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Reminder: Consideration for individual and series trophies will only be considered for paid members. Pay your membership fees early!

A note for new members or prospective new members:  This racing business is not rocket science.  All you really need to know is what the course is, when the start time is, and a few rules of the road -- to wit -- keep a good lookout; all captains must make every effort to avoid a collision;  when it looks like two boats will soon occupy the same spot in the water at the same time, the boat on a starboard tack (the wind is from the right) has the right of way and must demand it by shouting "STARBOARD!"  loudly;  if both boats are on the same tack, the lee boat (the one that is downwind) has the right of way; and when overtaking a boat, the boat being overtaken has the right of way.  None of us are going to become famous, we are just doing this for the fun of it.

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2009 Standings

Spring Season

DROP LOWEST 1

Total

UNGERBOECK 0.75

LAWRENCE 0.75

HOERNER 2.00

RESSEL 2.00

GARRETT 3.00

PASLEY J 4.00

LUECKENHOFF 6.00

PASLEY S 7.00

MORRIS 7.00

IMHOFF 7.00

FALB 7.00

Spring Season

ALL RACES

Total

LAWRENCE 3.75

UNGERBOECK 5.75

PASLEY J 8.00

GARRETT 8.00

RESSEL 9.00

HOERNER 10.00

LUECKENHOFF 13.00

PASLEY S 14.00

MORRIS 15.00

IMHOFF 15.00

FALB 15.00

Ozark Sailing Club Regatta Rules

In general, OSC will follow the US Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing, 2005-2008 edition.  EXCEPTIONS include the following:

 

PROTESTS:  No protests will be accepted by the Race Committee.  Captains are expected to work out their differences in a courteous and friendly manner. 

 

CANCELLATION/ADJUSTED COURSE RULE:  A race may be cancelled or the finish line adjusted, due to severe weather, lack of wind, or if the lead boat has not traveled two statutory miles in one hour. Captains may contact the committee boat during the race to request an adjusted course or a cancellation.  However, a race is not cancelled until the committee boat makes an announcement.  The committee boat makes the final decision on all cancellations or course changes.  Racers are responsible for monitoring VHF Channel 9 (or other designated channel) before and during a race to learn of any changes or cancellations.

 

POINTS:  We will continue to use the following method of awarding points:  Racing and Cruising fleets are scored separately.  The first place boat in each fleet (racing or cruising) will receive 0.75 points.  The second place will receive 2.0 points, the third will receive 3.0 points, and so on.  The Spring and Fall seasons are considered separate series.  Racing fleet will be allowed to drop their worst finish (highest points), and cruising fleet will be allowed to drop their two worst finishes for the series (if there are more than 3 races; otherwise they drop one race). The boat in each fleet with the lowest number of points at the end of the season will be awarded a first place trophy for the season, second lowest points will receive a second place trophy, and third lowest will receive the third place trophy. 

 

DNF and DNS:  If you start a race but do not finish (DNF), you will be awarded points equal to the number of boats to finish, plus one.  If you do not start a race (DNS), you will be awarded points equal to the number of boats to START plus TWO.  The lowest number of points awarded for a DNS will be 5.  Examples: 1) 6 boats start a race and only 4 finish; the two boats that drop out (DNF) receive 5 points, and all the boats that did not start (DNS) receive 8 points. 2) 2 boats start a race and finish; all the boats that did not start (DNS) receive 5 points.  3) 8 boats start & finish; DNS receives 10 points.

 

NOTE TO DNF/DNS RULE:  If the race is a multi-race event, in which a series of 2 or 3 races count as one for the season's standings, then a DNF will be awarded points equal to the greatest number of boats to finish any single race, plus one.  This is to ensure that we score all the races in a series in a consistent manner.  For example, if 6 boats start the first race and 5 finish, a DNF in that race would be awarded 6 points.  If only 5 boats start the second race and 3 boats finish, a DNF would be awarded 6 points, not 4 as they would with a single-race event.  A DNS for any of the races would get 8 points. 

 

FYI:

PHRF (Performance Handicap Racing Fleet) is a locally administered handicapping system that uses the perceived speed potential of a yacht as the basis for the handicap. An initial handicap is assigned based on comparisons with similar yachts. The handicap may then be adjusted based on the performance of the class of the yacht.  In most fleets there is no credit for lack of sailing skill or boat preparation. The handicap is based on the yacht being sailed by a top-notch crew with the best equipment. The PHRF system handicaps yachts, not sailors. 

 

The Ozark Sailing Club uses the Time On Time (TOT) method of handicapping races.  The actual time in seconds is multiplied by the Time Correction Factor (TCF) to determine the corrected (adjusted) time.  The formula used to determine the Time Correction Factor is:   650 (550 + PHRF)

 

For more information on handicaps & rules, check the US SAILING website: http://www.ussailing.org/

 

OSC 2007 RACE COMMITTEE MEMBERS:        

Tom Falb (chair), John Hoerner, Darrell Lawrence, Gail Morris(statistician), Scott Pasley

 

 

For more information on handicaps & rules, check the US SAILING website: http://www.ussailing.org/

 

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