The first North Sea Open Regatta of 2020 featured some mild sim sailing weather, a great fleet and spectator turnout, and updated handicaps across the board. The regions of the North Sea were moderately behaved as five DNFs (Did Not Finish) were recorded on the day, four during the small boat portion and one during the big boat portion. 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 nonetheless cheering this weeks skippers. Plus, as detailed previously here 2020 North Sea Standard Yearly Adjustment, the entire North Sea Handicap Table has been updated (please see link for more details).
This weeks small boat fleet, sailing on the North Sea Trapezoid course, as comprised of a split majority of four Bandit 25Rs and for Bandit IFs, two sailing single-handed and two sailing with crew respectively. Three The Mesh Shop (TMS) Flying Shadows, one single-handed and two with crew, two TMS Nacra 17s, one TMS Star Class – Vintage, one TMS Star Class, and one Trudeau Patchogue II rounded out this weeks small boat fleet. Meanwhile, the big boat fleet, sailing on the North Sea CCW (Counter-Clockwise) course, was comprised of a majority four Wildwind Open 60s. Two TMS One Design 65s, one TMS Volvo Open 70, one Bandit 50/3, one Wildwind RC-44r, and one Trudeau 12 Metre rounded out this weeks big boat fleet.
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 Isa (isab DeCuir), with Sirius (Sirius Rosca) second, and Teagan (Teagan Snowpaw) 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 racing duties.
Cole (Colette Verino) was disqualified (DSQ) during the small boat portion for sailing an incorrect course, she missed the orange buoy in the Soncoya region, the first mark on the course.
Isa (isab DeCuir) and Sirius (Sirius Rosca) finished tied with 6 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, Isa breaks the tie with Sirius with her second place finish over Sirius’s fourth place finish.
Cole (Colette Verino) and Max (Maximiliano Szondi) both finished tied with 18 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 Cole’s favor with having a sixth place finish over Max’s eighth place finish as his best.
Jackson (Jacquimo Resident), Rugger (ruggeromare Resident), and Red (RedHeadJO Resident), all finished tied with 25 points. As they all have the exact same finishes in each portion, a DNF and DNS (Did Not Start) respectively, neither Rule A8.1 or Rule A8.2 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing will satisfy breaking this tie. Therefore, Jackson, Rugger, and Red all remain tied in fifteenth place overall.