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, blowing from of the southeast during the second race, The North Sea regions were well behaved as one DNF (Did Not Finish) was recorded on the day. The lone DNF, recorded during the first race, came when a skippers net connection quit on her. The crowds that gathered on the beaches of the islands in the Ziziphus, and Genip regions, and along the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier and small race dock in the Eden Jakana region, delighted in the electric fleet-foiled feline fire on display from this weeks skippers. This weeks fleet, sailing on the North Sea Trapezoid and North Sea Cat Fight 02 courses, was made up of seven The Mesh Shop (TMS) Flying Shadows, three sailing crewed and four single-handed respectively. For the second race, a skipper jumped on as crew with another skipper, making four crewed Flying Shadows, and only two single-handed.
Race Director: Cryptic
Wind: SW (225°) 18kts
Wind: SE (135°) 18kts
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1
Today’s winner was Julie (JulieRoyale Resident), with Sin (Sinarielle Resident) second, and Jenna (jnx1e Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.
ViV (vivipezz Resident) was disqualified (DSQ) during the second race for sailing an incorrect course, missing the final two legs of the course before finishing the race, the gates in the Eden Fulmar, and Sapote regions.
Julie (JulieRoyale Resident) and Sin (Sinarielle Resident) finished tied with 3 points. As they both have duplicate finishes, Rule A8.2 of Appendix A, Scoring, 2021 – 2024 World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing is used to break this tie:
“If a tie still remains between two or more boats, they shall be ranked in order of their scores in the last race. Any remaining ties shall be broken by using the tied boats’ scores in the next-to-last race and so on until all ties are broken. These scores shall be used even if some of them are excluded scores.“
|Skipper||Race 1||Race 2|
In the last race, Julie breaks the tie with Sin with her first place finish over Sin’s second place finish.
Good races, with fun even if frustrating action. I wouldn’t say the seas were calm as we experienced quite a bit of disruption, especially my crew Palani, getting stuck repeatedly with script issues. In the 1st race I too remained out of control for a bit as we sailed along the Ziziphis island. The distraction was enough to make me miss the end of the course in race 2. My bad, I turned left at the buoy in Sapote the same way we do on the other Catfight course which we sailed several times already. Maybe one day I will use a navigation aid…. Until then, cheers 😀