18/04/09 10:34 hours; Final day. We will have to shorten the program definitely, there's NO wind. Semi Finals and RR for places 5 trough 8 is the plan, but if we will be able to make it, I don't know
Cases for the debrief? We didn't do a debrief yesterday because of the late hour. What we did have are two classics, I would say. What is the definition of Mark room and luffing as right of way boat. 18.2(a) & 16.1. I'll get back to them later. Delta has just gone up and we're going out.
It's now, 19/04/09 08:26 hours, I'm continuing this post I started yesterday but never got time to finish. My plane for Amsterdam leaves in less then two hours, so I'll have to check in pretty soon. Perhaps I can finish this post once I've done that.
Because of the lack of wind we didn't eventually do the finals. Of the semi-finals we sailed 4 matches. Claire against Lotte and Katie against Julie.
At first it looked like we would end up with a French final. After three races it was Claire 2 - Lotte 1 and Julie 2 - Katie 1. After a few shifts and some waiting we did the fourth match. Claire won again, but Julie didn't! A tie 2-2. The boats already struggled to get in, in the ever more light breeze. It was clearly not enough to start another match.
Then the waiting begun.
Calculating: one final match in the Semis; half an hour, Best of three in the finals / petit finals; potentially three races: one and a half hour?.. cut-of time was 19:30
So calculating back we needed to start at 17:30 to have a fair change of getting everything done.
No luck… 17:30 came and went still no wind.
At 18:00 hours Ewan - who also had a look at the forecast - pulled the plug; and we went in.
So now we need to calculate a winner using the tie rules in Appendix C. Here's your problem:
Semi finals: CLAIRE 3 - LOTTE 1 & JULIE 2 - KATIE 2
No Finals and No Petit-Finals.
How do you determine who has won the event? And who's second etc?
Have a go at the rule book and give me your answer in a comment with the appropriate rules
16:59 hours; I'm back home! Half my bags unpacked, last mail checked on the desk-top. Outlook reminded me that I've missed Flog the Blog Day. It will have to wait a little longer.