Calm seas, with a nice fleet turnout, highlighted this weeks North Sea Open Regatta. With a fresh breeze of 18 knots out of the southwest, The North Sea regions were calm for most as two DNFs (Did Not Finish) were recorded on the day. The first DNF, occurring during the small boat portion, was due to a skipper’s connection dying on her late in the race. The second DNF, occurring during the big boat portion, was from a skipper crashing while crossing over region corners. The crowds that gathered along the beaches of the islands in the Ziziphus and Genip regions, and along the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier and small race dock in the Eden Jakana region, reveled in a spirited display display of fleet racing from this weeks skippers.
This weeks small boat fleet, sailing on the North Sea CCW (Counter-ClockWise) course, was made up of a majority of eight Bandit 22 LTEs. Three The Mesh Shop (TMS) Star Class, two sailing single-handed and one crewed respectively, one TMS Sea Boss – Rider, and one TMS Nacra 17 rounded out this weeks small boat fleet. Meanwhile, the big boat fleet, sailing on North Sea Olympic Course (Long), was made up of a majority of four TMS I-Mocca 60s. One TMS One Design 65, one TMS Ocean Beach, one Trudeau Runa IV, one Trudeau 12 Metre, and one Bandit 50/3 rounded out this weeks big boat 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 Jenna (jnx1e Resident), with ViV (vivipezz Resident) second, and Zimtzicke (Nicole Myhre) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.
Cole (ColeBatriani Resident) was disqualified (DSQ) during the small boat portion for failing to complete a 360° penalty turn as directed by a race director due to a Rule 13 While Tacking penalty.
“13 WHILE TACKING
After a boat passes head to wind, she shall keep clear of other boats until she is on a close-hauled course.
During that time rules 10, 11 and 12 do not apply. If two boats are subject to this rule at the same time,
the one on the other’s port side or the one astern shall keep clear.“
Source: 2021 – 2024 World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing
ViV (vivipezz Resident) and Zimtzicke (Nicole Myhre) both finished tied with 5 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 ViV’s favor with having a first place finish over Zimtzicke’s second place finish as her best.
Niem (NiemDarr Resident) and Cole (ColeBatriani Resident) both finished tied with 22 points. As the both have the exact same finishes in each race, a twelve point finish in the small boat portion and ten point finish in the big boat portion respectively, neither Rule A8.1 or A8.2 of Appendix A, Scoring, 2021 – 2024 World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing will satisfy breaking their tie. Therefore, Niem and Cole remain tied in twelfth place overall.