Bandit Regatta – Nov 25th 2019

From the left (in boats): Daenerys and Sasha (Bandit IF), Jackson (Bandit IF), UL and Yoshiko (Bandit IF), Zimtzicke (Bandit 25r), Max and Wyndi (Bandit 25r), Rugger (Bandit IF), Sirius (Bandit IF), Julie and Diana (Bandit 50/3) and Teahan and BunnyFuFu (Bandit 25r). On the committee boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Clair and Henry.

From the left (in boats): Daenerys and Sasha (Bandit IF), Jackson (Bandit IF), UL and Yoshiko (Bandit IF), Zimtzicke (Bandit 25r), Max and Wyndi (Bandit 25r), Rugger (Bandit IF), Sirius (Bandit IF), Julie and Diana (Bandit 50/3) and Teahan and BunnyFuFu (Bandit 25r).
On the committee boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Clair and Henry.

Some mildly rough sim sailing weather, with another great spectator turnout, highlighted this weeks North Sea Bandit Regatta. The regions of the North Sea had stretches of calmness with some spots of turbulence as five DNFs (Did Not Finish) were recorded on the day, two during the first race and three during the second race respectively. During the first race, one DNF was attributed to a boat’s scripts ceasing to function while another was due to a crash, this same skipper would also crash and record a DNF during the second race. The remaining DNFs in the second race were due to a skipper and his crew having to leave suddenly, with the last DNF due to a crash to desktop. The spectators on hand still enjoyed a great display of racing from this weeks fleet, as they watched from atop the lighthouse on the island in the Ziziphus region, and from the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier in the Eden Jakana region. This weeks fleet, sailing on North Sea Olympic Course (Long) and the North Sea Manta course, was comprised of a majority of five Bandit IFs, two sailing with crew and three sailing single-handed, respectively. Four Bandit 25Rs and one Bandit 50/3 made up the remainder of this weeks 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 Daenerys (blondij Resident), with UL (ultramantra Resident) second, and Sirius (Sirius Rosca) 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.

Race Notes:
Teagan (Teagan Snowpaw) and Max (Maximiliano Szondi) 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
Teagan Snowpaw 8 7
Maximiliano Szondi 7 8

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

Bandit IF Races – November 23rd 2019

From the left to right: (in Bandit IFs): boats: Sasha & Randy, Siri & Angelie, Dunia, Ultra, Rugger & Tamar, max & Wyndi, Julie On the Committee boat: Daenerys and Josh.

From the left to right: (in Bandit IFs): boats: Sasha & Randy, Siri & Angelie, Dunia, Ultra, Rugger & Tamar, max & Wyndi, Julie
On the Committee boat: Daenerys and Josh.

Saturday afternoon, it became a day of complete confusion for the sailors. The Race Director (RD) tested them to the extreme. The first USB (Ultimate Sailor Buddy) notecard was an old one and that was only seen by three sailors. After a restart with a new USB notecard, the first race went well.

However, the confusion was complete because the pre-start of the second race was shortened to 2 minutes. Nobody appeared to have seen the report from the RD, which caused a late start for everyone.

With two DNFs (Did Not Finish) by the same sailor because he had technical problems, it was again such a sporting if not successful day in The North Sea.

More pictures after the results

Race Director: Daenerys

Wind: 223° 17 kts
Race 1
North Sea Copacabana Reverse
Race Results:
1: sasha714 Resident IDBS946A — 00:26:35
2: ultramantra Resident IDBS2625 — 00:27:28
3: Sirius Rosca IDBS6B75 — 00:27:42
4: JulieRoyale Resident IDBSDD96 — 00:28:12
5: Maximiliano Szondi IDBSAE23 — 00:30:42
6: Dunia Moulliez IDBS068D — 00:31:55
7: ruggeromare Resident IDBSF78D — DNF

Lap Times:
sasha714 Resident IDBS946A — Start: 00:00:10 — Last lap: 00:26:25
ultramantra Resident IDBS2625 — Start: 00:00:04 — Last lap: 00:27:24
Sirius Rosca IDBS6B75 — Start: 00:00:05 — Last lap: 00:27:37
JulieRoyale Resident IDBSDD96 — Start: 00:00:11 — Last lap: 00:28:01
Maximiliano Szondi IDBSAE23 — Start: 00:00:01 — Last lap: 00:30:41
Dunia Moulliez IDBS068D — Start: 00:00:23 — Last lap: 00:31:32
ruggeromare Resident IDBSF78D — Start: 00:00:03 — DNF


Wind: 222° 12 kts
Race 2
North Sea 102
Race Results:
1: Sirius Rosca IDBS6B75 — 00:15:55
2: JulieRoyale Resident IDBSDD96 — 00:16:31
3: ultramantra Resident IDBS2625 — 00:20:08
4: Maximiliano Szondi IDBSAE23 — 00:20:28
5: Dunia Moulliez IDBS068D — 00:21:04
6: ruggeromare Resident IDBSF78D — DNF

Lap Times:
Sirius Rosca IDBS6B75 — Start: 00:00:25 — Last lap: 00:15:30
JulieRoyale Resident IDBSDD96 — Start: 00:00:51 — Last lap: 00:15:40
ultramantra Resident IDBS2625 — Start: 00:00:52 — Last lap: 00:19:16
Maximiliano Szondi IDBSAE23 — Start: 00:01:51 — Last lap: 00:18:37
Dunia Moulliez IDBS068D — Start: 00:02:08 — Last lap: 00:18:56
ruggeromare Resident IDBSF78D — Start: 00:01:21 — DNF


Points:

Skipper Race 1 Race 2 Total Final Placing
Sirius 3 1 4 1
Ultra 2 3 5 2
Julie 4 2 6 3
Sasha 1 7 8 4
Max 5 4 9 5
Dunia 6 5 11 6
Rugger 7 6 13 7

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


Today’s winner was Siri (Sirius Rosca), with Ultra (Ultramantra Resident) second, and Julie (JulieRoyale Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.


Cat Fight – Nov 22nd 2019

From the left (in TMS Flying Shadows): Rayz, Isa and Laured, Tara, ViV and Palani, and Daenerys and Sasha. On the committee boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Keavy and Caethes.

From the left (in TMS Flying Shadows): Rayz, Isa and Laured, Tara, ViV and Palani, and Daenerys and Sasha.
On the committee boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Keavy and Caethes.

Mild sim sailing weather, with a nice spectator and fleet turnout, highlighted this weeks Cat Fight in The North Sea. Two DNFs (Did Not Finish) were recorded on the day, both during the first race, as the regions of the North Sea generally behaved themselves. The first DNF was due to a skipper crashing while the second was due to a skipper’s crew crashing, she sailed the dock to record a DNF while waiting for her crew to log back in. Spectators took in the fleet-foiled feline frenzy from the islands in the Zizphus, Genip, and Eden Auk regions, as well as Elbag’s back yard, in the Eden Victoria region, and the race dock in the Eden Jaeger region. This weeks fleet, sailing on the North Sea Curlew to Jaeger 01 and North Sea Thornback courses, was comprised of a majority of six The Mesh Shop (TMS) Flying Shadows, evenly split between three sailing single-handed and three sailing with crew respectively. One lone TMS Nacra 17 made up the remainder of this weeks catamaran 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 Daenerys (blondij Resident), with Tara (Zella Ansar) second, and Rayz (Rayzza Rubble) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Notes:
Tara (Zella Ansar), Rayz (Rayzza Rubble), and Nihiwatue (Nihiwatu Resident) both finished tied with 6 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
Zella Ansar 2 4
Rayzza Rubble 2 4
Nihiwatu Resident 3 3

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Tara’s and Rayz’s favor with having second place finishes over Nihiwatu’s third place finish as her best. As Tara and Rayz both have duplicate finishes, Rule A8.2 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing is used to break this remaining 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
Zella Ansar 4 2
Rayzza Rubble 2 4

In the last race, Tara breaks the tie with Rayz with her second place finish over Rayz’s fourth place finish.


Julie (JulieRoyale Resident) and Isa (isab DeCuir) finished tied with 11 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
JulieRoyale Resident 6 5
isab DeCuir 5 6

In the last race, Julie breaks the tie with Isa with her fifth place finish over Isa’s sixth place finish.
 

North Sea Open Regatta – Nov 20th 2019

From the left (in boats): Isa (TMS Flying Shadow), Sirius (Bandit IF), Jackson and UL (Bandit IF), Zimtzicke (Bandit 25r), Rugger and Tamarushka (Bandit IF), Max and Wyndi (Bandit 25r), Julie (Shields Class), Cole (TMS Nacra 17), and ViV (TMS Flying Shadow). On the committee boat: Cryptic and Joshua. On the dock: Kristaly. On the pier: Dianna.

From the left (in boats): Isa (TMS Flying Shadow), Sirius (Bandit IF), Jackson and UL (Bandit IF), Zimtzicke (Bandit 25r), Rugger and Tamarushka (Bandit IF), Max and Wyndi (Bandit 25r), Julie (Shields Class), Cole (TMS Nacra 17), and ViV (TMS Flying Shadow).
On the committee boat: Cryptic and Joshua. On the dock: Kristaly. On the pier: Dianna.

A nice fleet turnout, with mild sim sailing weather, and a great spectator turnout, highlighted this weeks North Sea Open Regatta. The regions of the North Sea were mostly behaved as four DNFs (Did Not Finish) were recorded on the day, two in the small boat portion and two in the big boat portion respectively. Spectators gathered on the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier, in the Eden Jakana region, on the island in the Ziziphus region, and on the newly rebuilt island in the Genip region, to take in the great racing on display from both of today’s fleets.

This weeks small boat fleet, sailing on the North Sea Trapezoid course, was comprised of a split majority of three Bandit 25Rs and three Bandit IFs. Two The Mesh Shop (TMS) Flying Shadows, one sailing with crew and one sailing single-handed respectively, one TMS Nacra 17, and one Shields Class made up the remainder of this weeks small boat fleet. Meanwhile, the big boat fleet, sailing on the North Sea Counter-Clockwise (CCW) course, was comprised of a majority of four Wildwind Open 60s. One ACA33, one TMS Volvo Open 70, one TMS One Design 65, one Bandit 50/3, and one Trudeau 12 Metre made up the remainder of this weeks 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 Rugger (ruggeromare Resident), with Isa (isab DeCuir) 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:
Cole (Colette Verino) was disqualified during the small boat portion for sailing an incorrect course, she missed the orange buoy in the Soncoya region, the first mark on the North Sea Trapezoid course.


Julie (JulieRoyale Resident) and Zimtzicke (Nicole Myhre) 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
JulieRoyale Resident 4 8
Nicole Myhre 6 6

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

Bandit Regatta – Nov 18th 2019

From the left (in boats): Daenerys and Sasha (Bandit IF), Jackson (Bandit IF), Sirius (Bandit IF), Ric (Bandit IF), Zimtzicke (Bandit 25r), Ian and Nochiko (Bandit IF), Max and Wyndi (Bandit 25r), Sandra (Bandit 25r), and Julie (Bandit 50/3). On the committee boat: Cryptic, and Joshua. On the dock: Rayz, Letizia, and Henry.

From the left (in boats): Daenerys and Sasha (Bandit IF), Jackson (Bandit IF), Sirius (Bandit IF), Ric (Bandit IF), Zimtzicke (Bandit 25r), Ian and Nochiko (Bandit IF), Max and Wyndi (Bandit 25r), Sandra (Bandit 25r), and Julie (Bandit 50/3).
On the committee boat: Cryptic, and Joshua. On the dock: Rayz, Letizia, and Henry.

Splendid sim sailing weather, with a great spectator turnout, highlighted this weeks North Sea Bandit Regatta. The regions of The North Sea were on their best behavior as every skipper finished both races with no DNFs (Did Not Finish) were recorded on the day. The spectators on hand, gathered on the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier in the Eden Jakana region, along the shore in the Eden Albatros region, and along the shores of the island in the Ziziphus region, reveled in the sailing on display from this weeks skippers. This weeks fleet, sailing on North Sea Olympic Course (Short) and a 2 lap affair on the North Sea Short Loop course, was comprised of a majority of four Bandit IFs, split evenly with two sailing single-handed and two sailing with crew respectively. Three Bandit 25Rs and one Bandit 50/3 made up the remainder of this weeks fleet.

Race Director: Cryptic

Wind: SW (225°) 8kts

Wind: SW (225°) 11kts

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 Ian (IanPixel Resident) second, and Sandra (WWWAAAA 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.

Race Notes:
Julie (JulieRoyale Resident) and Jackson (Jacquimo Resident) finished tied with 9 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
JulieRoyale Resident 6 3
Jacquimo Resident 3 6

In the last race, Julie breaks the tie with Jackson with her third place finish over Jackson’s sixth place finish.
 

Bandit IF Races – November 16th 2019

From the left to right: (in Bandit IFs): boats: Ian & Noch, max & Wyndi, Dunia, Rugger & Tamar, Siri & Angelie, second row. Ric Josh and Tara, Randy on dock On the Committee boat: Daenerys.

From the left to right: (in Bandit IFs): boats: Ian & Noch, max & Wyndi, Dunia, Rugger & Tamar, Siri & Angelie, second row. Ric
Josh and Tara, Randy on dock
On the Committee boat: Daenerys.

Saturday afternoon, the North Sea seemed calm and six Bandit If’s were waiting for the start signal. After a good start Ian turned first to sail above Ziziphus to the first buoy. He took the lead here and kept Rugger and Siri away.

In the second race, max surprised everyone to start first. Soon he was overtaken by Siri and Rugger. Rugger took the lead at the first buoy, followed by Siri and Ian

With three DNFs it was again a sporting day if not successful day in North Sea

More pictures after the results

Race Director: Daenerys

Wind: 226° 17 kts
Race 1
North Sea Bowline Reverse
Race Results:
1: IanPixel Resident IDBSC92D — 00:23:39
2: ruggeromare Resident IDBSF78D — 00:25:21
3: Sirius Rosca IDBS6B75 — 00:25:28
4: Dunia Moulliez IDBS068D — 00:29:47
5: Maximiliano Szondi IDBSAE23 — 00:35:20
6: OvaUk2 Gutter IDBS9990 — DNF

Lap Times:
IanPixel Resident IDBSC92D — Start: 00:00:06 — Last lap: 00:23:33
ruggeromare Resident IDBSF78D — Start: 00:00:10 — Last lap: 00:25:11
Sirius Rosca IDBS6B75 — Start: 00:00:19 — Last lap: 00:25:09
Dunia Moulliez IDBS068D — Start: 00:01:00 — Last lap: 00:28:47
Maximiliano Szondi IDBSAE23 — Start: 00:00:16 — Last lap: 00:35:04
OvaUk2 Gutter IDBS9990 — Start: 00:06:51 — DNF


Wind: 227° 10 kts
Race 2
North Sea 101
Race Results:
1: ruggeromare Resident IDBSF78D — 00:16:50
2: Sirius Rosca IDBS6B75 — 00:17:37
3: Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — 00:19:44
4: Dunia Moulliez IDBS068D — 00:22:09
5: Maximiliano Szondi IDBSAE23 — DNF
6: IanPixel Resident IDBSC92D — DNF

Lap Times:
ruggeromare Resident IDBSF78D — Start: 00:00:12 — Last lap: 00:16:38
Sirius Rosca IDBS6B75 — Start: 00:00:08 — Last lap: 00:17:29
Jacquimo Resident IDBSF10B — Start: 00:00:21 — Last lap: 00:19:23
Dunia Moulliez IDBS068D — Start: 00:01:17 — Last lap: 00:20:52
Maximiliano Szondi IDBSAE23 — Start: 00:00:01 — DNF
IanPixel Resident IDBSC92D — Start: 00:00:17 — DNF


Points:

Skipper Race 1 Race 2 Total Final Placing
Rugger 2 1 3 1
Sirius 3 2 5 2
IanPixel 1 5 6 3
Dunia 4 4 8 4
Jack 7 3 10 5
Max 5 5 10 6
OvaUk 6 6 12 7

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


Today’s winner was Rugger (Ruggeromare Resident), with Siri (Sirius Rosca) 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:
Jack (Jacquimo Resident) and Max (Maxmiliano Szondi), 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
Jack 3 7
Max 5 5

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Jack’s favor with having third place finishes over Max’s fifth place finish as his best.


 

Cat Fight – Nov 15th 2019

From the left (in TMS Flying Shadows): Rayz, Daenerys and Priscilla, Tara, and Isa. On the committee boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Caethes.

From the left (in TMS Flying Shadows): Rayz, Daenerys and Priscilla, Tara, and Isa.
On the committee boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Caethes.

Stormy seas with a determined fleet highlighted this weeks Cat Fight in The North Sea. The regions of The North Sea were stormy for the first race, as the first attempt was recalled due to the fleet crashing. The second attempt, for race 1, saw two DNFs (Did Not Finish) recorded due to crashes. The seas calmed slightly for the second race, as only one DNF was recorded. Another skipper retired at the start of the second race, as the week caught up to her and she went over the line early as she nodded off at the helm. However, the spectators on hand, on the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier, in the Eden Jakana region, and the islands in the Ziziphus, Genip, and Eden Auk regions, were still treated to some great fleet-foiled feline racing from this weeks determined skippers. This weeks fleet, sailing on the North Sea Manta Reverse and North Sea Skate courses, was comprised entirely of The Mesh Shop Flying Shadows, two sailing crewed and two sailing single-handed respectively.

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 Tara (Zella Ansar), with Isa (isab DeCuir) second, and Rayz (Rayzza Rubble) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Notes:
Tara (Zella Ansar), Isa (isab DeCuir), and Rayz (Rayzza Rubble) all 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
Zella Ansar 1 3
isab DeCuir 1 3
Rayzza Rubble 2 2

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the initial tie breaks in Tara’s and Isa’s favor with having first place finishes over Rayz’s second place finish as his best. As Tara and Isa have duplicate finishes, Rule A8.2 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing is used to break this remaining 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
Zella Ansar 3 1
isab DeCuir 1 3

In the last race, Tara breaks the tie with Isa with her first place finish over Isa’s third place finish.
 

North Sea Open Regatta – Nov 13th 2019

From the left (in boats): Daenerys and Diana (Bandit IF), Isa (Bandit 25r), Cor (TMS Star Class), Elina (TMS Nacra 17), Jackson (Bandit IF), Sirius (Bandit IF), Julie (Shields Class), Max and Wyndi (Bandit 25r), Zimtsicke (Bandit 25r), ViV and Sasha (TMS Flying Shadow), Nihiwatu (TMS Flying Shadow), Snake (moored and spectating)(Bandit 50/3). On the committee boat: Cryptic and Joshua. On the dock: Emileigh, and Sandra. On the pier: Carsten.

From the left (in boats): Daenerys and Diana (Bandit IF), Isa (Bandit 25r), Cor (TMS Star Class), Elina (TMS Nacra 17), Jackson (Bandit IF), Sirius (Bandit IF), Julie (Shields Class), Max and Wyndi (Bandit 25r), Zimtsicke (Bandit 25r), ViV and Sasha (TMS Flying Shadow), Nihiwatu (TMS Flying Shadow), Snake (moored and spectating)(Bandit 50/3).
On the committee boat: Cryptic and Joshua. On the dock: Emileigh, and Sandra. On the pier: Carsten.

Great to stormy sim sailing weather with another great spectator turnout highlighted this weeks North Sea Open Regatta. The regions of the North Sea behaved wonderfully during the small boat portion of the regatta, with all boats finishing, however things turned stormy during the big boat portion as six DNFs (Did Not Finish) were recorded as the Ziziphus region ate half the fleet during the last half of the course. The North Sea Extreme course was originally sailed until the big boat portion was recalled due to the Sapodilla region eating the entire fleet, sans Sandra who slipped through in her The Mesh Shop (TMS) Volvo Open 70 unscathed. After the recall, and subsequent restart of the Sapodilla region, the North Sea 03 course was used instead for the big boat portion. The spectators on hand, gathered at the usual spots on the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier and small race dock, both in the Eden Jakana region, and along the beaches, in the Eden Albatros region, still reveled in the great display of sailing put on both of this weeks fleets.

This weeks small boat fleet, sailing on the North Sea Olympic Mirror course, was comprised of a slim majority of four Bandit 25Rs. Three Bandit IFs, two TMS Nacra 17s, one TMS Flying Shadow, sailing with crew, one Shields Class, and one Star Class made up the remainder of this weeks small boat fleet. Meanwhile, this weeks big boat fleet, originally sailing on the North Sea Extreme course until recall and then sailing on the North Sea 03 course, was comprised of a majority of four Wildwind Open 60s. Two Wildwind AC-45s, two Bandit 50/3s, one TMS Volvo Open 70, one TMS One Design 65, and one Trudeau 12 Metre made up the remainder of this weeks 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 ViV (vivipezz Resident), with Julie (JulieRoyale Resident) second, and Sandra (WWWAAAA Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Notes:
Sirius (Sirius Rosca) and Cole (Colette Verino) 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
Sirius Rosca 3 7
Colette Verino 4 6

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


Max (Maximiliano Szondi) and Daenerys (blondij Resident) both finished tied with 16 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
Maximiliano Szondi 4 12
blondij Resident/td>

5 11

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

Bandit Regatta – Nov 11th 2019

From the left (in boats): Daenerys (Bandit IF), Ric (Bandit IF), Max and Wyndi (Bandit 25r), Jackson (Bandit IF), Zimtzicke (Bandit 25r), Sirius (Bandit IF), Julie (Bandit IF), Rugger and Diana (Bandit IF), and ViV (Bandit IF). On the committee boat: Cryptic, Tara, and Joshua. On the dock: Henry, CeLine, and Caethes.

From the left (in boats): Daenerys (Bandit IF), Ric (Bandit IF), Max and Wyndi (Bandit 25r), Jackson (Bandit IF), Zimtzicke (Bandit 25r), Sirius (Bandit IF), Julie (Bandit IF), Rugger and Diana (Bandit IF), and ViV (Bandit IF).
On the committee boat: Cryptic, Tara, and Joshua. On the dock: Henry, CeLine, and Caethes.

Mild sim sailing weather with a great fleet turnout highlighted this weeks North Sea Bandit Regatta. The regions of the North Sea were well behaved with only two DNFs (Did Not Finish) recorded on the day, one due to a sailor pulling her boat towards the end of the first race after the boat’s scripts stopped responding while the other was due to a sailor crashing during the second race being grabbed by RL and leaving the race. The spectators gathered on the observation deck of the Ziziphus region lighthouse and on the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier, in the Eden Jakana region, were treated to a wonderful display of racing from the Bandit IFs and Bandit 25Rs on hand. This weeks fleet, sailing on the North Sea 01 and North Sea WC Reach 2 courses, was comprised of a majority of seven Bandit IFs, five sailing single-handed and two sailing with crew respectively. Three Bandit 25Rs made up the remainder of this weeks fleet.

Editor’s Note: We’ve heard from the skipper who recorded the DNF (Did Not Finish) in the second race, and it was from RL grabbing her and not a crash. The article text has been updated.

Race Director: Cryptic

Wind: SW (225°) 18kts

Wind: SW (225°) 11kts

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

Today’s winner was Ian (IanPixel Resident), with Daenerys (blondij Resident) second, and Rugger (ruggeromare 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.

Race Notes:
Max (Maximiliano Szondi) was disqualified (DSQ) during the first race for sailing an incorrect course, he sailed under the land bridge of the island in Genip instead of completely rounding the island as indicated on the course map.


ViV (vivipezz Resident) and Zimtzicke (Nicole Myhre) both 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
vivipezz Residentt 6 9
Nicole Myhre 7 8

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

Bandit IF Races – November 9th 2019

From the left to right: (in Bandit IFs): boats: Dunia, Tay & Randy, Ian, Rugger & Tamar, Siri, Julie On the Committee boat: Cryptic and Daenerys.

From the left to right: (in Bandit IFs): boats: Dunia, Tay & Randy, Ian, Rugger & Tamar, Siri, Julie
On the Committee boat: Cryptic and Daenerys.

Saturday afternoon, the North Sea seemed calm and six Bandit If’s were waiting for the start signal. After a fierce battle to be the first to sail over the starting line, the fleet split in two. The majority of the fleet turned west, but a lonely boat continued to stiffly sail south, and that proved to be the right decision because he took the lead at the turning point.

In the second race we left with five boats and things went a bit slower. A group of four formed and a storm loomed out of the blue on the first island. Two boats sailed through out of sight of the needle and reached the finish.

With three DNFs (Did Not Finish), it was again such a sporting if not successful day in The North Sea.

Watch the two great pictures, made by Cryptic (the second picture after the results).

The fleet gets underway during the first race of the North Sea Bandit IF Races, on Saturday, November 9th, 2019.

The fleet gets underway during the first race of the North Sea Bandit IF Races, on Saturday, November 9th, 2019.

Race Director: Daenerys

Wind: 224° 11 kts
Race 1
North Sea 03
Race Results:
1: ruggeromare Resident IDBSF78D — 00:14:16
2: IanPixel Resident IDBSC92D — 00:14:24
3: Tay Beningborough IDBS96D5 — 00:14:25
4: Sirius Rosca IDBS6B75 — 00:15:14
5: JulieRoyale Resident IDBSDD96 — 00:15:27
6: Dunia Moulliez IDBS068D — 00:20:02

Lap Times:
ruggeromare Resident IDBSF78D — Start: 00:00:04 — Last lap: 00:14:12
IanPixel Resident IDBSC92D — Start: 00:00:05 — Last lap: 00:14:19
Tay Beningborough IDBS96D5 — Start: 00:00:12 — Last lap: 00:14:13
Sirius Rosca IDBS6B75 — Start: 00:00:06 — Last lap: 00:15:08
JulieRoyale Resident IDBSDD96 — Start: 00:00:06 — Last lap: 00:15:21
Dunia Moulliez IDBS068D — Start: 00:03:12 — Last lap: 00:16:50


Wind: 223° 12 kts
Race 2:
North Sea 101
Race Results:
1: Tay Beningborough IDBS96D5 — 00:15:51
2: IanPixel Resident IDBSC92D — 00:16:22
3: ruggeromare Resident IDBSF78D — DNF
4: Sirius Rosca IDBS6B75 — DNF
5: JulieRoyale Resident IDBSDD96 — DNF

Lap Times:
Tay Beningborough IDBS96D5 — Start: 00:00:04 — Last lap: 00:15:47
IanPixel Resident IDBSC92D — Start: 00:00:05 — Last lap: 00:16:17
ruggeromare Resident IDBSF78D — Start: 00:00:08 — DNF
Sirius Rosca IDBS6B75 — Start: 00:00:19 — DNF
JulieRoyale Resident IDBSDD96 — Start: 00:00:23 — DNF


Points:

Skipper Race 1 Race 2 Total Final Placing
Tay 3 1 4 1
Rugger 1 3 4 2
IanPixel 2 2 4 3
Sirius 4 3 7 4
Julie 5 3 8 5
Dunia 6 6 12 6

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


Today’s winner was Tay (Tay Beningborough), with Rugger (ruggeromare 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:
Tay (Tay Beningborough), Rugger (ruggeromare Resident), and Ian (IanPixel Resident) all 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
Tay 1 3
Rugger 1 3
IanPixel 2 2

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Tay’s and Rugger’s favor with having first place finishes over Ian’s second place finish as his best. Subsequently, to break the remaining tie between Tay and Rugger, 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
Tay 3 1
Rugger 1 3

In the last race, Tay breaks the tie with Rugger with her first place finish over Rugger’s third place finish.


Rugger, with Tamarushka as crew, Ian, and Tay, all in Bandit IFs, approach the white buoy in the Soncoya region, with the iconic Ziziphus lighthouse in the background, during the first race of the North Sea Bandit IF Races, on Saturday, November 9th, 2019.

Rugger, with Tamarushka as crew, Ian, and Tay, all in Bandit IFs, approach the white buoy in the Soncoya region, with the iconic Ziziphus lighthouse in the background, during the first race of the North Sea Bandit IF Races, on Saturday, November 9th, 2019.