Bandit IF Regatta – August 13th 2022

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From the left to the right (in Bandit IFs): Emi & Nicole, Moon, Red & Kim, Rugger, Siri, Zero, and Julie. Committee boat: Daenerys. Dock: Tamarushka.

Another beautiful Saturday afternoon in August was the scene for this weeks North Sea Bandit IF Regatta. We started with seven Bandit IFs. Two of the seven bandit IFs had crew on board.

At the start of the first race, three skippers immediately took a slight lead. By the second mark the leading group had fallen apart. The four skippers who stayed behind had connected with the skipper who sailed in third place. However, by the end of the next mark, he took over the second place. During the remainder of the race, the fleet broke in two again and the first three skippers took a big lead over the rest. This lead was never relinquished. Sadly, after this race, a skipper had to cancel the following races due to bad luck.

In the second race we left with seven Bandit IFs. The skippers soon chose their own path to the first mark. And there it turned out that the fleet was still close together. Two groups of three skippers were formed, but the distance between the two groups remained small. The skippers in the groups turned out to be evenly matched. This made it an exciting race. Things got even more exciting when the second group caught up with the first group. Now we had the whole fleet of six boats together again. One skipper had to let the other five go, and in the Guanabana region channel, we had four leaders who did not yield an inch to the other skippers. At the last mark a skipper got stuck in a sandbank and another skipper had to let the other two skippers go.

And there was still a final race to go and a new skipper came forward, so we were again with seven boats.
At the start of the third race, one skipper started on port and the other on starboard tack, the first skipper calculated this correctly and immediately took the lead. The fleet had to set sail to catch up with the first skipper. At the first mark they had done that, a fleet of six boats, the seventh boat had fallen a bit behind, they were heading for the turning point. However, this match would go smoothly again.

There were no DNFs (Did Not Finish) and no DSQs (Disqualified) through both races and it was another successful and sporty day in The North Sea.

Race Director: Daenerys
Assistant Race Directors: Tarmarushka, and Cryptic

Wind: 220 (SW) 18kts

Wind: 220° (SW) 18kts

Wind: 220° (SW) 18kts

Note:
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Disqualified (DSQ) = number of finish + number of DNFs + 1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1

Today’s winners were Julie (JulieRoyale Resident), with Rugger (ruggeromare Resident) second, and Moon (Moonglownight Resident) in third place.

Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Notes:
Rugger (ruggeromare Resident) and Moon (moonglownight Resident) both finished tied with 4 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
ruggeromare Resident 1 3
moonglownight Resident 2 2

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Rugger’s favor with having a first place finish over Moon’s second place finish as his best.


Zero (Sleet Zero) and Red (RedHeadJO Resident) both finished tied with 7 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 Race 3
Sleet Zero 5 4 3
RedHeadJO Resident 6 3 4

In the last race, Zero breaks the tie with Red with her third place finish over Red’s fourth place finish.


Max (Max Starostin) and Emi (Emileigh Starbrook) both finished tied with 14 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 Race 3
Max Starostin 8 7 7
Emileigh Starbrook 7 7 8

In the last race, Max breaks the tie with Emi with his seventh place finish over Emi’s  Eight place finish.
 

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