North Sea Open Regatta – July 29th 2020

From the left (in boats): UL (Bandit IF), Isa (Quest M-24), Julie (Quest M-24), Rugger (Bandit IF), Penny (Bandit 22 LTE), Jenna (TMS Nacra 17), Diana (Bandit 25r), Fanny (TMS Nacra 17), Emileigh, (Bandit 22 LTE), Zimtzicke (Bandit 22 LTE), Moon (Bandit 22 LTE), Max and Wyndi (TMS Flying Shadow), Palani (TMS Flying Shadow), and Sandra (Bandit 25r). On the Committee Boat: Daenerys, and Cryptic. On the dock: Caethes, Style, Koichi, Mandy, David, and Christy. On the pier: Kai, and Kim.

From the left (in boats): UL (Bandit IF), Isa (Quest M-24), Julie (Quest M-24), Rugger (Bandit IF), Penny (Bandit 22 LTE), Jenna (TMS Nacra 17), Diana (Bandit 25r), Fanny (TMS Nacra 17), Emileigh, (Bandit 22 LTE), Zimtzicke (Bandit 22 LTE), Moon (Bandit 22 LTE), Max and Wyndi (TMS Flying Shadow), Palani (TMS Flying Shadow), and Sandra (Bandit 25r).
On the Committee Boat: Daenerys, and Cryptic. On the dock: Caethes, Style, Koichi, Mandy, David, and Christy. On the pier: Kai, and Kim.

Great sim sailing weather, with a nice fleet turnout, highlighted this weeks North Sea Open Regatta. The North Sea regions were calm and smooth for most as only two DNFs (Did Not Finish) were recorded on they day, one in each portion of the regatta. Of those DNFs, one was from a skipper crashing on a region border and the other from a skipper crashing from crossing over region corners. There was a nice spectator turnout, as well, on the small race dock and Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier, both in the Eden Jakana region, and along the shores of the islands in the Ziziphus and Genip regions, to watch the great fleet racing on display from this weeks skippers.

This weeks small boat fleet, sailing on the North Sea Olympic Mirror course, was comprise of a small majority of four Bandit 22 LTEs. Two The Mesh Shop (TMS) Flying Shadows, one sailing with crew and one sailing single-handed respectively, two TMS Nacra 17s, two Bandit 25Rs, two Bandit IFs, and two Quest M-24s rounded out this weeks small boat fleet. Meanwhile, the big boat fleet, sailing on the North Sea Circle course, was comprised of majority of seven Wildwind Open 60s. Five TMS One Design 65s, one TMS Volvo Open 70, one TMS Pacha 110, and one TMS Cafe del Mar 75 rounded out this weeks big boat fleet.

Race Director: Cryptic
Assistant Race Director: Daenerys
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 Julie (JulieRoyale Resident), with Isa (Isab Decuir) second, and Emileigh (Emileigh Starbrook) 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:
Emileigh (Emileigh Starbrook) and Zimtzicke (Nicole Myhre) both finished the small boat portion tied with a final time of 0:11:29. As the final time result is rounded to the nearest whole second in the Google Sheet, the exact final times for each skipper are: (race time multiplied by handicap equaling final time, all time in seconds)

Skipper Race Time Handicap Final Time
Emileigh 918 0.75 688.50
Nicole 919 0.75 689.25

With the final times shown in seconds, the tie breaks in Emileigh’s favor with having a 688.50 seconds finish over Zimtzicke’s 689.25 seconds finish. Just to note, if both skippers final times had been an exact tie, Rule A7 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing would be used to break that tie instead:

If boats are tied at the finishing line or if a handicap or rating system is used and boats have equal corrected times, the points for the place for which the boats have tied and for the place(s) immediately below shall be added together and divided equally. Boats tied for a race prize shall share it or be given equal prizes.


Moon (moonglownight Resident) and UL (ultramantra Resident) both finished tied with 11 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
moonglownight Resident 4 7
ultramantra Resident 5 6

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


Zimtzicke (Nicole Myhre), Palani (Palani Allen), and Jenna (jnx1e Resident) all 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
Nicole Myhre 5 11
Palani Allen 7 9
jnx1e Resident 8 8

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Zimtzicke’s favor with having a fifth place finish over Palani’s seventh place finish and Jenna’s eighth place finish as their best.
 

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