Great sim sailing weather and spectator turnout highlighted this weeks Cat Fight in The North Sea. The regions of The North Sea behaved exceptionally well as the only DNF (Did Not Finish) on the day was due to a skipper triggering a gesture that dropped their The Mesh Shop (TMS) Flying Shadow out of racing, into cruising, and subsequently losing race wind. By they time the skipper reset racing, while receiving a race wind broadcast from the race director who flew to them in the region, their navigation HUD stopped working. This all lead to the skipper pulling their boat out of frustration and receiving a DNF. The spectators on hand, had a much better time, as they gathered at the islands in the Ziziphus, Genip, and Eden Auk regions to take in the fast fleet-foiled feline frenzy on display. This weeks fleet, sailing on the North Sea Curlew to Jaeger 02 course and newly created North Sea Thornback course1, was comprised of a majority of six TMS Flying Shadows, four sailing single-handed and two sailing with crew respectively. One lone TMS Nacra 17 made up the remainder of this weeks fleet.
1North Sea Thornback was just created, by Cryptic, to utilize the recently added second race line in the Eden Jaeger region.
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 Daenerys (blondij Resident), with Tara (Zella Ansar) second, and ViV (vivipezz Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.
Nihiwatu (Nihiwatu Resident) and Isa (isab DeCuir) 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|
With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Nihiwatu’s favor with having a third place finish over Isa’s fourth place finish as her best.