Cat Fight – May 5th 2023

From the left (in TMS Flying Shadows): Vicky, Max, Xiao, Daenerys, Moon, Sirius, Flare and Bogey, and Palani. On the Race Committee boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Sevenia, and Caethes. On the pier: Marius, and Wendy.

From the left (in TMS Flying Shadows): Vicky, Max, Xiao, Daenerys, Moon, Sirius, Flare and Bogey, and Palani.
On the Race Committee boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Sevenia, and Caethes. On the pier: Marius, and Wendy.

Calm seas, with a nice fleet turnout, highlighted the first Cat Fight in The North Sea for May, 2023. With a moderate breeze of 15 knots out of the southwest, rising to a fresh breeze of 18 knots during the second race, The North Sea regions were mostly well behaved with two DNFs (Did Not Finish) recorded on the day. The first DNF, occurring during the second race, came when a skipper pulled her boat after issues with her gestures. The later DNF, also occurring during the second race, came after a skipper crashed while crossing over region corners. The crowds that gathered on the lighthouse observation deck on the island in the Ziziphus region, and along the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier and small race dock in the Eden Jakana region, thrilled in the fit of fleet-foiled feline fun on display from this weeks skippers. This weeks fleet, sailing on the North Sea Trapezoid course and North Sea Olympic Course (Long), consisted of eight The Mesh Shop (TMS) Flying Shadows, seven sailing single-handed and one crewed respectively.

Race Director: Cryptic

Wind: SW (225°) 15kts

Wind: SW (225°) 18kts

Note:
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1

Today’s winner was Moon (moonglownight Resident), with Sirius (Sirius Rosca) second, and Max (Max Starostin) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Notes:
Max (Max Starostin) and Palani (Palani Allen) 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
Max Starostin 1 7
Palani Allen 3 5

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Max’s favor with having a first place finish over Palani’s third place finish as his best.


Daenerys (blondij Resident) and Vicky (Vicky4698 Resident) 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
blondij Resident 3 7
Vicky4698 Resident 4 6

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Daenerys’s favor with having a third place finish over Vicky’s fourth place finish as her best.


Flare (Flare Doge) and Xiao (XiaoMarque01 Resident) both finished tied with 13 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
Flare Doge 5 8
XiaoMarque01 Resident 6 7

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Flare’s favor with having a fifth place finish over Xiao’s sixth place finish as her best.
 

North Sea Open Regatta – April 19th 2023

Small boat fleet, from the left (in boats): Emileigh (Bandit 22 LTE), Vicky (Bandit 22 LTE), Rugger (Bandit 22 LTE), Cate and Anthony (Bandit 22 LTE), Cris and Lucia (Bandit 22 LTE), ViV (TMS Flying Shadow), Jenna (TMS Nacra 17), Aymalie (Quest 2m), Max and Wyndi (TMS Star Class), Moon (Bandit 22 LTE), and Zimtzicke (Bandit 22 LTE). On the Race Committee Boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Red, Daenerys, POMF, Hara, and Julia. On the pier: Cole, Marius, Nicholas, Aline, Shane, and Tick.

Small boat fleet, from the left (in boats): Emileigh (Bandit 22 LTE), Vicky (Bandit 22 LTE), Rugger (Bandit 22 LTE), Cate and Anthony (Bandit 22 LTE), Cris and Lucia (Bandit 22 LTE), ViV (TMS Flying Shadow), Jenna (TMS Nacra 17), Aymalie (Quest 2m), Max and Wyndi (TMS Star Class), Moon (Bandit 22 LTE), and Zimtzicke (Bandit 22 LTE).
On the Race Committee Boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Red, Daenerys, POMF, Hara, and Julia. On the pier: Cole, Marius, Nicholas, Aline, Shane, and Tick.

Mostly calm seas, with a nice fleet turnout, highlighted this weeks North Sea Open Regatta. The North Sea regions were well behaved for most as two DNFs (Did Not Finish) were recorded on the day. Both DNFs, occurring during the big boat portion, were due to skippers crashing while crossing over region corners. The crowds that gathered on 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, cheered on an energetic display of fleet racing from this weeks skippers.

This weeks small boat fleet, sailing on the North Sea Trapezoid course, was made up of a majority of six Bandit 22 LTEs. One The Mesh Shop (TMS) Flying Shadow, one TMS Nacra 17, one crewed TMS Star class, and one Quest 2m 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. Two WildWind Open 60s, one TMS One Design 65, and one WildWind RC-44r rounded out this weeks big boat fleet.

Big boat fleet, from the left (in boats): Emileigh (WildWind RC-44r), Anthony and Cate (TMS I-Mocca 60), ViV (TMS I-Mocca 60), Max and Wyndi (WildWind Open 60), Jenna (TMS One Design 65), Aymalie (WildWind Open 60), Moon (TMS I-Mocca 60), and Zimtzicke (TMS I-Mocca 60). On the Race Committee Boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Daenerys, Red, Tamarushka, POMF, Hara, and Julia. On the pier: Cole, Shane, and Marius.

Big boat fleet, from the left (in boats): Emileigh (WildWind RC-44r), Anthony and Cate (TMS I-Mocca 60), ViV (TMS I-Mocca 60), Max and Wyndi (WildWind Open 60), Jenna (TMS One Design 65), Aymalie (WildWind Open 60), Moon (TMS I-Mocca 60), and Zimtzicke (TMS I-Mocca 60).
On the Race Committee Boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Daenerys, Red, Tamarushka, POMF, Hara, and Julia. On the pier: Cole, Shane, and Marius.

Race Director: Cryptic
Assistant Race Director: Daenerys
Wind: SW (225°) 18kts

Note:
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1

Today’s winner was Jenna (jnx1e Resident), with Aymalie (Aymalie Resident) second, and Emileigh (Emileigh Starbrook) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Notes:
Cate (Cate Sewell) and Anthony (AnthonyKingston Resident) registered as a team prior to the start of the race, therefore their points are accredited together.


Cris (kristofer70 Resident) was disqualified (DSQ) during the small boat portion for sailing an incorrect course, crossing the finish line while missing the fourth and fifth course marks, the orange buoys in the Elderberry and Sapodilla regions respectively.


Moon (moonglownight Resident) and Zimtzicke (Nicole Myhre) finished tied with 11 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
moonglownight Resident 6 5
Nicole Myhre 5 6

In the last race, Moon breaks the tie with Zimtzicke with his fifth place finish over Zimtzicke’s sixth place finish.
 

Bandit IF Regatta – April 1st 2023

From the left to the right (in Bandit IFs): Julie, Rugger, Siri & Minchen, Xiao, Jack, and Moon. Committee boat: DaenerysPier: Marius.
Dock: Cryptic, and Vicky.

From the left to the right: (in Bandit IFs): boats: Julie, Rugger, Siri & Minchen, Xiao, Jack, and Moon.
Committee boat: Daenerys.
Pier: Marius
Dock: Cryptic, and Vicky.

The first North Sea Bandit IF Regatta for April, 2023, took place on a wonderful Saturday afternoon. We had six Bandit IFs at the start. One Bandit IF had crew on board. At the start of the first race, the fleet split into two groups of three boats. Moon took off first across the line followed by Julie. Moon and Julie decided to sail east of the island in the Zizphus region. Against that, the other four skippers opted for a western route. Moon and Julie turned out to have made the right choice. They arrived first at the first buoy. Rugger, Jack and Siri followed as a group a short distance from the front runners. They had taken a lead and were going to compete for first place. The group behind the front runners would fight for third place.

In the second race, Julie and Jack decided to take the western route past the Ziziphus region, while Siri and Moon took the eastern route. Moon and Siri got to the buoy first. Siri broke down along the way and had to let Julie and Moon go. They entered into a fierce battle for first place. Jack and Rugger tried to hook up, but had to see that Julie managed to get hold of the lead at Sloe

There were no DNFs (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 Director: Cryptic

Wind: 165 (SbE) 18kts

Wind: 160° (SSE) 18kts

Note:
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 Jack (Jacquimo Resident) in third place.

Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Note
Julie (JulieRoyale Resident) and Moon (moonglownight 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.

Skipper Race 1 Race 2
JulieRoyale Resident 2 1
moonglownight Resident 1 2

In the last race, Julie breaks the tie with Moon with her first place finish over Moon’s second place finish.


Siri (Sirius Rosca) and Rugger (ruggeromare Resident) finished tied with 9 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
Sirius Rosca 5 4
ruggeromare Resident 4 5

In the last race, Siri breaks the tie with Rugger with his fourth place finish over Rugger’s fifth place finish.
 

Bandit Regatta – Mar 27th 2023

From the left (in boats): ViV (Bandit IF), Emileigh (Bandit 22 LTE), Markis (Bandit 22 LTE), Sandra (Bandit 25R), Sirius and Minchen (Bandit IF), Red (Bandit IF), Max and Wyndi (Bandit IF), Rugger and Yanny (Bandit 22 LTE), Sea (Bandit 22 LTE), Moon (Bandit 22 LTE), and Zimtzicke (Bandit 22 LTE). On the race committee boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Daenerys, and Suna.

From the left (in boats): ViV (Bandit IF), Emileigh (Bandit 22 LTE), Markis (Bandit 22 LTE), Sandra (Bandit 25R), Sirius and Minchen (Bandit IF), Red (Bandit IF), Max and Wyndi (Bandit IF), Rugger and Yanny (Bandit 22 LTE), Sea (Bandit 22 LTE), Moon (Bandit 22 LTE), and Zimtzicke (Bandit 22 LTE).
On the race committee boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Daenerys, and Suna.

Calm seas, with a nice fleet turnout, highlighted this weeks North Sea Bandit Regatta. With a fresh breeze of 18 knots out of the southwest, The North Sea regions were mostly calm as one DNF (Did Not Finish) was recorded on the day. The lone DNF happened right after the start of the first race, when a skipper pulled his boat on the course side of the start line. The crowds that assembled along the beaches on the island in the Ziziphus region, as well as on the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier and small race dock in the Eden Jakana region, cheered on an exciting display of fleet racing from this weeks skippers. This weeks fleet, sailing on North Sea Olympic Course (Long) and the North Sea Trapezoid course, was made up of a majority of six Bandit 22 LTEs1. Four Bandit IFs, two sailing single-handed and two crewed respectively, and one Bandit 25R rounded out this weeks Bandit fleet.

1As of the publication of these results, the handicap value for the Bandit 22 LTE has been adjust to 0.79, up from 0.78. Please see North Sea Handicap Table for the rest of our handicaps and a link to the Google Sheet used to calculate them.

Race Director: Cryptic
Assistant Race Director: Daenerys
Wind: SW (225°) 18kts

Note:
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1

Today’s winner was Sirius (Sirius Rosca), with Zimtzicke (Nicole Myhre) 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.

Race Notes:
Emileigh (Emileigh Starbrook) and Red (RedHeadJO Resident) finished tied with 16 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
Emileigh Starbrook 9 7
RedHeadJO Resident 7 9

In the last race, Emileigh breaks the tie with Red with her seventh place finish over Red’s ninth place finish.
 

Bandit Regatta – Jan 30th 2023

From the left (in boats): Emilio (Bandit 22 LTE), Vicky (Bandit 22 LTE), Cate and Anthony (Bandit 22 LTE), Sirius (Bandit IF), Alejandro (Bandit 22 LTE), Red (Bandit IF), Xiao (Bandit IF), Max and Wyndi (Bandit IF), Moon (Bandit 22 LTE), Jenna (Bandit 22 LTE), Sea (Bandit 22 LTE), Rugger and Yanny (Bandit 22 LTE), and Zimtzicke (Bandit 22 LTE). On the race committee boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Helios, Black, Henry, and Daenerys. On the pier: Julie, Cole, Piper, and Sunday.

From the left (in boats): Emilio (Bandit 22 LTE), Vicky (Bandit 22 LTE), Cate and Anthony (Bandit 22 LTE), Sirius (Bandit IF), Alejandro (Bandit 22 LTE), Red (Bandit IF), Xiao (Bandit IF), Max and Wyndi (Bandit IF), Moon (Bandit 22 LTE), Jenna (Bandit 22 LTE), Sea (Bandit 22 LTE), Rugger and Yanny (Bandit 22 LTE), and Zimtzicke (Bandit 22 LTE).
On the race committee boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Helios, Black, Henry, and Daenerys. On the pier: Julie, Cole, Piper, and Sunday.

Calm seas, with a great fleet turnout, highlighted this weeks North Sea Bandit Regatta. The North Sea regions were calm for most as one DNF (Did Not Finish) was recorded on the day. The lone DNF, occurring during the first race, was from a skipper crashing while crossing over region corners. The crowds that gathered on the lighthouse observation deck on the island in the Ziziphus region, as well as on the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier and small race dock in the Eden Jakana region, cheered on a spirited display of fleet racing from this weeks skippers. This weeks fleet, sailing on the North Sea Manta and North Sea Trapezoid courses, was made up of a majority of nine Bandit 22 LTEs. Three Bandit IFs, two sailing single-handed and one crewed respectively, rounded out this weeks Bandit fleet.

Race Director: Cryptic
Assistant Race Director: Daenerys

Wind: SW (225°) 15kts

Wind: SW (225°) 18kts

Note:
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1

Today’s winner was Jenna (jnx1e Resident), with Sea (filax Carter) second, and Cate (Cate Sewell) 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.

Race Notes:
Alejandro (Boogie Aeghin) was disqualified (DSQ) during the first race for finishing under protest while failing to complete a 360° penalty turn as directed by a race directer due to a Rule 10 On Opposite Tacks foul.

10 ON OPPOSITE TACKS
When boats are on opposite tacks, a port-tack boat shall keep clear of a starboard-tack boat.

Source: 2021 – 2024 World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing


Zimtzicke (Nicole Myhre) and Vicky (Vicky4698 Resident) finished tied with 15 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
Nicole Myhre 8 7
Vicky4698 Resident 7 8

In the last race, Zimtzicke breaks the tie with Vicky with her seventh place finish over Vicky’s eighth place finish.


Emilio (emiliopc7 Resident) and Max (Maximiliano Szondi) both finished tied with 20 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
emiliopc7 Resident 9 11
Maximiliano Szondi 10 10

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Emilio’s favor with having a ninth place finish over Max’s tenth place finish as his best.
 

Cat Fight – January 27th 2023

From the left (in boats): Vicky (TMS Flying Shadow), Sin and Cloe (TMS Flying Shadow), Sirius (TMS Flying Shadow), ViV and Palani (TMS Flying Shadow), Julie (TMS Flying Shadow), Moon (TMS Flying Shadow), and Jenna and Amber (TMS Flying Shadow). On the Race Committee boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Asher, Alejandro, and Caethes. On the pier: Sunday, Luca, and Leonardo.

From the left (in boats): Vicky (TMS Flying Shadow), Sin and Cloe (TMS Flying Shadow), Sirius (TMS Flying Shadow), ViV and Palani (TMS Flying Shadow), Julie (TMS Flying Shadow), Moon (TMS Flying Shadow), and Jenna and Amber (TMS Flying Shadow).
On the Race Committee boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Asher, Alejandro, and Caethes. On the pier: Sunday, Luca, and Leonardo.

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, blowing from of the southeast during the second race, The North Sea regions were well behaved as one DNF (Did Not Finish) was recorded on the day. The lone DNF, recorded during the first race, came when a skippers net connection quit on her. The crowds that gathered on the beaches 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, delighted in the electric fleet-foiled feline fire on display from this weeks skippers. This weeks fleet, sailing on the North Sea Trapezoid and North Sea Cat Fight 02 courses, was made up of seven The Mesh Shop (TMS) Flying Shadows, three sailing crewed and four single-handed respectively. For the second race, a skipper jumped on as crew with another skipper, making four crewed Flying Shadows, and only two single-handed.

Race Director: Cryptic

Wind: SW (225°) 18kts

Wind: SE (135°) 18kts

Note:
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1

Today’s winner was Julie (JulieRoyale Resident), with Sin (Sinarielle Resident) second, and Jenna (jnx1e Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Notes:
ViV (vivipezz Resident) was disqualified (DSQ) during the second race for sailing an incorrect course, missing the final two legs of the course before finishing the race, the gates in the Eden Fulmar, and Sapote regions.


Julie (JulieRoyale Resident) and Sin (Sinarielle 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.

Skipper Race 1 Race 2
JulieRoyale Resident 2 1
Sinarielle Resident 1 2

In the last race, Julie breaks the tie with Sin with her first place finish over Sin’s second place finish.
 

North Sea Open Regatta – January 11th 2023

Small boat fleet, from the left (in boats): Emileigh (TMS Star Class), Cate and Anthony (Bandit 22 LTE), Vicky (Bandit 22 LTE), Niem (Bandit 22 LTE), Jackson (Bandit IF), ViV (Quest M-24), Jenna (TMS Nacra 17), Moon (TMS Nacra 17), Sea (Bandit 22 LTE), and Zimtzicke (Bandit 22 LTE). On the Race Committee Boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Henry, Rayz, Kana, Flower, and Daenerys.

Small boat fleet, from the left (in boats): Emileigh (TMS Star Class), Cate and Anthony (Bandit 22 LTE), Vicky (Bandit 22 LTE), Niem (Bandit 22 LTE), Jackson (Bandit IF), ViV (Quest M-24), Jenna (TMS Nacra 17), Moon (TMS Nacra 17), Sea (Bandit 22 LTE), and Zimtzicke (Bandit 22 LTE).
On the Race Committee Boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Henry, Rayz, Kana, Flower, and Daenerys.

Calm seas, with a nice fleet turnout, highlighted this weeks North Sea Open Regatta. The North Sea regions were again generally well behaved as three DNFs (Did Not Finish) were recorded on the day. The first DNF, occurring during the small boat portion, was from a skipper pulling her boat after her navigation HUD ceased functioning. The second DNF, occurring during the big boat portion, was from another skipper pulling her boat after frustration from a misclick of her own mouse causing her boat to stop dead in its tracks. The final DNF, also occurring during the big boat portion, was from a skipper pulling her boat after a collision caused her boat to cross over region corners. The crowds that gathered at the lighthouses on the islands in the Ziziphus and Genip regions, and along the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier and small race dock in the Eden Jakana region, savored a great display of fleet racing from this weeks skippers.

This weeks small boat fleet, sailing on the North Sea Trapezoid course, was made up of a majority of five Bandit 22 LTEs. Two The Mesh Shop (TMS) Nacra 17s, Two Bandit IFs, one TMS Star Class, and one Quest M-24 rounded out this weeks small boat fleet. Meanwhile, the big boat fleet, sailing on the North Sea Roundabout course, was made up of a small majority of three TMS I-Mocca 60s. Two WildWind Open 60s, one TMS One Design 65, one WildWind RC-44r, and one TMS Es Paradis rounded out this weeks big boat fleet.

Big boat fleet, from the left (in boats): Emileigh (WildWind RC-44r), Anthony and Cate (TMS I-Mocca 60), Vicky (TMS I-Mocca 60), Niem (TMS Es Paradis), ViV (TMS I-Mocca 60), Jenna (TMS One Design 65), Sea (WildWind Open 60), Zimtzicke (TMS I-Mocca 60), and Moon (WildWind Open 60). On the Race Committee Boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Deanerys, Kady, Rayz, Henry, Red, and Jackson. On the pier: Mutsy.

Big boat fleet, from the left (in boats): Emileigh (WildWind RC-44r), Anthony and Cate (TMS I-Mocca 60), Vicky (TMS I-Mocca 60), Niem (TMS Es Paradis), ViV (TMS I-Mocca 60), Jenna (TMS One Design 65), Sea (WildWind Open 60), Zimtzicke (TMS I-Mocca 60), and Moon (WildWind Open 60).
On the Race Committee Boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Deanerys, Kady, Rayz, Henry, Red, and Jackson. On the pier: Mutsy.

Race Director: Cryptic
Assistant Race Director: Daenerys
Wind: SW (225°) 18kts

Note:
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1

Today’s winner was Jenna (jnx1e Resident), with Sea (filax Carter) second, and Moon (moonglownight Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate and the SLCG for helping with race duties.

Race Notes:
Cate (Cate Sewell) and Anthony (AnthonyKingston Resident) registered as a team prior to the start of the race, therefore their points are accredited together.


Emileigh (Emileigh Starbrook) and Vicky (Vicky4698 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.

Skipper Best Finish Next Best Finish
Emileigh Starbrook 4 11
Vicky4698 Resident 6 9

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Emileigh’s favor with having a fourth place finish over Vicky’s sixth place finish as her best.
 

Cat Fight – December 16th 2022

From the left (in boats): Daenerys (TMS Flying Shadow), Sin and Cloe (TMS Flying Shadow), Vicky (TMS Nacra 17), Moon (TMS Flying Shadow), ViV (TMS Flying Shadow), and Palani (TMS Flying Shadow). On the Race Committee boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Caethes. Pn the pier: Marius, and Sunday.

From the left (in boats): Daenerys (TMS Flying Shadow), Sin and Cloe (TMS Flying Shadow), Vicky (TMS Nacra 17), Moon (TMS Flying Shadow), ViV (TMS Flying Shadow), and Palani (TMS Flying Shadow).
On the Race Committee boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Caethes. Pn the pier: Marius, and Sunday.

Calm seas, with a nice fleet turnout, highlighted this weeks Cat Fight in The North Sea. With a moderate breeze of 15 knots out of the southwest, turning to a fresh breeze of 18 knots from the northwest during the second race, The North Sea regions were generally well behaved as two DNFs (Did Not Finish) were recorded on the day. The first DNF was from a skipper pulling his boat during the first race after navigation HUD issues. The remaining DNF was from a skipper crashing as she crossed over region corners during the second race. The crowds that gathered on 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, cheered on the festive fleet-foiled feline frenzy on display from this weeks skippers. This weeks fleet, sailing on the North Sea Trapezoid and the North Sea Cat Fight 01 courses, was made up of five The Mesh Shop (TMS) Flying Shadows, four sailing single-handed and one crewed respectively. One TMS Nacra 17 rounded out this weeks catamaran fleet.

Race Director: Cryptic

Wind: SW (225°) 15kts

Wind: NW (315°) 18kts

Note:
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1

Today’s winner was Daenerys (blondij Resident), with Sin (Sinarielle Resident) second, and ViV (vivipezz Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Notes:
Sin (Sinarielle Resident) and ViV (vivipezz Resident) finished tied with 5 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
Sinarielle Resident 3 2
vivipezz Resident 2 3

In the last race, Sin breaks the tie with ViV with her second place finish over ViV’s third place finish.
 

Bandit Regatta – Nov 28th 2022

From the left (in boats): Emiliegh (Bandit 22 LTE), Emilio (Bandit 22 LTE), Lilita (Bandit 22 LTE), Cilian (Bandit 22 LTE), Red (Bandit IF), Sirius (Bandit IF), Rugger (Bandit 22 LTE), Moon (Bandit 22 LTE), Sea (Bandit 22 LTE), and Zimtzicke (Bandit 22 LTE). On the race committee boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Daenerys, and Sandra. On the pier: Paula.

From the left (in boats): Emiliegh (Bandit 22 LTE), Emilio (Bandit 22 LTE), Lilita (Bandit 22 LTE), Cilian (Bandit 22 LTE), Red (Bandit IF), Sirius (Bandit IF), Rugger (Bandit 22 LTE), Moon (Bandit 22 LTE), Sea (Bandit 22 LTE), and Zimtzicke (Bandit 22 LTE).
On the race committee boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Daenerys, and Sandra. On the pier: Paula.

Calm seas, with a nice fleet turnout, highlighted the last North Sea Bandit Regatta for November, 2022. With a fresh breeze of 18 knots out of the southwest, The North Sea regions were mostly well behaved as three DNFs (Did Not Finish) were recorded on the day. All three DNFS, one during the first race and two during the second race, were due to skippers crashing while crossing over region corners. The crowds that gathered on the lighthouse observation deck on the island in the Ziziphus region, as well as on the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier and small race dock in the Eden Jakana region, took in a lively display of fleet racing from this weeks skippers. This weeks fleet, sailing on North Sea Olympic Course (Long) and the North Sea Trapezoid course, was made up of a majority of eight Bandit 22 LTEs. Two Bandit IFs rounded out this weeks Bandit fleet.

Race Director: Cryptic
Assistant Race Director: Daenerys
Wind: SW (225°) 18kts

Note:
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1

Today’s winner was Emileigh (Emileigh Starbrook), with Sea (filax Carter) second, and Sirius (Sirius Rosca) 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.

Race Notes:
Emilio (emiliopc7 Resident) and Red (RedHeadJO Resident) both finished tied with 13 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
emiliopc7 Resident 4 9
RedHeadJO Resident 6 7

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Emilio’s favor with having a fourth place finish over Red’s sixth place finish as her best.


Cilian (Cilian McCullough) and Lilita (lilita Cifuentes) 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
Cilian McCullough 8 10
lilita Cifuentes 9 9

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Cilian’s favor with having an eighth place finish over Lilita’s ninth place finish as her best.
 

North Sea Open Regatta – November 2nd 2022

Small boat fleet, from the left (in boats): Emileigh (TMS Flying Shadow), Max (Bandit 22 LTE), Moon (Bandit 22 LTE), and Zimtzicke (Bandit 22 LTE). On the Race Committee Boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Farryn, Helena, and Daenerys.

Small boat fleet, from the left (in boats): Emileigh (TMS Flying Shadow), Max (Bandit 22 LTE), Moon (Bandit 22 LTE), and Zimtzicke (Bandit 22 LTE).
On the Race Committee Boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Farryn, Helena, and Daenerys.

Calm seas, with a light fleet turnout, highlighted the first North Sea Open Regatta of November, 2022. With Summer Time ending for Europe this past weekend and North America ending Daylight Savings Time this upcoming weekend, Secondlife™ time is one hour earlier for those in Europe this week. As a result, this week every year gives us our lightest fleet turnouts. The North Sea regions were generally well behaved with one DNF (Did Not Finish) recorded on the day. The lone DNF, occurring during the big boat portion, was due to a skipper crashing while crossing from the Sloe region into the Sapodilla region, resulting in her boat taking a relaxing swim in our assistant race director Daenerys’ pool on her island in the Persimmon region. The crowds that gathered along the beaches on the islands in the Ziziphus and Genip regions, and along the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier and small race dock in the Eden Jakana region, cheered on a great display of fleet racing from this weeks skippers.

This weeks small boat fleet, sailing on the North Sea Trapezoid course, was made up of a majority of three Bandit 22 LTEs. One The Mesh Shop (TMS) Flying Shadow rounded out this weeks small boat fleet. Meanwhile, the big boat fleet, sailing on the North Sea Torpedo course, was made up of a majority of two TMS I-Mocca 60s. One ACA33, and one Trudeau 12 Metre rounded out this weeks big boat fleet.

Big boat fleet, from the left (in boats): Emileigh (TMS I-Mocca 60), Max (ACA33), Moon (Trudeau 12 Metre), and Zimtzicke (TMS I-Mocca 60). On the Race Committee Boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Farryn, and Daenerys.

Big boat fleet, from the left (in boats): Emileigh (TMS I-Mocca 60), Max (ACA33), Moon (Trudeau 12 Metre), and Zimtzicke (TMS I-Mocca 60).
On the Race Committee Boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Farryn, and Daenerys.

Race Director: Cryptic
Assistant Race Director: Daenerys
Wind: SW (225°) 18kts

Note:
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1

Today’s winner was Max (Max Starostin), with Moon (moonglownight Resident) second, and Zimtzicke (Nicole Myhre) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate and the SLCG for helping with race duties.

Race Notes:
Max (Max Starostin) and Moon (moonglownight 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.

Skipper Race 1 Race 2
Max Starostin 2 1
moonglownight Resident 1 2

In the last race, Max breaks the tie with Moon with his first place finish over Moon’s second place finish.