Great sim sailing weather and a nice fleet turnout highlighted this weeks North Sea Open Regatta. The North Sea regions behaved well as only one DNF (Did Not Finish) was recorded on the day, during the small boats portion of the regatta. The great sailing conditions enabled both fleets to put on wonderful sailing display for the spectators on the islands in the Ziziphus region and Genip region, as well as at the end of the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier.
This weeks small boat fleet, sailing on North Sea Olympic Course (Long), was comprised of a small majority of four Bandit 25Rs. Three The Mesh Shop (TMS) Flying Shadows, two Bandit IFs, and a Shields Class made up the remainder of this weeks small boat fleet. Meanwhile, the big boat fleet, sailing on the North Sea Extreme course, was comprised of a majority of four Wildwind Open 60s. One Trudeau 12 Metre, and one Wildwind AC-62 made up the remainder of this weeks big boat fleet.
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 Julie (JulieRoyale Resident), with Isa (isab DeCuir) second, and Bianca (TgBianca Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate and to the SLCG for helping with race duties.
Erik (Erik Herriat) was disqualified (DSQ) during the small boat portion for sailing an incorrect course.
Nihiwatu (Nihiwatu Resident), Max (Maximiliano Szondi), and Palani (Palani Allen) all 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|
With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Nihiwatu’s favor with having a fifth place finish over Max’s and Palani’s sixth place finishes as their best. Subsequently, Max and Palani both have duplicate finishes, Rule A8.2 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing is used to further 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, Max breaks the tie with Palani with his sixth place finish over Palani’s seventh place finish.
Red (RedHeadJO Resident) and Erik (Erik Herriat) finished tied with 16 points. As they both have the exact same finishes in each race, a ninth place finish in the small boat portions and a seventh place finish in the big boat portion from a DNS (Did Not Start), 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, Red and Erik remain tied in tenth place overall.