Choppy seas, with a great fleet turnout, highlighted this weeks North Sea Open Regatta. The North Sea regions were rough for some of our skippers today as storm clouds hung around for both portions of the regatta. Seven DNFs (Did Not Finish) were recorded on the day, five during the small boat portion and two during the big boat portion respectively. Of those seven DNFs, three were attributed to skippers crossing over region corners and crashing. Two more DNFs were attributed to skippers crashing on regions crossings, with the remaining two DNFs due to skippers pulling their boats after script issues. The crowds that gathered along the shores of the islands in the Ziziphus and Genip regions, and on the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier in the Eden Jakana region, cheered on a spirited display of fleet racing from this weeks skippers.
This weeks small boat fleet, sailing a three lap affair on the North Sea Short Loop course, was made up of a majority of six Bandit 22 LTEs. Five Bandit IFs, one The Mesh Shop (TMS) Star Class, one TMS Flying Shadow, one Isard Sjogin, and one Shields Class rounded out this weeks small boat fleet. Meanwhile, the big boat fleet, sailing on North Sea Olympic Course (Long), was made up of a split majority of three TMS I-Mocca 60s, and three WildWind Open 60s. Two Trudeau Runa IVs, one Trudeau 12 Metre, one TMS One Design 65, and one TMS Ushuaia rounded out this weeks big boat fleet.
Race Director: Cryptic
Assistant Race Directors: Daenerys, and Tamarushka
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 Sea (filax Carter) second, and Moon (moonglownight Resident) 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.
Sirius (Sirius Rosca) was disqualified (DSQ) during the big boat portion for finishing the race under protest while failing to complete a 360° penalty turn for a Rule 10 On Opposite Tacks foul.
“10 ON OPPOSITE TACKS
When boats are on opposite tacks, a port-tack boat shall keep clear of a starboard-tack boat.“
Source: 2021 – 2024 World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing
Juicy (juice651 Resident) and Sirius (Sirius Rosca) finished tied with 16 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, Juicy breaks the tie with Sirius with his seventh place finish over Sirius’s ninth place finish.
Diana (Dianafra Allen) and ViV (vivipezz Resident) both finished tied with 19 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 Diana’s favor with having an eighth place finish over ViV’s ninth place finish as her best.
Flapio (Flapio Resident), Erica (EricaMusashi Resident), and Red (RedHeadJO Resident) all finished tied with 23 points. As they all had the exact same finishes in each portion of the regatta, a DNF (Did Not Finish) during the small boat portion and a DNS (Did Not Start) during the big boat portion respectively, neither Rule A8.1 or A8.2 of Appendix A, Scoring, 2021 – 2024 World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing will satisfy breaking their tie. Therefore, Flapio, Erica, and Red all remain tied in thirteenth place overall.