Race Day 5 with Bandit 22LTE at Saint Aubrey

The weather conditions were little cloudy for 14 sailors and shame 4 got lost in their personal storm.
Viv, Adeli, Lucy, Reni, Jenna, Nicci, Nicole, Laured, Sea, Cate, Moon, Balut, Cilian, and Rugger came out for our B22 race on the course St AR – B22 – 1 – REV with 21knots wind from north east.

14 sailors (!) waiting for me to stop talking and start the race
and finally i let them go

The start was here and there a little bumpy because of the number of boats and because some were a little too optimistic with their prestart timing, but nothing really to worry about.

the fully start (video by Hakiria)
the fleet at the first buoy and starting the first long upwind leg
the fleet still quite close together at buoy IS after the second long downwind leg

The fleet kept mainly close together and was very fast on the first half of the course. Hard to take many pictures.

the first at buoy OW and starting their way back
followed by the rest of the fleet
Nicole and Nicci in their duell
the first 4: Moon, Viv, Lucy and Jenna on their long way upwind to buoy ON
followed by Reni, Laured, Adeli, Balut and Nicci

Somewhere on the upwind leg Viv passed Moon and took the lead

Viv, Moon, Lucy arriving at buoy ON

and Reni passed Jenna and arrived 4th at buoy ON

Reni followed by Jeanna at buoy ON

Adeli fell back after she hit a 4-way-cross and needed time to get back on the boat. It didnt take long and she caught up with the fleet again and was already back at 6th place at buoy ON.

Adeli followed by Balut, Nicci and Nicole at buoy ON

Laured had her first crash on the long upwind and fell back a lot as well until she later crashed a second time and couldnt come back.

Laured and
Cale followed the fleet
Viv, Moon, Lucy and Reni at buoy OE
Viv still leading at the last buoy CS before finish
followed by Moon,
Lucy, Reni
Jenna
and Adeli

The finish part one: congrats to our winner Viv, followed by Moon (2nd), Lucy (3rd), Reni (4th), Jenna (5th) and Adeli (6th). The little duell between Nicci and Nicole ended in a photofinish with the better end for Nicci

Finish part one (video by Hakiria)

The little duell between Nicci and Nicole ended in a photofinish with the better end for Nicci

Nicci finished 7th, Nicole 8th and watched by Balut 9th

And here is the full finish part two with Nicci (7th), Nicole (8th), Balut (9th ) and Cilian (10th)

Finish part two (video by Hakiria)

We lost Rugger, Sea, Cate and Laured after crashes during the race. Shame they couldnt see the finishline after a cool and exciting race.

Here is the result from yesterday:

Race 5: 2020-02-02-ST AR- B22LTE – 1 – REV – NE21:

1: vivipezz Resident BS42d3 – Race Time: 0:29:18-14points
2: moonglownight Resident BSbf2e – Race Time: 0:29:33-11points
3: LucyInTheSky Afarensis BS3536 – Race Time: 0:29:48-9points
4: SerenityAeon Resident BS8584 – Race Time: 0:29:53-8points
5: jnx1e Resident BSd171 – Race Time: 0:30:01-7points
6: Adeli Panthar BSb673 – Race Time: 0:30:18-6points
7: Nicci Neox BSa594 – Race Time: 0:31:24-5points
8: Nicole Myhre BS8754 – Race Time: 0:31:26-4points
9: balut24 Resident BS4909 – Race Time: 0:31:41-3points
10: Cilian McCullough BSf7a8 – Race Time: 0:32:51-2points
11: laured Cabassoun BSaa47 – Not Finished-1point
11: filax Carter BS71ec – Not Finished-1point
11: Cate Sewell BSe4cb – Not Finished-1point
11: ruggeromare Resident BSf78d – Not Finished-1point

Lap Times:
vivipezz Resident BS42d3 – Start: 0:00:16 – Last lap: 0:29:02
moonglownight Resident BSbf2e – Start: 0:00:00 – Last lap: 0:29:33
LucyInTheSky Afarensis BS3536 – Start: 0:00:11 – Last lap: 0:29:37
SerenityAeon Resident BS8584 – Start: 0:00:09 – Last lap: 0:29:44
jnx1e Resident BSd171 – Start: 0:00:00 – Last lap: 0:30:01
Adeli Panthar BSb673 – Start: 0:00:06 – Last lap: 0:30:12
Nicci Neox BSa594 – Start: 0:00:27 – Last lap: 0:30:57
Nicole Myhre BS8754 – Start: 0:01:25 – Last lap: 0:30:01
balut24 Resident BS4909 – Start: 0:00:04 – Last lap: 0:31:37
Cilian McCullough BSf7a8 – Start: 0:01:23 – Last lap: 0:31:28
laured Cabassoun BSaa47 – Start: 0:00:00 – Last lap: Not Finished
filax Carter BS71ec – Start: 0:00:11 – Last lap: Not Finished
Cate Sewell BSe4cb – Start: 0:00:19 – Last lap: Not Finished
ruggeromare Resident BSf78d – Start: 0:00:20 – Last lap: Not Finished

Standing overall St AR 2021 B22LTE Championship (after 5 races):
Sailor – points – number of races
Adeli – 45 – 5
Moon – 44 – 5
Jenna – 35 – 4
Lucy – 27 – 5
Nicole – 26 – 4
Lisa – 23 – 3
Nicci – 21 – 5
Deacon – 18 – 3
Balut – 17 – 5
Reni – 15 – 2
Viv – 14 – 2
Sea – 13 – 5
Daenery – 12 – 1
Sirius – 7 – 1
Cilian – 5 – 2
Rugger 5 – 5
Juicy – 3 – 2
Rolo – 1 – 1
Laured – 1 – 1
Cate – 1 – 1

14 boats in a one class race. Awesome, but we slowly reach the limit and that caused 4 crashes. Shame only 10 could finish and 4 couldnt. Lets hope for next time ALL will finish.

Stay all safe and healthy and hope to see you all back next week for another exciting B22 event at Saint Aubrey.

hugs and kisses
Bianca

4 comments

    • But honestly now: Can your startline do staggered starts? So you can split the field into 2 groups, starting with 3, 5, 10 or more minutes time offset. The difference must be large enough so the groups don’t get into contact on the course but not so long the second group starts getting bored while waiting for their start. 1 – 2 sims in between the last of the first and the leader of the second group would be ideal.

      Just an idea.

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      • one of the most exciting things with the B22 is that it is a great boat for close fleets and its the real fun to fight with 1-2-3-4 others. So spitting the race would reduce this fun and i think we wont have every week so many racers…10-12 average is a perfect number

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