Mild sim sailing weather, with a great fleet turnout, highlighted this weeks North Sea Open Regatta. The regions of The North Sea were well behaved overall, as only three DNFs (Did Not Finish) were recorded on the day, two during the small boats portion and one during the big boats portion respectively. Of the three DNFs, one was due to a skipper pulling his boat after his navigation HUD ceased to function during the small boats portion, with the remaining two DNFs due to skipper crashes. The crowds gathered on the small racing dock and Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier, in the Eden Jakana region, reveled in some great sailing displays from both of this weeks fleets.
The small boat fleet, sailing a two lap affair on the North Sea Short Loop course, was comprised of a small majority of four Bandit 25Rs. Three The Mesh Shop (TMS) Nacra 17s, three Bandit IFs, one TMS Star Class, and one TMS Flying Shadow made up the remainder of this weeks small boat fleet. Meanwhile, the big boat fleet, sailing on North Sea Olympic Course (Long), was comprised of a slim majority of three Wildwind Open 60s. Two TMS One Design 65s, one TMS Volvo Open 70, one TMS Cafe del Mar 75, one Wildwind AC-62, one ACA33, and one Trudeau 12 Metre made up the remainder of 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 Teagan (Teagan Snowpaw), with Julie (JulieRoyale Resident) second, and Max (Maximiliano Szondi) 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.
ViV (vivipezz Resident), Isa (isab DeCuir), and Zimtzicke (Nicole Myhre) all 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|
With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in ViV’s favor with having a second place finish over Isa’s third place and Zimtzicke’s fifth place finishes as their best. Subsequently, Isa further breaks the tie with Zimtzicke, with her third place best finish over Zimtzicke’s fifth place best finish.
Palani (Palani Allen) and Nihiwatu (Nihiwatu Resident) finished tied with 14 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, Palani breaks the tie with Nihiwatu with his sixth place finish over Nihiwatu’s eighth place finish.
Daenerys (blondij Resident) and Rugger (ruggeromare Resident) finished tied with 22 points. As they both had the exact same finishes in each race, a DNF (Did Not Finish) 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 their tie. Therefore, Daenerys and Rugger remain tied in twelfth place overall.