Race Day 2 with Bandit 22LTE at Saint Aubrey in 2022

We did yesterday again B22 course 1 with wind from South East and 21knots this time and Izi, Lisa, Rugger, Lucy, Ella, Aymalie, Ester (with crew Yola), Jack, Nicci, Liev, Erica and Moon came to join the race.
The rolling restarts some hours before made the crossings pretty smooth. The 12 boats caused at the start and around the first buoy CS pretty much lag and lots of boats were flying. I had at the start and around Degrand island when we met some of the cruisers again some lag with flying over sim boarders. The cruisers in combination with our 12 racers caused quite a lot of lag in that area for some sailors.
I shouted a lot of times that we have a race going on, but one woman in her Amnesia (yes the name to forget) crossed Lisa’s line and blocked her. But fortunately she could defend the little lead she had left after that accident against Aymalie into the finish.
Poor Rugger crashed as the only one yesterday somewhere around Degrand island.

from left: Izi, Lisa, Rugger, Lucy, Ella, Aymalie, Ester (with crew Yola), Jack, Nicci, Liev, Erica and Moon

The start:

9 boats started yesterday within 4 sec and all without any barging. Shame i can do only 7sec videos with my internet connection. It looked awesome to see them all crossing the line nearly parallel with Jack in the middle of the fleet and his rocket start again. Only Rugger, Liev and Izi started a bit later.

The start

On the first leg to buoy CS i watched two main things. Lisa did’nt let Jack sail away after his rocket start and followed him in his neck. At the first buoy CS she passed him on the inside with her already well known awesome fast turns and took the lead on the upwind leg to buoy OE.
The rest of the fleet spread out and sailed nearly parallel to buoy CS. And you could see how they tried to wind shadow others or to escape the wind shadow of others.

Jack and Lisa first at buoy CS

Behind Jack and Lisa all was compressed at buoy CS and they all tried to give enough room. Some put down the spin a bit late and went wide. I saw a lot boats flying, some higher some lower and i wasnt able to decide if some actions were a foul or if it was just lag and no control. So i didnt give any penalties and messaged that to all in our conference chat.

the compressed fleet at buoy CS

After buoy CS on the upwind leg to buoy OE all calmed down again and they all tried to find their place behind Lisa.

upwind leg to buoy OE
at Buoy OE: 1. Lisa, 2. Aymalie, 3. Jack and Nicci 4. Moon, 5. Rugger, 6.Lucy
7. Izi, 8. Liev, 9. Ella
10. Ester and 11. Erica

The following downwind leg and to buoy CN and the reach leg to buoy ON let fall Jack a bit back behind Rugger and Izi and Ella could pass Liev

at buoy ON: 2. Aymalie, 3. Nicci, 4. Moon, 5. Rugger, 6. Jack, 7. Luca
8. Izi, 9. Ella, 10. Liev
11. Ester and 12. Erica

The following leg to buoy OW around Degrand island let us run into the Topless cruise again. There was one windsurfer who watched the fleet and let it pass fairly. But we had an Amnesia as well that seemed to wait and let the fleet pass. But i guess she didnt realized that the fleet came back after their circle around Degrand island an started too early again. Until there Aymalie didnt let Lisa sail away too far and stayed in popcorn position.
I tried to shout to the cruisers that we have a race going on so i missed a couple of position changes and Rugger’s crash.
But i saw Aymalie sailing on the upwind leg from buoy IN to buoy CN more north than Lisa. That was her luck, because she missed the Amnesia and Lisa met her. Lisa got blocked by the Amnesia, but could save a little lead against Aymalie. So lets say Lisa was unlucky in cards, but lucky in love and hope the Amnesia sailor will wait next time a little longer until the whole fleet will have passed.
We cant expect that the cruise director Cryptic will tell her cruisers that there will be a race going and that they please should let the racers pass. She never did that and i bet my house she wont start with it in the future
During these little chaotic situatuions i missed the great chase of Izi through nearly the whole fleet to position 3 and i missed the little comeback of Jack.

at buoy CN: 3. Izi, 4.Moon,5. Nicci, 6. Jack
7. Lucy, 8. Ester, 9. Ella, 10. Liev and 11. Erica

After that i flew to buoy CS and saw suddenly Moon in front of Lisa and a little later Moon messaged us he must have missed a buoy. Very fair action of him. He sailed back and let himself fall back to the last position and so i wont give him a DSQ.
Jack and Liev passed Nicci and Lucy on the last 2 legs into the finish

The finish: 1. Lisa
The finish: 2. Aymalie
The finish: 3. Izi and 4. Jack
The finish: 5. Liev
The finish: 6. Lucy, 7. Nicci
The finish: 8. Ester, 9. Ella
The finish: 10. Erica
The finish: 11. Moon

Congrats to Lisa for her win and to all others who sailed very fair in this little but very exciting race with lots of duels and position changes.

Here is the result from yesterday:

Race 2: 2022-01-11-ST AR- B22LTE-1 -SE21

1: Lisa Hyandi IDBS2145 – Race Time: 0:27:08-15points
2: Aymalie Resident IDBS336d – Race Time: 0:27:19-12points
3: Izi Shinohara IDBS188a – Race Time: 0:27:58-10points
4: Jackal Hotaling IDBSd6aa – Race Time: 0:28:03-9points
5: LivBariough Resident IDBSd9ba – Race Time: 0:28:17-8points
6: LucyInTheSky Afarensis IDBS3536 – Race Time: 0:28:30-7points
7: Nicci Neox IDBSa594 – Race Time: 0:28:37-6points
8: citacg Resident IDBSdca5 – Race Time: 0:28:41-5points
9: eleanorvelvet Resident IDBSbccf – Race Time: 0:28:46-4points
10: EricaMusashi Resident IDBSaf13 – Race Time: 0:29:26-3points
11: moonglownight Resident IDBSbf2e – Race Time: 0:30:14-2points
12: ruggeromare Resident IDBSf78d – Not Finished-1point

Lap Times:
Lisa Hyandi IDBS2145 – Start: 0:00:05 – Last lap: 0:27:03
Aymalie Resident IDBS336d – Start: 0:00:06 – Last lap: 0:27:13
Izi Shinohara IDBS188a – Start: 0:00:16 – Last lap: 0:27:42
Jackal Hotaling IDBSd6aa – Start: 0:00:03 – Last lap: 0:28:00
LivBariough Resident IDBSd9ba – Start: 0:00:13 – Last lap: 0:28:04
LucyInTheSky Afarensis IDBS3536 – Start: 0:00:05 – Last lap: 0:28:25
Nicci Neox IDBSa594 – Start: 0:00:06 – Last lap: 0:28:31
citacg Resident IDBSdca5 – Start: 0:00:03 – Last lap: 0:28:38
eleanorvelvet Resident IDBSbccf – Start: 0:00:07 – Last lap: 0:28:39
EricaMusashi Resident IDBSaf13 – Start: 0:00:03 – Last lap: 0:29:23
moonglownight Resident IDBSbf2e – Start: 0:00:04 – Last lap: 0:30:10
ruggeromare Resident IDBSf78d – Start: 0:00:13 – Last lap: Not Finished

Standing overall St AR 2022 B22LTE Championship (after 2 races):
Sailor-points (number of races)
Lisa-27(2)
Aymalie-19(2)
Ella-13(2)
Lucy-11(2)
Izi-10(1)
Jack-10(2)
Liev-9(1)
Nicci-9(2)
Rugger-7(2)
Moon-7(2)
Ester-5(1)
Erica-5(2)

Stay all safe and healthy and hope to see you next week again on the same course with wind from South West and 21knots then.

hugs and kisses
Bianca

10 comments

  1. Thanks for the super video again, Lucy!

    I thought I would have a tough duel with moon from IS to the finish, as he was just behind me on that leg. His bad luck with his USB was my good luck.

    By the way… it’s a good idea not to drop one’s mainsail when accelerating for the start line! By the time I realised why I was slowing down instead, I was already at the back of the fleet…

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  2. “(yes the name to forget)”

    That name that caused already so much stress in the past? Anyhoo, such behaviour isn’t acceptable and could be defined as griefing. Maybe a report to LL is in order?

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    • the sailor waited when our fleet went around Degrand island and i think she started just too early and didnt realize that our fleet came back… But it should be the job of the cruise director telling the cruisers what will happen there.
      Cryptic wont ever do that because she thinks her cruise was first at that time and a race parallel at that time isnt allowed. Which is absolute nonsense. But that is Cryptic, never accept others or their activities or their ideas.

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      • Isn’t it silly? I mean Sl has so many fantastic public open waterways, it shouldn’t be a problem for the few users to never ever run into each other. Look at the WW2 wargamers: They have their seabattles in the Jeogeot fjord, no problem anymore. And the pirates are battling it out around Blake Diego and Blake Shore afaik. Normal cruises and races will never be molested.

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    • i just found a note in the results from a race today at North Sea:
      https://backwaterbayracing.wordpress.com/2022/01/13/thursday-triple-threat-jan-13th-2022/

      In the second Triple Threat race in 2022, skippers still seem unaware that racing fleets always have right of way in the North Sea. They just sail right through the fleet thinking the sea is theirs1.

      1The boat in question, and avatar, were both removed from The North Sea after interfering with the race fleet.

      Strange that Cryptic forgets it when she sends her cruisers through a race…

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