Rules for Scoring (March 5, 2015)
1. Race Scoring
1.1. Only races sponsored by Awosting Yacht Squadron may be scored.
1.2. A minimum of two boats of a fleet must start to constitute a race.
1.3. Any race in which a skipper serves on Race Committee shall be counted as the average finish for that skipper in the series.
1.4. Yachts co-skippered must report to the Race Committee to be scored.
1.5. See the By-Laws for all other squadron rules.
1.6. Races will be scored using the Low Point System:
Later Places Points =Place Finished
DNF (Did Not Finish) Number of Yachts Starting
DNS (Did Not Start) Number of Yachts Starting + 1
DSQ (Disqualified) Number of Yachts Starting + 1
2. Fleet Series
2.1. The Fleet Championship Series is comprised of four (4) Fleet Series:
2.1.1. Secretary Series
2.1.2. Rear Commodore Series
2.1.3. Vice Commodore Series
2.1.4. Commodore Series
2.2. Each series is comprised of six (6) scheduled races.
2.3. Throw Outs
Races Started Races Scored
1 Series Incomplete
3. Fleet Championship Series
3.1. The fleet championship is determined by the combine total score from the twenty four (24) races in the four (4) Fleet Series.
3.2. Throw Outs
3.2.1.The best 50% of the races started in the Fleet Championship Series will be scored. In the event of an odd number of qualifying races, the 50% figure will be rounded down.
188.8.131.52. If twenty (20) races are started, ten (10) races will be scored.
184.108.40.206. If nineteen (19) races are started, nine (9) races will be scored.
4. Jake Zimmer Series
4.1. The Jake Zimmer Series is a separate series of races, comprised of up to a maximum of twelve (12) races.
4.2. Jake Zimmer Series races do not count toward the Saturday Series, Sunday Series or Fleet Championship Series.
4.3. Four (4) Jake Zimmer Series races will be regularly scheduled races, held on either Saturday or Sunday.
4.4. The remainder of the races will be “Pop-up” races, added to the schedule on race day, at the discretion of the race committee.
4.5. On race days with favorable sailing conditions, the race committee can call for a Pop-up Race, by flying the “J” flag, prior to the first boat crossing the finish line.
4.6. As with any double race day, the Pop-up, second race will start approximately 10 minutes after the last boat finishes the first race.
4.7. Throw Outs
Races Started Races Scored
1 Series Incomplete
5. Saturday & Sunday Series
5.1. There are twenty four (24) Fleet Series races, as described above. Twelve will be scheduled for Saturdays. Twelve will be scheduled for Sundays.
5.2. The Fleet Series races run on Saturdays constitute the Saturday Series. Fleet Series races run on Sunday constitute the Sunday Series.
5.3. Throw Outs
5.3.1. The best 50% of the races started in each of the Saturday Series and Sunday Series will be scored. In the event of an odd number of qualifying races, the 50% figure will be rounded down.
220.127.116.11. If ten (10) races are started, five (5) races will be scored.
18.104.22.168. If nine (9) races are started, four (4) races will be scored.
6. District Championship Regatta
6.1. The District Championship is determined by a weekend regatta comprised of three (3) scheduled races.
6.2. All races started count towards the district championship. There will be no throw out races.
7. Long Distance Race
7.1. The Long Distance Race is a one (1) race event.
7.2. It is typically on one of the longer courses.
7.3. The course will be selected by the race committee based on conditions.
8. Labor Day Race
8.1. The Labor Day Race is a one (1) race event held on the Monday of Labor Day weekend.
8.2. It is typically on one of the longer courses.
8.3. The course will be selected by the race committee based on conditions.
9. Concurrent Scheduling
9.1. Some races may count towards more than one (1) series or regatta.
9.2. In that case, the race will be scored separately for each regatta or series.
9.2.1.Example: Each Fleet Series race counts towards the respective Fleet Series, the Fleet Championship Series and either the Saturday Series or the Sunday Series.
10. Breaking a Tie
10.1. In case of a tie in a series or regatta, the tie will be broken by:
10.1.1. The skipper with the most 1st Place finishes wins.
10.1.2. If both skippers have the same number of 1st Place finishes, the skipper with the most 2nd Place finishes wins.
10.1.3. If both skippers have the same number of 1st Place and 2nd Place finishes, The skipper with the most 3rd Place finishes wins.
10.1.5. If 8.1.1 through 8.1.4 above results in a tie, the skipper who has defeated the other skipper more times wins.
10.1.5.1. Only races in which the affected yachts scored will be counted.
10.1.5.2. Throw-out races do not count toward determining who defeated whom the most times.
10.1.6. If both 8.1.1 through 8.1.4 and 8.1.5 above result in a tie, the winner will be determined by the results of the first race of the next Fleet Series or by a sail-off for the Commodore Series, the Saturday Series, the Sunday Series or a regatta.