The second North Sea Bandit IF Regatta for February, 2023, took place on a pleasant Saturday afternoon. We had seven bandit IFs at the start. The fleet set out with Julie in the lead. Moon, Rugger, and Siri followed at an appropriate distance. Jack, and Vicky followed behind. On the way to the second mark, Moon broke away from Rugger, and Siri. Jack, and Vicky joined them. On the way to the final mark, Julie had managed to maintain a good lead over Moon. Moon against that had a good lead over the fleet.
At the start of the second race, Red ran into a bit of trouble, which meant that Moon took the lead. Closely followed by Siri, and Julie. Behind that we had Jack, and Rugger. At the statues, or where statues used to be in Eden, Rugger sailed away from Jack. But that was only for a short time. At the next mark, Jack had overtaken Rugger again. Meanwhile, Julie had passed Siri, and was chasing Moon. Moon had to pull out all the stops to stay ahead of Julie.
Finally it was time. The third and final race of the day. Rugger, and Julie had a good start. Rugger took the lead followed by Vicky, Siri, and Julie. Moon took another line and this made him take over the lead in the region of Ziziphus. Siri, and Rugger fought over the Ziziphus coastline. Julie, on the other hand, had broken away from Rugger, and tried to follow Moon. Red, and Jack tacked before Moon, and Siri. Julie got stuck behind Rugger again and had to wait because of this. When they arrived at Genip, Moon was still in charge. Julie had taken second place. Jack, Siri, and Rugger followed at an appropriate distance. Leaving Genip, Jack was firmly in control of third place. Back in the region of Ziziphus, Julie surprised Moon and took charge of him. Rugger, Siri, and Red would go on to battle for fourth place.
There was one DNF (Did Not Finish) and no DSQs (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: 285 (WNW) 18kts
Wind: 280° (WbN) 18kts
Wind: 280° (WbN) 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 Siri (Sirius Rosca) in third place.
Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.
Jack (Jacquimo Resident) and Rugger (ruggeromare Resident) both finished tied with 8 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 third place finish over Rugger’s fourth place finish as his best.