Calm seas, with a nice fleet turnout, highlighted this weeks Cat Fight in The North Sea. With a fresh breeze of 18 knots coming out of the southwest, rising to 21 knots during the second race, The North Sea Regions were generally well behaved with one DNF (Did Not Finish) recorded on the day. The lone DNF was due to a skipper crashing as she crossed across region corners. The crowds that gathered on the beaches of the islands in the Ziziphus and Genip regions, as well as on the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier and small race dock in the Eden Jakana region, cheered on the frenetic fleet-foiled feline frenzy on display from this weeks skippers. This weeks fleet, sailing on the North Sea Triple Pink and North Sea Extreme Reverse courses, was made up of a majority of three The Mesh Shop (TMS) Flying Shadows, two sailing single-handed and one sailing crewed respectively. Two WildWind AC-45s, and one TMS Nacra 17 rounded out this weeks catamaran fleet.
Race Director: Cryptic
Assistant Race Director: Emileigh
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 Daenerys (blondij Resident), with Rayz (Rayzza Rubble) second, and Jenna (jnx1e Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.
Rayz (Rayzza Rubble) and Jenna (jnx1e 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, Rayz breaks the tie with Jenna with his second place finish over Jenna’s third place finish.