Race Day 30 with Bandit 22LTE at Saint Aubrey

Ella, Lucy, Nicci (with crew Inocene), Erin, Amy (with crew Ester), Lisa, Erica, Moon and Rugger came yesterday for our reversed course and wind from South East with 21knots.
The sims behaved actually quite well with some personal bad luck moments.
Erin got pulled off the boat before the start line and lost her USB, but could get back on her boat. After she had fixed all again she was behind the fleet and started a nice hunt.
Lisa got disconnected leading the race only a couple of sims before the final leg.
It happens lately randomly that when sailors get pulled off the boat the boat will be returned in the next second. The sims have an auto return of 10 min or more but the boat still gets returned without a warning. Here it happens to Erica, who was in her first race far behind the fleet but wanted to finish. Shame SL didn’t give her the chance to.

the fleet at the briefing

Lucy, Nicci, Moon won the start at the north end of the line. Rugger and Erin started in the middle just a little later while Lisa and Amy took the southern end of the line a little later as well. Ella had a little more sleepy start and Erica in her first race was at the end. We will show her how to start better soon.

the start

Lisa used the better angle to buoy CS to pass Rugger, Moon and Nicci and turned second around it after the leading Lucy.

Lucy, Lisa, Moon, Nicci, Amy and Rugger in the background at buoy CS
Erin and Ella passing Rugger at buoy CS

Lisa could pass Lucy on the leg to buoy CN and Ella could pass Erin and Rugger.

Lisa in front of Lucy at buoy CN
followed by Moon, Nicci, Amy
Ella, Rugger
and Erin

The fast legs to buoy IS, IN and OW didn’t change the positions. But on the long upwind and reach leg to buoy ON happened a lot interesting and exciting duels. Moon pulled Lucy into a hard leeward duel and Lucy couldn’t escape that. Moon won this duel against Lucy, but he slowed both down very much and Ella waved at the two, when she passed them relaxed with a smile. Even Rugger was catching up a lot.
Amy passed Nicci, but then she did an extra tack to the south and hoped to get a better angle to use the code earlier. But she sailed a lot more way than she could get back with a little more speed and lost her position against Nicci again.

at buoy ON: 2. Ella, 3. Moon, 4, Rugger
5. Lucy, 6. Nicci, 7. Amy
and 8. Erin
Lisa first at buoy OE far in the lead

Moon tried hard to pass Ella again on the way to buoy OE via buoy CN. But Ella could manage to stay in front of Moon.

Ella turning around buoy OE first on the inside in her duel with Moon
Rugger, Lucy and Nicci followed them

On the downwind leg to buoy CS Moon used the wind shadow and passed Ella and kept his lead on the final leg to the finish line as well.
During this time Lisa got disconnected and fell out of the race.
If you wonder why i don’t have a picture of Erica. She was sailing in her first race with us very much behind the fleet and i couldn’t wait for her at the buoys without missing too much of the race. I hoped to catch her for her finish picture, but as explained before SL didn’t let me make one of her.

Finsh: 1. Moon
2. Ella
3. Rugger
4. Lucy
5. Nicci
6. Erin
7. Amy

Congrats to Moon for his win and to all for fair and exciting duels.

our after race party at the Tiki Bar

Here is the result from yesterday:

Race 30 2021-08-03-ST AR-B22LTE-1-REV – SE21:

1: moonglownight Resident BSbf2e – Race Time: 0:26:59-11points
2: eleanorvelvet Resident BSbccf – Race Time: 0:27:11-8points
3: ruggeromare Resident BSf78d – Race Time: 0:27:19-6points
4: LucyInTheSky Afarensis BS3536 – Race Time: 0:27:31-5points
5: Nicci Neox BSa594 – Race Time: 0:27:55-4points
6: clairehunt Resident BSfe0f – Race Time: 0:28:05-3points
7: Montserrat Naidoo BSce61 – Race Time: 0:28:28-2points
8: Lisa Hyandi BS2145 – Not Finished-1point
8: EricaMusashi Resident BSaf13 – Not Finished-1point

Lap Times:
moonglownight Resident BSbf2e – Start: 0:00:06 – Last lap: 0:26:53
eleanorvelvet Resident BSbccf – Start: 0:00:21 – Last lap: 0:26:50
ruggeromare Resident BSf78d – Start: 0:00:10 – Last lap: 0:27:09
LucyInTheSky Afarensis BS3536 – Start: 0:00:03 – Last lap: 0:27:28
Nicci Neox BSa594 – Start: 0:00:05 – Last lap: 0:27:50
clairehunt Resident BSfe0f – Start: 0:00:13 – Last lap: 0:27:52
Montserrat Naidoo BSce61 – Start: 0:00:11 – Last lap: 0:28:17
Lisa Hyandi BS2145 – Start: 0:00:10 – Last lap: Not Finished
EricaMusashi Resident BSaf13 – Start: 0:00:39 – Last lap: Not Finished

Standing overall St AR 2021 B22LTE Championship (after 30 races):
Sailor-points (number of races)
Rugger 104(25)

Stay all safe and healthy and hope to see you all next week again on the same course and then with wind from South West.

hugs and kisses

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