Race Day 13 with Bandit 22LTE at Saint Aubrey

The weather conditions yesterday were sunny and Adeli, Lisa, Reni, Erin, Nicci, Ella, Amy with crew Ester, Lucy, Alya, Rugger, Moon and Juicy came for an exciting race on our reversed course with wind from North East and 21knots. Only Alya mentioned already before the race an unstable internet connection and crashed later in the race.

the closeup at the real nightlight (video by Hakiria)

For better viewing we switched then to midday.

The fleet waiting for me finishing my briefing and letting them go

Adeli and Lisa had a nearly perfect start and were in the lead from the beginning. Ella and Erin were too early and needed to sail more across to slow down, while a lot others passed them with full speed. 11 boats crossed the line within 12sec and all with full speed. Only Alya was following a bit later.

The Start (video by Hakiria)
The fleet reached with full speed and close together the first buoy CS

On the first upwind leg the sailors chose different stragegies. Some went first North, took the speed of the spin leg before and tacked a bit later to the buoy CN. The others did at buoy CS a 180° turn and tacked then later only once to the north and to buoy CN.

Lisa and Adeli first at buoy CN
Juicy, Nicci, Rugger, Moon and Amy followed them
Reni, Erin and Alya followed

Isa tried to watch the race in her OP60 and that wasnt her best idea. I asked her several times not to come too close to the racers because she will windshadow the B22LTE boats near her and that is unfair for the others. But she thought she wasnt too close. Well this picture says something else. And it happened a couple of times more. Isa is a very experienced sailor and racer and should have known this better.

Later at buoy IN Alya crashed unfortunately. The fast downwind and the following long upwind leg to buoy ON via IS, IN, and OW showed a lot of exciting duels. Adeli and Lisa battled for the lead and on the last upwind leg Adeli could pass Lisa.

Adeli before Lisa at buoy ON
Rugger and Moon had an exciting duel all the way
Reni and Juicy were the next battling couple
Nicci chased Erin and Amy chased Ella

Adeli first at buoy OE followed by Lisa and Isa still crossing and disturning the lines of the racers
Rugger before Moon at buoy OE

Here Rugger did his penalty 360 around the buoy OE. Moon had loaded the wrong map and was following already Rugger most of the race and because he didnt realise that Rugger still had to do his penalty he followed him and did a “penalty for loading the wrong map” as well (ironic of life) and missed to pass Rugger there.

Juicy still chasing Reni at buoy OE
Erin, Nicci and Ella following at buoy OE
and Amy at buoy OE

Somewhere on the course Lucy must have had some technical issues and fell back to the end of the fleet, but sailed brave until the end and finished.

the brave sailing Lucy meets Amy

Adeli saved her lead into the finish followed by Lisa.

the 4 musketeers Rugger, Moon, Reni and Juicy followed Adeli and Lisa
1. Adeli, 2. Lisa, 3. Rugger, 4. Moon, 5. Reni, 6. Juicy, 7. Erin, 8. Nicci, 9. Ella, 10. Amy, 11. Lucy (video by Hakiria)
the 11 happy finishers short after the race waiting for me to get the beer out (picture by Hakiria)
the after race beer and party at he marina (picture by Hakiria)

It was another very exciting race day with the Bandit 22LTE with a lot of battling couples along the course and many position changes.

Here is the result from yesterday:

Race 13: 2021-03-30-ST AR- B22LTE-1-REV – NE21:

1: Adeli Panthar BSb673 – Race Time: 0:28:15-15points
2: Lisa Hyandi BS2145 – Race Time: 0:28:36-12points
3: ruggeromare Resident BSf78d – Race Time: 0:30:31-10points
4: moonglownight Resident BSbf2e – Race Time: 0:30:35-9points
5: SerenityAeon Resident BS8584 – Race Time: 0:30:44-8points
6: juice651 Resident BS1cc4 – Race Time: 0:30:50-7points
7: clairehunt Resident BSfe0f – Race Time: 0:31:18-6points
8: Nicci Neox BSa594 – Race Time: 0:31:41-5points
9: eleanorvelvet Resident BSbccf – Race Time: 0:31:54-4points
10: Montserrat Naidoo BSce61 – Race Time: 0:32:09-3points
11: LucyInTheSky Afarensis BS3536 – Race Time: 0:33:55-2points
12: Alya Bloodrose BS7077 – Not Finished-1point

Lap Times:
Adeli Panthar BSb673 – Start: 0:00:01 – Last lap: 0:28:14
Lisa Hyandi BS2145 – Start: 0:00:01 – Last lap: 0:28:35
ruggeromare Resident BSf78d – Start: 0:00:11 – Last lap: 0:30:20
moonglownight Resident BSbf2e – Start: 0:00:09 – Last lap: 0:30:26
SerenityAeon Resident BS8584 – Start: 0:00:07 – Last lap: 0:30:37
juice651 Resident BS1cc4 – Start: 0:00:07 – Last lap: 0:30:43
clairehunt Resident BSfe0f – Start: 0:00:05 – Last lap: 0:31:13
Nicci Neox BSa594 – Start: 0:00:04 – Last lap: 0:31:37
eleanorvelvet Resident BSbccf – Start: 0:00:01 – Last lap: 0:31:53
Montserrat Naidoo BSce61 – Start: 0:00:12 – Last lap: 0:31:57
LucyInTheSky Afarensis BS3536 – Start: 0:00:05 – Last lap: 0:33:50
Alya Bloodrose BS7077 – Start: 0:00:27 – Last lap: Not Finished

Standing overall St AR 2021 B22LTE Championship (after 13 races):
Sailor – points – number of races
Adeli – 118 – 12
Lisa – 101 – 9
Moon – 94 – 12
Reni – 83 – 10
Lucy – 69 – 12
Jenna – 65 – 7
Nicole – 53 – 8
Rugger 46 – 13
Nicci – 41 – 11
Balut – 32 – 7
Laured – 27 – 7
Deacon – 18 – 3
Erika – 17 – 7
Juicy – 17 – 7
Viv – 15 – 3
Sea – 14 – 6
Cilian – 14 – 6
Daenery – 12 – 1
Erin – 12 – 3
Ella – 11 – 4
Sirius – 7 – 1
Amy – 3 – 1
Alya – 3 – 2
Delphine – 2 – 1
Rolo – 1 – 1
Cate – 1 – 1
Alvar – 1 – 1

Stay all safe and healthy and see you next week again on the reversed course with then wind from South East and 21knots.

Hugs and kisses
Bianca

20 comments

  1. Thanks Bianca it was a really exciting race, sadly disturbed by a really not understandable action by the OP60 wich even crossed my way in the last upwind leg and i had to slow down to avoid the collision..
    I had no chance to attack Adeli at that point so there was no impact on my race resul, but i lost speed and i was lucky that Ruggero was quite back and not able to reach me anymore.. . Really hard to understand how an experienced sailor could cross a race knowing to do it. Anyway wonderful race , lot of fun and the last alignment after the race shows how much we all look forward to the next race …. Congrats to all the runners

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    • Yes, about the OP60 (she’s even in one of the photos) was that a confused racer rezzing the wrong boat or just some unrelated cruising shithead? And where are the coasties when you need them?

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      • Sure not a confused one.. but someone who wanted to “watche the race” sailing trough it.. and using a different wind setting too, because when she almost collided with me we ere both upwind and going in oppsite directoin.. Really hard to understand any possible reason…

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      • That was a very experienced racer and sailor watching our race. You should know Isa or as her name was the past Beanie…
        No i dont wanna teach Coasties for months before they know what to do in our races. And i sent Isa several IM to stay away more, which she believed she did.

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        • Back when I was still active the SLCG was often used as race marshalls and stewards. Many of them are sailors and know what to do in case of trouble. I mean they have no jurisdiction in SL and can’t do much more than just sending out notecards to possible offenders/griefers … but they know the responsible Lindens and look very important in their powerboats and helis and white uniforms. Sehr schmuck! 😉

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  2. “because she will windshadow the B22LTE boats near her”
    No worries for that: as far as I know, only other BOSS boats may wind shadow BOSS boats.
    Also good to know, Wildwind boats don’t take wind shadow into account.
    Regarding Trudeau boats, only vessels with a name starting with “Trudeau” shall affect them with their wind shadow. And that will happen also with a moored boat named “Trudeau-xyz”.
    There may be some exceptions but that is what my experience tells me.

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    • i sailed with the b22 on cruises and was the only one on race wind, biut i got the shadow from a lot other boats around me and not only BOSS boats. It seems the B22 is an exception with windshadow.
      But with or without windshadow it wasnt the best idea Isa had so far to sail that close between our boats after several warnings… She should really have know that better.

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  3. besides any shadow….. in my case i fear that two different brand boats may collide.. and it was not nice of her to cut my path in the last leg .. really not a smart or polite way to watch a race…

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  4. My problems had nothing to do with LL. It was rainy and windy here but all was going fine until an electrical peak and both modem and puter restarted. I was fortunate enough to still find my boat in a Marina but it cost me many minutes of course.

    I crossed with many racers, sometimes having ROW, but I was so behind… my race was destroyed anyway, a few seconds lost giving them room wouldn’t make things worse to me 🙂

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    • yes you disappeaered suddenly out of the first third of the fleet, but i missed your offline message or i had looked for your boat and had sent you the boat location

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  5. Dora’s (RIP) boats would take shadow from anything including large buoys, land, etc. just like RL. This includes the N~17 which she did the sail engine and scripting for. When developing it we asked her to tame it down a little as the buoy’s shadows were a bit severe. I think maybe the ACA 33 also gets shadowed but other boats and land but it has been ages since I’ve sailed it. So it is possible to have that in a boat but I’m not aware of any TMS/Bandit boat having the capability.

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    • i had the feeling so far that the B22 gets the shadow from all boats around, but i can be wrong and it were only Mesh shop boats. I didnt look at the boats i passed on cruises when i saw some windshadow luffing in my sails. But one thing i remember it was never as much as when a B22 was near me.

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      • I specifically raced the B22 at open regatta in NS to check with wind shadow. I sailed to leeward of other boats : laser (IPAD BWIND: no effect) bandit iF (BOSS: some effect), unfortunately no more boats to pass to LW, but I think it proved my earlier points. Same with sailing the i-Mocca: the only effect stemmed from other i-Moccas. I sailed along an ACA33: no effect.
        Later I checked the Trudeau 12M downwind from my moored i-Mocca and confirmed what I knew: no effect as is, but if you renamed the i-Mocca as “Trudeau Mocca” then some wind shadow effect. Like i said, a moored boat (no physics) still generates wind shadow to a Trudeau. Not the case for other “brands” of boats where you need an actively sailing boat to generate wind shadow.

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          • This is very interesting.. it coudl give us some “unfair” chances taking advantage of no shadow if there is a sim border between two boats… good to know

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        • i always passed others too fast and didnt really look, just had this feeling. But good to know there are only effects from boats of the same class. Thank you Viv…
          good to know there were no unfair shadow effects, but it was still stupid to run with such a big boat through the fleet or passed the boats do close… and then with a totally different wind…

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