Calm seas, with a nice fleet turnout, highlighted the last North Sea Open Regatta of June, 2022. The North Sea regions were well behaved as two DNFs (Did Not Finish) were recorded on the day. The first DNF was attributed to a skipper pulling her boat during the small boat portion after frustration from being fouled on the first leg. The second DNF, occurring during the big boat portion, was due to a skipper, new to racing, pulling her boat after frustration from trying to sail without auto-trim enabled. The crowds that gathered along the shores on the islands in the Ziziphus and Genip regions, and along the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier and small race dock in the Eden Jakana region, delighted in an exciting display of fleet racing from this weeks skippers.
This weeks small boat fleet, sailing on the North Sea Bowline course, was made up of a triple split majority of two The Mesh Shop (TMS) Flying Shadows, two Bandit 22 LTEs, and two Bandit IFs. One TMS Sea Boss Rider, and one Shields Class rounded out this weeks small boat fleet. Meanwhile, the big boat fleet, sailing on the North Sea Torpedo course, was made up of a split majority of two TMS I-Mocca 60s, and two WildWind RC-44Rs. One Trudeau 12 Metre, one Trudeau Runa IV, and one Bandit 60 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 ViV (vivipezz Resident), with Aymalie (Aymalie Resident) second, and Sea (filax Carter) 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.
ViV (vivipezz Resident) and Aymalie (Aymalie Resident) finished tied with 4 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.“
|Skipper||Race 1||Race 2|
In the last race, ViV breaks the tie with Aymalie with her first place finish over Aymalie’s third place finish.
Morgan (MorganIsla Resident) and Red (RedHeadJO Resident) both finished tied with 16 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 Morgan’s favor with having a seventh place finish over Red’s eighth place finish as her best.