Cat Fight – September 1


Sailors arriving before the race. Cryptic our RD, Moon in the air, Kayo/Laured on the NSR FS, behing Phil, Rayz, Claire, Dae, Beane and all kitties

7 boats, 6 crews for the first race, 7 crews for the second and third. A nice alignment of Flying Shadows, colorful hulls waiting to surf over the water of the North Sea. The kitties are ready, all wanting to sail the perfect race, escape the claws of the lag and unleash the speed of the FS.

Cryptic is our usual RD, well known among the kitties, guardian of the rules.

As usual, I will try to give you the partial view of each race, view from one of the 7 FS. If you want to post your own story of the race, as a skipper, crew or observer please do not hesitate. A race is often like a diamond, many vision reflected in each faces.

Race 1:

CartFight-2 Gates

Wind: NW 315° 18kts

Type: Nacra/FS handicap

Boats and Crews:

FS – Ultra

FS/C – Claire w/Looralie, Kayo w/Laured, Daenerys w/Minna, Rayz w/Bri, Beane w/Palani, Phil w/Moon


The Start – Kayo/Laured – Phil/Moon – Rayz/Bri – Dae/Minna – Claire/Looralie – Beane/Palani – Ultra

We take a bad start. 22 seconds late. Dae and Minna seems to struggle as well. All the others FS are already sailing to the first mark. The chase begins. We pass the first mark together with a few other boats, seems we did win a bit on this first leg. Confusion during the turn and a few seconds lost. Tack again. We fight with Ultra and pass him leeward. Our crewed FS is faster and we win the duel rushing to the first gate.  We must be in 4 positions. Quick gybe and we start our downwind leg at 21 kts. Port, I can see Dae and Minna, starboard Phil and Rayz ahead. 22 kts. We can’t go faster. Quick turn and we rush the second gate. Dae and Minna are out (crash), Rayz is ahead, Phil and Moon are arriving full speed. I prepare myself for the encounter but their boat follows straight ahead missing the gate (crash). We turn. Rayz is already tacking. No more opponents around and we pass the line in second position. The God of SL took their heavy tribute. We hope they are satisfy and will let us enjoy the second race.

Congratulation to Rayz and Bri for this great race !


Rayz and Bri – Phil and Moon behind.

Race Results:

1: Rayzza Rubble   IDBSF812 — 00:09:15

2: Kayo Torii   IDBS7C9C — 00:09:31

3: Atomic Infinity   IDBSF544 — 00:09:43

4: beane Bade   IDBS502B — 00:10:29

5: PhilOona Resident   IDBSAA2A –DNF

6: ultramantra Resident   IDBS2625 –DNF

7: blondij Resident   IDBSC2E7 –DNF


Lap Times:

Rayzza Rubble   IDBSF812 — Start: 00:00:08  —  Last lap: 00:09:07

Kayo Torii   IDBS7C9C — Start: 00:00:22  —  Last lap: 00:09:09

Atomic Infinity   IDBSF544 — Start: 00:00:19  —  Last lap: 00:09:24

beane Bade   IDBS502B — Start: 00:00:16  —  Last lap: 00:10:13

PhilOona Resident   IDBSAA2A — Start: 00:00:10  —  Last lap: –DNF

ultramantra Resident   IDBS2625 — Start: 00:00:19  —  Last lap: –DNF

blondij Resident   IDBSC2E7 — Start: 00:00:34  —  Last lap: –DNF

Race 2:

NS Olympic Long

Wind: SW 225° 18kts

Type: Nacra/FS handicap

Boats and Crews:

FS/C – Claire w/Looralie, Kayo w/Laured, Daenerys w/Minna, Rayz w/Bri, Beane w/Palani, Phil w/Moon, Ultra w/Notohama


Beane/Palani – Kayo/Laured – Claire/Looralie – Phil/Moon (on the extreme right)

This time we take a good start, 7 sec. Rayz and Beane are ahead. We will hunt again. First tack. We are still in third position, we got as close to the island as we can, taking a calculated risk. We accelerate. Beane is our first objective. She goes fast and we are not winning. We try to keep the distance and turn the first mark. We chase again. Rayz is still ahead and Beane flights over the water like a demon. We are not getting her. We turn the mark, upwind again. Laured makes the perfect turn, quick change of daggers, the FS continues to surf and we directly take speed. Beane is now very close, she seems to slow down. We take the opportunity. I take the risk to pass her leeward. It works. The FS slows down a bit but continues on her speed and we pass Beane and Palani. One down. One to go. Rayz is the next. We do a better upwind leg and turns right after him making a few yards more to take a better position. We are upwind and we can see him slowing down. Our boats are next to each other’s. He choice to turn to head the finish line, I continue a little more. I see him on her starboard. We have a small advantage of speed since we have a better angle and we rush the finish line. Behind us, Beane is back to the race, full speed and flying to the line. We finish with a few seconds difference. A great duel. This is one of the best race I had since a long time. Congratulations to all sailors.


Beane and Palani

PS: I will know after than Beane lost a few sec due to a dagger mistake that costed her a few seconds.

PS: The Gods were please. We all finished!

Race Results:

1: Kayo Torii   IDBS7C9C — 00:09:45

2: Rayzza Rubble   IDBSF812 — 00:09:49

3: beane Bade   IDBS502B — 00:09:58

4: Atomic Infinity   IDBSF544 — 00:10:38

5: PhilOona Resident   IDBSAA2A — 00:11:54

6: blondij Resident   IDBSC2E7 — 00:11:55

7: ultramantra Resident   IDBS2625 — 00:12:51


Lap Times:

Kayo Torii   IDBS7C9C — Start: 00:00:07  —  Last lap: 00:09:38

Rayzza Rubble   IDBSF812 — Start: 00:00:07  —  Last lap: 00:09:42

beane Bade   IDBS502B — Start: 00:00:10  —  Last lap: 00:09:48

Atomic Infinity   IDBSF544 — Start: 00:00:58  —  Last lap: 00:09:40

PhilOona Resident   IDBSAA2A — Start: 00:01:34  —  Last lap: 00:10:20

blondij Resident   IDBSC2E7 — Start: 00:00:32  —  Last lap: 00:11:23

ultramantra Resident   IDBS2625 — Start: 00:01:05  —  Last lap: 00:11:46

Race 3:

CartFight-2 Gates

Wind: NW 315° 18kts

Type: FS class crewed

Boats and Crews:

Claire w/Looralie, Kayo w/Laured, Daenerys w/Minna, Rayz w/Bri, Beane w/Palani, Phil w/Moon, Ultra w/Notohama


Claire and Looralie – Ultra and Noto

We are happy. We did a great race 2 and we are ready.  We take a good start just behind Claire (and her perfect start) and Phil. We arrived the first gate with Phil, taking a small advantage on the turn. We are back to the race. Claire is way ahead, but the race is not finish till the finish line. We gybe. Phil is there. Perfect turn, we still surf, I take my course and get ready to make the difference with Phil. Our boat has another idea. Time to swim. Two daggers in the water, the FS will not forgive us. Back on track. Claire is out of reach, Phil way ahead. Mistakes happen. We come back to the race. We will finally finish in 3 positions. Congratulations to Claire and Looralie !

Race Results:

1: Atomic Infinity   IDBSF544 — 00:08:39

2: PhilOona Resident   IDBSAA2A — 00:09:03

3: Kayo Torii   IDBS7C9C — 00:09:14

4: ultramantra Resident   IDBS2625 — 00:09:44

5: beane Bade   IDBS502B — 00:10:15

6: blondij Resident   IDBSC2E7 — 00:10:20

7: Rayzza Rubble   IDBSF812 — 00:10:30

Lap Times:

Atomic Infinity   IDBSF544 — Start: 00:00:00  —  Last lap: 00:08:39

PhilOona Resident   IDBSAA2A — Start: 00:00:01  —  Last lap: 00:09:02

Kayo Torii   IDBS7C9C — Start: 00:00:01  —  Last lap: 00:09:13

ultramantra Resident   IDBS2625 — Start: 00:00:11  —  Last lap: 00:09:33

beane Bade   IDBS502B — Start: 00:00:33  —  Last lap: 00:09:42

blondij Resident   IDBSC2E7 — Start: 00:00:18  —  Last lap: 00:10:02

Rayzza Rubble   IDBSF812 — Start: 00:00:03  —  Last lap: 00:10:27


Thank to all to participate to this race. I love to see new people coming to the family and enjoying the speed of the FS. This race is possible only because of you and your spirit. Keep it up !

As usual, thank you to Arwen for the pictures, to Cryptic to RD and to Elbag to let us sail in the North Sea.


All the wild kitties ready for a picture ! 

Crew Me IF you can…August 26

Good fleet for this Saturday.  4 boats for the first race and 6 for the second one. This week course was Manta, SW wind 18 kts.


Race 1

After a very good start, Fanny and Justin took the lead heading to victory. Behind, Jimmy/Alice and Kayo/Laured were fighting for the second place, maintaining the suspense till the last downwind leg where team Jimmy took the lead. A great race and a lot of fun !

Fanny / Justin
Jimmy /Alice
Soh / Anabelle
Kayo / Laured

Race Results:
1: FannyVermont Resident IDBSE5D4 — 00:18:52
2: Jimi Lanley IDBS5D84 — 00:20:04
3: Kayo Torii IDBS7C9C — 00:20:17
4: sohaidan Resident IDBS5CF3 — 00:23:38

Lap Times:
FannyVermont Resident IDBSE5D4 — Start: 00:00:10 — Last lap: 00:18:42
Jimi Lanley IDBS5D84 — Start: 00:00:17 — Last lap: 00:19:47
Kayo Torii IDBS7C9C — Start: 00:00:19 — Last lap: 00:19:58
sohaidan Resident IDBS5CF3 — Start: 00:00:21 — Last lap: 00:23:17

Race 2


Kayo / laured – Starboard Soh and Annabele, ahead Alice / Jimmy and in first position Fanny and Justin.

2 more crews joined the second race. Alex/ Jackson and Rug/Sandrine.

This race was a fierce fight between all boats. Fanny and Justin took the lead followed closely by Alice and Jimmy. Behind, Kayo/Laured, Soh/Annabele were fighting for the 3 place. Alex was behind but far to be out of the race.

After passing the first mark almost at the same time, the 3 challengers boats continued to fight, Kayo and Soh engaged in a duel and Alex taking the opportunity to pass them both and start chasing the two leaders. Soon Alex was reaching Alice and Jimmy; behind Kayo was taking the lead on Soh. The fight between Alex and Alice was tense, hull against hull, but Alex was passing slowly upwind. Leeward, to stop the advance of Alex, Alice decided to tack: move that would generate later some discussion on the dock (always friendly but passionate).  Alice’s boat stopped by the collision, Alex/jack took the second position, but Alice/Jimmy didn’t quit, chasing Alex full speed and taking the 3 position. Kayo and Soh arrived a little later. For a strange reason, Rug boat was not taken by the line (i have no idea why – sorry Rugg :()

This was a great race ! Congratulation to all. For the next race, i will try to have a RD. It is clear that we have very competitive teams and a lot of fun duels and tactical moves !

Fanny -Justin
JAlice – Jimmy
Soh – Anabelle
Kayo – Laured
Rugg – Sandrine
Alex – Jackson

Race Results:
1: FannyVermont Resident IDBSE5D4 — 00:18:48
2: ramuf Resident IDBSBD2E — 00:19:37
3: alice8200 Resident IDBSB816 — 00:20:07
4: Kayo Torii IDBS7C9C — 00:20:53
5: sohaidan Resident IDBS5CF3 — 00:21:37

Lap Times:
FannyVermont Resident IDBSE5D4 — Start: 00:00:04 — Last lap: 00:18:44
ramuf Resident IDBSBD2E — Start: 00:00:18 — Last lap: 00:19:19
alice8200 Resident IDBSB816 — Start: 00:00:04 — Last lap: 00:20:03
Kayo Torii IDBS7C9C — Start: 00:00:07 — Last lap: 00:20:46
sohaidan Resident IDBS5CF3 — Start: 00:00:01 — Last lap: 00:21:36

Cat Fight August 25

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Cryptic read to RD. From right to Left: Rayz on his FS, Kayo/Laured on the NS racing FS, behind Claire waiting for her crew and Dae and Mina behing Claire’s FS.

We had a good fleet this week. The usual kitties and some new comers. Let’s welcome Alex and King to the Cat Fight! Our RD was Cryptic. The condition for the first race, probably due to the number of boats were not very good and we unfortunately lost some crew. Again we are encouraging our participants to crew whenever it is possible. All races are opened to crew. And…good training for the Free Spirit Cup !

Race 1


First race. A few second after the start of the countdown.

CartFight-2 Gates

Wind: NW 315° 18kts

Type: Nacra/FS handicap


FS – Rayz, Phil, Beane, Shaue, Ultra, Alex, Moon

FS/C – Dae w/Minna, Kayo w/Laured, Calire w/Looralie

The first race was intense, but we unfortunately, we lost some sailors, victim of the lag monster.

The race started for me like many others, a messy start in the pack. Quickly, I saw Claire and Loo passing us while we were fighting with our sails. Once the line behind us, we started to run after the leader. We passed the first buoy almost at the same time and turned quickly to take the first tack. Claire passed us again, while my crew was fighting with the foresail, trying some new gestures (please trash them). We continued the chase, crossing some other boats coming port to reach the first gate in second position. Behind us, I could hear Dae and Minna in hunting mode.


Claire and Loo surfing over the line.

Quick gybe at the gate, Claire and Loo were already on their way ahead. I decided to take a less aggressive route and hopefully accelerate faster and win a few knots. Again, we passed the second gate in the second position and started the quick upwind leg after a very good turn. Claire was already tacking to the final buoy. More risk. I went further than usual, to make my second tack with a better angle. Mistake. Too far for little gain. We finally passed the line in second position followed by Dae and Minna, the third crew of the race.

After handicap calculation, Beane, take the first position, beating the 3 crew FS ! Congratulation ! Claire take the second position that I was hoping to have *grins*, pushing us to the 3 place followed by Dae and Moon.

Special mention to Alex who managed to finish with a wrong race wind !

August 25 race 1

Race 2:

NS Olympic Short

Wind: NW 315° 18kts

Type: Nacra/FS handicap


FS – Beane, Shaue, Ultra, Alexandre, Moon

FS/C – Dae w/Minna, Kayo w/Laured, Calire w/Looralie

Nacra – Phil, KC


Kingscliff passing the line (white Nacra). New member of the race ! Welcome.

The second race is a black whole. I crashed on a sim corner like a noob and spent the rest of the race trying to find my boat. I can say is that it was a short race. Dae and Mina took the first position after and before handicap, followed by Claire and Loo and Phil in his Nacra. Congratulation to Dae and Minna for this victory. Congratulation as well to King for this first race with us !

august 25 race 2

Race 3

CartFight-2 Gates

Wind: NW 315° 18kts

Type: FS class crewed


Crews: Beane w/Palani, Claire w/Looralie, Kayo w/Laured, Ultra with notohama, Phil w/Alexandre, Moon w/Rayz


Beane and Palani speeding

The 3 race was crew only. 6 boats on the starting line. That is a good number !

The start was spectacular, all boats passing the line almost at the same time. Phil and Alex took the lead directly speeding like a space rocket. For us, it was a remake of the first race, chasing during the entire race, with not much hope to reach them. We finally finished in second position. Congratulation to Phil and Alex. A victory for his first Cat Fight ! Beane took the 3 place after some issues followed by Ultra and Claire. The team doesn’t  exactly know what happen to Claire and Loo but we do suspect some illegal stop for fishing.


Phil and Alex. First participation for Alex and first victory together with Phil and his FS.

Race Results:

1: PhilOona Resident   IDBSAA2A — 00:08:12

2: Kayo Torii   IDBS7C9C — 00:08:51

3: beane Bade   IDBS502B — 00:09:09

4: moonglownight Resident   IDBSBF2E — 00:10:50

5: ultramantra Resident   IDBS2625 — 00:11:11

6: Atomic Infinity   IDBSF544 — 00:13:44


Lap Times:

PhilOona Resident   IDBSAA2A — Start: 00:00:05  —  Last lap: 00:08:07

Kayo Torii   IDBS7C9C — Start: 00:00:04  —  Last lap: 00:08:47

beane Bade   IDBS502B — Start: 00:00:04  —  Last lap: 00:09:05

moonglownight Resident   IDBSBF2E — Start: 00:00:03  —  Last lap: 00:10:47

ultramantra Resident   IDBS2625 — Start: 00:00:05  —  Last lap: 00:11:06

Atomic Infinity   IDBSF544 — Start: 00:00:49  —  Last lap: 00:12:55

Crew Me IF you can…August 19

For this new edition of the the IF race we had 5 boats, each one with a 2 people crew.

Race 1

Rugg – Phil
Red – Mallorie
Alex – Kris
Fanny – Justin
Alice – Claire

North Sea Triple Pink – SW 15


Race line. Alice and Claire taking the lead at the start. The pack is just behind.


First mark. Alex turns first. Claire and Alice following closely. The rest if the pack is right behind. At this point the race is very open.


Fanny and Justin are now leading. Alex and his crew had some problems. The pack is still very close behind.


For a strange reason, Claire and Alice took the wrong side of the mark and had to turn around again. The other boat is I believe Rugg and Phil taking the opportunity.


Fanny and Justin on their way for the first place


Red and Mallorie, passing the last mark in 2 position.

Race Results:
1: FannyVermont Resident IDBSE5D4 — 00:24:19
2: RedHeadJO Resident IDBS5D9B — 00:25:00
3: Atomic Infinity IDBSF544 — 00:25:50
4: ruggeromare Resident IDBSF78D — 00:29:54
5: ramuf Resident IDBSBD2E — not Finished

Lap Times:
FannyVermont Resident IDBSE5D4 — Start: 00:00:12 — Last lap: 00:24:07
RedHeadJO Resident IDBS5D9B — Start: 00:00:23 — Last lap: 00:24:37
Atomic Infinity IDBSF544 — Start: 00:00:01 — Last lap: 00:25:49
ruggeromare Resident IDBSF78D — Start: 00:00:20 — Last lap: 00:29:34
ramuf Resident IDBSBD2E — Start: 00:00:16 — Last lap: not finished

Congratulation to Fanny and Justin for the first place and Red / Mallorie for the 2 place (first time crewing together)

This was a great race !

Race 2

Kayo – Moon
Red – Mallorie
Alex – Kris
Fanny – Justin
Alice – Claire


The only picture i have since i was racing. Fanny and Alex ahead of us.

Alex  and Kris took the first place followed by Fanny and Justin. Congratulation to all our teams !

Race Results:
1: ramuf Resident IDBSBD2E — 00:22:59
2: FannyVermont Resident IDBSE5D4 — 00:23:49
3: RedHeadJO Resident IDBS5D9B — 00:24:41
4: Kayo Torii IDBS7C9C — 00:26:00
5: Atomic Infinity IDBSF544 — 00:26:52

Lap Times:
ramuf Resident IDBSBD2E — Start: 00:00:01 — Last lap: 00:22:58
FannyVermont Resident IDBSE5D4 — Start: 00:00:12 — Last lap: 00:23:37
RedHeadJO Resident IDBS5D9B — Start: 00:00:27 — Last lap: 00:24:14
Kayo Torii IDBS7C9C — Start: 00:00:19 — Last lap: 00:25:41
Atomic Infinity IDBSF544 — Start: 00:00:36 — Last lap: 00:26:16

Don’t hesitate the join the race next Saturday. We welcome all sailors and all levels.



Cat Fight – August 18


Great fleet for this new edition of the Cat Fight. 12 boats lining up, old and new kitties, all waiting to unleash  the speed of their small catamaran. As usual our RD for this week was Cryptic. Looking at the number of boats she was about to have work !

Race 1

Race 1: CartFight-2 Gates

Wind: NW 315° 18kts

Type: Nacra/FS handicap

Boats and Crew

FS – Shau, Ultra, Phil, Claire, Rayz

FS/C – Kayo w/Moon, Dae w/Minna

Nacra – Gryfin, Justin, Soh, Rugger w/Red, Christine


This first race was epic. While i was rushing to the starting line, 16 kts, i could see boats everywhere and my only goal was to avoid them. I eventually did, crossing the line in a good position and quickly sailing  ahead of the pack . The race was not so easy for other sailors, 4 crews could not finish the race, victims of our only fear: the lag.

Because of their speed, the two Flying Shadow crewed went quickly out of the fleet, fighting for the first and second position. Justin and his Nacra was the 3 one to cross the line, taking the 4 position after handicap and letting the 3 position to Ultra and his FS. A great race for these two new kitties !

If these big fleets don’t offer always the best sailing condition, there is something magic of being part of a large race, sailing with others people sharing the same interest for speed. It was fun !

Race 1 - August 19

Race 2: NS-


Wind: SW 225° 18kts

Type: Nacra/FS handicap

Boats and Crew

FS – Ultra, Claire, Rayz

FS/C – Kayo w/Moon, Dae w/Minna, Shau w/woogalie

Nacra – Gryfin w/Red, Soh, Christine, Phil


For the second race, because of the number of boats, we had to cancel the Rodeo and took a race with less turns and more space. It was a good decision. We almost all finished the race successfully.

After a good start, Claire took the lead with her FS. She took the first place after handicap followed by Ultra. The 3 place was for Phil and his Nacra.

race 2 - August 18

Race 3

Race 3: CartFight-2 Gates

Wind: NW 315° 18kts

Type: FS class crewed

Boats and Crew

Shau w/woogalie, Gryfin w/Red, Ultra w/Noto, Dae w/Minna, Kayo w/Moon, Claire w/Phil

6 boats for the last race. The largest crew fleet we had in the Cat Fight. It was as well a very tactical race. After the first mark, Claire was ahead, but behind, Dae, Ultra and Kayo were fighting their way to the first gate, trying to take advantage of their position. Making the deadly mistake of putting myself downwind from the 2 others FS, i saw Claire accelerating …While she was probably reaching 16 or 18knots at the gate, we were stuck at 12 kts….that is the Cat Fight ! Congratulation to all crew and of course to our winner ! Claire !


Atomic Infinity   IDBSF544 — Start: 00:00:02  —  Last lap: 00:08:14

Kayo Torii   IDBS7C9C — Start: 00:00:04  —  Last lap: 00:09:34

blondij Resident   IDBSC2E7 — Start: 00:00:03  —  Last lap: 00:09:53

ultramantra Resident   IDBS2625 — Start: 00:00:05  —  Last lap: 00:10:09

ShauIa Resident   IDBS87D5 — Start: 00:00:06  —  Last lap: –DNF

Gryfin Goldshark   IDBSF3BD — Start: 00:00:36  —  Last lap: –DNF


The usual after race.

The complete album:

Thx you Arwen for these pictures !

Thx to Cryptic for RD and to Eden and the North Sea to host the Cat Fight.