Calm to choppy seas, with nice fleet turnouts, highlighted this weeks North Sea Open Regatta. The North Sea regions started off behaved but a storm rolled in as four DNFs (Did Not Finish) were recorded on the day. The first DNF, during the small boat portion, was due to a region border crash right before the finish. During the big boat portion, the same skipper once again crashed on the same region border, even after those regions had been restarted. The remaining two DNFs were due skippers crashing as they crossed over region corners. The crowds that gathered on the lighthouse observation deck on the island in the Ziziphus region, and along the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier in the Eden Jakana region, cheered on a great display of fleet racing from this weeks skippers.
This weeks small boat fleet, sailing on the North Sea Trapezoid course, was made up of a majority of six Bandit 22 LTEs. One The Mesh Shop (TMS) Nacra 17, one crewed TMS Star Class, one Bandit IF, and one ReneMarine Clever 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 three TMS I-Mocca 60s. Two WildWind Open 60s, two Bandit 60s, one Bandit 55, one Trudeau 12 Metre, and one ACA33 rounded out this weeks big boat fleet.
Race Director: Cryptic
Assistant Race Director: Daenerys
Wind: SW (225°) 18kts
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1
Today’s winner was Julie (JulieRoyale Resident), with Sea (filax Carter) 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 racing duties.
Red (RedHeadJO Resident), Zimtzicke (Nicole Myhre), and Moon (moonglownight Resident) all 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 Red’s favor with having a third place finish over Zimtzicke’s fourth place, and Moon’s fifth place finishes as their best.