You can always use more discards in a bigger series to overcome (most)
of this problem. Set the number of races to count as half the number of
races in a series + 1 (easily set in the discard profile). As long as a
competitor does at least this number of races then they can be
Staunton Harold SC
At 01:30 PM 9/1/2004 +0100, Colin Jenkins wrote:
Why use high point scoring systems at all
In the club series at our club, the number of boats will vary from 3 to
and that presents two problems for the standard low-point system. First
that a DNC is a huge usually insurmountable penalty. Second is that it
tremendously easier to place high on a low turnout day than on a high
turnout day, but the points earned are the same.
We typically have six to eight race days in a series and score the
as a collection of days instead of individual races, and we are using
low-point system with one discard. The result is a strict
of results by number of days attended. At the trophy level, this works
okay as it requires attendance and good sailing in order to win. But
people who miss more than one day, their result (within their strata)
depend almost entirely on whether they raced on high-turnout or
days and not much on how well they sail.
I've experimented with various other ways of scoring our series, but
haven't found something that made it worth the effort to explain to the
group and I'm not sure anyone cares other than me.
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