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Ontario world qualifier events – using new high point scoring system

Ontario world qualifier events – using new high point scoring system

May 26-27          ABYC Open (WQ)

June 16-17         Nepean One Design Regatta (Ontario Championship)

July 7-8               PCYC Open (WQ)

August 25-26     EYC Open (WQ)

 

Canadian Championships – to be held in Kingston, Ontario at CORK  August 18-20, 2018 – contact Jean Levac for more information  jeanlevac@rogers.com

 

NEW THIS YEAR: Any Regatta where there are 5 or more Ontario boats the points will count for the Ontario Series. Email Eriks Kalvins to let him know the results. eriks@theblackpearl.ca

NEW THIS YEAR: First place gets the number of boats sailed in the regatta. DNS would get zero, DNF gets one point and DSQ gets one point (see explanation below). It’s the number of boats you beat that becomes he score that you get. So high point wins.

Charter fees on average is $3500 Euros for the Worlds in Italy. (Need to book accommodations early if you are planning on going, as the venue is small).

High Point Scoring System

The high-point scoring system counts how many total boats you beat in each race, and accumulates that number throughout the series. This system most accurately reflected those who raced the best. At the end of the season, the boat with the most points will be awarded first place. It simplifies the scoring because throw-outs are no longer an issue – there are none. You get 0 points for not racing.

One of the weakness of the low-point scoring system is that it rewards equally a boat that comes in first against 2 other boats versus a boat that comes in first against 20 other boats. The high-point system emphasizes scoring well when racing against many boats – you get points for the boats that you beat.

HIGH POINT SCORING

SCORING

Each boat will receive point(s) equal to the number of boats she beat, plus one point. The end season score will be the sum of all the points of the individual races. There will be no exclusions (throw outs). A skipper may miss up to one MSC race day during the season to attend one sanctioned regatta out of town and will be awarded one point for each MSC race missed that day. At the end of the season, the boat with the most points will be awarded first place, etc.

DNC – DID NOT COMPETE

Boats that did not come to the starting area will receive 0 points.

DNS – DID NOT START OTHER THAN DNC AND OCS

Boats that did not start other than DNC and OCS will receive 0 points.

OCS – DID NOT START; ON THE COURSE SIDE OF THE START LINE

Boats that were on the course side of the starting line will receive 1 point. OCS boats will be counted as racing or raced.

DNF – DID NOT FINISH

Boats that did not finish will receive 1 point. She started and will be counted as racing or raced.

DSQ – DISQUALIFICATION

Boats that were disqualified will receive 0 points. DSQ boats will be counted as racing or raced.

RCD – RACE COMMITTEE DUTY

A boat that does Race Committee will receive 1 point for the day.

EXAMPLES

Example 1

Nine boats started and they all finished. The first place boat beat 8 boats, and she will receive 9 points (8+1). The second place boat beat 7 boats, and she will receive 8 points (7+1). The last place boat will receive 1 point (0+1).

Example 2 – OCS

Nine boats attempted to start. One boat was scored as OCS. OCS will be counted as racing. The first place boat beat 8 boats, and she will receive 9 points (8+1). The second place boat beat 7 boats, and she will receive 8 points (7+1). The OCS boat will receive 1 point.

Example 3 – DNF

Nine boats started and two boats were scored DNF. The first place boat beat 8 boats, and she will receive 9 points (8+1). The second place boat beat 7 boats, and she will receive 8 points (7+1). The last place boat that finished will receive 3 point (2+1). The two DNF boat will receive 1 point each.

Example 4 – DSQ

Nine boats started and they all finished. However there was a protest. After the protest hearing, one boat was disqualified. The first place boat beat 8 boats, and she will receive 9 points (8+1). The second place boat beat 7 boats, and she will receive 8 points (7+1). The last place boat will receive 2 points (1+1) because the disqualified boat raced but will receive 0 points.

TIE BREAKERS

If at the end of the season the score is tied between two or more boats, each boat’s race scores shall be listed in order of best to worst, and at the first point(s) where there is a difference the tie shall be broken in favor of the boats(s) with the highest score(s).

If a tie remains between two boats, it shall be broken in favor of the boat that scores better than the other boat in more races.

If more than two boats are tied, they shall be ranked in order of the number of times each boat scored better than another of the tied boats.

If a tie still remains between two or more races, they shall be ranked in order of their scores in their last race.

Example

Red Boat scores are: 9, 8, 8, 7, 7, 4, and 3

White Boat scores are: 9, 8, 7, 7, 7, 4 and 4

Red Boat wins the series ties.

2017 driveHG.ca J/24 Worlds awarded Chisholm Trophy for Excellence in Race Management

2017 driveHG.ca J/24 Worlds awarded  Chisholm Trophy for Excellence in Race Management

Ice is now covering the huge snowfall that hit southern Ontario the second weekend in February. Temperatures are expected to rise well above freezing again, which has been the pattern for the entire winter – so even iceboating has come to a halt!

The 2017 driveHG.ca J/24 Worlds will be awarded the  Chisholm Trophy for Excellence in Race Management at the 2017 Sail Canada Awards celebration March 2, 2018.

This award, donated by the Ontario Sailing Association, was established in 1993. Emblematic of excellence in race management, the Chisholm Trophy recognizes the club or association responsible for the regatta with the best-managed races during the time frame of December 2, 2016 to December 1, 2017. The winner is selected on the basis of the quality of race management. The following criteria must also be met:

-The regatta must be a provincial, national, continental or world championship event held in Canada.

-The minimum number of races as prescribed in the sailing instructions must be completed.

-The Race Committee Chairperson must hold a valid Sail Canada Race Management certification.

-In order to be eligible for this award, clubs or associations must be members in good standing with the Sail Canada.

Rossi Milev is one of three finalists for The 2017 Sail Canada Rolex Sailor of the Year Award, which will be revealed at the Awards celebration on March 2, 2017.

 

Plan your schedule to attend the Canadian j/24 National Championships in Kingston, Ontario during CORK August 18-20, 2018.

For more information contact Jean Levac     jeanlevac@rogers.com

Detlor Coleman Nicoll Fall Series Results

Just like the World Championships, the Fall Series was plagued by light winds and added to that was rain and fog, which made for some challenging days. The boys on Gravelle Woodworking clawed their way up to the top and are to be congratulated on a great series which ended with Dark ‘n Stormies at the haul out crane (race to the crane won by Humidor) and then pitchers of beer and prizes in the clubhouse to warm up. A great way to end the season. See you all in the spring!

Sailwave results for 2017 J24 Fall Series at 2017

2017 J24 Fall Series

Final Standings

Sailed: 7, Discards: 1, To count: 6, Entries: 7, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank Boat Sail Club HelmName 11/22/1 11/22/2 11/22/3 11/29/1 11/11/1 11/11/2 11/11/3 Total Net
1st Gravellewoodworking 3935 BHYC Michael Howarth 1 3 1 (4) 2 3 2 16 12
2nd Quick Nick 3707 PCYC Katie Coleman Nicoll 2 1 2 1 (4) 4 4 18 14
3rd A-salt 3729 BC Edmond Rees (4) 4 3 3 1 2 1 18 14
4th Taz 4140 NYC Nick Jako (DNC) DNC DNC 2 3 1 3 33 25
5th Humidor 2761 ABYC Tim Connolly 5 5 5 5 5 5 (5) 38 30
6th Drivers Wanted 1964 PCYC Ted Bartlewski 3 2 4 (DNC) DNC DNC DNC 41 33
7th Clear Air 2827 PCYC Rossi Milev (DNC) DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC 56 48

Sailwave Scoring Software 2.23.4

2018 J/24 U.S. National Championship September 7- 9, 2018

 

The annual host of the J/24 Downeast Regatta and host of the 2015 J/24 North American Championships, J/24 Fleet 43 with Portland Yacht Club and Handy Boat Service are again planning an epic sailing regatta for the 2018 J/24 U.S. National Championship to be held September 7th, 8th and 9th 2018 in Falmouth, Maine

Like the 2015 NAs there will be a 50 boat cap and with registration already opened on Oct. 1st there are 9 boats registered. Make sure to register today to get your spot in this great event. Also be registering today you get the best price for you entry of just $418!

Included in your entry fee will be: 5 dinner tickets to our Saturday Lobster Bake, 5 dinner tickets to the BBQ dinner on Friday, Pizza Party on Sunday during haul out and awards, Free Beer and Rum all weekend, Launch and Haul, Mooring, Awards (daily, overall, special), breakfast all weekend, Live music Friday and Saturday evenings and much more

Click here to visit the event website and to register NOW!

 

Three Canadian boats in top ten at driveHG.ca 2017 World Championships

Three Canadian boats in top ten at driveHG.ca 2017 World Championships

Hurricanes Jose and Maria had done their devastating work in the Caribbean and Florida which creating a wonderful weather high in the Great Lakes region that was to last almost 3 weeks. With that high also came lack of wind, high temperatures and sun filled skies, which are wonderful if you are on a beach vacation, but not so much when you are trying to run the driveHG.ca J/24 World Championship inMississauga, Canada on Lake Ontario.

 

Overall winners -Team Clear Air – Jon Messenger, Rossi Milev, Gayle Gray, Mark Goodyear, Jeremy  Edwards

PRO Pat Lymburner accomplished a phenomenal feat but actually getting off 8 races in five days – only having to abandon 2 races when the wind completely shut off in the playing field and current was bringing the boats away from their intended marks. It was a tough regatta for many competitors. Fortunately, many competitors were able to cool off in the waters of Lake Ontario (historically even too cold to swim in even at the end of August) and enjoyed the social aspect of the world stage gathering. The pick-up ball hockey tournament on Tuesday after racing came down to the Canadians vs the Americans in the play-offs. Cut throat games of pool took the place of boats on the water at the Crooked Cue on Thursday night, and dancing was a great way to relieve stress to the tunes of the Soul FUNkshun and the Soul Mates on Friday and Saturday nights.

The scene was set with more than 15 boats comprised of past world, North/South American, European, National and Mid-Winter champions who could win the championship in a field of 63 boats from Argentina, Canada, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Peru and the United States. From the oldest competitor, American Tony Parker (72) to the youngest, Canadian Aidan Dennis (14) the race was on.

In the end, only one point separated the first and second place boats as they battled it out in the last race which was finally abandoned at the leeward gates when all the boats converged in a dying breeze before trying to heading up to the finish.

Day Three Race Commentary by Chris Howell, IJCA:

If good things come to those who wait, then Evan Petley-Jones from Halifax, Nova Scotia is the perfect example on day three of the driveHG.ca J/24 World Championship. The teams waited out multiple hours of an on-water postponement, hoping for enough breeze to get a start off. Finally around 3:30 p.m., light winds allowed two more races to be completed, which brought into effect the discard. Petley-Jones sailing Lifted, leap into first place overall, able to drop a 39 from race 1. Tony Parker’s Bangor Packet from Washington, DC fell to second place with 32 points. John Mollicone’s Helly Hansen from Jamestown, Rhode Island launched up to third. Six races are now finalized. The competitors started race 5 in about 5 knots, when Nobuyuki Imai’s Siesta from Japan collected the win. Mollicone and Ted Bartlewski’s Drivers Wanted from Mississauga, Ontario followed.

After 6 races Tony Parker’s Bangor Packet (Bow 23) remained in the top two throughout the championship, even without the drop. Tony Parker of Washington D.C., is the most seasoned racer on the course, sailing 1978 hull #58, testimony to the J/24’s quality and ruggedness, and the skill and consistency of Tony and his crew at this event. Tony is a five-time winner of the J/24 US East Coast Championship (which he has sailed 38 times!).

In the end, only one point separated the first and second place boats as they battled it out in the last race which was finally abandoned at the leeward gates when all the boats converged in a dying breeze before trying to heading up to the finish.  Rossi Milev from Mississauga, Ontario sailing Clear Air battled back after a devastating 46th place in the first race to win the overall championship with only 47 points and one point ahead of Tony Parker with 48 points. Canadians Evan Petley-Jones finished off the week in 4th place with 68 points followed by Ted Bartelewski and team in 6th with 71 points.

After many years with his team of Mark Goodyear, Jeremy Edwards, Gayle Grey and Jon Messenger, Rossi Milev finally came to the pinnacle of his career with a win that has eluded him for many years to the delight of the home crowd at the Port Credit Yacht Club – how sweet is that!

In 4th place overall – Team Lifted – Evan Petley-Jones, Peter Soosalu, Matt Soosalu, Ben Maloney, Ross Jacobs

 

 

 

 

 

In 6th placed overall – Team Drivers Wanted – Robert Durek, Mac and Brigitta, Ted Bartlewski, Irek Zubko

Complete results may be found at: https://yachtscoring.com/event_results_cumulative.cfm?eID=2934