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, climbing to 21 knots out of the northwest during the second race, The North Sea regions were calm for most as one DNF (Did Not Finish) was recorded on the day. The lone DNF was from a skipper crashing while crossing region corners in the second race. The crowds that gathered on the shores of the island in the Ziziphus region, and along the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier and small race dock in the Eden Jakana region, cheered on the fit of fleet-foiled feline fury on display from this weeks skippers. This weeks fleet, sailing on the North Sea Bowline Reverse and the North Sea Cat Fight 01 courses, was made up of a majority of five The Mesh Shop (TMS) Flying Shadows, three sailing single-handed and two crewed respectively. One TMS Nacra 17 rounded out this weeks catamaran fleet.
Race Director: Cryptic
Wind: SW (225°) 18kts
Wind: NW (315°) 21kts
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1
Today’s winner was Sin (Sinarielle Resident), with ViV (vivipezz Resident) second, and Max (Max Starostin) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.
Palani (Palani Allen) and Jenna (jnx1e Resident) finished tied with 11 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.“
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In the last race, Palani breaks the tie with Jenna with his fifth place finish over Jenna’s sixth place finish.