Calm seas, with a nice fleet turnout, highlighted the first North Sea Bandit Regatta for March, 2023. With a fresh breeze of 18 knots out of the southwest, The North Sea regions were generally 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 giving out due to stormy weather in her neighborhood. The remaining DNF, recorded during the second race, was from a skipper crashing while crossing over region corners. The crowds that gathered on the beaches of the islands in the Ziziphus, and Genip regions, as well as on the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier and small race dock in the Eden Jakana region, were thrilled by an enlivened display of fleet racing from this weeks skippers. This weeks fleet, sailing on the North Sea 107 and North Sea 108 courses, was made up of a majority of six Bandit 22 LTEs. Four Bandit IFs, three sailing single-handed and one crewed respectively, one Bandit 25R, and one Bandit 50/3 rounded out this weeks Bandit fleet.
Race Director: Cryptic
Assistant Race Directors: Daenerys, and Tamarushka
Wind: SW (225°) 18kts
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1
Today’s winner was Zimtzicke (Nicole Myhre), with Rugger (ruggeromare Resident) second, and Moon (moonglownight Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate and to the SLCG for helping with race duties.
Vicky (Vicky4698 Resident), ViV (vivipezz Resident), and Red (RedHeadJO Resident) all finished tied with 13 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 Vicky’s favor with having a first place finish over ViV’s and Red’s fifth place finishes as their best.
As ViV and Red both have duplicate finishes, Rule A8.2 of Appendix A, Scoring, 2021 – 2024 World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing is used to break this remaining 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, ViV breaks the tie with Red with her fifth place finish over Red’s eighth place finish.
A day of discovery for me. First, 2 courses I had never sailed. Well, really one new course and its reversed version. It is an interesting regatta setup too. Secondly, a re-discovery of the Bandit 50/3, with several lessons learned on a boat I hadn’t sailed much before, that “before” being quite a long while ago. A few things I had not noticed before, some to avoid (changing sails on a short leg or if you think you set the wrong sail up is really too costly as the boat slows down way too much in the process), and some to take advantage of, like sailing by-the-lee downwind. Cheers !