Mild sim sailing weather with a great fleet turnout highlighted the first North Sea Bandit Regatta of 2020. The regions of the North Sea were in pretty decent shape, after New years, as no DNFs (Did Not Finish) were recorded on the day. That didn’t mean any skippers escaped without incident as three different skippers found themselves stripped from their boats, at separate times, on region crossings. Those skippers were able to teleport back to their boats and finish their respective races with varying results. The new year also brought a nice crowd, to view not only the first race of the 2020 season for the North Sea, but also our monthly There and Back Again jaunt from the Eden Curlew race line to the Eden Jaeger race line and back. The crowds viewed the sailing from this weeks Bandit fleet from the usual friendly spots at the islands in the Ziziphus, Genip, and Eden Auk regions, as well as the Poseidon Centre Spectator pier, in the Eden Jakana region, and the small race dock in the Eden Jaeger region. This weeks fleet, sailing on the North Sea Curlew to Jaeger 01 and North Sea Jaeger to Curlew 01 courses, was comprised of a majority of six Bandit IFs, split evenly between three sailing single-handed and three sailing with crew. Four Bandit 25Rs rounded out this weeks fleet.
With the start of the new season of racing, also brings a whole years worth of racing data to collate. 25 handicapping runs, races on North Sea Olympic Course (Long) the North Sea Standardized handicapping course, were held throughout the year across all of our combined races during 2019. The data from these 25 races will be added to the North Sea tally to update the standardized average as well as the handicap times of all the boats in those races. At the publishing of these results, the following handicaps have been adjusted as well as a new handicap created for the crewed Bandit IF:
|Boat||Old Value||New Value|
|Bandit IF Crewed||N/A||0.59|
At the publishing of the Open Regatta results, later this week, we will have a lot more handicap updates as well as some details and stats about the North Sea Handicap Table.
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 Ian (IanPixel Resident), with Daenerys (blondij 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.
Julie (JulieRoyale Resident) and Teagan (Teagan Snowpaw) both finished tied with 14 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 Julie’s favor with having a fifth place finish over Teagan’s sixth place finish as her best.