Calm seas, with a nice fleet turnout, highlighted the first North Sea Bandit Regatta of 2022. The North Sea regions helped start off 2022 with great sailing weather as no DNFs (Did Not Finish) were recorded on the day. The crowds that gathered on the beaches of the islands in the Ziziphus and Gemip regions, as well as on the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier and small race dock in the Eden Jakana region, cheered on an exciting display of fleet racing from this weeks skippers. This weeks fleet, sailing on the North Sea Olympic Short Reverse and North Sea 01 courses, was made up of a split majority of five Bandit IFs, three sailing single-handed and two sailing crewed respectively, and five Bandit 22 LTEs.
Note: As of the posting of these results, the handicap time for the Bandit 55 has been updated to 0.65, from 0.60. Please see North Sea Handicap Table for the full list of handicaps and the link to the Google Sheet used to calculate them.
Race Director: Cryptic
Assistant Race Directors: Daenerys, Tamarushka, and Emileigh
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 Moon (moonglownight Resident), with Aymalie (Aymalie Resident) second, and Red (RedHeadJO 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 race duties.
Diana (Dianafra Allen) was disqualified (DSQ) during the first race for sailing an incorrect course, rounding the second course mark, the white buoy in the Eden Jakana region, clockwise instead of counter-clockwise.
Rugger (ruggeromare Resident) and Zimtzicke (Nicole Myhre) both finished tied with 11 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 Rugger’s favor with having a fourth place finish over Zimtzicke’s fifth place finish as her best.