Bandit IF Regatta – August 20th 2022

From the left to the right (in Bandit IFs): Darb & Kit, Rugger, Jack, Sirius, Julie, Zero, and Moon. Committee boat: Daenerys, and Tamarushka. Dock: Cryptic, and Caethes.

From the left to the right (in Bandit IFs): Darb & Kit, Rugger, Jack, Sirius, Julie, Zero, and Moon. Committee boat: Daenerys, and Tamarushka. Dock: Cryptic, and Caethes.

This weeks North Sea Bandit IF Regatta took place on a beautiful mid-August Saturday afternoon. We started with seven Bandit IFs. One of the seven Bandit IFs had crew on board. At the start of the first race, the entire fleet sailed towards the first mark. There, Rugger, Zero, and Julie pushed to be the first to round this one. They were followed shortly by Moon. Then Darb, Siri and Jack followed. In that order, they sailed toward the third and fourth marks. Here Moon had bad luck and Siri connected with Julie, Zero and Rugger. Jack hooked up at the end of the race too, but then Julie had taken a slight lead over Zero and Rugger.

In the second race, a new skipper reported and we started with eight Bandit IFs. A group of five skippers, including Moon, Jack, Rugger, Julie and Zero, had a slight lead as we approached the canal in the Guanabana region. The passage was tight. En route to the North Sea, Rugger had taken the lead and was being chased by Zero, Julie, Moon and Siri. Just before Sloe, Rugger was caught up by his pursuers. Here Julie and Moon took the lead. Julie distanced himself from moon and the foursome behind Julie would compete for second to fifth place. 10 meters before the finish, disaster struck for Rugger. He crashed on a corner and his ship went in circles. In the end he finished seventh.

With one race to go, Julie could take it easy, but she didn’t. At the start she took the lead and Rugger tried a different tack and started from port. Arriving at the first mark, Julie was still in the lead and was chased by Moon, Siri and Max. Rugger followed in fifth. On the way to the Nectarine region, Max was overtaken by Rugger and Zero. Jack stayed a bit behind. At the statues of Eden, Max caught up with Rugger again. On the finish line Jack and Rugger made it exciting for sixth place

There was one DNF (Did Not Finish) and no DSQs (Disqualified) through all the 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

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 Moon (Moonglownight Resident) second, and Zero (Sleet Zero) in third place.

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

Race Notes:
Zero (Sleet Zero) and Siri (Sirius Rosca) both finished tied with 6 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
Sleet Zero 2 4
Sirius Rosca 3 3

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


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