Points Scoring System for Racing

Club Championship

  1. The series will be conducted over a number of Saturdays as nominated in the racing calendar on www.pbsc.org.au
  2. A series consists of a minimum of 1 race and a maximum of 24 races
  3. Three (3) races will be held on each race day, however additional makeup races may be held as announced by the PRO of the day at the pre-race briefing
  4. Races will not be started where;
    1. there are less than 5 boats
    2. the wind is less than 5 knots or greater than 25 knots
    3. where there are any safety concerns

Note: the final decision and interpretation of conditions will be made by the PRO of the day i.e. whether to start or continue to race

  1. Eligibility criteria for inclusion in race day and series results;
    1. club members (skipper and crew) must have paid their membership fees before the 1st October. This is at the discretion of the race director and may be waived for new members etc.  Visitors who have paid the daily entry fee may also be included in the results
    2. where the competitor is not using their primary sail number/s (as advised on the membership form), the onus is on them to advise the PRO the day i.e. for notation on the race result sheets. Failure to do so may result in the competitor being scored as a DNC for the day
    3. boats must race at their nominated weight in accordance with their VYC yardstick
    4. Where an adjustment has to be made to a competitor VYC yardstick (e.g. when sailing one up or there are limited other modifications) the onus is on the competitor to organise this with the PRO of the day, prior to the start of racing

Note: where a competitor is ineligible to have their race results recorded for the day, the onus is on them to notify the PRO of the day prior to the start of racing

  1. The same yardstick must be used for all races on a day
  2. Points will be awarded on the following basis;
    1. awarded to the actual skipper on each race day
    2. based on a low points score system and using VYC class yardsticks
    3. points for a DNF/DSQ/DNS/OCS will be awarded based on the number of race starters (which includes the PRO if they are entitled to redress), plus 1
    4. club members (skippers) rostered onto the start boat will be awarded (RDG SB) “average” points for the day, based on;
      1. the total of all points awarded to them during the series divided by the number of races scored, excluding race drops
  3. The number of drop races (discards) will be;
    1. 1 race where 9 races have been held
    2. 2 races where 12 races have been held
    3. 3 races where 15 or more races have been held
  4. Results will be posted progressively throughout the series
  5. Briefing time 1pm, race start not earlier than 1:30 pm

Club Pointscore  - “Scratch” or "Handicap"

  1. The series will be conducted on Saturdays as nominated in the racing calendar on www.pbsc.org.au
  2. The first three (3) races each day will be included in the point score, any additional races will not be scored
  3. Races will not be started where;
    1. there are less than 4 boats
    2. the wind is less than 5 knots or greater than 25 knots
    3. where there are any safety concerns

Note: the final decision and interpretation of conditions will be made by the PRO of the day i.e. whether to start or continue to race

  1. Handicap Pointscore series - Yardsticks for a handicap series will be calculated by the race director and/or race committee by using a combination of class yardstick and historical results. The first race week of the year will be based on standard VYC class yardsticks (i.e. no handicaps) and standard penalties will be applied e.g. one-up sailing of a two person boat. This will give newcomers a chance to qualify for a handicap yardstick before the next handicap race week of the series. If anyone (e.g. additional newcomers) still doesn’t have a handicap yardstick after the first race week they will have to sail the next event using the standard class yardstick.  A handicap yardstick will then be calculated for subsequent handicap pointscore races. Handicap yardsticks may be adjusted during the series at the discretion of the race director and/or race committee
  2. Scratch Pointscore series - Standard VYC class yardstick will be used and penalties will be applied where applicable e.g. one-up sailing or a two person boat
  3. Eligibility criteria for inclusion in race day and series results;
    1. club members (skipper and crew) must have paid their membership fees before the 1st October. This is at the discretion of the race director and may be waived for new members etc.  Visitors who have paid the daily entry fee will also be included in the results
    2. where the competitor is not using their primary sail number/s (as advised on the membership form), the onus is on them to advise the PRO of the day i.e. for notation on the race result sheets. Failure to do so may result in the competitor being scored as a DNC for the day
    3. where an adjustment has to be made to a competitor yardstick (e.g. when sailing one up or there are limited other modifications) the onus is on the competitor to organise this with the PRO of the day, prior to the start of racing

Note:  where a competitor is ineligible to have their race results recorded for the day, the onus is on them to notify the PRO of the day prior to the start of racing

  1. The same yardstick must be used for all races on a day
  2. Points will be awarded on the following basis;
    1. awarded to the actual skipper on each race day
    2. based on a low points score system and using yardsticks
    3. points for a DNF/DSQ/DNS/OCS will be awarded based on the number of race starters (which includes the PRO if they are entitled to redress), plus 1
    4. points for a DNC will be awarded based on the number of registered/financial (membership fees paid before the 1st October) and will include visitors who have paid the daily entry fee
    5. club members (skippers) rostered onto the start boat will be awarded (RDG SB) “average points” for the day, based on;
      1. total of all points awarded to them during the series divided by the number of races scored, excluding race drops​
    6. club members (skippers) participating at a recognized regatta nominated on the PBSC calendar will be awarded (RDG AP) “average points” for the day, based on;
      1. total of all points awarded to them during the series divided by the number of races scored, excluding race drops, providing PBSC racing has been conducted on the same day. The onus is on the competitor to advise the race director
  3. The number of drop races (discards) will be 25% of the races sailed in the series, rounded down;
  4. Prizes will be awarded based on relevant class and age categories;
    1. a minimum of 5 boats constitute a class
    2. remaining boats will be awarded prizes in a miscellaneous class
  5. Results will be posted progressively throughout the series
  6. Briefing time 1pm, race start not earlier than 1:30 pm
DNC Did not compete e.g. did not rig and attend the race briefing
DNF Did not finish
DNS Did not start (other than DNC and OCS)
DSQ Disqualification
OCS Did not start; on the course side of the starting line at her starting signal and failed to start, or broke rule 30.1
PRO Principal race officer; race starter for the day
RDG AP Redress of average points
RDG SB Redress of average points for Start Boat Duty
VYC Victorian Yacht Club; class yardsticks

 

last updated 10th September 2016 by PBSC Race Secretary