Race Day 4 with Bandit 22LTE at Saint Aubrey

Weather conditions were pretty good yesterday. Balut and Moon could continue after some technical issues and only Rugger crashed, because of hitting a 4-way-cross.
We sailed yesterday our normal B22 course with wind North West and 21knots.

Sea, Moon, Nicci, Lucy, Adeli, Jenna, Rugger, Reni and Balut lined up for the start

The fleet managed to start all within 20sec (including the restarting Lucy). Well done everyone.

looks like a little mess, but when you watch the video all was fair

Lucy was a bit optimistic at the start and a little overearly. She reacted fast and sailed in front of the fleet fast around the line buoy, started again and chased the fleet. You will see in the end she did very well on her chase.

the dynamic of the start of 9 boats (video by Hakiria)
the fleet close together on the first upwind to buoy CS
Jenna won the first upwind leg and managed until the end to stay in front
the fleet chasing the already quite a bit leading Jenna on the first downwind leg to buoy OE (video by Hakiria)
reaching buoy OE
the fleet of “Jenna chasers” still close together on the upwind leg to buoy CN
Jenna lonely at buoy CN
the fleet at buoy CN
Jenna at buoy ON
Reni, Rugger, Lucy and Adeli first “Jenna chasers” at buoy ON
Moon, Nicci, Balut and Sea following at buoy ON

As you can see the “fleet of Jenna chasers” stayed very close together the first half of the race. The long and with NW wind very tricky upwind leg to buoy OW let them spread a bit. Rugger, Reni, Lucy and Adeli stayed close together, fought fair and exciting and changed positions several times on their way to buoy CS.

Reni, Rugger, Lucy and Adeli on the very tricky upwind leg to buoy OW
Rugger, Reni, Lucy and Adeli at buoy OW
Sea and Nicci following

Moon and Balut had some issues and fell back behind the fleet.

Moon at buoy OW
Jeanna still far ahead on her second last leg to buoy CS
Reni, Lucy, Adeli in the duell on the second last leg to buoy CS, followed a little later by Sea

Rugger hit a 4-way-cross on his second last leg to buoy CS and sadly crashed after sailing awesome on second place. So the exciting 4some was reduced to an exciting 3some of Reni, Lucy and Adeli.

Moon following lonely the fleet
Jenna finished 1st, Adeli 2nd, Reni 3rd, Lucy 4th, Sea 5th, Nicci 6th, Moon 7th (video by Hakiria)

Congrats Jenna for the win and congrats Adeli, Reni and Lucy for an exciting but always fair fight along the second half of the race.

The fotofinish of Adeli, Reni and Lucy in a little close up

I hadnt had Balut much on my radar after his issues. So i couldnt catch him often in a picture, but Hakiria got his finishing.

and Balut 8th (video by Hakiria)

Here is the result from yesterday:

Race 4: 2020-01-26-ST AR- B22LTE- 1 -NW21:

1: jnx1e Resident BSd171 – Race Time: 0:27:34-12points
2: Adeli Panthar BSb673 – Race Time: 0:28:31-9points
3: SerenityAeon Resident BS8584 – Race Time: 0:28:32-7points
4: LucyInTheSky Afarensis BS3536 – Race Time: 0:28:33-6points
5: filax Carter BS71ec – Race Time: 0:28:50-5points
6: Nicci Neox BSa594 – Race Time: 0:29:044-points
7: moonglownight Resident BSbf2e – Race Time: 0:29:22-3points
8: balut24 Resident BS4909 – Race Time: 0:30:57-2points
9: ruggeromare Resident BSf78d – Not Finished-1point

Lap Times:
jnx1e Resident BSd171 – Start: 0:00:03 – Last lap: 0:27:31
Adeli Panthar BSb673 – Start: 0:00:06 – Last lap: 0:28:25
SerenityAeon Resident BS8584 – Start: 0:00:05 – Last lap: 0:28:27
LucyInTheSky Afarensis BS3536 – Start: 0:00:23 – Last lap: 0:28:10
filax Carter BS71ec – Start: 0:00:10 – Last lap: 0:28:40
Nicci Neox BSa594 – Start: 0:00:13 – Last lap: 0:28:51
moonglownight Resident BSbf2e – Start: 0:00:11 – Last lap: 0:29:11
balut24 Resident BS4909 – Start: 0:00:15 – Last lap: 0:30:42
ruggeromare Resident BSf78d – Start: 0:00:05 – Last lap: Not Finished

Standing overall St AR 2021 B22LTE Championship (after 4 races):
Sailor – points – number of races
Adeli – 39 – 4
Moon – 33 – 4
Jenna – 28 – 3
Lisa – 23 – 3
Nicole – 22 – 3
Deacon – 18 – 3
Lucy – 18 – 4
Balut – 14 – 4
Daenery – 12 – 1
Sea – 12 – 4
Nicci – 12 – 4
Reni – 7 – 1
Sirius – 7 – 1
Rugger 4 – 4
Juicy – 3 – 2
Cilian – 3 – 1
Rolo – 1 – 1
Viv – 1 – 1

Nice fleet of 9 boats, cool start, exciting duells along the course and really good sailing of all made this again a beautiful event. Thank you all for so much fun.

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

hugs and kisses
Bianca

3 comments

  1. Nine (9) boats! Wowowowowow! I’m overall very impressed with the quality of your racing fleets, Bia. Remember in the beginning when some of them obviously didn’t even know that a timely start is of benefit for the individual race result … and these days they even master mass starts without chaos and finish the races without much fouls and penalties. It’s a joy to read your reports these days.

    And before you ask what about me joining your races. My repair lady is still waiting for the fancy AMD parts. Her supplier seems to have supply problems of their own. They offered and sold her stuff that is not available right now. 😦

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