A beautiful Saturday afternoon was the backdrop for the first North Sea Bandit IF Regatta for December, 2022. We started with six bandit IFs. We had a great start and Rugger took the lead right away. But Julie took the lead over from Rugger. Through the islands of Fruit and with an easterly wind we got to see some exciting competitions. At the second mark, Julie and Moon were in the lead, but Moon made a mistake and fell behind. Red and Siri took advantage of this and followed Julie at a distance. Rugger and Jack went into another battle but Rugger had started too early and actually sailed for bacon and beans.
At the start of the second race, Red and Julie miscalculated and had to start in the back of the fleet. Moon saw his chance and took the lead, which he would manage to hold on to until the finish. With the easterly wind, the first half of the route made a tactical one. What was the best place to tack? Everyone seems to have the best chance for second place. But that changed as the race progressed. Siri turned out to have the best papers, followed by Rugger and Julie. But Rugger had to give up. Julie hooked up with Siri, but he didn’t give up for a long time. However, he eventually had to let Julie go first. In the last meters of the race, Red was close behind Siri, which resulted in a nice finish.
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: 100 (E) 18kts
Wind: 105° (E) 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 Red (RedHeadJO Resident) second, and Moon (Moonglownight Resident) in third place.
Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.
Siri (Sirius Rosca) and Red (RedHeadJO Resident) both finished the second race tied at the finishing line with a time of 20:11.9. 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 Siri and Red receive 3.5 points, as the product for the place for which they have tied and for the place immediately below, 3 and 4, added together and divided equally.
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Tough sailing day in laggy conditions, but fun racing nonetheless. Lots of missed maneuvers, not the best speed, but fun racing and good spirits. Cheers and until next time!
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