Bandit Regatta – Apr 27th 2020

From the left (in boats): Tamarushka (Bandit IF), Deanerys (Bandit IF), Sirius (Bandit IF), Jackson (Bandit IF), Red and Randy (Bandit IF), UL (Bandit IF), ViV (Bandit IF), Rugger (Bandit IF), Emileigh and Morgan (Bandit 25r), Zimtzicke (Bandit 25r), Moon (Bandit IF), Max and Wyndi (Bandit IF), Nihiwatu (Bandit 25r), Sea (Bandit IF), Lilita (Bandit 25r), and Julie (Bandit 60). On the committee boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Otto, Eva, and Wild. On the pier: Amelia.

From the left (in boats): Tamarushka (Bandit IF), Deanerys (Bandit IF), Sirius (Bandit IF), Jackson (Bandit IF), Red and Randy (Bandit IF), UL (Bandit IF), ViV (Bandit IF), Rugger (Bandit IF), Emileigh and Morgan (Bandit 25r), Zimtzicke (Bandit 25r), Moon (Bandit IF), Max and Wyndi (Bandit IF), Nihiwatu (Bandit 25r), Sea (Bandit IF), Lilita (Bandit 25r), and Julie (Bandit 60).
On the committee boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Otto, Eva, and Wild. On the pier: Amelia.

Smooth to stormy seas and another great fleet turnout highlighted this weeks North Sea Bandit Regatta. The regions of The North Sea started out smooth as sixteen skippers completed the first race, a multi-lap course, with little to no issue. However, the second race saw the seas get stormy as five DNFs (Did Not Finish) occurred. Of the five DNFs, three were due to crashes with the remaining two due to skippers pulling their boats after getting lost when their navigation HUDs failed. The spectators that gathered on the small race dock and Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier, both in the Eden Jakana region, and on the observation deck of the lighthouse on the island in the Ziziphus region, enjoyed some great racing from this weeks skippers. This weeks fleet, sailing a two lap affair on the North Sea Short Loop course and another go around on the North Sea Bowline course, was comprised of a majority of eleven Bandit IFs, nine sailing single-handed and two sailing with crew respectively. Four Bandit 25Rs and one Bandit 60 made up the remainder of this weeks fleet. One skipper did switch things up when she switched to a Bandit 25R for the second race after sailing a Bandit IF in the first race.

Race Director: Cryptic

Wind: SW (225°) 11kts

Wind: SW (225°) 15kts

Note:
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1

Today’s winner was Daenerys (blondij Resident), with Moon (moonglownight Resident) second, and UL (ultramantra Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate .

Race Notes:
Sirius (Sirius Rosca), ViV (vivipezz Resident), and Julie (JulieRoyale Resident) all finished tied with 15 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
Sirius Rosca 5 10
vivipezz Resident 6 9
JulieRoyale Resident 7 8

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Sirius’s favor with having a fifth place finish over ViV’s sixth place finish and Julie’s seventh place finish as their best.


Red (RedHeadJO Resident) and Nihiwatu (Nihiwatu Resident) finished tied with 16 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
RedHeadJO Resident 12 4
Nihiwatu Resident 4 12

In the last race, Red breaks the tie with Nihiwatu with her fourth place finish over Nihiwatu’s twelfth place finish.


Max (Maximiliano Szondi) and Zimtzicke (Nicole Myhre) both finished tied with 19 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
Maximiliano Szondi 6 13
Nicole Myhre 9 10

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Max’s favor with having a sixth place finish over Zimtzicke’s ninth place finish as her best.
 

2 thoughts on “Bandit Regatta – Apr 27th 2020

  1. Thanks Cryptic! Good wind and fun races today. It was quite a feat to get all 16 boats to race relatively peacefully today 🙂
    The first race was an interesting exercise of slo-mo sailing. The lag at time was huge (with sims stats dropping dangerously, especially in Sapote). It was fun racing though, especially as we had a realistic wind to sail the IF (11 knots).
    Nota: Personally, I prefer not sailing the IF with winds of 15 knots and above.
    However, I have to regret that some sailors still struggle with basic rules: when a sailor calls twice for starboard right-of-way, it would be nice to see some reaction from the opposing boat(s). Indeed, that type of behaviour prevents any type of tactical play, and so the fleet keeps sailing in a train-like caravan where little can be done to catch up the lead. Again, this was fun sailing today: I enjoyed both races even though these are not my favourite boats. So I am not ranting or whatever. Simply commenting. Thanks.

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  2. Hi Viv, you are always welcome to sail your Bandit IF on Saturdays at 1pm. Most of the time we sail at 14 knots or below and with different wind directions too.

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