Another beautiful Saturday afternoon in October was the backdrop for this weeks North Sea Bandit IF Regatta. We started with nine Bandit IFs. One of the Bandit IFs had crew on board.
The first race got off to a good start. Eight of the nine boats departed simultaneously. One boat stayed slightly behind, but the race was still young. During the first leg, three skippers (Dunia, Moon, Siri) took a different route to the first mark. The others followed their way south. Julie was the first to round the mark, followed shortly by Jack, Moon, Rugger and Siri. The fleet was already spreading out over the North Sea. Julie got ahead of her pursuers. The first group consisted of Moon, Jack and Siri. Then Red and Rugger followed, the latter had to stop the race in the second half.
At the start of the second race, the entire fleet rushed to the start. This ended well, so that again a nice start took place. The road to the first mark was short, and Julie took the lead again. Shortly followed by Moon, Siri and Red. Behind that we had a group of three, namely Jack, Rugger and Emi. Jack tried to connect with Red and Siri. Who, on their own, gave chase to Moon. Julie, meanwhile, had run away from the fleet again. In this order they would end the day.
There was one DNF (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 Director: Cryptic
Wind: 230° (SW) 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 Julie (JulieRoyale Resident), with Moon (Moonglownight 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) and Siri (Sirius Rosca) both 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 third place finish over Siri’s fourth place finish as his best.
Rugger (ruggeromare Resident) and Darb (Darb Tabak) finished tied with 17 points. As they both have duplicate finishes, Rule A8.2 of Appendix A, Scoring, 2021 – 2024 World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing is used to 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, Rugger breaks the tie with Darb with his eighth place finish over Darb’s ninth place finish.