Posts Tagged ‘scoring’

PostHeaderIcon Portsmouth Yardstick

a time-on-time handicapping system, based on a boat’s demonstrated performance, for centerboard boats, multihulls, keelboats, and offshore classes. This is a system that race organizers use to allow dissimilar boats to compete against one another in the same event. Also known as a Portsmouth Rating or Portsmouth Yardstick Scheme. US Sailing is the ruling authority in the United States. In the United Kingdom, the Royal Yachting Association administers ratings. For more information, browse to http://www.rya.org.uk. See also: time-on-time correction. Compare to: IRC, ORR, and PHRF.

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an initialism for “redress given.” The scoring abbreviation used to indicate that as a result of a jury hearing a request for redress, a boat’s score has been changed. Replaced the YMP (yacht materially prejudiced) scoring abbreviation previously used. See Racing Rules of Sailing 2013 – 2016 Appendix A11.

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there are three types of postponements: indefinite postponement, races postponed – further signals ashore, and races postponed to another day. When racing is postponed indefinitely the race committee displays the AP flag and sounds two signals. When racing is postponed and there are further signals ashore the race committee displays the AP flag over the International Code Flag “H” (square flag with the left half white and the right half red) and sounds two signals. When races are postponed to another day the race committee displays the AP flag over the International Code Flag “A” (square flag with the left half white, the right half blue and a notch in the right vertical edge) and sounds two signals. Compare to: abandonment and general recall.

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Offshore Racing Congress. The organization that administers both the ORC Club handicap Rule and the ORC International handicap Rule. For more information, browse to http://www.orc.org. Compare to: IRC, ORR, PHRF and Portsmouth.

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an initialism for “on the course side.” The scoring abbreviation used to indicate that, at a boat’s starting signal, some part of her hull, crew, or equipment was on the course side of the start line and she either failed to restart properly or violated Racing Rules of Sailing 2013 – 2016 rule 30.1. 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 2013 – 2016 Appendix A11. The applicable Notice of Race or Sailing Instructions may also modify the number of points assessed. Replaced the PMS ruling.

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an initialism for “retired.” This scoring abbreviation is used to indicate that a boat began a race and then retired for some reason. 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 2013 – 2016 Appendix A11. The applicable Notice of Race or Sailing Instructions may also modify the number of points assessed.

PostHeaderIcon Low Point (scoring) System

a methodology used to select the winner of a race or of a series of races. In a Low Point System, a boat’s score is her finishing place without regard to how many competitors were entered in the race or finished later. The boat with the fewest cumulative points at the end of a race or series of races is the winner. This is one of two scoring systems defined by the Racing Rules of Sailing and is the one predominantly used, unless the applicable Notice of Race or Sailing Instructions identifies another scoring system. The alternative defined scoring method is the Bonus Point System. See also: Cox-Sprague Scoring System and High Point System.

PostHeaderIcon Dip Start

a starting maneuver where a boat remains on the course side of the start line and then dips behind the line just before the starting gun sounds, taking advantage of midline sag. If certain flags are displayed, this tactic will result in having to restart, getting a 20% scoring penalty or being disqualified. For penalties that are applied for rule violations at the start, see: Racing Rules of Sailing for 2013 – 2016 I Flag Rule 30.1, Z Flag Rule 30.2, and Black Flag Rule 30.3. See also: ZFP.

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a log showing each competitor’s finishing order and time. Compare to: corrected time and mark rounding sheet.

PostHeaderIcon Brag Flag

a pennant or burgee that commemorates a winning finish in a race or regatta. Often flown from the winning boat’s headstay. Compare to: battle flag.

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