This weeks North Sea Bandit IF Regatta took place on a beautiful March Saturday afternoon, with wind coming from the southwest. The North Sea regions behaved well and there was not a cloud in the sky. We had a fleet of ten Bandit IFs at the start. Three of the ten Bandit IFs had crew
Today was the day of the obscure and belated protests, but also the day that a skipper deliberately committed a violation towards another skipper. If they want me to take stricter action, we will no longer tolerate conscientious violations. Unclear protests are not heard and you should not wait until after the finish, or like last time if an offense is committed, follow you, at the start of the race, wait until the end of the race
The good news … We’ll be sailing the same routes next week.
We had two DNFs (Did Not Finish) and no DSQs (Disqualified) through all races and it was another successful and sporting day in The North Sea.
Race Director: Daenerys
Assist Race Director: Tamarushka, and Cryptic
Wind: 230° (SW) 16kts
Wind: 235° (SW) 17kts
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish + 1
Disqualified (DSQ) = number of finish + number of DNFs + 1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start + 1
Today’s winner was Moon (Moonglownight Resident), with Jack (Jacquimo Resident) second, and Rugger (ruggeromare Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.
Amy (Montserrat Naidoo) and Siri (Sirius Rosca) both finished the first race tied with a final time of 0:14:02. 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|
With the final times shown in seconds, the tie breaks in Amy’s favor with having a 842.16 seconds finish over Siri’s 842.40 seconds finish. Just to note, if both skippers final times had been an exact tie, Rule A7 of Appendix A, Scoring, 2021 – 2024 World Sailing Racing 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.“
Julie (JulieRoyale Resident) and Siri (Sirius Rosca) both finished tied with 9 points. Rule A8.1 of Appendix A, Scoring, 2021 – 2024 World Sailing Racing 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 Julie’s favor with having a first place finish over Siri’s third place finish as his best.