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Open Cat Fleets

Race Scoring System for Open Cat's

Fleet Scorer: Latham Souther

1.       Within a fleet, a Skipper or the Skipper's co-owner, shall qualify by sailing in at least 50% of the races completed in a given series on his/her boat or another boat from that fleet.

2.       The Spring Series shall be all races sailed in May or June.  The Summer Series shall be all races sailed in July or August.  The Fall Series shall be all races sailed in September or October.  The Championship Series shall consist of all Spring, Summer, and Fall races completed during the CSA season.

3.       The Skipper shall receive points for each complete race sailed.
Points are awarded as follows:
First Place = 1 point
Second Place = 2 points
Third Place = 3 points
etc.

DNF = Number of finishers plus one
DSQ = Number of starters plus one
REG or ERR = Average finish for all races raced in that series
not including races not started.

4.       The number of points each Skipper has accumulated in that series determines final placement in the series. Points are accumulated only for each Skipper's minimum number of races needed to qualify. All other races will be counted as "throw outs".

5.       Ties are broken by the number of times one Skipper has placed lower (second being "lower" than third) than the other. For this determination only, there shall be no throw outs and all races in that series, which both participated in, are counted. If a tie still exists, the Skipper who placed lower than the other, the last time they both participated (including throwouts) in a race of that series, shall be the winner of the tie.

6.       Unless otherwise notified, the RC and the racing fleet's scorekeeper shall assume that the Skipper registered to the sail number displayed in a race is the Skipper sailing that number in that race.

7.       Catamarans skippered by someone other than a member of the Open Fleet shall DNF in accordance with the rules of CSA.

8.       A DSQ resulting from a violation of Class Association equipment rules and/or crew weight rules may not be used as a "throw out".

9.       Participants in regattas may receive credit for CSA series races as noted in the CSA handbook. Credit will be given in the form of a REG (Out of Town Regatta). REG's will be counted as a "throw out" unless the skipper needs the score to qualify for a CSA series. In that case, the REG will be the skippers average score for all CSA races participated in during that series. A skipper may use up to 2 out of town regattas in order to qualify for a CSA Spring Summer or Fall Series. For the Championship series up to 6 regatta scores can be used in order to qualify for the series. Note: To receive credit for an out of town regatta the participants must sail on a catamaran. It is the skipperís responsibility to notify the fleet scorekeeper of their participation prior to the end of the CSA series in which the regatta is to be counted.

10.    In the event that the scores can not be determined because of a scoring error or a mark moving or anything that causes the race to be set aside that has been finished the participants in said race shall receive an ERR which is the average score for the series without throwouts.

11.  A skipper may receive credit for working race committee on a date in which actual races are completed.  If races are abandoned on the date no points are earned. RCís will be counted as a "throw out" unless the skipper needs the score to qualify for a CSA series. In that case, the REG will be the skippers average score for all CSA races participated in during that series.

12.   No more than a total of 4 races can be credited from a combination of REG/RC points during the spring, summer and fall series.  No more than a total of 6 REG/RC points can be credited for the championship series.  It is the skipperís responsibility to notify the fleet scorekeeper of any dates in which they work race committee and wish to receive credit towards qualification in a series.