North Sea Open Regatta – Apr 15th 2020

From the left (in boats): ViV (Quest Melges-24), Daenerys (Bandit IF), Reni (TMS Flying Shadow), Isa (Quest Melges-24), Diane (Bandit 25r), Sirius (TMS Star Class), Max and Wyndi (Bandit IF), UL (Bandit IF), Teagan (TMS Nacra 17), Cole and Ambra (TMS Nacra 17), Jackson (Bandit IF), Zimzticke (Bandit 25r), Rugger and Kire (Bandit IF),Julie (Bandit IF), Jenna (TMS Nacra 17), and Nihiwatu (TMS Nacra 17). On the Committee Boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Elbag, and Julia. On the pier: ひふみ, Tosh, and Amelia.

From the left (in boats): ViV (Quest Melges-24), Daenerys (Bandit IF), Reni (TMS Flying Shadow), Isa (Quest Melges-24), Diane (Bandit 25r), Sirius (TMS Star Class), Max and Wyndi (Bandit IF), UL (Bandit IF), Teagan (TMS Nacra 17), Cole and Ambra (TMS Nacra 17), Jackson (Bandit IF), Zimzticke (Bandit 25r), Rugger and Kire (Bandit IF),Julie (Bandit IF), Jenna (TMS Nacra 17), and Nihiwatu (TMS Nacra 17).
On the Committee Boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Elbag, and Julia. On the pier: ひふみ, Tosh, and Amelia.

Smooth seas and a great fleet turnout highlighted this weeks North Sea Open Regatta. The regions of The North Sea were calm and smooth for both fleets today, as two DNFs (Did Not Finish) were recorded on the day, one in each portion respectively. Of the two DNFs, one was due to a skipper hitting the intersection of four region corners, during the big boat portion, resulting in the skipper crashing (you can not be in four regions at once). The remaining DNF was due to a skipper crashing on a region crossing during the small boat portion. The spectators that gathered on the small racing dock and Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier, both in the Eden Jakana region, and on the islands in the Ziziphus and Genip regions, were treated to some great racing from this weeks skippers.

This weeks small boat fleet, sailing on the North Sea Olympic Mirror course, was comprised of a majority of seven Bandit IFs, five sailing single-handed and two sailing with crew respectively. Four The Mesh Shop (TMS) Nacra 17s, two Quest Melges-24s, two Bandit 25Rs, one TMS Star Class, and one TMS Flying Shadow rounded out the small boat fleet. Meanwhile, the big boat fleet, sailing on the North Sea Extreme Reverse course, was comprised of five Wildwind Open 60s. Two Bandit 50/3s, two TMS One Design 65s, one Quest IACC, one TMS Volvo Open 70, one TMS Pacha 110, one Wildwind AC-45, and one Wildwind AC-62 rounded out 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 Teagan (Teagan Snowpaw), with Julie (JulieRoyale Resident) second, and Isa (isab DeCuir) 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.

Race Notes:
Diana (Dianafra Allen) was disqualified (DSQ) during the big boat portion for failing to complete a 360° penalty turn as directed by a race director for a Rule 11 penalty, colloquially known as barging, at the start.

11 ON THE SAME TACK, OVERLAPPED
When boats are on the same tack and overlapped, a windward boat shall keep clear of a leeward boat.

Source: 2017 – 2020 World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing


UL (ultramantra Resident) was disqualified (DSQ) during the big boat portion for sailing an incorrect course.


Daenerys (blondij Resident) and Moon (moonglownight Resident) both finished tied with 8 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
blondij Resident 1 7
moonglownight Resident 3 5

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Daenerys’s favor with having a first place finish over Moon’s third place finish as his best.


Cole (Colette Verino) and Sirius (Sirius Rosca) 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
Colette Verino 4 12
Sirius Rosca 8 8

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


Rugger (ruggeromare Resident) and UL (ultramantra Resident) both finished tied with 26 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
ruggeromare Resident 11 15
ultramantra Resident 12 14

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Rugger’s favor with having an eleventh place finish over UL’s twelfth place finish as his best.
 

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