The third North Sea Bandit IF Regatta of 2023 saw a fleet of seven Bandit IFs at the start.
During the start of the first race, Julie immediately took the lead. Followed by Moon, Red and Jack. During the course of the match, Julie distanced herself from Moon. He was closely followed by Red, Jack, and Siri. They would fight for second place.
We started the second race with six boats. Jack was at the start line too early and had to catch up behind. The other five skippers had a good start. Red in front, with Julie at her side and Moon, Siri and Rugger on the second line. Julie and Moon engaged in a fight. Red took advantage of this again. Siri and Rugger continued to follow Red. In Sloe Julie had caught up with Red, Siri followed the two skippers but broke down. Rugger and Moon had fallen a little behind. Jack had made it to the fleet, but failed here. Moon managed to connect with Julie and Red, but Rugger just couldn’t connect. At the Banana region, Julie was still in the lead and Moon and Red battled for second place. Rugger hadn’t given up hope yet and kept his distance. In the Melon region, Moon made a wrong decision that caused Julie to leave the fleet for good. Red and Rugger saw their chance and took over the second and third positions. With Red in second and Rugger in third, the cards seemed to be on the table. However, Red took a different line than Rugger and Moon in the last leg. This would see her finish fourth.
There was one DNF (Did Not Finish) and one DSQ (Disqualified) through both races and it was another successful and sporty day in The North Sea.
Race Director: Daenerys
Assistant Race Directors: Tarmarushka, and Cryptic
Wind: 240 (SWbW) 18kts
Wind: 245° (WSW) 18kts
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Disqualified (DSQ) = number of finish + number of DNFs + 1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start + 1
Today’s winners were Julie (JulieRoyale Resident), with Moon (Moonglownight Resident) second, and Red (RedHeadJO Resident) in third place.
Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.
Jack (Jacquimo Resident) was disqualified (DSQ) during the second race for sailing an incorrect course, missing the forth course mark, the yellow buoy in the Sloe region.
Jack (Jacquimo Resident) and Siri (Sirius Rosca) 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 Jack’s favor with having a fourth place finish over Siri’s fifth place finish as his best.