Calm to slightly choppy seas, with a nice fleet turnout, highlighted this weeks North Sea Open Regatta. With a fresh breeze of 18 knots out of the southwest, The North Sea regions started out calm but grew choppy during the big boat portion. Three DNFs (Did Not Finish) were recorded on the day. The first DNF occurred during the end of the small boat portion as a skippers connection started to fail on him, causing several crashes to desktop. The remaining two DNFs occurred during the big boat portion as one skipper crashed while crossing across a region corner, with the later due to a skipper crashing on a rough crossing. The crowds that gathered along the shores of the islands in the Genip and Ziziphus regions, and on the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier, in the Eden Jakana region, cheered on a festive display of fleet racing on display from this weeks skippers.
This weeks small boat fleet, sailing on the North Sea Trapezoid course, was comprised of a majority of five Bandit 22 LTEs. Three The Mesh Shop (TMS) Star Class, one Bandit IF, one Bandit 25r, one TMS Flying Shadow, one Dolphin Moth, and one Isard Sjogin rounded out this weeks small boat fleet. Meanwhile, the big boat fleet, sailing on the North Sea Circle course, was comprised of a small majority of four TMS I-Mocca 60s. Three TMS Ushuaias, one TMS One Design 65, one WildWind Open 60, and one WildWind RC-44r rounded out this weeks big boat fleet.
Race Director: Cryptic
Assistant Race Directors: Daenerys
Wind: SW (225°) 18kts
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 racing duties.
Cate (Cate Sewell) and Anthony (AnthonyKingston Resident) registered as a team prior to the start of the race, therefore their points are accredited together.
ViV (vivipezz Resident) was disqualified (DSQ) during the small boat portion for sailing an incorrect course, rounding the first course mark, the orange buoy in the Soncoya region, clockwise instead of counter-clockwise.
Kim (Kim Farleigh) and Moon (moonglownight Resident) finished tied with 10 points. As they both have duplicate finishes, Rule A8.2 of Appendix A, Scoring, 2021 – 2024 World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing is used to break this 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, Kim breaks the tie with Moon with her fourth place finish over Moon’s sixth place finish.
Cilian (Cilian McCullough) and Diana (Dianafra Allen) both finished tied with 18 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 Cilian’s favor with having a seventh place finish over Diana’s eighth place finish as her best.
Yep, difficult day for me on the SL waters.
I still took pleasure in sailing, with some good runs at times. Cheers !