Race Day 1 with Bandit 22LTE at Saint Aubrey

The last year was already a nice year with nearly every week of exciting races at TrYC, but it ended sad and in a mess. So we had to get out head up again and found another idea:

Saint Aubrey Airfield and Yacht Club.

A team of the owners Hakiria, Kess and Bull OGrady, Adeli, Lalia started working hard on the new special raceline, a club collection of sailing clothes, club designs for boats, some reorganisations on the sim, creating and testing of new courses, announcing the new spot to more interested sailors and many little details more to get back into the racing calendar beginning of 2021. A lot of sailors loved to help us with testing courses and line and gave us feedbacks, which we used to optimise little details. The final test last week was already a success and you can read about it in an earlier blog here.

What shall i say more about our opening day yesterday than it was a BLAST. First Agatha with her friends of the “The France Patrol (Patrouille de France)” showed the spectators an awesome show of flying. Sorry i couldnt catch it better than this, but i am still on a slow internet:

“The France Patrol (Patrouille de France)”

After the Flight Show we saw an awesome firework organised and set up by Nathalia.

The only little detail we never thought about was that the sim is only homestead and can take only 25 user. It was full at the start of the show (we really have to think about some more watching points in the neighbor sims). The spectators stayed to watch the race as well. So our racers had to get into their boats, catch the wind and sail already to the startline to give more racers the chance to join.
In the end we had 14 boats at the line and a marina full of spectators and i couldnt even get them all on one picture. Lucy, Lisa, Nicole, Daenery, Adeli, Nicci, Sea, Moon, Sirius, Rolo, Rugger, Juicy, Deacon and Balut joined the first race in 2021 at Saint Aubrey.

The fleet at the briefing

And then … finally… our first race was started and all tried to find the best postition for their start with North East wind and 21knots on our new course “St AR – B22LTE – 1”. Sea arrived at the marina right in the moment when the fleet started to cross the line and followed all with a little distance

It looked like a mess but all did a fair prestart as far as the lag with 14 boats allowed

Nicci went over the line overearly but no message came up. She turned around the bouy and followed the fleet. I couldnt check in that moment why it happened, but she got the right race wind and she sailed the whole course in the right way and finished. Thats why i added her manually into the results (see at the end).
The first leg was a fast downwind leg and the fleet arrived pretty close together at the first buoy.

The fleet at buoy CS and turning for the first little longer upwind leg

Half of the fleet led by Adeli went first north after buoy CS and tacked then east to buoy OE while the other half led by Daenery sailed the more southern route to buoy OE.

Daenery, Moon, Lisa, Lucy and Sirius on the more southern route to buoy OE

At the buoy OE all came together and the fleet started to create 2 major groups.

The fleet at buoy OE
the first group at buoy CN
followed by the second group, one after
the others

The upwind leg to buoy ON saw again two groups. Some went first to the east and tacked then north and the others went first north and then tacked east and north to buoy ON.

Adeli and Daenery already passed buoy ON. Nicole, Lisa, Moon, Lucy and Rolo,
Rugger, Sirius, Deacon and Balut following

Somewhere on the long leg to buoy OW we lost Rugger, Rolo and Juicy with crash. Sorry for you guys. You did so well until then.

Lisa Moon and Nicole changed positions after some exciting racing on the way to buoy IN

I had to fly more for and back to see what happened to our crasher s and who was still in the race at the end of the fleet.

Adeli still leading at buoy CN followed by Daenery, Lisa,
Moon and Nicole

And then the fleet arrived back at the raceline.

Adeli finished first
Daenery, Lisa, Moon and Nicole followed within 22sec after exciting 30min of racing
Sirius, Deacon, Lucy and Balut followed
Nicci finished
Sea finished
coming slowly together for the after race beer at the dock and already talking about the exciting race

We continued the “tradition” of exciting races with the Bandit 22LTE and saw a lot of great duells, awesome sailing, lots of position changes and 11 out of 14 finishers. Look at the race times and you will see what i mean.

Race 1. 2020-01-05-ST AR- B22LTE-1 -NE21:

1: Adeli Panthar BSb673 – Race Time: 0:28:40 15 points
2: blondij Resident BSc2e7 – Race Time: 0:29:04 12 points
3: Lisa Hyandi BS2145 – Race Time: 0:29:07 10 points
4: moonglownight Resident BSbf2e – Race Time: 0:29:17 9 points
5: Nicole Myhre BS8754 – Race Time: 0:29:26 8 points
6: Sirius Rosca BS6b75 – Race Time: 0:30:57 7 points
7: DeaconB Resident BSd3d3 – Race Time: 0:31:01 6 points
8: LucyInTheSky Afarensis BS3536 – Race Time: 0:31:13 5 points
9: balut24 Resident BS4909 – Race Time: 0:31:31 4 points
10: Nicci Neox BSa594 – Race Time: 0:32:32 3 points (manually added)
11: filax Carter BS71ec – Race Time: 0:33:07 2 points
12: RoloTomari Resident BS1714 – Not Finished 1 point
13: juice651 Resident BS1cc4 – Not Finished 1 point
14: ruggeromare Resident BSf78d – Not Finished 1 point

Lap Times:
Adeli Panthar BSb673 – Start: 0:00:06 – Last lap: 0:28:34
blondij Resident BSc2e7 – Start: 0:00:03 – Last lap: 0:29:01
Lisa Hyandi BS2145 – Start: 0:00:03 – Last lap: 0:29:04
moonglownight Resident BSbf2e – Start: 0:00:05 – Last lap: 0:29:12
Nicole Myhre BS8754 – Start: 0:00:07 – Last lap: 0:29:19
Sirius Rosca BS6b75 – Start: 0:00:07 – Last lap: 0:30:50
DeaconB Resident BSd3d3 – Start: 0:00:31 – Last lap: 0:30:30
LucyInTheSky Afarensis BS3536 – Start: 0:00:04 – Last lap: 0:31:09
balut24 Resident BS4909 – Start: 0:00:05 – Last lap: 0:31:26
Nicci Neox BSa594 with Race Time: 0:32:32 manually added
filax Carter BS71ec – Start: 0:00:39 – Last lap: 0:32:28
RoloTomari Resident BS1714 – Start: 0:00:21 – Last lap: Not Finished
juice651 Resident BS1cc4 – Start: 0:00:21 – Last lap: Not Finished
ruggeromare Resident BSf78d – Start: 0:00:23 – Last lap: Not Finished

Standing overall St AR 2021 B22LTE Championship (after 1 races):
Sailor – points – number of races
Adeli – 15 – 1
Daenery – 12 – 1
Lisa – 10 – 1
Moon – 9 – 1
Nicole – 8 – 1
Sirius – 7 – 1
Deacon – 6 – 1
Lucy – 5 – 1
Balut – 4 – 1
Nicci – 3 – 1
Sea – 2 – 1
Rolo – 1 – 1
Juicy – 1 – 1
Rugger 1 – 1

While i was fixing the result list and trying to follow the chat of all Bull asked me if i can start my stream and the party. Well i put fast some songs together and started our first after race party “Rock the Dock”:

the party “Rock the Dock” (video by Hakiria)
“Rock the Dock” still after first hour (video by Hakiria)

People left one after another slowly for another race or their deserved bedtime, but in the end the party lasted 2hours until the last went slowly for bed.

I am still amazed by the popularity of the whole event with the flight show, the race and the after race party.

Thank you all for helping me and coming and making this day one of the coolest events i ever hosted in SL and i hope i will see all of you again for more exciting racing fun.

Stay all safe and healthy.

hugs and kisses
Bianca


10 comments

  1. Nice race! Congrats to all sailors.
    Funny thing, reading your in-world notice, Bianca, which I did too fast I guess, I thought you were starting a mixed-fleet Star/B22 regatta!
    Now, that I read it more clearly, I get it: It is not “St AR” as a STAR boat, but “St AR” as in St Aubrey Racing (?)… You doing Star races would have been surprising given your “love” for that boat, ahaha!
    Cheers! Love ya, dear 🙂

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  2. Awesome! I’m so jealous I missed it … but then … it’s my own fault isn’t it?

    “we lost Rugger, Rolo and Juicy with crash.”
    Was Juicy at least IDd this time?

    😉

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    • i never had in one of my one class races 14 boats so far and i was really surprised about the popularity of the whole event. And i know we wont have that every week now, but our race area, our rez and start area and the new special line managed all with great success… so i am looking forward to a great year of sailing here…

      in TMS or Bandit boats the ID comes automatically with the race wind and so he was fine yes.

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