Calm to choppy seas, with a nice fleet turnout, highlighted this weeks Cat Fight in The North Sea. The North Sea regions were calm to choppy with five DNFs (Did Not Finish) recorded on the day. Two DNFs were from one skipper crashing on region borders in both races. Two more DNFs were from skippers crashing as they crossed over region corners. The remaining DNF was from a skipper pulling his boat in the second race. The crowds that gathered along the beaches of the islands in the Ziziphus, and Genip regions, as well as on the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier in the Eden Jakana region, delighted in the exciting fleet-foiled feline fury on display from this weeks skippers. This weeks fleet, sailing on the North Sea Bowline and North Sea Extreme Reverse courses, was made up of a majority of four The Mesh Shop (TMS) Flying Shadows, three sailing single-handed and one sailing crewed respectively. Two WildWind AC-62s, and one WildWind AC-45 rounded out this weeks catamaran fleet.
Race Director: Daenerys
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 Julie (JulieRoyale Resident), with Daenerys (blondij Resident) second, and Sirius (Sirius Rosca) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.
Sea (filax Carter) and Moon (moonglownight Resident) both finished tied with 8 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 Sea’s favor with having a third place finish over Moon’s fourth place finish as his best.