Bandit IF Regatta – Jan 14th 2023

From the left to the right (in Bandit IFs): Red, Julie, Moon, Siri, Jack & Amelia, Araton & Eve, and Juicy.Committee boat: Daenerys.
Dock:Cryptic, Vicky, Fionna, and Rugger.

From the left to the right (in Bandit IFs): Red, Julie, Moon, Siri, Jack & Amelia, Araton & Eve, and Juicy.
Committee boat: Daenerys.
Dock: Cryptic, Vicky, Fionna, and Rugger.

The second North Sea Bandit IF Regetta of 2023 saw a fleet of seven Bandit IFs at the start. Two of the Bandit IFs had crew on board.

During the start of the first race, Julie immediately took the lead. Followed by Moon and Red. Siri, Juicy and Jack came over the start a little later. Juicy crashed on the way to the first mark. Julie and Siri took a different line from the other sailors, which helped Julie build her lead and Siri connected with Red and Moon. These three skippers would compete for second place. Red got real bad luck and had to retire. Bad luck had left Jack even further behind.

We started the second race with five boats. The five skippers had a good start. Julie took the lead followed by Moon, Red and Siri. Jack broke down and lost valuable time. It looked like a close race, but Red kept battling Moon. At the Kiwi region, the trio had caught up with Julie. This caused Red to take the lead, but as she sailed too close to an island, Siri saw his chance to take over the lead for good. The trio behind him continued to fight for second place. Red turned out to have the best papers here.

There were three 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: 240 (SWbW) 18kts

Wind: 245° (WSW) 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 Siri (Sirius Rosca), with Julie (JulieRoyale Resident) second, and Moon (Moonglownight Resident) in third place.

Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Notes:
Julie (JulieRoyale Resident) and Moon (moonglownight Resident) both finished tied with 5 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
JulieRoyale Resident 1 4
moonglownight Resident 2 3

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


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