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Racing Program

The object of Tradewinds Yacht Club's racing program is to promote friendly competition while testing the skills of the skipper and crew. TYC Yacht Club's racing program is organized and optimized for, but not limited to, cabin sailboats approximately 20'-40' LOA. Such boats are commonly equipped with a galley, head and permanent sleeping berths. The US Sailing published PHRF numbers are used to achieve a maximum of fair play within all boats listed in the current US Sailing Phrf book.


2017 Racing Program

  • The 2017 Schedule will consist of a total of 12 (6 Spring/6 Fall) races split evenly between the Spring and Fall series.
  • Although six races will be scheduled per series, only 4 races will be required to qualify for placement in the series standings. The remaining two races will be counted as bonus races for additional points only.
  • The 12 races will consist of 8 Double Headers and 4 single event race days. 2 of the 4 single event race days will be JAM distance races held at the middle of the lake and will include participation by other yacht clubs. Note, regarding Double Headers, it is at the discretion of the Race Chair whether both races will be held. If weather conditions prohibit a second race, then notification to the race fleet will be made at the skippers meeting or by the committee boat prior to the start of the second race. The second race will not be rescheduled unless it is required to meet the four-race requirement to fulfill a race series.
  • A Divisional skipper rating system will be instituted this year. Each racer will be assigned a Divisional rating based on prior years racing performance. Division I rating will be assigned to all racers who have won a TYC trophy in the last three years. Division II rating will be assigned to skippers new to racing and to skippers who have not won a TYC trophy in the past 3 years. Ratings reviewed annually, assigned and approved by the Race Chair.
  • Each Boat must have started four races and finished three races to qualify for a series and the overall year championship standings.
  • Races will be $10 per race. If a series is prepaid prior to the start of the second scheduled race date in the series, the entire series will only cost $40.00.
  • All Racing updates, schedule changes and standings will be posted to the TYC webs site.
  • A Beer/Hamburger luncheon will take place after the completion of the first spring and fall race. The $10 race fee will go towards the Skippers Lunch. Each additional crew member will be charged $5.00.

Committee Boat Duties:

  • Committee boat duties will be performed by members of the Tradewinds Yacht Club race fleet.
  • The Committee Boat duties will be scheduled by the Race Chair.
  • A boat acting as the CB will receive points equal to that of a Third Place finish.

TYC Point and Scoring System:

The 2017 scoring system is based on a "High-Point Scoring System" and the standings will be decided on the total number of points totaled at the end of a series. For each race, racers will earn points based on the number of boats competing in a race. The theory behind this scoring system is that all racers will earn more points based on the level of completion and number of racers in the field. The first place boat (based on their corrected time) will be credited a point for every boat that "Starts" a race, the second place boat will be given one less point and so on. The last place boat will earn one point. (Note: The CB will not count as a racing boat).

If boats are tied at the end of a series, then their final placement throughout the series will be used as a final tiebreaker. Tiebreakers will be calculated based on the boats top three finishes and total points.

The Year End Championship winner will be calculated using the traditional method and based on Placement throughout the year and Not the new Spring and Fall series point system.

Example: If seven boats race, the first place boat will receive 7 points for first place. The second place boat will receive 6 points and so on..

No Of Boats

Boat A

Boat B

Boat C

Boat D

Race 1

6

6

5

3

4 (CB Pt.)

Race 2

6

6

4

5

4 (CB Pt.)

Race 3

4

2 (CB Pt.)

4

3

2

Race 4

4

2 (CB Pt.)

4

3

DNF

Race 5

3

3

1 (CB Pt.)

2

1

Race 6

3

DNS

1 (CB Pt.)

2

1

Total Points:

19

19

18

14

Series Standings: (1ST) Boat A, (2nd)Boat B, (3rd) Boat C. Since Boats A & B were tied, the tiebreaker rules were applied to determine first place.

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