Calm seas, with a nice fleet turnout, highlighted this weeks North Sea Open Regatta. The North Sea regions were well behaved as no DNFs (Did Not Finish) were recorded on the day. The crowds that gathered on the shores of the island in the Ziziphus region, and along the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier and small race dock in the Eden Jakana region, were thrilled by a great display of fleet racing from this weeks skippers.
This weeks small boat fleet, sailing on the North Sea Copacabana course, was made up of a majority of four Bandit 22 LTEs. Three The Mesh Shop (TMS) Flying Shadows, and one TMS Sea Boss – Rider rounded out this weeks small boat fleet. Meanwhile, the big boat fleet, sailing on North Sea Olympic Course (Long), was made up of a majority of three TMS I-Mocca 60s. One WildWind RC-44r, and one Trudeau Francois Jacques rounded out this weeks big boat fleet.
Race Director: Cryptic
Assistant Race Director: Tamarushka
Wind: SW (225°) 18kts
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1
Today’s winner was Aymalie (Aymalie Resident), with ViV (vivipezz Resident) second, and Moon (moonglownight Resident) 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.
Emileigh (Emileigh Starbrook) was disqualified (DSQ) during the small boat portion due to sailing an incorrect course, missing the last course mark, the blue buoy in the Sapote region.
Moon (moonglownight Resident) and Sea (filax Carter) both finished the big boat portion tied at the finishing line with a time of 10:36. As their final time also remains tied, as they both sailed the same boat, Rule A7 of Appendix A, Scoring, 2021 – 2024 World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing is used to score this tie:
“If boats are tied at the finishing line or if a handicap or rating system is used and boats have equal corrected times, the points for the place for which the boats have tied and for the place(s) immediately below shall be added together and divided equally. Boats tied for a race prize shall share it or be given equal prizes.“
Therefore, both Moon and Sea receive 4.5 points, as the product for the place for which they have tied and for the place immediately below, 4 and 5, added together and divided equally.
Amazing second race, which I only followed from a (long) distance: the 4 lead boats remained together for a long time, eventually splitting into 2 very close duels. But as in the fable, the tortoise (me and my FJ) ended winning the race, lol! Thanks for some great sailing, Cryptic and the gang of sailors 😀