Calm seas, with a nice fleet turnout, highlighted this weeks Cat Fight in The North Sea. With a fresh breeze of 18 knots out of the southwest, rising to 21 knots during the second race, The North Sea regions were well behaved as one DNF (Did Not Finish) was recorded on the day. The lone DNF came from a skipper pulling her boat during the last legs of the first race. The crowds that gathered along the shores of the islands in the Ziziphus and Genip regions, and along the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier and small race dock in the Eden Jakana region, reveled in the electric fleet-foiled feline frenzy on display from this weeks skippers. This weeks fleet, sailing on the North Sea Double Loop and North Sea Lion’s Mane courses, was made up of six The Mesh Shop (TMS) Flying Shadows, five sailing single-handed and one sailing crewed respectively, during the first race. The second race saw the fleet makeup change as two skippers opted for their Nacra 17s, with a third skipper opting to sit out and watch from the pier.
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 Daenerys (blondij Resident), with Moon (moonglownight Resident) second, and Sin (Sinarielle Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.
Daenerys (blondij Resident) and Moon (moonglownight Resident) finished tied with 3 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.“
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In the last race, Daenerys breaks the tie with Moon with her first place finish over Moon’s second place finish.