Calm seas, with a great fleet turnout, highlighted this weeks Cat Fight in The North Sea. With a fresh breeze of 18 knots coming out of the southwest, the North Sea regions were well behaved for most as three DNFs (Did Not Finish) were recorded on the day. All three of the DNFs, two recorded in the first race and one in the second race respectively, were due to skippers crashing while crossing region corners. The crowds that gathered on the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier in the Eden Jakana region, and along the shores of the island in the Ziziphus region, cheered on some frenetic fleet-foiled feline frenzy on display from this weeks skippers. This weeks fleet started off sailing on the North Sea SS-01 (Summer Sailstice 01) course for the first race. The first race fleet was made up of a majority of ten The Mesh Shop (TMS) Flying Shadows, seven sailing crewed and three sailing single-handed respectively, and one lone TMS Nacra 17. The second race saw the fleet sailing on the North Sea Manta course. The second race fleet composition changed slightly with a majority of eight TMS Flying Shadows, seven sailing crewed and one sailing single-handed respectively, two TMS Nacra 17s, and one WildWind AC-45.
Race Director: Cryptic
Wind: SW (225°) 18kts
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1
Today’s winner was Daenerys (blondij Resident), with Isa (isab DeCuir) second, and Jenna (jnx1e Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.
Isa (isab DeCuir) and Moon (moonglownight Resident) both finished the second race tied at the finishing line with a time of 09:20. 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 Isa and Moon receive 2.5 points, as the product for the place for which they have tied and for the place immediately below, 2 and 3, added together and divided equally.
Sea (filax Carter), Julia (Geneer Gynoid), and Sirius (Sirius Rosca) all finished tied with 17 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.“
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With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Sea’s favor with having a sixth place finish over Julia’s seventh place and Sirius’s eighth place finishes as their best.