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Some basic information on Club scoring

Some basic information on Club scoring

A minimum of six competitors are required for an event to be recognised

A minimum of four races are required for an event to be recognised

The highest scores are discarded (dropped) and occur at

  • One drop at four races
  • Two drops at eight races
  • Three drops at sixteen races
  • Four drops at twenty four races
  • Five drops at thirty two races

DNS or DNF (did not start or did not finish) is scored as the number of eligible boats in Race 1, plus one, for that race. If 12 boats then DNF/DNS is scored 13 for that race.

DSQ (disqualification) is scored as the number of eligible boats in Race 1, plus two. If 12 boats then DSQ is scored 14 for that race

DNA (did not attend) is scored as the number of eligible boats in Race 1, plus three, for every race completed in that days event.   If 12 boats and 10 races completed on the day then DNA is scored as 15 for each race x 10 races becomes 150 for the day

PRO (principal race officer) is scored as that skippers average points for the day for the race he/she acted as PRO

RDRS (redress) if awarded, is scored as that skippers average points up until the race incurring redress. It is not available in Race 1 as there can be no average

Handicaps are adjusted in 10 second increments after each race and are awarded to the top twenty five percent of the fleet (rounded up).   If 12 boats then the first three placegetters incur an additional 10 seconds

A trial is currently being carried out to also reward the bottom twenty five percent of the fleet by reducing their handicap in each race

If there are no Scratch starters in a Handicap race then all handicaps are reduced so that there is a Scratch starter

The Club’s Competitions

Scratch Racing is held on the first Sunday of each month. Placegetters are awarded a ribbon.

Handicap Racing is held on the third Sunday of each month. Placegetters are awarded a ribbon.

                         The following events are Member Only events.

The above races are then accumulated to compile a Winter Points Series (May to October) and a Summer Points Series (November to April). The placegetters in each Scratch and Handicap Series receives a trophy.

The Clive Brooks Trophies were donated by founding member and life member, Clive Brooks, in <year> for an annual Scratch racing event and an annual Handicap racing event. The racing is undertaken on the same day with Handicap racing in the morning and then Scratch racing continuing into the afternoon. The Winner of each event receives the relevant Perpetual Trophy and a medallion, second and third placegetters in each event receive a medallion. The winners name is engraved on a shield and attached to the relevant perpetual trophy.

The Commodores Cup was donated in 2008 by previous Commodore John McLachlan and life member, for the lowest annual Handicap gross score each year. This rewards the most consistent skipper and is calculated from the Handicap Summer and Winter Series race scores. Gross scores only are counted, no race day discards are included. However one discard from the Handicap Summer series and one discard from the Handicap Winter series are made to enable more skippers to be competitive over the year. The winner receives the Perpetual Trophy and a medallion, second and third placegetters receive a medallion. The winners name is engraved on a shield and attached to the perpetual trophy.

The JL Sullivan Trophy is an annual Handicap racing event sailed over one day. John Sullivan was one of the original members of our Club and he was also to be the first editor of a newsletter he was going to call “Tell Tales”. Unfortunately John became seriously ill before he could fulfil this role and he passed away on 10th September 1997. John won this Cup sailing big boats and it was his intention to donate the cup to the club before he died. His wife Mrs Pat Sullivan carried out John’s wishes and in <year> donated the trophy to our club in his name.

The winner receives the Perpetual Trophy and a medallion, second and third placegetters receive a medallion. The winners name is engraved on a shield and attached to the perpetual trophy.

The Club Championship is annual Scratch racing event. It has been raced as a one day event and more recently has been sailed on two separate days a month or more apart at the same or different venues to provide more challenging racing conditions. The winner receives the Perpetual Trophy and a medallion, second and third placegetters receive a medallion. The winners name is engraved on a shield and attached to the perpetual trophy.