier, as well as on the shores of the island in the Ziziphus region, to watch the frolicking foiling felines this week. The regions of the North Sea were mostly accommodating to the sailors in the fleet, as three DNFs (Did Not Finish) were recorded on the day, all in the first race. Two of the DNFs were attributed to crashes with the skippers pulling their boats afterword, and the third DNF was due to a skipper hitting a region corner. This weeks fleet, racing on the newly created North Sea Extreme Reverse1 and North Sea WC Reach 12 courses, was comprised of a majority of eight The Mesh Shop (TMS) Flying Shadows, six single-handed boats and two crewed boats respectively. Two TMS Nacra 17s made up the remainder of the fleet.

1North Sea Extreme Reverse is a reversal of the North Sea Extreme course created by Julia Salzano in 2016.
2North Sea WC Reach 1 is an updated and amended version of a course created by Hawk (ldewell hawker) in 2012 for the IACC World Cup that was held in The North Sea.

Race Director: Cryptic
Wind: SW (225°) 18kts

Note:
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1

Today’s winner was Daenerys (blondij Resident), with ViV (vivipezz Resident) second, and Isa (isab DeCuir) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

 

North Sea Open Regatta – May 22nd 2019

From the left (in boats): Daenerys and Sasha (TMS Flying Shadow), Max and Wyndi (Bandit 25r), Madelin (Bandit 25r), Rugger and Mya (Bandit IF), Nikki (Bandit IF), Moon (TMS Flying Shadow), Cole (TMS Nacra 17), UL (Bandit IF), and Nihiwatu (TMS Flying Shadow). On the dock: Joshua, Nenrio, Julie, Reni, Janine, and Cryptic.

From the left (in boats): Daenerys and Sasha (TMS Flying Shadow), Max and Wyndi (Bandit 25r), Madelin (Bandit 25r), Rugger and Mya (Bandit IF), Nikki (Bandit IF), Moon (TMS Flying Shadow), Cole (TMS Nacra 17), UL (Bandit IF), and Nihiwatu (TMS Flying Shadow).
On the dock: Joshua, Nenrio, Julie, Reni, Janine, and Cryptic.

Another week and another great North Sea Open Regatta with mild sim sailing weather and a nice fleet turnout. The regions of the North Sea estate were behaving for most of the sailors as only two DNFs (Did Not Finish) were recorded on the day. One DNF was due to a sailor crashing before the finish line in the small boat portion of the regatta. The other DNF was due to a sailor running into the edge of the estate and then pulling her boat in frustration during the big boat portion. Spectators again gathered on the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier and on several yachts along side the pier in the Eden Lapwing region, as well as at the lighthouse on the island in the Ziziphus region.

This weeks small boat fleet, sailing on North Sea Olympic Course (Long), was comprised of a slim majority of four The Mesh Shop (TMS) Flying Shadows. Three Bandit IFs, three Bandit 25Rs, and one TMS Nacra 17 made up the remainder of the small boat fleet. Meanwhile, the big boat fleet, sailing on the North Sea Counterclockwise (NS CCW) course, was made up of a majority of three TMS Volvo Open 70s. Two Wildwind Open 60s, two TMS Ushuaias, one TMS One Design 65, and one ACA33 made up the remainder of the big boat fleet.

The fleet gets underway at the start of the big boat portion of the North Sea Open Regatta, on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019.

The fleet gets underway at the start of the big boat portion of the North Sea Open Regatta, on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019.

Race Director: Cryptic
Wind: SW (225°) 18kts

Note:
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1

Today’s winner was Moon (moonglownight Resident), with UL (ultramantra Resident) second, and Cole (Colette Verino) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Notes:
Max (Maximiliano Szondi) and Nikki (Nikki Lacrima) finished tied with 15 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.

Skipper Race 1 Race 2
Maximiliano Szondi 8 7
Nikki Lacrima 7 8

In the last race, Max breaks the tie with Nikki with his seventh place finish over Nikki’s eighth place finish.
 

Bandit Regatta – May 20th 2019

From the left (in boats): Danerys (Bandit IF), Max and Wyndi (Bandit 25r), Sandra (Bandit 25r), Nikki and Xarabethe (Bandit IF), Ian (Bandit IF), Sirius (Bandit IF), Madelin (Bandit IF), Rugger (Bandit IF), UL and Yoshiro (Bandit IF), Shau (Bandit 25), Moon (Bandit IF), Jackson (Bandit IF), and Nihiwatu (Bandit IF). On the dock: Joshua, Nenrio, and Cryptic.

From the left (in boats): Danerys (Bandit IF), Max and Wyndi (Bandit 25r), Sandra (Bandit 25r), Nikki and Xarabethe (Bandit IF), Ian (Bandit IF), Sirius (Bandit IF), Madelin (Bandit IF), Rugger (Bandit IF), UL and Yoshiro (Bandit IF), Shau (Bandit 25), Moon (Bandit IF), Jackson (Bandit IF), and Nihiwatu (Bandit IF).
On the dock: Joshua, Nenrio, and Cryptic.

A great fleet and spectator turnout highlighted this weeks North Sea Bandit Regatta. Spectators crowded the committee boat dock in the Eden Curlew region, as well as the islands in both the Ziziphus and Genip regions to view the large fleet that raced today. The waters of the North Sea responded in kind by behaving well, with only two DNFs (Did Not Finish) on the day, one in each race. There were two other crashes among the skippers of the fleet, but both skippers were able to return and sail their boats to a finish in the race. This weeks fleet was comprised of a majority of ten Bandit IFs, seven being sailed single-handed and three crewed respectively. Three Bandit 25Rs and one Bandit 60 made up the remainder of this weeks fleet.

A crowd gathers on the committee boat dock as Nihiwatu and Jackson, both in Bandit IFs, near the finish line, during the second race of the North Sea Bandit Regatta, on Monday, May 20th, 2019.

A crowd gathers on the committee boat dock as Nihiwatu and Jackson, both in Bandit IFs, near the finish line, during the second race of the North Sea Bandit Regatta, on Monday, May 20th, 2019.

Race Director: Cryptic
Wind: SW (225°) 18kts

Note:
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1

Today’s winner was Daenerys (blondij Resident), with Sandra (WWWAAAA Resident) second, and Moon (moonglownight Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Notes:
Nihiwatu (Nihiwatu Resident) was disqualified during the first race for sailing an incorrect course, she was sailing the North Sea Bowline Reverse course instead of the North Sea Manta Reverse course.


Miky (Miky Portland) was disqualified during the first race and second race for sailing with autopilot enabled.


Daenerys (blondij Resident) and Sandra (WWWAAAA Resident) finished tied with 3 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.

Skipper Race 1 Race 2
blondij Resident 2 1
WWWAAAA Resident 1 2

In the last race, Daenerys breaks the tie with Sandra with her first place finish over Sandra’s second place finish.


UL (ultramantra Resident) and Madelin (madelinetresor131 Resident) both finished tied with 14 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
ultramantra Resident 4 10
madelinetresor131 Resident 6 8

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in UL’s favor with having a fourth place finish over Madelin’s sixth place finish as her best.


Rugger (ruggeromare Resident) and Jackson (Jacquimo Resident) both finished tied with 20 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
ruggeromare Resident 8 12
Jacquimo Resident 9 11

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Rugger’s favor with having an eighth place finish over Jackson’s ninth place finish as his best.


Nihiwatu (Nihiwatu Resident) and Max (Maximiliano Szondi) both finished tied with 21 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
Nihiwatu Resident 9 12
Maximiliano Szondi 10 11

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Nihiwatu’s favor with having a ninth place finish over Max’s tenth place finish as his best.
 

Bandit IF Races – May 18th 2019

From the left (in Bandit IFs): Sasha, Red, Max and Wyndi, Ian, Sirius, Moon, Jack, Nihi, Fanny and Justin. On the dock: Daenerys, Joshua, and Nochiko.

From the left (in Bandit IFs): Sasha, Red, Max and Wyndi, Ian, Sirius, Moon, Jack, Nihi, Fanny and Justin.
On the dock: Daenerys, Joshua, and Nochiko.

Fun racing and mild sim sailing weather were on display for this weeks North Sea Bandit IF Races. The waters of the Fruit Islands, Eden, and North Sea were behaving themselves again as only one DNF (Did Not Finish) was recorded on the day, due to a sailor’s connection. The smooth conditions helped lay the groundwork for some fun racing, as the fleet was tightly packed at the beginning of both races. The fleet soon spread out, however, with Moon nipping at Fanny’s stern, sailing with Justin as crew, for the lead of the first race. In the second race, Fanny, again with Justin as crew, had a sizable lead as Sirius and Moon fought for position just behind her. This weeks fleet was nine Bandit IFs strong, seven single-handed and two crewed respectively.

The fleet gets underway at the start of the second race of the North Sea Bandit IF Races, on Saturday, May 18th, 2019.

The fleet gets underway at the start of the second race of the North Sea Bandit IF Races, on Saturday, May 18th, 2019.

More pictures, from Daenerys, after the results.

Race Director: Daenerys

Wind: 218° 18 kts
Race 1: North Sea Bowline Reverse
Race Results:

1: FannyVermont Resident IDBSE5D4 — 00:23:22
2: moonglownight Resident IDBSBF2E — 00:23:34
3: IanPixel Resident IDBSC92D — 00:24:10
4: Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — 00:25:07
5: Sirius Rosca IDBS6B75 — 00:25:38
6: sasha714 Resident IDBS946A — 00:26:21
7: Maximiliano Szondi IDBSAE23 — 00:27:43
8: Nihiwatu Resident IDBSA520 — 00:28:38
9: RedHeadJO Resident IDBS5D9B –DNF

Lap Times:
FannyVermont Resident IDBSE5D4 — Start: 00:00:02 — Last lap: 00:23:20
moonglownight Resident IDBSBF2E — Start: 00:00:07 — Last lap: 00:23:27
IanPixel Resident IDBSC92D — Start: 00:00:27 — Last lap: 00:23:43
Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — Start: 00:00:43 — Last lap: 00:24:24
Sirius Rosca IDBS6B75 — Start: 00:00:35 — Last lap: 00:25:03
sasha714 Resident IDBS946A — Start: 00:00:35 — Last lap: 00:25:46
Maximiliano Szondi IDBSAE23 — Start: 00:00:51 — Last lap: 00:26:52
Nihiwatu Resident IDBSA520 — Start: 00:00:03 — Last lap: 00:28:35
RedHeadJO Resident IDBS5D9B — Start: 00:00:27 — Last lap: –DNF


Wind: 230° 13 kts
Race 2: North Sea 101
Race Results:

1: FannyVermont Resident IDBSE5D4 — 00:14:00
2: Sirius Rosca IDBS6B75 — 00:15:17
3: moonglownight Resident IDBSBF2E — 00:15:21
4: IanPixel Resident IDBSC92D — 00:16:01
5: sasha714 Resident IDBS946A — 00:17:36
6: Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — 00:17:45
7: Maximiliano Szondi IDBSAE23 — 00:18:18
8: Nihiwatu Resident IDBSA520 — 00:22:56

Lap Times:
FannyVermont Resident IDBSE5D4 — Start: 00:00:03 — Last lap: 00:13:57
Sirius Rosca IDBS6B75 — Start: 00:00:20 — Last lap: 00:14:57
moonglownight Resident IDBSBF2E — Start: 00:00:19 — Last lap: 00:15:02
IanPixel Resident IDBSC92D — Start: 00:00:30 — Last lap: 00:15:31
sasha714 Resident IDBS946A — Start: 00:00:30 — Last lap: 00:17:06
Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — Start: 00:01:19 — Last lap: 00:16:26
Maximiliano Szondi IDBSAE23 — Start: 00:01:09 — Last lap: 00:17:09
Nihiwatu Resident IDBSA520 — Start: 00:00:17 — Last lap: 00:22:39


Points:

Skipper Race 1 Race 2 Total Final Placing
FannyVermont 1 1 2 1
moonglownight 2 3 5 2
Sirius Rosca 5 2 7 3
IanPixel 3 4 7 4
Jacquimo 4 6 10 5
sasha714 6 5 11 6
Maximiliano Szondi 7 7 14 7
Nihiwatu 8 8 16 8
RedHeadJO 9 9 18 9

Note:
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1

Today’s winner was Fanny (FannyVermont Resident), with Moon (moonglownight Resident) second, and Sirius (Sirius Rosca) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Notes:
Sirius (Sirius Rosca) and Ian (IanPixel Resident) both finished tied with 7 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
Sirius Rosca 2 5
IanPixel Resident 3 4

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Sirius’s favor with having a second place finish over Ian’s third place finish as his best.



 

Cat Fight – May 17th 2019

From the left (in boats): Daenerys and Sasha (TMS Flying Shadow), Moon and ViV (TMS Flying Shadow), Shau (TMS Flying Shadow), and Nihiwatu (TMS Flying Shadow). On the dock: Joshua, Sunday, Caethes, Cryptic, and Laured.

From the left (in boats): Daenerys and Sasha (TMS Flying Shadow), Moon and ViV (TMS Flying Shadow), Shau (TMS Flying Shadow), and Nihiwatu (TMS Flying Shadow).
On the dock: Joshua, Sunday, Caethes, Cryptic, and Laured.

A smaller fleet and mild sim sailing weather highlighted this weeks Cat Fight in The North Sea. Region crossings were smooth and lag was minimal as the regions of the North Sea and Fruit Islands behaved well for the frolicking foiling felines. There were two DNFs (Did Not Finish) on the day, one was due to the skipper pulling her boat after numerous capsizes while the other DNF was due to a skipper pulling his boat after his USB HUD failed. Spectators gathered not only on the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier, but also next to it, with several yachts rezzed in a perfect spot to view both courses from. This weeks fleet was composed entirely of The Mesh Shop Flying Shadows, two single-handed and two crewed respectively.

The fleet gets underway at the start of the second race of the Cat Fight in The North Sea, on Friday, May 17th, 2019.

The fleet gets underway at the start of the second race of the Cat Fight in The North Sea, on Friday, May 17th, 2019.

Race Director: Cryptic

Wind: SW (225°) 18kts

Wind: SW (225°) 21kts

Note:
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1

Today’s winner was Shau (ShauIa Resident), with Daenerys (blondij Resident) second, and Moon (moonglownight Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

 

North Sea Open Regatta – May 15th 2019

The fleet gets underway at the start of the big boat portion of the North Sea Open Regatta, on Monday, May 15th, 2019.

The fleet gets underway at the start of the big boat portion of the North Sea Open Regatta, on Monday, May 15th, 2019.

Mild sim sailing weather and another great fleet turnout featured during this weeks North Sea Open Regatta. The North Sea regions were well behaved through the most of the regatta until the big boat portion, when two DNFs (Did Not Finish) were recorded due to crashes on region crossings. Spectators again flocked to the beaches of the island in the Ziziphus region, as well as a smaller yet just as enthusiastic crowd gathered at the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier in the Eden Lapwing region.

This weeks small boat fleet, racing on the North Sea Bowline Reverse course, was comprised of a majority of six Bandit IFs. Two The Mesh Shop (TMS) Flying Shadows, two TMS Nacra 17s, two Bandit 25Rs, and one TMS Star Class made up the remainder of the small boat fleet. Meanwhile, the big boat fleet, racing on the North Sea Copacabana course, was comprised of a split majority of two TMS One Design 65s and two TMS Volvo Open 70s. One Wildwind Open 60, one Wildwind AC-45, and one TMS Ushuaia made up the remainder of the big boat fleet.

From the left (in boats): Bianca (TMS Flying Shadow), Reni (TMS Flying Shadow), Tay (Bandit IF), Max and Wyndi (Bandit 25r), Sandra (Bandit 25r). Nikki and Xarabethe (Bandit IF), Red (Bandit IF), Carrie (Bandit IF), Moon (Bandit IF), Rath (TMS Flying Shadow), and Cole (TMS Nacra 17).

From the left (in boats): Bianca (TMS Flying Shadow), Reni (TMS Flying Shadow), Tay (Bandit IF), Max and Wyndi (Bandit 25r), Sandra (Bandit 25r). Nikki and Xarabethe (Bandit IF), Red (Bandit IF), Carrie (Bandit IF), Moon (Bandit IF), Rath (TMS Flying Shadow), and Cole (TMS Nacra 17).

Race Director: Daenerys
Wind: SW (225°) 18kts

Note:
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1

Today’s winner was Bianca (TgBianca Resident), with Moon (moonglownight Resident) second, and Sandra (WWWAAAA Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate. Plus a special thanks to Daenerys for directing this week in my absence.

Race Notes:
Cole (Colette Verino) was disqualified (DSQ) during the big boat portion for incorrect course, rounding the third course mark, the blue buoy in the Sapote region, counter-clockwise instead of clockwise.


Carrie (carlas212 Resident) was disqualified (DSQ) during the big boat portion for incorrect course, rounding the seventh course mark, the blue buoy in the Sapote region, counter-clockwise instead of clockwise.


Nikki (Nikki Lacrima) and Carrie (carlas212 Resident) both finished tied with 12 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
Nikki Lacrima 3 9
carlas212 Resident 4 8

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Nikki’s favor with having a third place finish over Carrie’s fourth place finish as her best.