an initialism for “disqualified.” The scoring abbreviation used to indicate that a boat showed up for, but is disqualified from, a scheduled race. The boat has the maximum points allowed assessed against her when the race is scored using a Low Point System. The maximum points allowed may be different for an individual race than for a race that is part of a series longer than a regatta. See Racing Rules of Sailing for 2013 – 2016 Appendix A. The applicable Notice of Race or Sailing Instructions may also modify the number of points assessed.