valid fleet members – individuals who have paid owner or associate dues to the
Northern California Byte Fleet -- are counted in the season championships.
Explanation: If a fleet member finishes 2nd in a race and the winner is not a fleet member, that 2nd place fleet member is
counted as #1 for purposes of the season championship.)
Only fleet members who have competed (started at least one race on a race day) during at least 50% of all
race days are considered competitors for the season championship.
Explanation: This rule requires a minimum of participation – not just big
success on one or two weekends. Percentage of days was chosen as criteria
rather than percentage of races because some days we get in a lot of races,
some days you're lucky to finish a single race – but competitors still had
to show up, rig, etc.)
All races in a
season championship regatta count. (Explanation. A race discarded as a throw-out for purposes of a particular event, such as a RYC regatta, still counts
towards the season championship.)
number of throw-outs allowed for season championship purposes depends on the total number of races sailed in
season championship events. 1 to 4 races = 0 throw outs, 5 to 9 races = 1
throw out, 10 to 14 races = 2 throw outs throw outs, 15 to19 races = 3 throw
Scoring for individual races is as
1st place = .75 point
2nd place = 2 points
3rd place = 3 points, etc.
DNF (a competing boat that properly starts but fails
to finish a race) = points equal to number of boats starting that race
DNS (a competing boat that
fails to cross the starting line) = points equal to number of boats starting that
Withdrew/retired (a competing boat that finished the
race but later withdrew) = points equal to number of boats starting
the race +2
DNC (boat not listed on the regatta
sign-in form) = points equal to number of boats starting that race +3
DSQ (a competing boat that started but was disqualified
by a protest jury) = points equal to the number of member boats competing in
that race +4
Non-member and unregistered boats will
not be scored for the the season championship trophy. Such boats will be
removed from the sequential order of finished before calculation of points
awarded for the season championship.
purposes of the above scoring, a competing boat is one whose skipper
has has paid their Byte fleet membership dues for the year
before starting a race AND who signs the regatta sign-in form that day AND
starts at least 1 race of the regatta.
cannot be used as a throw out unless it is an OCS.
Explanation: A boat
that has been disqualified for any reason other than being on the wrong side
of the start line and failing to return to re-start cannot use that DSQ as a
throw out. However, an OCS who finishes a race typically does not realize
that their boat was over at
the start, so is sufficiently penalized by their score in the individual
regatta -- the disqualification should not automatically be carried over to
the fleet championship .
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