A beautiful Saturday afternoon saw the last North Sea Bandit IF Regatta for September, 2022. We started with six Bandit IFs.
During the first race, the fleet remained together until the first buoy. Siri got into an argument with Mark, which left him behind. At the turning point, Moon seemed to be in the lead, but Julie cleverly sailed past them, but disaster struck soon after, forcing her to give up. Moon followed by Jack, Red, and Rugger sailed for the next landmark, the Island of Ziziphus. En route to the finish line there would be fights between Red and Jack, and between Siri, Jack and Rugger.
During the second race, the fleet remained together again. However, this time disaster struck for Red. Julie took the lead and Moon followed in her wake. Both were followed by Jack. Rugger and Siri would compete for last place. And this would be a fierce battle! At the head, nothing would change until the finish.
There were two 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: Tamarushka, and Cryptic
Wind: 170° (S) 18kts
Wind: 190° (S) 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 Moon (Moonglownight Resident), with Julie (JulieRoyale Resident) second, and Red (RedHeadJO Resident) in third place.
Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.
Red (RedHeadJO Resident), Jack (Jacquimo Resident), Siri (Sirius Rosca), and Rugger (ruggeromare Resident) all finished tied with 8 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 Red’s favor with having a second place finish over Jack’s and Siri’s third place, and Rugger’s fourth place finishes as their best.
As Jack and Siri both have duplicate finishes, Rule A8.2 of Appendix A, Scoring, 2021 – 2024 World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing is used to further 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, Jack breaks the tie with Siri with his third place finish over Siri’s fifth place finish.