Cat Fight – September 2nd 2022

From the left (in boats): Emileigh (TMS Flying Shadow), Sin and Cloe (TMS Flying Shadow), Diana (WildWind AC-62), Max (TMS Flying Shadow), Sirius (TMS Flying Shadow), Daenerys (TMS Flying Shadow), Moon (TMS Flying Shadow), Julie (TMS Flying Shadow), and Sea (WildWind AC-45). On the Race Committee boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Zimtzicke, Tamarushka, Alexey, Tatulia, Lin, Caethes, and Korey. On the pier: Keila.

From the left (in boats): Emileigh (TMS Flying Shadow), Sin and Cloe (TMS Flying Shadow), Diana (WildWind AC-62), Max (TMS Flying Shadow), Sirius (TMS Flying Shadow), Daenerys (TMS Flying Shadow), Moon (TMS Flying Shadow), Julie (TMS Flying Shadow), and Sea (WildWind AC-45).
On the Race Committee boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Zimtzicke, Tamarushka, Alexey, Tatulia, Lin, Caethes, and Korey. On the pier: Keila.

Great sim sailing weather, with a nice fleet turnout, highlighted the first Cat Fight in The North Sea for September, 2022. With a moderate breeze of 15 knots out of the southwest, rising to a fresh breeze of 18 knots during the second race, The North Sea regions were well behaved as no DNFs (Did Not Finish) was recorded on the day. The crowds that gathered on the lighthouse observation deck on the island in the Ziziphus region, and along the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier and small race dock in the Eden Jakana region, delighted in the frisky fleet-foiled feline fever on display from this weeks skippers. This weeks fleet, sailing on the North Sea Bowline course and North Sea Olympic Course (Long), was made up of a majority of seven The Mesh Shop (TMS) Flying Shadows, six sailing single-handed and one crewed respectively. One WildWind AC-45, and one WildWind AC-62 rounded out this weeks catamaran fleet for the first race. The AC-62 skipper, and one Flying Shadow skipper switched to their TMS Nacra 17s for the second race.

Race Director: Cryptic

Wind: SW (225°) 15kts

Wind: SW (225°) 18kts

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

Today’s winner was Julie (JulieRoyale Resident), with Moon (moonglownight Resident) second, and Max (Max Starostin) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Notes:
Sirius (Sirius Rosca) and Emileigh (Emileigh Starbrook) both finished tied with 12 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
Sirius Rosca 5 7
Emileigh Starbrook 6 6

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Sirius’s favor with having a fifth place finish over Emileigh’s sixth place finish as her best.
 

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