Cat Fight – March 24th 2023

From the left (in boats): Sin and Cloe (TMS Flying Shadow), Daenerys (TMS Flying Shadow), Max (TMS Flying Shadow), Palani (TMS Nacra 17), Sea (TMS Flying Shadow), and Xiao (TMS Flying Shadow). On the Race Committee boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Natacha, Aaliyah, Dejah, Sasha, and Caethes.

From the left (in boats): Sin and Cloe (TMS Flying Shadow), Daenerys (TMS Flying Shadow), Max (TMS Flying Shadow), Palani (TMS Nacra 17), Sea (TMS Flying Shadow), and Xiao (TMS Flying Shadow).
On the Race Committee boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Natacha, Aaliyah, Dejah, Sasha, and Caethes.

Calm seas, with a nice fleet turnout, highlighted this weeks Cat Fight in The North Sea. The North Sea regions were well behaved as no DNFs (Did Not Finish) were recorded on the day. The crowds that gathered on the lighthouse observation deck of 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 frantic fleet-foiled feline fun on display from this weeks skippers. This weeks fleet, sailing on the North Sea Bowline course and North Sea Olympic Course (Long), was made up of a majority of five The Mesh Shop (TMS) Flying Shadows, three sailing single-handed and two crewed1 respectively. One TMS Nacra 17 rounded out this weeks catamaran fleet.

1As of the publishing of these results, the handicap for the crewed (TMS) Flying Shadow is now 1.38, up from 1.36. Please see North Sea Handicap Table for our handicaps and a link to the Google Sheet used to calculate them.

Second Note:: With the onset of DST in the United States, Canada, and most of Mexico, SL time (PDT) is now one hour ahead. However, Europe will not be entering EU Summer Time until this Sunday, March 26th. In order to facilitate that our races are still at a friendly time for our sailors, we will be running our races one SL hour later, but still at the same time GMT/CET.

The schedule for The North Sea, for the remainder of this wekk will be:

Saturday 25th:
North Sea Bandit IF Regatta: 2 PM SL time (21:00 GMT/22:00 CET)

Beginning with this upcoming Monday, March 27th, The North Sea will return to our normal 1PM SL time slot for our Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday races, and 2:30 PM SL for our Friday race.

Race Director: Cryptic
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 Sin (Sinarielle Resident), with Max (Max Starostin) second, and Daenerys (blondij 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 Max (Max Starostin) both finished tied with 4 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
Sinarielle Resident 1 3
Max Starostin 2 2

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

North Sea Open Regatta – March 22nd 2023

Small boat fleet, from the left (in boats): Vicky (Bandit 22 LTE), Emileigh (Bandit 22 LTE), Markis (Bandit 22 LTE), Cate and Anthony (Bandit 22 LTE), Sandra (Bandit 25R), ViV (Quest M-24), Rugger and Yanny (Bandit 22 LTE), Max and Wyndi (TMS Star Class), Jenna (TMS Nacra 17), Moon (Bandit 22 LTE), and Zimtzicke (Bandit 22 LTE). On the Race Committee Boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Red, Tamarushka, Daenerys, Julie, and Caethes. On the pier: Nikola, and Tina.

Small boat fleet, from the left (in boats): Vicky (Bandit 22 LTE), Emileigh (Bandit 22 LTE), Markis (Bandit 22 LTE), Cate and Anthony (Bandit 22 LTE), Sandra (Bandit 25R), ViV (Quest M-24), Rugger and Yanny (Bandit 22 LTE), Max and Wyndi (TMS Star Class), Jenna (TMS Nacra 17), Moon (Bandit 22 LTE), and Zimtzicke (Bandit 22 LTE).
On the Race Committee Boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Red, Tamarushka, Daenerys, Julie, and Caethes. On the pier: Nikola, and Tina.

Calm seas, with a nice fleet turnout, highlighted this weeks North Sea Open Regatta. The North Sea regions were generally well behaved as three DNFs (Did Not Finish) were recorded on the day. One DNF, recorded during the small boat portion, was from a skipper having computer issues causing a reboot in the middle of the race. The remaining two DNFs, also recorded during the small boat portion, were from 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, delighted in an entertaining display of fleet racing from this weeks skippers.

This weeks small boat fleet, sailing on North Sea Olympic Course (Long), was made up of a majority of seven Bandit 22 LTEs. One Bandit 25R, one Quest M-24, one The Mesh Shop (TMS) Nacra 17, and one crewed TMS Star Class rounded out this weeks small boat fleet. Meanwhile, the big boat fleet, sailing on the North Sea Butterfly course, was made up of a majority of five TMS I-Mocca 60s. One TMS One Design 65, one TMS Volvo Open 70, and one WildWind RC-44r rounded out this weeks big boat fleet.

Note: As of the publication of these results, the handicap value for the Quest M-24 has been adjusted to 0.93, up from 0.92. Please see North Sea Handicap Table for our handicaps and the Google Sheet used to make those calculations.

Big boat fleet, from the left (in boats): Emileigh (WildWind RC-44r), Anthony and Cate (TMS I-Mocca 60), Vicky and Tamarushka (TMS I-Mocca 60), Sandra (TMS Volvo Open 70), Sea (TMS I-Mocca 60), Markis (TMS I-Mocca 60), Jenna (TMS One Design 65), and ViV (TMS I-Mocca 60). On the Race Committee Boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Zimtzicke, Danerys, Julia, and Caethes. On the pier: Tina.

Big boat fleet, from the left (in boats): Emileigh (WildWind RC-44r), Anthony and Cate (TMS I-Mocca 60), Vicky and Tamarushka (TMS I-Mocca 60), Sandra (TMS Volvo Open 70), Sea (TMS I-Mocca 60), Markis (TMS I-Mocca 60), Jenna (TMS One Design 65), and ViV (TMS I-Mocca 60).
On the Race Committee Boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Zimtzicke, Danerys, Julia, and Caethes. On the pier: Tina.

Second Note:: With the onset of DST in the United States, Canada, and most of Mexico, SL time (PDT) is now one hour ahead. However, Europe will not be entering EU Summer Time until Sunday, March 26th. In order to facilitate that our races are still at a friendly time for our sailors, we will be running our races one SL hour later, but still at the same time GMT/CET.

The schedule for The North Sea, for the remainder of this week will be:

Friday 24th:
North Sea Cat Fight: 3:30 PM SL time (22:30 GMT/23:30 CET)

Saturday 25th:
North Sea Bandit IF Races: 2 PM SL time (21:00 GMT/22:00 CET)

Beginning with Monday, March 27th, The North Sea will return to our normal 1PM SL time slot for our Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday races, and 2:30 PM SL for our Friday race.

Race Director: Cryptic
Assistant Race Directors: Daenerys, and Tamarushka
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 ViV (vivipezz Resident), with Jenna (jnx1e 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.


Sandra (Sandra Nebula) was disqualified during the big boat portion for sailing an incorrect course, missing the first course mark, the blue buoy in the Sapote Region.


Anthony Kingston (anthonykingston Resident) was disqualified during the big boat portion for sailing an incorrect course, missing the fourth course mark, sailing south of the the blue buoy in the Sapote Region instead of north of it.


Markis (Marcus Schechter) and Cate & Anthony (Cate Sewell & Anthony) both finished tied with 14 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
Marcus Schechter 6 8
Cate Sewell/Anthony 7 7

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Markis’s favor with having a sixth place finish over Cate & Anthony’s seventh place finish as their best.
 

Cat Fight – March 17th 2023

From the left (in TMS Flying Shadows): Vicky, Rayz and Dids, Max, Sin and Cloe, Daenerys, and Palani. On the Race Committee boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Red, Tamarushka, Broncocas, and Caethes.

From the left (in TMS Flying Shadows): Vicky, Rayz and Dids, Max, Sin and Cloe, Daenerys, and Palani.
On the Race Committee boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Red, Tamarushka, Broncocas, and Caethes.

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, turning to 21 knots out of the southeast during the second race, The North Sea regions were calm as no DNFs (Did Not Finish) were recorded on the day. 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 frenetic fleet-foiled feline frenzy on display from this weeks skippers. This weeks fleet, sailing on the North Sea Manta and the North Sea Cat Fight 02 courses, was made up of six The Mesh Shop (TMS) Flying Shadows, four sailing single-handed and two crewed respectively, in the first race. One single-handed skipper picked up crew for the second race.

Note:: With the onset of DST in the United States, Canada, and most of Mexico this past Sunday, SL time (PST) is now one hour ahead. However, Europe will not be entering EU Summer Time until Sunday, March 26th. In order to facilitate that our races are still at a friendly time for our sailors, we will be running our races one SL hour later, but still at the same time GMT/CET.

The schedule for The North Sea, for the next two weeks will be:

Monday 20th:
North Sea Bandit Regatta: 2 PM SL time (21:00 GMT/22:00 CET)

Wednesday 22nd:
North Sea Open Regatta: 2 PM SL time (21:00 GMT/22:00 CET)

Friday 24th:
North Sea Cat Fight: 3:30 PM SL time (22:30 GMT/23:30 CET)

Saturday 18th, and 25th:
North Sea Bandit IF Regatta: 2 PM SL time (21:00 GMT/22:00 CET)

Beginning with Monday, March 27th, The North Sea will return to our normal 1PM SL time slot for our Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday races, and 2:30 PM SL for our Friday race.

Race Director: Cryptic

Wind: SW (225°) 18kts

Wind: SE (135°) 21kts

Note:
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 Max (Max Starostin) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Notes:
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.

Skipper Race 1 Race 2
Sinarielle Resident 2 1
blondij Resident 1 2

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


Max (Max Starostin) and Palani (Palani Allen) finished tied with 7 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 4 3
Palani Allen 3 4

In the last race, Max breaks the tie with Palani with his third place finish over Palani’s fourth place finish.
 

North Sea Open Regatta – March 15th 2023

Small boat fleet, from the left (in boats): Emileigh (TMS Star Class), Vicky (Bandit 22 LTE), Red (TMS Star Class), Sandra (Bandit 25R), Niem (Bandit 22 LTE), Aymalie (Quest 2m), Xiao (TMS Sea Boss - Rider), Rugger and Yanny (Bandit 22 LTE), Jenna (TMS Nacra 17), Sea (Bandit 22 LTE), and Zimtzicke (Bandit 22 LTE). On the Race Committee Boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Claire, Daenerys, Tyson, Tamarushka, and Asher.

Small boat fleet, from the left (in boats): Emileigh (TMS Star Class), Vicky (Bandit 22 LTE), Red (TMS Star Class), Sandra (Bandit 25R), Niem (Bandit 22 LTE), Aymalie (Quest 2m), Xiao (TMS Sea Boss – Rider), Rugger and Yanny (Bandit 22 LTE), Jenna (TMS Nacra 17), Sea (Bandit 22 LTE), and Zimtzicke (Bandit 22 LTE).
On the Race Committee Boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Claire, Daenerys, Tyson, Tamarushka, and Asher.

Calm seas, with a nice fleet turnout, highlighted this weeks North Sea Open Regatta. With a fresh breeze of 18 knots out of the southwest, The North Sea regions were mostly behaved as three DNFs (Did Not Finish) were recorded on the day. One DNF, occurring during the small boat portion, was due to a skipper deleting her boat after frustration from hitting the race dock right before the finish. The remaining two DNFs, occurring one a piece in each portion respectively, were from skippers crashing while crossing over region corners. 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, took in a thrilling display of fleet racing from this weeks skippers.

This weeks small boat fleet, sailing on the North Sea Triple Pink course, was made up of a majority of five Bandit 22 LTEs. Two The Mesh Shop (TMS) Star Class, one Bandit 25R, one Quest 2m, one TMS Nacra 17, and one TMS Sea Boss – Rider rounded out this weeks small boat fleet. Meanwhile, the big boat fleet, sailing on the North Sea Extreme course, was made up of a small majority of two TMS I-Mocca 60s. One TMS Volvo Open 70, one WildWind Open 60, one WildWind RC-44r, one Isard Machichaco, and one TMS Ocean Beach rounded out this weeks big boat fleet.

Note:: With the onset of DST in the United States, Canada, and most of Mexico this past Sunday, SL time (PST) is now one hour ahead. However, Europe will not be entering EU Summer Time until Sunday, March 26th. In order to facilitate that our races are still at a friendly time for our sailors, we will be running our races one SL hour later, but still at the same time GMT/CET.

The schedule for The North Sea, for the next two weeks will be:

Monday 20th:
North Sea Bandit Regatta: 2 PM SL time (21:00 GMT/22:00 CET)

Wednesday 22nd:
North Sea Open Regatta: 2 PM SL time (21:00 GMT/22:00 CET)

Friday 17th, and 24th:
North Sea Cat Fight: 3:30 PM SL time (22:30 GMT/23:30 CET)

Saturday 18th, and 25th:
North Sea Bandit IF Regatta: 2 PM SL time (21:00 GMT/22:00 CET)

Beginning with Monday, March 27th, The North Sea will return to our normal 1PM SL time slot for our Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday races, and 2:30 PM SL for our Friday race.

Big boat fleet, from the left (in boats): Emileigh (WildWind RC-44r), Vicky and Tamarushka (TMS I-Mocca 60), Niem (Isard Machichaco), Xiao (TMS Ocean Beach), Aymalie (Isard Machichaco), Sandra (TMS Volvo Open 70), Sea (WildWind Open 60), and Zimtzicke (TMS I-Mocca 60). On the Race Committee Boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Tyson, Red, and Daenerys.

Big boat fleet, from the left (in boats): Emileigh (WildWind RC-44r), Vicky and Tamarushka (TMS I-Mocca 60), Niem (Isard Machichaco), Xiao (TMS Ocean Beach), Aymalie (Isard Machichaco), Sandra (TMS Volvo Open 70), Sea (WildWind Open 60), and Zimtzicke (TMS I-Mocca 60).
On the Race Committee Boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Tyson, Red, and Daenerys.

Race Director: Cryptic
Assistant Race Directors: Daenerys, and Tamarushka
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 Aymalie (Aymalie Resident), with Sea (filax Carter) second, and Zimtzicke (Nicole Myhre) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Notes:
Xiao (XiaoMarque01 Resident) was disqualified (DSQ) during the small boat portion for sailing an incorrect course, missing the first course mark, the pink buoy in the Sloe region.


Xiao (XiaoMarque01 Resident), Rugger (ruggeromare Resident), and Vicky (Vicky4698 Resident) all finished tied with 11 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
XiaoMarque01 Resident 2 9
ruggeromare Resident 3 8
Vicky4698 Resident 5 6

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Xiao’s favor with having a second place finish over Rugger’s third, and Vicky’s fifth place finishes as their best.


Sandra (WWWAAAA Resident) and Niem (NiemDarr Resident) both finished tied with 16 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
WWWAAAA Resident 7 9
NiemDarr Resident 8 8

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 Niem’s eighth place finish as her best.
 

Cat Fight – March 10th 2023

From the left (in boats): Sin and Cloe (TMS Flying Shadow), ViV (TMS Flying Shadow), Max (TMS Flying Shadow), Xiao (TMS Flying Shadow), Palani (TMS Nacra 17), Moon (TMS Flying Shadow), and Jenna and Amber (TMS Flying Shadow). On the Race Committee boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Vicky, Red, Daenerys, Lin, Caethes, and Guilia.

From the left (in boats): Sin and Cloe (TMS Flying Shadow), ViV (TMS Flying Shadow), Max (TMS Flying Shadow), Xiao (TMS Flying Shadow), Palani (TMS Nacra 17), Moon (TMS Flying Shadow), and Jenna and Amber (TMS Flying Shadow).
On the Race Committee boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Vicky, Red, Daenerys, Lin, Caethes, and Guilia.

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, climbing to 21 knots out of the northwest during the second race, The North Sea regions were calm for most as one DNF (Did Not Finish) was recorded on the day. The lone DNF was from a skipper crashing while crossing region corners in the second race. The crowds that gathered on the shores of the island in the Ziziphus region, and along the Poseidon Centre Spectator Pier and small race dock in the Eden Jakana region, cheered on the fit of fleet-foiled feline fury on display from this weeks skippers. This weeks fleet, sailing on the North Sea Bowline Reverse and the North Sea Cat Fight 01 courses, was made up of a majority of five The Mesh Shop (TMS) Flying Shadows, three sailing single-handed and two crewed respectively. One TMS Nacra 17 rounded out this weeks catamaran fleet.

Race Director: Cryptic

Wind: SW (225°) 18kts

Wind: NW (315°) 21kts

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

Today’s winner was Sin (Sinarielle Resident), with ViV (vivipezz Resident) 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:
Palani (Palani Allen) and Jenna (jnx1e Resident) 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
Palani Allen 6 5
jnx1e Resident 5 6

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

North Sea Open Regatta – March 8th 2023

Small boat fleet, from the left (in boats): Vicky (Bandit 22 LTE), Emileigh (Bandit 22 LTE), Aymalie (Quest 2m), Theresa (Bandit 22 LTE), Sandra (Bandit 25R), Rugger and Yanny (Bandit 22 LTE), Max and Wyndi (TMS Star Class), Jenna (TMS Nacra 17), Markis (Bandit 22 LTE), ViV (TMS Star Class), Moon (Bandit 22 LTE), Sea (TMS Flying Shadow), and Zimtzicke (Bandit 22 LTE). On the Race Committee Boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Tamarushka, Red, Daenerys, and Suna. On the pier: Jackson, Naira, and Marius.

Small boat fleet, from the left (in boats): Vicky (Bandit 22 LTE), Emileigh (Bandit 22 LTE), Aymalie (Quest 2m), Theresa (Bandit 22 LTE), Sandra (Bandit 25R), Rugger and Yanny (Bandit 22 LTE), Max and Wyndi (TMS Star Class), Jenna (TMS Nacra 17), Markis (Bandit 22 LTE), ViV (TMS Star Class), Moon (Bandit 22 LTE), Sea (TMS Flying Shadow), and Zimtzicke (Bandit 22 LTE).
On the Race Committee Boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Tamarushka, Red, Daenerys, and Suna. On the pier: Jackson, Naira, and Marius.

Calm seas, with a nice fleet turnout, highlighted this weeks North Sea Open Regatta. The North Sea regions were well behaved as two DNFs (Did Not Finish) were recorded on the day. Both DNFs, occurring during the small boat portion, were due to skippers connections dying on them during the race. The crowds that gathered along 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 a competitive display of fleet racing from this weeks skippers.

This weeks small boat fleet, sailing on the North Sea Half Mane Mirror course, was made up of a majority of seven Bandit 22 LTEs. Two The Mesh Shop (TMS) Star Class, one sailing single-handed and one crewed respectively, one TMS Flying Shadow, one TMS Nacra 17, one Bandit 25R, and one Quest 2m rounded out this weeks small boat fleet. Meanwhile, the big boat fleet, sailing on the North Sea Double Loop course, was made up of a majority of three TMS I-Mocca 60s. One TMS One Design 65, one TMS Volvo Open 70, one WildWind Open 60, one Trudeau 12 Metre, one Bandit 55, and one Isard Machimacho rounded out this weeks big boat fleet.

Big boat fleet, from the left (in boats): Emileigh (Trudeau 12 Metre), Sandra (TMS Volvo Open 70), ViV (TMS I-Mocca 60), Aymalie (Isard Machimacho), Rugger and Yanny (Bandit 55), Sea (TMS I-Mocca 60), Jenna (TMS One Design 65), Zimtzicke (TMS I-Mocca 60), and Moon (WildWind Open 60). On the Race Committee Boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Vicky, Red, Tamarushka, Daenerys, and Suna. On the pier: Nikola.

Big boat fleet, from the left (in boats): Emileigh (Trudeau 12 Metre), Sandra (TMS Volvo Open 70), ViV (TMS I-Mocca 60), Aymalie (Isard Machimacho), Rugger and Yanny (Bandit 55), Sea (TMS I-Mocca 60), Jenna (TMS One Design 65), Zimtzicke (TMS I-Mocca 60), and Moon (WildWind Open 60).
On the Race Committee Boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Vicky, Red, Tamarushka, Daenerys, and Suna. On the pier: Nikola.

Race Director: Cryptic
Assistant Race Directors: Daenerys, and Tamarushka
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:
Rugger (ruggeromare Resident) and Moon (moonglownight Resident) both finished the small boat portion tied at the finishing line with a time of 15:18. As their final time also remains tied, as they both sailed the same boat, Rule A7 of Appendix A, Scoring, 2021 – 2024 World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing is used to score this tie:

If boats are tied at the finishing line or if a handicap or rating system is used and boats have equal corrected times, the points for the place for which the boats have tied and for the place(s) immediately below shall be added together and divided equally. Boats tied for a race prize shall share it or be given equal prizes.

Therefore, both Rugger and Moon receive 4.5 points, as the product for the place for which they have tied and for the place immediately below, 4 and 5, added together and divided equally.


ViV (vivipezz Resident) was disqualified (DSQ) during the big boat portion for missing the last course mark before crossing the finish line, the orange buoy in the Eden Jakana region.


Sandra (WWWAAAA Resident) and Zimtzicke (Nicole Myhre) both finished tied with 14 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
WWWAAAA Resident 6 8
Nicole Myhre 7 7

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


Vicky (Vicky4698 Resident) and Theresa (Resi Pfeffer) both finished tied with 22 points. As they both have the exact same finishes in each race, a DNF (Did Not Finish) for the small boat portion and a DNS (Did Not Start) for the big boat portion, neither Rule A8.1 or A8.2 of Appendix A, Scoring, 2021 – 2024 World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing will satisfy breaking this tie. Therefore, Vicky and Theresa remain tied in twelfth place overall.
 

Cat Fight – March 3rd 2023

From the left (in boats): Vicky (TMS Nacra 17), Rayz and Dids (TMS Flying Shadow), Daenerys (TMS Flying Shadow), Max (TMS Flying Shadow), Xiao (TMS Flying Shadow), ViV (TMS Flying Shadow), Moon (TMS Flying Shadow), and Palani (WildWind AC-45). On the Race Committee boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Red, Giulia, and Caethes. On the pier: Julia.

From the left (in boats): Vicky (TMS Nacra 17), Rayz and Dids (TMS Flying Shadow), Daenerys (TMS Flying Shadow), Max (TMS Flying Shadow), Xiao (TMS Flying Shadow), ViV (TMS Flying Shadow), Moon (TMS Flying Shadow), and Palani (WildWind AC-45).
On the Race Committee boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Red, Giulia, and Caethes. On the pier: Julia.

Calm seas, with a nice fleet turnout, highlighted the first Cat Fight in The North Sea for March, 2023. With a fresh breeze of 18 knots out of the southwest, climbing to 21 knots during the second race, The North Sea regions were generally well behaved as no DNFs (Did Not Finish) were recorded on the day. The crowds that gathered along 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, indulged in the fresh fleet-foiled feline ferment on display from this weeks skippers. This weeks fleet, sailing on the North Sea Torpedo and the North Sea Snipe courses, was made up of a majority of six The Mesh Shop (TMS) Flying Shadows, five sailing single-handed and one crewed respectively. One TMS Nacra 17, and one WildWind AC-45 rounded out this weeks catamaran fleet in the first race. The lone Nacra skipper opted for her Flying Shadow instead, for the second race.

Race Director: Cryptic

Wind: SW (225°) 18kts

Wind: SW (225°) 21kts

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 ViV (vivipezz Resident) second, and Moon (moonglownight Resident) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Notes:
Xiao (XiaoMarque01 Resident) was disqualified (DSQ) during the first race for sailing an incorrect course, crossing the finish line while missing five of seven course marks.


Rayz (Rayzza Rubble) and Vicky (Vicky4698 Resident) 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
Rayzza Rubble 6 5
Vicky4698 Resident 5 6

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

North Sea Open Regatta – March 1st 2023

Small boat fleet, from the left (in boats): Emileigh (TMS Star Class), Jenna (TMS Nacra 17), Sandra (Bandit 25R), ViV (TMS Star Class), Aymalie (TMS Sea Boss - Rider), Rugger (Bandit 22 LTE), Sirius (TMS Star Class), Max and Wyndi (TMS Star Class), Markis (Bandit 22 LTE), Xiao (TMS Sea Boss - Rider), Sea (Bandit 22 LTE), and Zimtzicke (Bandit 22 LTE). On the Race Committee Boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Daenerys, Tamarushka, Henry, and Red. On the pier: Lampoon, Torri, and Nikola.

Small boat fleet, from the left (in boats): Emileigh (TMS Star Class), Jenna (TMS Nacra 17), Sandra (Bandit 25R), ViV (TMS Star Class), Aymalie (TMS Sea Boss – Rider), Rugger (Bandit 22 LTE), Sirius (TMS Star Class), Max and Wyndi (TMS Star Class), Markis (Bandit 22 LTE), Xiao (TMS Sea Boss – Rider), Sea (Bandit 22 LTE), and Zimtzicke (Bandit 22 LTE).
On the Race Committee Boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Daenerys, Tamarushka, Henry, and Red. On the pier: Lampoon, Torri, and Nikola.

Calm seas, with a nice fleet turnout, highlighted the first North Sea Open Regatta for March, 2023. With a fresh breeze of 18 knots out of the southwest, The North Sea regions were mostly behaved as two DNFs (Did Not Finish) were recorded on the day. The first DNF, occurring during the small boat portion, was due to a skipper experiencing a rough crossing. The second DNF, occurring during the big boat portion, was from a skipper pulling her boat after she realized her control gestures were mixed up. The crowds that gathered along 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, savored a great display of fleet racing from this weeks skippers.

This weeks small boat fleet, sailing on the North Sea Half Mane course, was made up of a split majority of four Bandit 22 LTEs and four The Mesh Shop (TMS) Star Class, three sailing single-handed and one crewed respectively. Two TMS Sea Boss – Riders, one TMS Nacra 17, and one Bandit 25R rounded out this weeks small boat fleet. Meanwhile, the big boat fleet, sailing on the North Sea Outer Inner Loop (OIL) course, was made up of a small split majority of two Trudeau 12 Metres and two TMS I-Mocca 60s. One TMS Volvo Open 70, one TMS One Design 65, one WildWind RC44R, one Isard Machichaco, and one TMS Ocean Beach rounded out this weeks big boat fleet.

Big boat fleet, from the left (in boats): Emileigh (Trudeau 12 Metre), Lampoon (Isard Machichaco), Sandra (TMS Volvo Open 70), Xiao (TMS Ocean Beach), Aymalie (WildWind RC-44R), ViV (Trudeau 12 Metre), Sea (TMS I-Mocca 60), Jenna (TMS One Design 65), and Zimtzicke (TMS I-Mocca 60). On the Race Committee Boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Vicky, Daenerys, Henry, Tamarushka, Sirius, Max, Wyndi, and Caethes. On the pier: Nikola.

Big boat fleet, from the left (in boats): Emileigh (Trudeau 12 Metre), Lampoon (Isard Machichaco), Sandra (TMS Volvo Open 70), Xiao (TMS Ocean Beach), Aymalie (WildWind RC-44R), ViV (Trudeau 12 Metre), Sea (TMS I-Mocca 60), Jenna (TMS One Design 65), and Zimtzicke (TMS I-Mocca 60).
On the Race Committee Boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Vicky, Daenerys, Henry, Tamarushka, Sirius, Max, Wyndi, and Caethes. On the pier: Nikola.

Race Director: Cryptic
Assistant Race Directors: Daenerys, and Tamarushka
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 Aymalie (Aymalie Resident), with Jenna (jnx1e Resident) second, and Zimtzicke (Nicole Myhre) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Notes:
Zimtzicke (Nicole Myhre) and ViV (vivipezz Resident) both finished tied with 7 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
Nicole Myhre 2 5
vivipezz Resident 3 4

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


Xiao (XiaoMarque01 Resident) and Rugger (ruggeromare Resident) both finished tied with 17 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
XiaoMarque01 Resident 6 11
ruggeromare Resident 7 10

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


Lampoon (Lampoon Destiny) and Sea (filax Carter) both finished tied with 21 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
Lampoon Destiny 8 13
filax Carter 9 12

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

Cat Fight – February 24th 2023

From the left (in boats): Vicky (TMS Nacra 17), Xiao (TMS Flying Shadow), Max (TMS Flying Shadow), Sin and Cloe (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, Tiffini, Gnarly, and Caethes. On the pier: Arwen, Cole, and Marius.

From the left (in boats): Vicky (TMS Nacra 17), Xiao (TMS Flying Shadow), Max (TMS Flying Shadow), Sin and Cloe (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, Tiffini, Gnarly, and Caethes. On the pier: Arwen, Cole, and Marius.

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, turning from of the Southeast during the second race, The North Sea regions were well behaved as no DNFs (Did Not Finish) were recorded on the day. 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, relished the charged fleet-foiled feline force on display from this weeks skippers. This weeks fleet, sailing on the North Sea Copacabana and North Sea Cat Fight 02 courses, was made up of a majority of five The Mesh Shop (TMS) Flying Shadows, four sailing single-handed and one crewed respectively. Two TMS Nacra 17s rounded out this weeks catamaran fleet in the first race. One Nacra skipper opted to use her Flying Shadow with crew for the second race.

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 Moon (moonglownight 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:
Moon (moonglownight Resident) and Jenna (jnx1e Resident) finished tied with 6 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 4 2
jnx1e Resident 2 4

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

North Sea Open Regatta – February 22nd 2023

Small boat fleet, from the left (in boats): Emileigh (TMS Star Class), Alejandro (Bandit 22 LTE), Chalky (Bandit 22 LTE), Rugger and Yanny (Bandit 22 LTE), Emilio (Bandit 22 LTE), Niem (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, Tamarushka, and Suna. On the pier: Cole, and Arwen.

Small boat fleet, from the left (in boats): Emileigh (TMS Star Class), Alejandro (Bandit 22 LTE), Chalky (Bandit 22 LTE), Rugger and Yanny (Bandit 22 LTE), Emilio (Bandit 22 LTE), Niem (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, Tamarushka, and Suna. On the pier: Cole, and Arwen.

Great sim sailing weather, with a nice fleet turnout, highlighted this weeks North Sea Open Regatta. The North Sea regions were calm for all as no DNFs (Did Not Finish) were recorded on the day. The crowds that gathered along 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, enjoyed a fun display of fleet racing from this weeks skippers.

This weeks small boat fleet, sailing on the North Sea Bowline course, was made up of a majority of eight Bandit 22 LTEs. One The Mesh Shop (TMS) Star Class 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. One WildWind Open 60, and one WildWind RC-44R rounded out this weeks big boat fleet.

Big boat fleet, from the left (in boats): Emileigh (WildWind RC-44R), Alejandro (TMS I-Mocca 60), Rugger (WildWind Open 60), Moon (TMS I-Mocca 60), Sea (TMS I-Mocca 60), and Zimtzicke (TMS I-Mocca 60). On the Race Committee Boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Daenerys, Tamarushka, Suna, and Yannys. On the pier: Cole, Arwen, Chalky, and 5.

Big boat fleet, from the left (in boats): Emileigh (WildWind RC-44R), Alejandro (TMS I-Mocca 60), Rugger (WildWind Open 60), Moon (TMS I-Mocca 60), Sea (TMS I-Mocca 60), and Zimtzicke (TMS I-Mocca 60).
On the Race Committee Boat: Cryptic. On the dock: Daenerys, Tamarushka, Suna, and Yannys. On the pier: Cole, Arwen, Chalky, and 5.

Race Director: Cryptic
Assistant Race Directors: Daenerys, and Tamarushka
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 Zimtzicke (Nicole Myhre) second, and Sea (filax Carter) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.

Race Notes:
Alejandro (Boogie Aeghin) was disqualified (DSQ) during the small boat portion for sailing an incorrect course, missing the third course mark, the pink buoy in the Sloe region.


Alejandro (Boogie Aeghin) was disqualified (DSQ) during the big boat portion for sailing an incorrect course, missing the first course mark, the white buoy in the Soncoya region.


Zimtzicke (Nicole Myhre) and Sea (filax Carter) both finished the big boat portion tied at the finishing line with a time of 13:26. As their final time also remains tied, as they both sailed the same boat, Rule A7 of Appendix A, Scoring, 2021 – 2024 World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing is used to score this tie:

If boats are tied at the finishing line or if a handicap or rating system is used and boats have equal corrected times, the points for the place for which the boats have tied and for the place(s) immediately below shall be added together and divided equally. Boats tied for a race prize shall share it or be given equal prizes.

Therefore, both Zimtzicke and Sea receive 3.5 points, as the product for the place for which they have tied and for the place immediately below, 3 and 4, added together and divided equally.


Alejandro (Boogie Aeghin) and Chalky (boatcrew 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
Boogie Aeghin 6 9
boatcrew Resident 7 8

With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Alejandro’s favor with having a sixth place finish over Chalky’s seventh place finish as his best.