Calm seas, with a nice fleet turnout, highlighted this weeks Cat Fight in The North Sea. The North Sea regions were well behaved with no DNFs (Did Not Finish) recorded on the day. The crowds that gathered along the shores 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, reveled in the finicky fleet-foiled feline furor on display from this weeks skippers. This weeks fleet, sailing on the North Sea Copacabana Reverse and North Sea Extreme Reverse courses, was made up of a majority of six The Mesh Shop (TMS) Flying Shadows, five sailing single-handed and one sailing crewed respectively. Two WildWind AC-45s rounded out this weeks catamaran fleet in the first race. The fleet makeup changed slightly for the second race, as one Flying Shadow skipper opted for his TMS Nacra 17. Another Flying Shadow skipper opted for her WildWind AC-62, with a third Flying Shadow skipper taking on crew.
Race Director: Cryptic
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 Julie (JulieRoyale Resident), with Daenerys (blondij Resident) second, and Aymalie (Aymalie Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.
Jenna (jnx1e Resident) and Moon (moonglownight Resident) both finished tied with 9 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|
With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Jenna’s favor with having a third place finish over Moon’s fourth place finish as his best.