Choppy seas, with a nice fleet turnout, highlighted this weeks North Sea Bandit Regatta. With a gentle breeze of 8 knots out of the southwest, growing to a moderate breeze of 11 knots in the second race, the sailing weather on The North Sea was deceptively rough as three DNFs (Did Not Finish) were recorded on the day. All three DNFs, two during the first race and one during the second race, were due to crashes on region crossings. The crowds that gathered on the lighthouse observation deck on the island in the Ziziphus region, as well as on the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier and small race dock in the Eden Jakana region, reveled in a festive display of fleet racing from this weeks skippers. This weeks fleet, sailing on the North Sea Olympic Short Mirror course, and a two lap affair on the North Sea Short Loop Mirror course, was made up of a majority of seven Bandit 22 LTEs. Three Bandit IFs, two sailing single-handed and one sailing crewed respectively, rounded out this weeks Bandit fleet.
Race Director: Cryptic
Assistant Race Directors: Daenerys, and Tamarushka
Wind: SW (225°) 8kts
Wind: SW (225°) 11kts
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1
Today’s winner was Aymalie (Aymalie Resident), with Moon (moonglownight Resident) second, and Zimtzicke (Nicole Myhre) 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 race duties.
Lilita (lilita Cifuentes) was disqualified during the first race for sailing an incorrect course, missing the fourth course mark, the blue buoy in the Sapote region.
Sea (filax Carter) was disqualified during the second race for sailing an incorrect course, rounding the first mark incorrectly, the blue buoy in the Sapote region.
Sea (filax Carter), Rugger (ruggeromare Resident), and Sirius (Sirius Rosca) all finished tied with 12 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 Sea’s favor with having a second place finish over Rugger’s fourth place, and Sirius’s fifth place finishes as their best.