Perseverance in light of a grid storm highlighted this weeks Cat Fight in The North Sea. The regions of the North Sea behaved admirably in the face of a sudden unscheduled inventory maintenance that caused three DNFs (Did Not Finish) on they day, two in the first race and one in the second. The fleet-foiled frisky feline fleet persevered, however, to the delight of the spectators gathered on the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier and the small racing dock, both in the Eden Jakana region, as well as those gathered along the western beach of Tortuga Bay Airport, in the Eden Guillemot region, and the newly built marina in the Eden Murrelet region. This weeks fleet, sailing on the North Sea Bowline course and newly created North Sea Skate1 course, was comprised of a majority of six The Mesh Shop (TMS) Flying Shadows, three sailing with crew and three sailing single-handed respectively. One lone TMS Nacra 17 made up the remainder of this weeks fleet.
1 Newly created by Cryptic and the first course to sail through the newly added western regions of The North Sea. A Skate is a type of ray native to the North Sea and also critically endangered.
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 Isa (isab DeCuir), with Elina (ElinaKrystal Resident) second, and Palani (Palani Allen) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.
Palani (Palani Allen) and Lalia (LaliaCasau Resident) both finished tied with 8 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 Palani’s favor with having a third place finish over Lalia’s fourth place finish as her best.