An outstanding crowd, with a willing novice sailing fleet, highlighted the Second Sailstice Novice Regatta, hosted by The North Sea Estate (North Sea Racing) and Bandit Ltd. on Saturday, June 20th, 2020. The regatta, part of the day long Second Sailstice event celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Summer Sailstice event, organized by Dale Irata, featured new to Secondlife™ racing and sailing novices in their first race series. The regatta used the new Bandit 22 LTE, purpose built for this event by Bandit Ltd. 12 competitors filled out the regatta field, they were (in no particular order): Ocielian, Penumbra Carter, Dream, JUN, Erika, Tabitha, Agatha McMahn, Don Dasher, Darkstone Aeon, Cilian McCullough, Lisa Hyandi, and Loke Starfall. The regattas race committee was comprised of Analyse Dean, Rei Inoue, and Cryptic. The Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions, and event rule set can be found at the Second Sailstice Novice Regatta page on the Second Sailstice website.
Excitement filled the novice fleet, as most came out as early as 7AM in the morning to practice the events course, SS-01. The practice showed as through the three races held for the event, the starts looked like an experienced race fleet with no barging or fouls at the race line. The regions of The North Sea estate behaved well for sailors and spectators alike, as the few DNFs (Did Not Finish) that were recorded on the day, were due to skippers having to withdraw to real life, or in the instance of one skipper, crashing twice on a region crossing. Spectators themselves flocked to the Poseidon Centre Spectator pier, located in the Eden Jakana region, as a crowd of over 50 at one point were cheering on the new skippers as they plied their Bandit 22s through the gates of the course.
More photos from the Second Sailstice activities in Secondlife™, on June 20th, from Sunday (ForeverSundays Resident) at her album on Flickr. Summer Sailstice 2020
Race Director: Cryptic
Assistant Race Directors: Daenerys, and Penny
Wind: SW (225°) 15kts
• Per Rule A2.1 of Scoring under Appendix A to the Secondlife™ World Sailing Adjusted Racing Rules of Sailing,
“Each boat’s series score shall, subject to rule 90.3(b), be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.”
Therefore, worst scores are denoted in the points tally with a gray background and not included in the total points.
• Per Rule A4.2 of Scoring under Appendix A to the Secondlife™ World Sailing Adjusted Racing Rules of Sailing,
“A boat that did not start, did not finish, retired or was disqualified shall be scored points for the finishing place
one more than the number of boats entered in the series”. 12 skippers entered the series. DNFs (Did Not Finish) and DNSs (Did Not Start) will be counted as 13 points (12 + 1).
Today’s winner was Ocielian (Ocielian Resident), with Lisa (Lisa Hyandi) second, and Cilian (Cilian McCullough) in third place. Each received a 2020 Second Sailstice Novice Regatta trophy cup denoting their placement, gold cup for first place, silver cup for second place, and bronze cup for third place respectively. All skippers entered in the regatta received a Bandit 22 LTE from Bandit LTD. Congratulations to all of you.
From Analyse Dean, Elbag Gable, Rei Inoue, Cryptic, Daenerys, Penny, and Dale Irata, we would like to thank you all for coming out and making this a special event.
Loke Starfall (Dyr Mortensen), Darkstone (Darkstone Aeon), and Penumbra (Penumbra Carter), all finished tied with 26 points. As they all had the exact same finishes, DNSs (Did Not Start) in both races after worst points were dropped per Rule A2.1, neither Rule A8.1 or Rule A8.2 of Scoring under Appendix A to the Secondlife™ World Sailing Adjusted Racing Rules of Sailing will satisfy breaking their tie. Therefore, Loke, Darkstone, and Penumbra remain tied in tenth place overall.