Calm seas, with a great fleet turnout, highlighted this week’s North Sea Open Regatta. The North Sea regions were well behaved as one DNF (Did Not Finish) was recorded on the day. The lone DNF, occurring during the small boat portion, was attributed to a skipper’s connection dying on them in the middle of the 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, cheered on a thrilling display of fleet racing from this weeks skippers.
This weeks small boat fleet, sailing on the North Sea Manta course, was made up of a majority of eight Bandit 22 LTEs. One The Mesh Shop (TMS) Star Class, one TMS Nacra 17, and one Shields Class rounded out this weeks small boat fleet. Meanwhile, the big boat fleet, sailing on the North Sea Roundabout course, was made up of a majority of four TMS I-Mocca 60s. One TMS One Design 65, one WildWind RC-44r, and one WildWind AC-62 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 Moon (moonglownight) second, and Zimtzicke (Nicole Myhre) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.
Zimtzicke (Nicole Myhre) and Ester (citacg Resident) 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|
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 Ester’s second place finish as her best.