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Author: Joe B.
Subject: 2008 Season, scoring
Info: (9720 views) Posted: Thursday 10-11-07 10:19:25 AM
Thanks Dan, that helps a lot. -Joe B.

:: Joe,
::
:: As you know, in the Low-Point System your total score is
:: the sum of your finishing places in all of the races in
:: the series. The problems with this approach are 1) if
:: you don't show up for a race you get severely penalized
:: (increasing the allowed number of throwouts helps), and
:: 2) if you compete in a race with a small turnout you can
:: get a decent score even though you did poorly relative
:: to the boats that raced (i.e., coming in 2nd out of 2
:: boats is still a good score).
::
:: In the current e27 system, your score is the percentage
:: of boats that you have beaten in all of the races that
:: you have entered over the season. In other words, you
:: add up the total number of boats that you have beaten in
:: all of the races you have entered and divide that by the
:: total number of boats entered in those races excluding
:: your boat. The highest percentage at the end of the
:: season wins. This system has the following advantages 1)
:: if you miss a race it doesn't affect your score at all,
:: 2) if you do well in a heavily attended race it helps
:: you season win percentage more than doing well in a
:: sparsely attended race, and 3) the more races you do,
:: the more throwouts you get (to promote participation).
::
:: I think this summarizes it. If not I'm sure somebody
:: will correct me.
::
:: Dan
::
::
:: :: I almost finished the survey until I came across the
:: :: scoring system. Despite reading the Appendix A in RRS
:: :: and the alternative systems, I don't think I understand
:: :: it enough (they do that intentionally I swear).
:: :: http://www.ussailing.org/racemgt/documents/AppA-Long_Series_Scori...
:: ::
:: :: I've read our system but would appreciate a clarifying
:: :: comparison with the Low Point System?
:: ::
:: ::
:: :: Joe B.
:: ::
:: :: :: We are trying to gather input on the 2008 Season. Please
:: :: :: fill out the survey at the link below.
:: :: ::
:: :: :: http://freeonlinesurveys.com/rendersurvey.asp?sid=3asu66y8vxk54ei...

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