North Sea Open Regatta – Jan 26th 2022

Small boat fleet, from the left (in boats): Emileigh (TMS Star Class), Juicy and Di (Bandit 22 LTE), Cate and Anthony (Bandit 22 LTE), Diana (Bandit 22 LTE), Sirius (Bandit IF), Jackson (Bandit IF), Aymalie (TMS Laser One), Max and Wyndi (Bandit IF), Moon (Bandit 22 LTE), Sea (Bandit 22 LTE), Erica (Bandit 22 LTE), Alex (Bandit 22 LTE), and Zimtzicke (Bandit 22 LTE). On the Race Committee Boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Tamarushka, Renard, Asher, and Daenerys.

Small boat fleet, from the left (in boats): Emileigh (TMS Star Class), Juicy and Di (Bandit 22 LTE), Cate and Anthony (Bandit 22 LTE), Diana (Bandit 22 LTE), Sirius (Bandit IF), Jackson (Bandit IF), Aymalie (TMS Laser One), Max and Wyndi (Bandit IF), Moon (Bandit 22 LTE), Sea (Bandit 22 LTE), Erica (Bandit 22 LTE), Alex (Bandit 22 LTE), and Zimtzicke (Bandit 22 LTE).
On the Race Committee Boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Tamarushka, Renard, Asher, and Daenerys.

Great sim sailing weather, with a nice fleet turnout, highlighted this weeks North Sea Open Regatta. The North Sea regions were once again well behaved for most, with four DNFs (Did Not Finish) recorded on the day. Two DNFs were due to skippers crashing while crossing over region corners. Another DNF was due to a skippers connection failing on her, even after resetting her router her internet connection still had issues. The final DNF was due to a skipper pulling his boat meters before the finish line, due to frustration. The crowds that gathered on the beaches on the islands in the Ziziphus and Genip regions, as well as along the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier in the Eden Jakana region, reveled in a spirited display of fleet racing from this weeks skippers.

This weeks small boat fleet, sailing on the North Sea Copacabana course, was made up of a majority of eight Bandit 22 LTEs. Three Bandit IFs, two sailing single-handed and one sailing crewed respectively, one The Mesh Shop (TMS) Laser One, and one TMS Star Class rounded out this weeks small boat fleet. Meanwhile, the big boat fleet, sailing on the North Sea Double Loop course, was made up of a small majority of five TMS I-Mocca 60s. Four WildWind Open 60s, one TMS Pacha 110, and one Trudeau 12 Metre rounded out this weeks big boat fleet.

Big boat fleet, from the left (in boats): Anthony and Cate (TMS I-Mocca 60), Max and Wyndi (WildWind Open 60), Emileigh (Trudeau 12m), Aymalie (WildWind Open 60), Sirius (TMS I-Mocca 60), Diana (TMS Pacha 110), Juicy (TMS I-Mocca 60), Sea (WildWind Open 60), Zimtzicke (TMS I-Mocca 60), Moon (WildWind Open 60), and Alex (TMS I-Mocca 60). On the Race Committee Boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Red, Arbur, Jackson, Daenerys, Erica, and Tamarushka. On the pier: Marius.

Big boat fleet, from the left (in boats): Anthony and Cate (TMS I-Mocca 60), Max and Wyndi (WildWind Open 60), Emileigh (Trudeau 12m), Aymalie (WildWind Open 60), Sirius (TMS I-Mocca 60), Diana (TMS Pacha 110), Juicy (TMS I-Mocca 60), Sea (WildWind Open 60), Zimtzicke (TMS I-Mocca 60), Moon (WildWind Open 60), and Alex (TMS I-Mocca 60).
On the Race Committee Boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Red, Arbur, Jackson, Daenerys, Erica, and Tamarushka. On the pier: Marius.

Race Director: Cryptic
Assistant Race Directors: Daenerys, and Tamarushka
Wind: SW (225°) 18kts

Note:
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1

Today’s winner was Sea (filax Carter), with Aymalie (Aymalie 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 racing duties.

Race Notes:
Cate (Cate Sewell) and Anthony (AnthonyKingston Resident) registered as a team prior to the start of the race, therefore their points are accredited together.


Diana (Dianafra Allen) and Sirius (Sirius Rosca) both finished tied with 14 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
Dianafra Allen 4 10
Sirius Rosca 6 8

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Diana’s favor with having a fourth place finish over Sirius’s sixth place finish as his best.


Max (Maximiliano Szondi) and Alex (Alex0730 Resident) 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
Maximiliano Szondi 9 7
Alex0730 Resident 7 9

In the last race, Max breaks the tie with Alex with his seventh place finish over Alex’s ninth place finish.
 

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