A great turnout for spectators and sailors, with some nice mild sim sailing weather, highlighted this weeks North Sea Bandit Regatta. In light of both the end of Summer/Savings Time1 in Europe and some lingering instability still in the back-end pipes for Secondlife, from this weekends inventory and login server outages, we still saw some great crowds gather on the Poseidon Centre Spectator pier and small race dock, in the Eden Jakana region. Likewise, this weeks fleet turnout, sailing a two lap affair on the North Sea Short Loop course and a lap on the North Sea Olympic Mirror course, was also great with a majority makeup of six Bandit IFs. Two Bandit 25Rs and one Bandit 50/3 made up the remainder of this weeks fleet. The regions of the North Sea responded in kind and behaved for the most part with only one DNF (Did Not Finish) recorded on the day, during the second race as Rugger crashed halfway through the course.
1Note: Secondlife Time (SLT) is one hour earlier for everyone who has rolled their clocks back, for the duration of this week, until the US, Canada, Mexico, and most of the Caribbean rolls their clocks back on Sunday, November 3rd. Please be aware that North Sea events will therefore be an hour earlier for you.
Race Director: Cryptic
Wind: SW (225°) 8kts
Wind: SW (225°) 18kts
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1
Today’s winner was Ian (IanPixel Resident), with Carlota (Carlota Dufaux) second, and Sirius (Sirius Rosca) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.
Ian (IanPixel Resident) and Carlota (Carlota Dufaux) both 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 breaks in Ian’s favor with having a first place finish over Carlota’s second place finish as her best.
Julie (JulieRoyale Resident) and Zimtzicke (Nicole Myhre) finished tied with 13 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|
In the last race, Julie breaks the tie with Zimtzicke with her sixth place finish over Zimtzicke’s seventh place finish.