Scoring Rules

Race Scoring System for Open Cat’s

Fleet Scorer: Latham Souther

 1. Within a fleet, a Skipper or the Skipper’s co-owner, to qualify for CSA trophy, needs to race in at least one third (1/3) of the number of total races for each series. The cat fleet scores the best two thirds (2/3) of the total number of races for each series. Example: If there are nine races in a series a skipper will need to race in at least three of the races to qualify but will be scored on up to six of the skipper’s best finishes. The races not scored are throw outs.

 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. We will be using the high point system.
Points are awarded as follows:
First Place = Number of racers
Second Place
 = Number of racers minus one
Third Place = Number of racers minus two etc.
DNF = One point • DSQ = Zero points • REG, RC, or ERR = One Point

 4. The number of points each Skipper has accumulated in that series determines final placement in the series.

 5. Ties are broken by the number of times one Skipper has placed higher (second being “higher” 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 higher than the other, the last time they both participated (including throw outs) 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 one point. 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 skipper’s 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 one point.

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. RC’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 one point.

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 skipper’s 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.