Race Day 19 with Bandit 22LTE at TrYC

Weather conditions yesterday were ok with some heavy showers. About one hour before our race we heard about worst conditions on Blake Sea. LL tested some new codes and made Blake Sea unsailable. My hope was TrYC will be still ok, because our area is on Main Channel.
Lucy, Lisa, Nicole with her crew Emileigh, Nicci, Sea, Deacon, Elo, Juicy and Rugger came for the race yesterday.

The fleet started well and left Triumphal close together.

nice and close start of nearly all
the fleet on their way to buoy 2

On the way to the Roman boat the first two heavy showers hit Nicole and Lisa and let them crash.

Lucy followed by Deacon, Rugger and Juicy

The third and fourth heavy showers hit Nicci who crashed at the Roman boat parallel to Lucy who crashed shortly after the Roman boat while leading the fleet.

Deacon in the lead at buoy 4 followed close by Rugger

Lucy came back and entered her boat again, but was in in 5th position now. Lisa came back as well and entered her boat again and was at the end of the fleet about 4-5 sims behind and started an awesome comeback.

Sea and Juicy following
Deacon still in the lead at buoy 5
followed by Rugger,
Sea,
Juicy,
and the brave chasing Lucy
Rugger is catching up slowly with Deacon around buoy 6
followed by Sea
Lucy catching up with Juicy at buoy 6
Deacon still first at the wreck
and could feel Rugger’s breathe in his neck already
Sea in the middle of the duell in front of her and behind her
Lucy still chasing Juicy
Deacon still in front of Rugger at buoy 9
Lucy passing Juicy at buoy 9

At buoy 9 Lisa caught up after her long chase with Sea.

Lisa catching up with Sea at buoy 9 after her awesome comeback

Sorry Rugger and Deacon that i missed your finishes, but i was watching the two other duells in you back and you were just too fast for me to get a picture of Rugger passing Deacon on the last two legs. Congrats to Rugger for the wind and Deaccon for his second place in his first race with us.

Lucy finished 3rd
Juicy finished 4th
Lisa finished 5th and Sea 6th

Elo got lost on our course somewhere in the middle of the race and never finished, but Nicci came back after her crash, but she couldnt find her boat anymore. So she rezzed a new one, set the wind manually and finished, Well done brave Nicci.

Here is the result from yesterday:

Race 19: 2020-11-10-TrYC Bandit 22LTE-NW18-[14:04]:

1: ruggeromare Resident BSf78d – Race Time: 0:29:00 11 points
2: DeaconB Resident BSd3d3 – Race Time: 0:29:17 8 points
3: LucyInTheSky Afarensis BS3536 – Race Time: 0:30:25 6 points
4: juice651 Resident BS1cc4 – Race Time: 0:30:49 5 points
5: Lisa Hyandi BS2145 – Race Time: 0:31:03 4 points
6: filax Carter BS71ec – Race Time: 0:31:13 3 points
7: Nicci Neox BSa594 – finished with manual windsetting 2 points
8: Nicole Myhre BS8754 – Not Finished 1 point
8: Elo Halberd BS60e5 – Not Finished 1 point

Lap Times:
ruggeromare Resident BSf78d – Start: 0:00:12 – Last lap: 0:28:48
DeaconB Resident BSd3d3 – Start: 0:00:16 – Last lap: 0:29:01
LucyInTheSky Afarensis BS3536 – Start: 0:00:06 – Last lap: 0:30:19
juice651 Resident BS1cc4 – Start: 0:00:13 – Last lap: 0:30:36
Lisa Hyandi BS2145 – Start: 0:00:05 – Last lap: 0:30:58
filax Carter BS71ec – Start: 0:00:07 – Last lap: 0:31:06
Nicci Neox BSa594 – Start: 0:00:02 – Last lap: finished with manual windsetting
Nicole Myhre BS8754 – Start: 0:00:06 – Last lap: Not Finished
Elo Halberd BS60e5 – Start: 0:05:12 – Last lap: Not Finished

Standing overall TrYC 2020 B22LTE Championchip (after 19 races):
Sailor – points – number of races
Lisa – 117 – 14(15)
Moon – 104 – 14 (17)
Jenna – 72 – 14
Nicole – 72 – 14(17)
Lucy – 64 – 14 (19)
Porter – 41 – 4
Julie – 31 – 8
Sea – 30 – 14(16)
Yvani – 22 – 4
Rugger – 21 – 6
Viv – 19 – 4
Emileigh – 15 – 3
Adeli – 13 – 2
Nicci – 10 – 6
Joris – 8 – 1
Deacon – 8 – 1
Juicy – 6 – 2
Magalie 6 – 4
Isa – 5 – 2
Victoria – 3 – 1
Candy 2 – 1
Lalia – 2 – 1
Dream – 1 – 1
Meireles – 1 – 1
Cilian – 1 – 1
Hwem – 1 – 1
Sirius – 1 – 1
Elo – 1 – 1

We saw some rough weather conditions but still 3 very exciting duells. I am very curious what “weather” LL will send us for the next weeks.

Stay all safe and healthy and hope to see you again next week.

hugs and kisses
Bianca

6 comments

    • 4 way crosses were always risky but in the past you could pass them by 5-10m and stayed safe. But now i noticed that you need to pass it at least by 20m or more. I reported that already to LL as i have done that with all the bugs and errors since beginning of August already… We will see if we are more on our way into Hurricane season or slowly back to sunny sommer season.

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      • In 07, 08, 09 we called them “maelstrom” and they caused massive losses among brave sailors. One particularly, and hardly avoidable, bad maelstrom was at the corner Pierce/Mallard/Orwood/Buckler in the Threemile river between the then still unnamed Mare Secundus and Sea of Fables. Half of Mowry’s population found their wet graves in the depths of that river. Week after week. 😮

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  1. How I managed to almost win, and then ultimately lose my first ever SL race:

    Bad timing and beginners luck put me in the second tier at the start, with the leaders grouped together. From there, I had a good vantage point of the ensuing mess when that group of boats hit a couple bad crossings together. By the Roman Boat, all the leaders had peeled off and I found myself alone in the lead, with only Ruggeromare in my rear-view mirror. He seemed to be slowly gaining, but I still found myself with a comfortable lead rounding mark 9 and heading home.

    Here is where beginners luck faded to rookie mistakes. I took my eyes off the radar and focused on finding the marks and trimming the sails. At mark 10, two boats appeared right off my bow. A starboard tacker headed towards me off the port bow, and a port tacker off to starboard, but looking to cross. The right decision was to duck the port tacker, sail the extra distance, and still make it to the line in first. I quickly chose the wrong decision, headed up, and squeezed between them. I avoided the collision, but couldn’t recover in time to put mark 10 to port. I dropped the chute and did a quick tack around to circle mark 10 correctly, but Ruggeromare was sailing well and passed me for the well deserved win.

    Lots of fun. Thanks to all.

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    • I am sorry i wasnt there to help you with the two boats crossing you. I have to set my radar to 150m because of my lower internet connection. I will try my best to be there next time to keep your way clear.
      But anyway you did pretty well for your first race with us. Well done Deacon

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    • “I quickly chose the wrong decision, headed up, and squeezed between them.”

      Wrong decision indeed, Deacon. Suffering from very bad latency I am a coward, trying to avoid sailing close to other boats. But exactly that cowardice won me some races. Growing up in a much underpowered SL I always tried to get away from the fleet and – if possible – be the sole boat on a sim. It makes the difference between death and survival! So often choosing the longer route I was also the longest surviving racer.

      Best is of course if you’re the only boat in a sim … one sim ahead of the fleet. LOL 🙂

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