Calm seas, with a light fleet turnout, highlighted this weeks Cat Fight in The North Sea. With a moderate breeze of 18 knots, that rose to 21 knots, coming from the southwest, The North Sea regions were smooth and behaved for everyone as no DNFs (Did Not Finish) were recorded on the day. The large crowd that gathered on the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier in the Eden Jakana region, and along the shores of the islands in the Genip and Ziziphus regions, cheered on the frisky fleet-foiled feline frenzy on display from this weeks skippers. This weeks fleet, sailing on the North Sea Manta and North Sea Double Loop courses, was made up of a majority of two The Mesh Shop (TMS) Nacra 17s. One WildWind AC-45 rounded out the first race fleet. The WildWind skipper changed out her AC-45 for a TMS Flying Shadow for the second race.
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 Sin (Sinarielle Resident), with Juicy (juice651 Resident) second, and Moon (moonglownight Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.
Juicy (juice651 Resident) and Moon (moonglownight Resident) finished tied with 5 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.“
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In the last race, Juicy breaks the tie with Moon with his second place finish over Moon’s third place finish.