Calm seas, with a nice fleet turnout, highlighted this weeks Cat Fight in The North Sea. The North Sea regions were well behaved as no DNFs (Did Not Finish) were recorded on the day. The crowds that gathered on the lighthouse observation deck of the island in the Ziziphus region, and along the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier and small race dock in the Eden Jakana region, thrilled in the frantic fleet-foiled feline fun on display from this weeks skippers. This weeks fleet, sailing on the North Sea Bowline course and North Sea Olympic Course (Long), was made up of a majority of five The Mesh Shop (TMS) Flying Shadows, three sailing single-handed and two crewed1 respectively. One TMS Nacra 17 rounded out this weeks catamaran fleet.
1As of the publishing of these results, the handicap for the crewed (TMS) Flying Shadow is now 1.38, up from 1.36. Please see North Sea Handicap Table for our handicaps and a link to the Google Sheet used to calculate them.
Second Note:: With the onset of DST in the United States, Canada, and most of Mexico, SL time (PDT) is now one hour ahead. However, Europe will not be entering EU Summer Time until this Sunday, March 26th. In order to facilitate that our races are still at a friendly time for our sailors, we will be running our races one SL hour later, but still at the same time GMT/CET.
The schedule for The North Sea, for the remainder of this wekk will be:
North Sea Bandit IF Regatta: 2 PM SL time (21:00 GMT/22:00 CET)
Beginning with this upcoming Monday, March 27th, The North Sea will return to our normal 1PM SL time slot for our Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday races, and 2:30 PM SL for our Friday race.
Race Director: Cryptic
Wind: SW (225°) 18kts
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1
Today’s winner was Sin (Sinarielle Resident), with Max (Max Starostin) second, and Daenerys (blondij Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.
Sin (Sinarielle Resident) and Max (Max Starostin) both finished tied with 4 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 Sin’s favor with having a first place finish over Max’s second place finish as his best.