Saturday saw a beautiful afternoon in the winter. This time we had a fleet of ten Bandit IF’s at the start. Two of the eight Bandit IFs had crews. The North Sea and Fruit regions behaved well and there was not a cloud in the sky. We thought so.
In the first race had a nice start. A skipper already took the lead. Behind her came a group of five Bandits who wanted to sail together past the first mark. This went extremely well. During the race, the skippers distanced themselves from the other four. However, another skipper had joined the four other boats. As a result, the group continued to consist of 5 boats. As the race progressed, the group slowly fell apart. The two front runners had got their hands on their position.
In the second race, everything seemed to be going well, until a region worked against it. As a result, the race had to be re-started. However, some skippers did not immediately respond to a restart. After the restart of the second race, we immediately had five boats in the lead. The five skippers would compete for first place
In the third and final race of the day we had a compact fleet of eight boats. Because the skippers each sailed a different line to the first mark, groups soon arose. And it soon became clear who was going to win this third race.
There was no DNFs (Did Not Finish) and no DSQs (Disqualified) through both races and it was another successful and sporty day in The North Sea.
Race Director: Daenerys
Assistant Race Director: Cryptic
Wind: 225 (SW) 18kts
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Disqualified (DSQ) = number of finish + number of DNFs + 1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1
Today’s winners were Julie (JulieRoyale), with Moon (Moonglownight Resident) second, and Jack (Jacquimo Resident) in third place.
Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.
Max (Maximiliano Szondi) and Juicy (juice651 Resident) finished tied with 12 points. A 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 Max’s s favor with having a fifth place finish over Juicy’s sixth place finish as his best