North Sea Open Regatta – October 5th 2022

Small boat fleet, from the left (in boats): Rugger and Olivia (Bandit 22 LTE), Emileigh (TMS Star Class), Niem (TMS Star Class), Lilita (Bandit 25 R), Red (Bandit IF), Fil (Bandit 22 LTE), Aymalie (TMS Sea Boss - Rider), Jenna (TMS Nacra 17), Moon (Bandit 22 LTE), Sea (Bandit 22 LTE), and Zimtzicke (Bandit 22 LTE). On the Race Committee Boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Henry, Victoria, and Daenerys. On the pier: Brynn, and Marius.

Small boat fleet, from the left (in boats): Rugger and Olivia (Bandit 22 LTE), Emileigh (TMS Star Class), Niem (TMS Star Class), Lilita (Bandit 25 R), Red (Bandit IF), Fil (Bandit 22 LTE), Aymalie (TMS Sea Boss – Rider), Jenna (TMS Nacra 17), Moon (Bandit 22 LTE), Sea (Bandit 22 LTE), and Zimtzicke (Bandit 22 LTE).
On the Race Committee Boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Henry, Victoria, and Daenerys. On the pier: Brynn, and Marius.

Calm seas, with a nice fleet turnout, highlighted the first North Sea Open Regatta of October, 2022. The North Sea regions were well behaved as two DNFs (Did Not Finish) were recorded on the day. The first DNF, occurring during the small boat fleet, was due to a skipper pulling her boat after frustration from getting caught in irons on the first leg. The second DNF, occurring during the big boat portion, was due to a skipper crashing while crossing across a region corner. The crowds that gathered on the beaches 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, reveled in a competitive display of fleet racing from this weeks skippers.

This weeks small boat fleet, sailing on the North Sea Manta Reverse course, was made up of a majority of five Bandit 22 LTEs. Two The Mesh Shop (TMS) Star Class, one TMS Nacra 17, one TMS Sea Boss – Rider, one Bandit IF, and one Bandit 25 R rounded out this weeks small boat fleet. Meanwhile, the big boat fleet, sailing on the North Sea Double Loop course, was made up of a split majority of two TMS I-Mocca 60s, and two WildWind RC-44Rs. One TMS One Design 65, Trudeau Runa IV, and one Bandit 55 rounded out this weeks big boat fleet.

Note: As of the publishing of these results, the handicap value for the TMS Es Paradis has been adjusted to 0.94, from its preliminary release value of 1.00. Please see North Sea Handicap Table for more of our handicap values, and the link to the Google Sheet used to calculate them.

Big boat fleet, from the left (in boats): Emileigh (WildWind RC-44r), Rugger and Olvia (Bandit 55), Moon (TMS I-Mocca 60), Aymalie (WildWind RC-44r), Sea (Trudeau Runa IV), Jenna (TMS One Design 65), and Zimtzicke (TMS I-Mocca 60). On the Race Committee Boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Henry, Victoria, Fil, Daenerys, Niem, and Red. On the pier: Marious.

Big boat fleet, from the left (in boats): Emileigh (WildWind RC-44r), Rugger and Olvia (Bandit 55), Moon (TMS I-Mocca 60), Aymalie (WildWind RC-44r), Sea (Trudeau Runa IV), Jenna (TMS One Design 65), and Zimtzicke (TMS I-Mocca 60).
On the Race Committee Boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Henry, Victoria, Fil, Daenerys, Niem, and Red. On the pier: Marious.

Race Director: Cryptic
Assistant Race Director: Daenerys
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 Aymalie (Aymalie Resident), with Jenna (jnx1e Resident) second, and Sea (filax Carter) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate and the SLCG for helping with race duties.

Race Notes:
Emileigh (Emileigh Starbrook) and Zimtzicke (Nicole Myhre) both finished tied with 10 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
Emileigh Starbrook 3 7
Nicole Myhre 4 6

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

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