North Sea Open Regatta – Sept 23rd 2020

From the left (in boats): Jackson (Bandit IF), Nihiwatu (TMS Nacra 17), Diana (Quest M-24), Meli and Alina (Bandit IF), Julie (RM Clever), Emileigh (Bandit 22 LTE), Zimtzicke (Bandit 22 LTE), Micha (Bandit 22 LTE), Kim (Bandit IF), Jenna (Bandit 22 LTE), Sea (TMS Flying Shadow), Palani (TMS Nacra 17), and Max and Wyndi (TMS Flying Shadow). On the Committee Boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Mandy, and Farryn. On the pier: Bodil, Sini, and Zara.

From the left (in boats): Jackson (Bandit IF), Nihiwatu (TMS Nacra 17), Diana (Quest M-24), Meli and Alina (Bandit IF), Julie (RM Clever), Emileigh (Bandit 22 LTE), Zimtzicke (Bandit 22 LTE), Micha (Bandit 22 LTE), Kim (Bandit IF), Jenna (Bandit 22 LTE), Sea (TMS Flying Shadow), Palani (TMS Nacra 17), and Max and Wyndi (TMS Flying Shadow).
On the Committee Boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Mandy, and Farryn. On the pier: Bodil, Sini, and Zara.

A great fleet turnout, in light of some pesky region behavior, highlighted this weeks North Sea Open Regatta. The North Sea regions were generally behaved for most, with the exception of the Sapote region which was offline until 5 minutes after the start of the small boat portion. Due to the Sapote regions late lunch, our originally planned courses of North Sea Olympic Course (Long) and North Sea Circle were changed to facilitate avoiding the gap left by the off line region. In light of the chaotic conditions, there was still only one DNF (Did Not Finish) recorded on the day, due to a skipper crossing on a region corner. The crowd that first gathered on the Poseidon Center Spectator Pier, in the Eden Jakana region, and then moved to follow and watch this weeks fleet, to the shores of the island in the Genip region, cheered on the close-knit fleet racing on display.

This weeks small boat fleet, sailing on the North Sea Cutlew to Jeager 01 course, was comprised of a majority of six Bandit 22 LTEs. Three Bandit IFs, two sailing single-handed and one sailing with crew respectively, two The Mesh Shop (TMS) Flying Shadows, one single-handed and one with crew, two TMS Nacra 17s, one TMS Star Class, one Bandit 25r, one Quest M-24, and one ReneMarine Clever1 rounded out this weeks small boat fleet. Meanwhile, the big boat fleet, sailing on the North Sea Thornback course, was comprised of a majority of four Wildwind Open 60s. Three TMS One Design 65s, two TMS Volvo Open 70s, one TMS Ushuaia, one Wildwind RC-44r, one Wildwind AC-62, and one Trudeau 12 Metre rounded out this weeks big boat fleet.

1Note: The handicap for the ReneMarine Clever has been updated to a value of 0.69. You can see more info at our North Sea Handicap Table along with a link to the Google Sheet used for calculating the handicap values.

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 ViV (vivipezz Resident), with Jenna (jnx1e Resident) second, and Sandra (WWWAAAA 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 racing duties.

Race Notes:
Micha (Micha Karfield) was disqualified (DSQ) during the big boat portion for finishing the race under protest while failing to complete a 360° penalty turn due to a Rule 10 On Opposite Tacks foul.

10 ON OPPOSITE TACKS
When boats are on opposite tacks, a port-tack boat shall keep clear of a starboard-tack boat.

Source: 2017 – 2020 World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing


Nihiwatu (Nihiwatu Resident) was disqualified (DSQ) during the big boat portion for finishing the race under protest while failing to complete a 360° penalty turn as instructed by a race director due to a Rule 18.2 Giving Mark-Room foul.

18.2 Giving Mark-Room
(b) If boats are overlapped when the first of them reaches the zone, the outside boat at that moment
shall thereafter give the inside boat mark-room. If a boat is clear ahead when she reaches the zone,
the boat clear astern at that moment shall thereafter give her mark-room.

Source: 2017 – 2020 World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing


Julie (JulieRoyale Resident) and Jackson (Jacquimo Resident) both finished tied with 17 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
JulieRoyale Resident 2 15
Jacquimo Resident 3 14

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


Sea (filax Carter) and Nihiwatu (Nihiwatu Resident) both finished tied with 22 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
filax Carter 8 14
Nihiwatu Resident 10 12

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Sea’s favor with having an eighth place finish over Nihiwatu’s tenth place finish as her best.


Max (Maximiliano Szondi) and Palani (Palani Allen) 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
Maximiliano Szondi 10 16
Palani Allen 12 14

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

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