Smooth seas, with a great fleet turnout, highlighted this weeks North Sea Bandit Regatta. The North Sea regions were on their best behavior as the only DNFs (Did Not Finish) recorded on the day, four of which occurred, were due to skippers getting caught on the border between the Eden Curlew and Carob regions from the Carob region being full as the twenty boat fleet (with even more people as seven boats were sailing with crew) filled the avatar maximum for Carob1. The crowd that gathered on the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier, in the Eden Jakana region, and along the shores of the islands in the Ziziphus and Genip regions, cheered on the great fleet racing on display from this weeks skippers. This weeks fleet, sailing a two lap affair on the North Sea Short Loop Mirror course and another round on the North Sea 01 course, was made up of a majority of ten Bandit 22 LTEs. Eight Bandit IFs, five sailing single-handed and three sailing with crew respectively, one Bandit 25 R, and one Bandit 60 rounded out this weeks Bandit fleet.
1Region avatar capacity is normally not an issue, even with the large size of the race fleets seen on average in The North Sea, as race fleets tend to spread out quickly within the first region on course side. This particular race used an 11 knot race wind, instead of the usual 18 knot winds that feature on most courses using this common first leg, which saw the fleet stay compact for much longer than usual.
Race Director: Cryptic
Assistant Race Directors: Daenerys, and Tamarushka
Wind: SW (225°) 11kts
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1
Today’s winner was Jenna (jnx1e Resident), with Julie (JulieRoyale Resident) 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 race duties.
Rugger (ruggeromare Resident) and BalutA (balut24 Resident) both finished the second race tied at the finishing line with a time of 13:15. As their final time also remains tied, as they both sailed the same boat, Rule A7 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing is used to score this tie:
“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.“
Therefore, both Rugger and BalutA receive 5.5 points, as the product for the place for which they have tied and for the place immediately below, 5 and 6, added together and divided equally.
Max (Maximiliano Szondi) and Priscilla (priss2112 Resident) both finished tied with 32 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.“
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With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Max’s favor with having a thirteenth place finish over Priscilla’s fifteenth place finish as her best.