Stormy seas and a great fleet turnout highlighted this weeks North Sea Bandit Regatta. The regions of The North Sea started out behaving for most, as sailors set off on our monthly There and Back Again series from one end of estate to the other. Three DNFs (Did Not Finish) were recorded during the first race, two due to skippers hitting region corners and a third from a skipper crashing. The seas turned choppy during the second race as a storm blew in, with seven DNFs (Did Not Finish) recorded from skippers crashing on the borders of the Eden Booby region. In light of the stormy seas, the spectators on hand, on the small dock in the Eden Jaeger region, and on the beaches of the islands in the Ziziphus, Genip, and Eden Auk regions, were still reveling in the exciting sailing on display from this weeks skippers. This weeks fleet, sailing on the North Sea Curlew to Jaeger 01 and North Sea Scampi courses, was comprised of a majority of nine Bandit IFs, seven sailing single-handed and two sailing with crew respectively. Six Bandit 25Rs rounded out this weeks Bandit fleet.
Race Director: Cryptic
Wind: SW (225°) 18kts
Wind: SW (225°) 8kts
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1
Today’s winner was Moon (moonglownight Resident), with Sandra (WWWAAAA Resident) second, and Yvonne (YvonneDearly Resident) 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.
Sandra (NigelNils Resident) was disqualified (DSQ) during the first race for racing with autopilot enabled on his Bandit 25r.
Alexandre (WWWAAAA Resident) and Yvonne (YvonneDearly Resident) finished tied with 5 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, Sandra breaks the tie with Yvonne with her second place finish over Yvonne’s third place finish.
Jackson (Jacquimo Resident) and Emileigh (Emileigh Starbrook) 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 Jackson’s favor with having a fourth place finish over Emileigh’s seventh place finish as her best.
Sirius (Sirius Rosca) and Sea (filax Carter) both finished tied with 19 points. As they both have the exact same finishes in each race, DNFs in both races 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, Sirius and Sea remain tied in twelfth place overall.