Great sim sailing weather, with a nice fleet turnout, highlighted this weeks North Sea Open Regatta. The North Sea regions were calm for all as no DNFs (Did Not Finish) were recorded on the day. 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, enjoyed a fun display of fleet racing from this weeks skippers.
This weeks small boat fleet, sailing on the North Sea Bowline course, was made up of a majority of eight Bandit 22 LTEs. One The Mesh Shop (TMS) Star Class 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 four TMS I-Mocca 60s. One WildWind Open 60, and one WildWind RC-44R 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 Moon (moonglownight Resident), with Zimtzicke (Nicole Myhre) second, and Sea (filax Carter) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.
Alejandro (Boogie Aeghin) was disqualified (DSQ) during the small boat portion for sailing an incorrect course, missing the third course mark, the pink buoy in the Sloe region.
Alejandro (Boogie Aeghin) was disqualified (DSQ) during the big boat portion for sailing an incorrect course, missing the first course mark, the white buoy in the Soncoya region.
Zimtzicke (Nicole Myhre) and Sea (filax Carter) both finished the big boat portion tied at the finishing line with a time of 13:26. As their final time also remains tied, as they both sailed the same boat, Rule A7 of Appendix A, Scoring, 2021 – 2024 World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing is used to score this tie:
“If boats are tied at the finishing line or if a handicap or rating system is used and boats have equal corrected times, the points for the place for which the boats have tied and for the place(s) immediately below shall be added together and divided equally. Boats tied for a race prize shall share it or be given equal prizes.“
Therefore, both Zimtzicke and Sea receive 3.5 points, as the product for the place for which they have tied and for the place immediately below, 3 and 4, added together and divided equally.
Alejandro (Boogie Aeghin) and Chalky (boatcrew Resident) both finished tied with 15 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.“
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With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Alejandro’s favor with having a sixth place finish over Chalky’s seventh place finish as his best.