Calm seas, with a nice fleet turnout, highlighted this weeks North Sea Bandit Regatta. With a gentle breeze of 8 knots out of the southwest, rising to a moderate breeze of 11 knots during the second race, The North Sea regions were generally behaved for most as four DNFs (Did Not Finish) were recorded on the day. The first DNF, occurring during the first race, was from a skipper pulling his boat after frustration from being stuck in irons right after the start. The second and third DNFs, one also in the first race and the later in the second race, were from skippers crashing while crossing over region corners. The remaining DNF, occurring in the second race, was from a skipper’s connection dying on her during the race. The crowds that gathered along the shores of the island in the Ziziphus region, as well as on the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier and small race dock in the Eden Jakana region, reveled in a gripping display of fleet racing from this weeks skippers. This weeks fleet, sailing on North Sea Olympic Course (Short) and a two lap affair on the North Sea Short Loop course, was made up of a majority of eight Bandit 22 LTEs. Five Bandit IFs, four sailing single-handed and one crewed respectively, and one Bandit 25R rounded out this weeks Bandit fleet.
Race Director: Cryptic
Assistant Race Directors: Daenerys, and Tamarushka
Wind: SW (225°) 8kts
Wind: SW (225°) 11kts
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1
Today’s winner was Rayz (Rayzza Rubble), with Emileigh (Emileigh Starbrook) second, and Moon (moonglownight Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate and to the SLCG for helping with race duties.
Sandra (WWWAAAA Resident) and Sea (filax Carter) both finished tied with 18 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 Sandra’s favor with having a seventh place finish over Sea’s eighth place finish as her best.
Markis (Marcus Schechter) and Sirius (Sirius Rosca) finished tied with 20 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.“
|Skipper||Race 1||Race 2|
In the last race, Markis breaks the tie with Sirius with his ninth place finish over Sirius’s eleventh place finish.
Cole (ColeBatriani Resident) and Max (Maximiliano Szondi) finished tied with 26 points. As they both have duplicate finishes in each race, a DNF (Did Not Finish) in the first race and DNS (Did Not Start) in the second race respectively, neither Rule A8.1 or A8.2 of Appendix A, Scoring, 2021 – 2024 World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing will satisfy breaking their tie. Therefore, Cole and Max remain tied in thirteenth place overall.