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, rising to 21 knots during the second race, The North Sea regions were generally well behaved as three DNFs (Did Not Finish) were recorded on the day. The first DNF, occurring during the second race, was from a skipper crashing as he crossed over region borders. The second DNF, also occurring during the second race, was from a skipper pulling her boat after frustration from getting lost. The third and final DNF, also occurring during the second race, was from a skipper pulling her boat after frustration from a navigation error. The crowds that gathered at the islands in the Ziziphus, Genip, and Citrus regions, and along the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier and small race dock in the Eden Jakana region, indulged in the fresh fleet-foiled feline fun on display from this weeks skippers. This weeks fleet, sailing on the North Sea Copacabana Reverse and the North Sea Hay courses, was made up of a majority of nine The Mesh Shop (TMS) Flying Shadows, seven sailing single-handed and two crewed respectively. One TMS Nacra 17 rounded out this weeks catamaran fleet in the first race. For the second race, a Flying Shadow skipper picked up crew, and another opted for his TMS Nacra 17.
Race Director: Cryptic
Wind: SW (225°) 18kts
Wind: SW (225°) 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 Daenerys (blondij Resident) second, and Moon (moonglownight Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.
Xiao (XiaoMarque01 Resident) was disqualified (DSQ) during the second race for sailing an incorrect course, missing the third course mark, the northwest island in the Cherry region.
Sin (Sinarielle Resident) and Daenerys (blondij Resident) finished tied with 3 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, Sin breaks the tie with Daenerys with her first place finish over Daenerys’s second place finish.