Race Day 31 with Bandit 22LTE at Saint Aubrey

Lisa, Ella, Lucy, Amy (with crew Ester), Nicci, Sea, Erin, Moon and Rugger came yesterday to our reversed B22 course and wind from South West and 21knots.

NOE did a very nice video about Saint Aubrey yesterday and it gives you an awesome flight around the Club:

Saint Aubrey (video by NOE)

The weather conditions were actually smooth for most yesterday after the rolling restarts with some local rain showers. Erin had issues again and crashed.
Sea lagged several times as at the start as well and sailed at the end of the fleet.
Nicci caught a bit south of buoy ON some very strange sim crossings. I watched that she stopped at crossings and had to accelerate from Zero again and she sat strange on the boat as if animations were temporarily broken. Looked like that happened on 2-4 sims and so she lost her second place after sailing her best race ever so far and fell back to nearly the end of the fleet.

the fleet at the briefing

Nicci, Rugger, Ella, Lisa, Erin and Moon started within 10sec and pretty close together on the first upwind leg. Amy and Lucy a bit behind them ann Sea with her lag at the end.

the start
Nicci leading the fleet at buoy CS, followed by Rugger, Lisa, Ella, Moon
Amy, Erin and Lucy

Nicci extended her lead on the second leg to buoy CN and third leg to buoy IS against Lisa and Moon. Lisa had a great duel on the upwind leg to buoy IS and passed him slowly, inch by inch on the lee side of Moon.
Ella and Amy caught up with Rugger and passed him as well on the upwind leg to buoy IS.
Lucy and Erin followed Rugger

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

On the following short downwind leg to buoy IN and the following upwind leg to buoy OW Nicci still managed to stay in the lead, but Lisa had started her chase for Nicci and got closer inch by inch.

at buoy OW: 1.Nicci, 2. Lisa, 3. Moon, 4. Ella 5. Amy
6. Rugger, 7. Lucy and 8. Erin

On the following reach and later downwind leg Nicci, Lisa and Moon grew together. Lisa passed Nicci and Nicci managed to stay in front of Moon.

Lisa, Nicci and Moon on the way to buoy ON
Ella and Amy following Moon
Lisa arrived first at buoy ON

After Nicci sailed awesome so far sl decided to slow her down with first some laggy crossings which let her sail too far North and later then with stopping her at 1-4 crossings.

Moon and Ella passed Nicci during her issues
Amy and later Rugger and Lucy passed Nicci as well

What a bad luck for the poor Nicci, but she continued brave and caught up later with Amy and Lucy again.

On the last upwind leg to buoy CS Lisa and Ella took the southern route to buoy CS, while all others went more northern after buoy OE.
It was the right decision for Lisa and Ella. Lisa extended her lead and Ella passed Moon on this leg and arrived about 30m before Moon at buoy CS.
Rugger could pass Amy and Lucy again on that upwind leg.

at buoy CS 2. Ella, 3. Moon, 4. Rugger
The finish: 1. Lisa
2. Ella
3. Moon
4. Rugger
5. Amy, 6. Lucy, 7. Nicci
8. Sea

We saw yesterday again lots of exciting duels, position changes and awesome sailing.
My hero of yesterday is Nicci. She sailed her best race ever, didn’t make a mistake and only sl slowed her down very much. I know how frustrating this is and i am so proud of her she didn’t give up and finished.

we in the Tiki Bar at the after race party

Here is the result from yesterday:

Race 31 2021-08-10-ST AR-B22LTE-1-REV – SW21:

1: Lisa Hyandi BS2145 – Race Time: 0:28:27-12points
2: eleanorvelvet Resident BSbccf – Race Time: 0:29:01-9points
3: moonglownight Resident BSbf2e – Race Time: 0:29:12-7points
4: ruggeromare Resident BSf78d – Race Time: 0:29:31-6points
5: Montserrat Naidoo BSce61 – Race Time: 0:29:58-5points
6: LucyInTheSky Afarensis BS3536 – Race Time: 0:29:59-4points
7: Nicci Neox BSa594 – Race Time: 0:30:05-3popints
8: filax Carter BS71ec – Race Time: 0:31:53-2points
9: clairehunt Resident BSfe0f – Not Finished-1point

Lap Times:
Lisa Hyandi BS2145 – Start: 0:00:11 – Last lap: 0:28:16
eleanorvelvet Resident BSbccf – Start: 0:00:09 – Last lap: 0:28:52
moonglownight Resident BSbf2e – Start: 0:00:17 – Last lap: 0:28:55
ruggeromare Resident BSf78d – Start: 0:00:07 – Last lap: 0:29:24
Montserrat Naidoo BSce61 – Start: 0:00:31 – Last lap: 0:29:27
LucyInTheSky Afarensis BS3536 – Start: 0:00:33 – Last lap: 0:29:26
Nicci Neox BSa594 – Start: 0:00:07 – Last lap: 0:29:58
filax Carter BS71ec – Start: 0:02:11 – Last lap: 0:29:42
clairehunt Resident BSfe0f – Start: 0:00:16 – Last lap: Not Finished

Standing overall St AR 2021 B22LTE Championship (after 31 races):
Sailor-points (number of races)
Rugger 110(26)

Stay all safe and healthy and hope to see you all back next week with same course and wind from North West.

hugs and kisses


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