Calm seas, with a nice fleet turnout, highlighted this weeks North Sea Bandit Regatta. With a moderate breeze of 11 knots coming from the southwest, The North Sea regions were well behaved for everyone as only one DNF (Did Not Finish) was recorded on the day. The lone DNF was attributed to a skipper pulling her boat, mere meters after the start line, when realizing she had the wrong course loaded in her navigation HUD. The crowds that gathered on the lighthouse observation deck on the island in the Ziziphus region, as well as on the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier in the Eden Jakana region, reveled in some spirited fleet racing from this weeks skippers. This weeks fleet, sailing on the North Sea 01, and the North Sea 02 courses, was made up of a majority of eight Bandit 22 LTEs. Two Bandit 25Rs, and two Bandit IFs rounded out the fleet for the first race. One Bandit 25r skipper switched to her Bandit IF for the second race.
Race Director: Cryptic
Assistant Race Director: Daenerys, and Tamarushka
Wind: SW (225°) 11kts
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1
Today’s winner was Emileigh (Emileigh Starbrook), 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 and to the SLCG for helping with race duties.
Zimtzicke (Nicole Myhre), Jackson (Jacquimo Resident), and Sea (filax Carter) all finished tied with 12 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 Zimtzicke’s favor with having a third place finish over Jackson’s fourth place, and Sea’s sixth place finishes as their best.