Cat Fight – November 25th 2022

From the left (in TMS Flying Shadows): Tamarushka, Sirius, Daenerys, Vicky, Moon, ViV, and Palani. On the Race Committee boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Caethes, Lin, and Cloe.

From the left (in TMS Flying Shadows): Tamarushka, Sirius, Daenerys, Vicky, Moon, ViV, and Palani.
On the Race Committee boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Caethes, Lin, and Cloe.

Calm seas, with a nice fleet turnout, highlighted this weeks Cat Fight in The North Sea. With a fresh breeze of 18 knots out of the southwest, rising to 21 knots during the second race, The North Sea regions were well behaved for most as two DNFs (Did Not Finish) were recorded on the day. Both DNFs, in both races, were from the same skipper crashing from her internet connection failing and then removing her boat. The crowds that assembled on the lighthouse observation deck on the island in the Ziziphus region, and along the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier and small race dock in the Eden Jakana region, indulged in the fresh fleet-foiled feline fun on display from this weeks skippers. This weeks fleet, sailing on the North Sea Triple Pink and the North Sea Copacabana Reverse courses, was made up of seven The Mesh Shop (TMS) Flying Shadows in the first race. The second race saw four single-handed Flying Shadows merge into two crewed boats, with another skipper switching to his TMS Nacra 17.

Race Director: Cryptic

Wind: SW (225°) 18kts

Wind: SW (225°) 21kts

Note:
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1

Today’s winner was ViV (vivipezz Resident), with Daenerys (blondij Resident) second, and Moon (moonglownight) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Notes:
Moon (moonglownight) and Sirius (Sirius Rosca) 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
moonglownight 1 5
Sirius Rosca 3 3

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Moon’s favor with having a first place finish over Sirius’s third place finish as his best.


Vicky (Vicky4698 Resident) and Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik) both finished tied with 12 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
Vicky4698 Resident 5 7
Tamara Czervik 6 6

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Vicky’s favor with having a fifth place finish over Tamarushka’s sixth place finish as her best.
 

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2 thoughts on “Cat Fight – November 25th 2022

  1. Exciting close action in both races with Dae. Unfortunately cut short in both races. In race 1 this first beat was a super tight as I tried to attack Dae, but she defended well, not opening any door for me. Then, a bad simcross into Sloe cut my controls off while sending my boat reeling 90° off-course, into the boat behind me (Moon’s). I managed to moor to stop the disaster, and restarted behind the whole fleet. I managed to catch up everyone but Dae who was way too far ahead. In race 2, a similar start with me & Palani in Dae & Tam’s sixes. An interesting cat ‘n mouse chase went on most of the race, until I messed up my nav and had to take 2 extra tacks to fetch the last mark watching Dae disappear ahead. I thought Dae & Tam were long done when we crossed the line, but surprisingly got line honours. I guess SL gods decided to balance things out after my issues in race 1 and inflicted the same to Dae. Sorry to win like that. Dae & Tam deserved the win today for their great sailing! Cheers & until next time ;P

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