Calm seas, with a nice fleet turnout, highlighted this week’s North Sea Open Regatta. The North Sea regions were generally well behaved as one DNF (Did Not Finish) was recorded on the day. The lone DNF, occurring during the small boat portion, was due to a skipper pulling his boat during the second leg. The crowds that gathered on the beaches of the island in the Ziziphus region, and along the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier and small race dock in the Eden Jakana region, reveled in an energetic 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 majority of three The Mesh Shop (TMS) Nacra 17s. Two Bandit IFs, one sailing crewed and one single-handed respectively, two Bandit 22 LTEs, and one TMS Flying Shadow rounded out this weeks small boat fleet. Meanwhile, the big boat fleet, sailing on the North Sea Lion’s Mane course, was made up of a small majority of two TMS I-Mocca 60s. One TMS One Design 65, one WildWind Open 60, and one WildWind RC-44r 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 Jenna (jnx1e Resident), with Zimtzicke (Nicole Myhre) second, and Sea (filax Carter) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.
Zimtzicke (Nicole Myhre) and Sea (filax Carter) both finished tied with 5 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 Zimtzicke’s favor with having a first place finish over Sea’s second place finish as her best.
Moon (moonglownight Resident) and Jackson (Jacquimo Resident) finished tied with 11 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, Moon breaks the tie with Jackson with his fifth place finish over Jackson’s sixth place finish.