Race Day 1A with Bandit 25R at Saint Aubrey

After the desaster of last week when only i survived and Lucy and Dahlia crashed, all finished today. But its not really a day for applause to LL. Dahlia and Lucy had several resits, Yvonne could sail with her half broken cam, but didnt see because of that the northern wreck and ran into it.
Nicole and i didnt have any technical issues as it seemed.
We sailed our normal B25 course with wind from South East and 21knots.

Lucy, me, Nicole, Yvonne and Dahlia joine me at the race

Yvonne with the best start followed close by Nicole, Lucy, me and a little later Dahlia.

The fleet at the start (video by Hakiria)

I could pass them all on the first long upwind leg to buoy OE, but the first unsits of Lucy and Dahlia helped me a bit. Nicole and Yvonne had for a long time an exciting duell chased by Lucy with a little distance while i was sailing a bit in the front. Dahlia with her several unsits couldnt really catch up but finished bravely.
Then Nicole tried after buoy IS to go more south and tried to do one tack less, but unfortunately got stuck there at something under the water (i have to check for next races). Yvonne could sail away a bit from Nicole and Lucy could catch up with Nicole.

One after another finished: Me, Yvonne, Lucy, Nicole and Dahlia (video by Hakiria)

Lucy managed with a bit better line to the finishline to pass Nicole just before it.

the very close finish between Lucy and Nicole after 31min of racing
Racers and Spectators enjoying the “after race beer” (video by Hakiria)

Yesterday showed a lot more how exciting the Bandit 25R can be in a race, if all goes as it should. So hopefully LL will find the bugs soon and will fix them.

Here is the result from yesterday:

Race 1A: 2021-01-09-St AR – B25 – 1 – SE21:

1: TgBianca Resident BSeb40 – Race Time: 0:27:38
2: YvonneDearly Resident BS593b – Race Time: 0:29:30-7points
3: LucyInTheSky Afarensis BS3536 – Race Time: 0:30:54-4points
4: Nicole Myhre BS8754 – Race Time: 0:30:57-2points
5: Dahlia Jayaram BSbc69 – Race Time: 0:33:36-1point

Lap Times:
TgBianca Resident BSeb40 – Start: 0:00:12 – Last lap: 0:27:26
YvonneDearly Resident BS593b – Start: 0:00:04 – Last lap: 0:29:26
LucyInTheSky Afarensis BS3536 – Start: 0:00:09 – Last lap: 0:30:45
Nicole Myhre BS8754 – Start: 0:00:08 – Last lap: 0:30:49
Dahlia Jayaram BSbc69 – Start: 0:00:20 – Last lap: 0:33:16

Standing overall St AR 2021 B25R Championship (after 1 races):
Sailor – points – number of races
Yvonne – 7 – 1
Lucy – 4 – 1
Nicole – 2 – 1
Dahlia – 1 – 1

Stay all safe and healthy and see you all hopefully back next week.

hugs and kisses
Bianca

5 comments

  1. “Stay all safe and healthy”

    Oh indeed! Sailing in SL is the mostest safest thing anyone can do right now, isn’t it? No danger of contacting Covid … if you sanitize your keyboard after strangers have touched it.

    So, and you say LL hasn’t solved some of the problems yet? Maybe we should go back to the real glasfibre wired datacenters instead of surfing on some unspecified soft cloudy shit?

    I’m super sceptical of everything cloud since I heard some expert saying: “You know the cloud isn’t really a cloud, it’s just someone else’s computer.”

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