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 generally well behaved as two DNFs (Did Not Finish) were recorded on the day. The first DNF, occurring during the small boat portion, was from a skipper crashing as her internet died. The remaining DNF, also occurring during the small boat portion, was from a skipper pulling his boat after frustration from getting stuck in-irons. The crowds that gathered along the shores 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 competitive display of fleet racing from this weeks skippers.
This weeks small boat fleet, sailing on the North Sea Manta course, was made up of a majority of six Bandit 22 LTEs. Three Bandit IFs, one The Mesh Shop (TMS) Flying Shadow, and one TMS Sea Boss – Rider rounded out this weeks small boat fleet. Meanwhile, the big boat fleet, sailing on the North Sea Circle course, was made up of a majority of three TMS I-Mocca 60s. One WildWind Open 60, one WildWind RC-44r, one TMS Ocean Breeze, one Trudeau 12 Metre, and one Bandit 55 rounded out this weeks big boat fleet.
Race Director: Cryptic
Assistant Race Director: Daenerys
Wind: SW (225°) 18kts
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1
Today’s winner was Isa (isab DeCuir), with Moon (moonglownight Resident) second, and Rugger (ruggeromare Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate and the SLCG for helping with race duties.
Xiao (XiaoMarque01 Resident) was disqualified (DSQ) during the small boat portion for sailing an incorrect course, missing the third course mark, the green buoy in the Ziziphus region.
Emileigh (Emileigh Starbrook) and Max (Max Starostin) both finished tied with 10 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 Emileigh’s favor with having a third place finish over Max’s fourth place finish as his best.
Niem (NiemDarr Resident) and Rodney (Rodney McGimsie) both finished with tied with 18 points. As they both have the exact same finishes, a DNF (Did Not Finish) in the small boat portion and a DNS (Did Not Start) in the big boat portion respectively, neither Rula A8.1 or A8.2 of Appendix A, Scoring, 2021 – 2024 World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing will satisfy breaking this tie. Therefore, Niem and Rodney both remain tied in tenth place overall.