Calm seas, with a nice fleet turnout, highlighted this weeks North Sea Bandit Regatta. With a moderate breeze of 15 knots out of the southwest, building to a fresh breeze of 18 knots during the second race, The North Sea regions were well behaved as one DNF (Did Not Finish) was recorded on the day. The lone DNF was due to skipper pulling his boat, during the first race, after getting lost on the first leg. The crowds that gathered along the beaches of the islands in the Ziziphus and Genip regions, as well as on the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier and small race dock in the Eden Jakana region, enjoyed a great display of fleet racing from this weeks skippers. This weeks fleet, sailing on the North Sea Manta and North Sea 108 courses, was made up of a majority of four Bandit 22 LTEs. Two Bandit IFs rounded out this weeks Bandit fleet.
Race Director: Cryptic
Assistant Race Director: Daenerys
Wind: SW (225°) 15kts
Wind: SW (225°) 18kts
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1
Today’s winner was Moon (moonglownight Resident), with Emileigh (Emileigh Starbrook) second, and Red (RedHeadJO Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate and to the SLCG for helping with race duties.
Emileigh (Emileigh Starbrook) and Red (RedHeadJO 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 Emileigh’s favor with having a second place finish over Red’s third place finish as her best.