I am confused. Could you let me have a copy of the SI’s & NoR so I can try and understand.
In my view it is lazy writing of NoR & SI to refer to fleets in both Q-series & F-series because fleet & flight do not mean the same thing. If I have the opportunity of commenting on NoR & SI before they are published I always try to get the terminology changed if they refer to fleet for both Q-series & F-series.
When I am scoring an event with Q-series and an F-series, I always use colours in Q-series and Gold, Silver, Bronze for F-series.
The Q-series is where competitors can be re-assigned on a race by race basis or more typically daily basis to new flights and the competitors are scored as one cohort, with the Flight column showing the flight colour for the next un-sailed race. The Flight column should not ever be manually edited.
F-series is where competitors are scored as a smaller cohorts [Gold, Silver, Bronze Fleets] depending on their performance in the Q-series. The value Gold, Silver or Bronze is stored in the Fleet column and I populate this after the Q-series using “Set Competitor field” from the Tools menu.
But I am sure you understand all this. Just trying to explain for others who may read this and not understand.
Look forward to hearing from you.