Calm seas, with a nice fleet turnout, highlighted the first Cat Fight in The North Sea for 2023. With a fresh breeze of 18 knots out of the southwest, rising 21 knots during the second race, The North Sea regions were well behaved as two DNFs (Did Not Finish) were recorded on the day. The first DNF, recorded during the first race, was from a skipper’s internet connection dying on them. The second DNF, also recorded during the first race, was from a skipper pulling her boat after her boat’s scripts started to produce errors. The crowds that gathered on the beaches of the island in the Ziziphus region, and along the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier and small race dock in the Eden Jakana region, thrilled in the fit of fleet-foiled feline fun on display from this weeks skippers. This weeks fleet, sailing on the North Sea Bowline and the North Sea Bowline Reverse courses, was made up of four The Mesh Shop (TMS) Flying Shadows, three sailing single-handed and one crewed respectively. One TMS Nacra 17 rounded out this weeks catamaran fleet in the first race. The second race saw Another skipper joined with their Nacra 17, after a Flying Shadow skipper’s net connection continued to give them issues and they left.
Race Director: Cryptic
Wind: SW (225°) 18kts
Wind: SW (225°) 21kts
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1
Today’s winner was ViV (vivipezz Resident), with Sin (Sinarielle Resident) second, and Riz (RIZLER Rodex) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.
Riz (RIZLER Rodex) and Vicky (Vicky4698 Resident) 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 Riz’s favor with having a third place finish over Vicky’s fourth place finish as her best.