Mild seas, with a nice fleet turnout, highlighted this weeks Cat Fight in The North Sea. The North Sea regions were mostly calm for everyone, as four DNFs (Did Not Finish) were recorded on the day. Of those four DNFs, three were due to skippers crashing from hitting regions corners, with the remainder due to a skipper crashing in the middle of a region. The crowds that gathered along the shores of the islands in the Genip and Ziziphus regions, as well as on the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier in the Eden Jakana region, cheered on the frantic fleet-foiled feline frenzy from this weeks skippers. This weeks fleet, sailing on the North Sea Summer Sailstice 01 (SS-01) and North Sea Double Loop courses, was made up of a majority of seven The Mesh Shop (TMS) Flying Shadows, five sailing single-handed and two with crew respectively, and two WildWind AC-45s for the first race. The fleet makeup changed for the second race as the majority fell to six TMS Flying Shadows, split evenly between three crewed and three single-handed, one WildWind AC-45, and one Trudeau HepCat.
Race Director: Cryptic
Wind: SW (225°) 18kts
Wind: SW (225°) 21kts
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1
Today’s winner was Cole (Colette Verino), with Daenerys (blondij Resident) second, and Jenna (jnx1e Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.
Palani (Palani Allen), Rayz (Rayzza Rubble), and Moon (moonglownight Resident) all finished tied with 10 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 Palani’s and Rayz’s favor with having fourth place finishes over Moon’s fifth place finish as his best. As Palani and Rayz both have duplicate finishes, Rule A8.2 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing is used to break this remaining 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, Palani breaks the tie with Rayz with his fourth place finish over Rayz’s sixth place finish.