Three days into a four-day J70 event I was told that my scoring of their Corinthian sub-fleet was incorrect. I was aliasing the Corinthian fleet, then scoring as fleets. That caused the Corinthan fleet to score separately. For example, if the first Corinthan finisher was 10th overall, his score in the separate fleet was 1 point instead of 10. I didn’t believe it when the class president told me it was wrong, but after researching class rules, I found he was correct:
I.4 CORINTHIAN DIVISION
Regatta organizers will present awards for a Corinthian division. To be considered as a
Corinthian team, Class Rule C.3 is modified so the entire crew, including the
owner/driver, shall provide proof of a valid World Sailing Group 1 classification at the
time of registration. The Corinthian division shall be scored as a sub-division of the
whole fleet using the competitor’s actual scores.
So, I was forced to publish twice every time I got race results, one overall, and one scoring overall, then separating the divisions and publishing only the Corinthian fleet. Lots of opportunity for mistakes! I tried keeping the aliases and just separating by fleet, but that counted the aliased competitors twice. I sure heard about that one!
I did find an example of this sort of scoring being done on Yacht Scoring. I don’t actually know how they did it.
So, I guess I’m making a feature request, Jon! I guess this would be done using aliases, but I want to be able to use the scores from the overall group. Jeez, it’s hard to explain this, I can’t imagine how hard it would be to code (or write help files for!).
Thanks guys, and particular thanks to Huw for taking the extra time to help me get the ISAF stuff sorted out. This is a great community of folks.