A beautiful Saturday afternoon in October was again the scene for this weeks North Sea Bandit IF Regatta. We started with seven Bandit IFs. One of the Bandit IFs had crew on board.
The first race got off to a good start. Six of the seven boats started over starboard and one over port. The whole fleet, except Julie, followed the boat that started from port. Red took the lead, followed by Moon, Rugger and Siri. At the first mark, Julie moved in between Red and Moon. When rounding the next mark, Moon and Julie had switched places. Rugger and Siri followed at an appropriate distance. History repeated itself at the last mark.
Between the races, a skipper joined the fleet. She had missed the first race due to computer issues. At the start of the second race, the RC was pressed for time. The entire fleet rushed to the start. This ended well, so that again a nice start took place. On the way to the first mark, Red took the lead, followed by Julie, Moon and Siri. Unfortunately, Rugger crashed while crossing over region corners. Arriving in Genip, we had a fierce battle between Julie and Moon, fighting neck and neck until the next mark. Siri followed a short distance from the fight. Going into the final leg, Red, Julie and Moon lay side by side and it would be a fierce battle all the way to the finish line
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 Director: Cryptic
Wind: 220° (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.