Originally Posted by ksurfer2
Originally Posted by Damon Linkous
Good discussion! My first exposure to SCHRS came with involvement in the Florida 300. I'm impressed with the math and analysis they use to arrive at the ratings.

The biggest roadblock I see to using it widely for local regattas in the USA (besides inertia - "we've always done it this way") is the nature of the bulk of racers at popular regattas (casual and have customized their boat in some way).

The way we do it for the Florida 300 is to use the ratings from the SHCRS ratings table http://www.schrs.com/ratings.php for a boat IF

The skipper can certify that their boat is a factory stock version of the rated boat, otherwise they need to get an individual SCHRS certificate.

If someone shows up to race with a slightly modified boat and no SCHRS certificate then the PRO will assign a rating.

Like if a highly modified Tornado would show up at the FL300, they would not be allowed to race with a stock Tornado rating, they would need a different rating. Right?

That would be correct, if your boat has been modified from stock you need to get a measurement cert. Buoy 44 got their boat measured the first year they did the event on site, the FL300 organizers made the arrangements. Your post reads like Buoy 44 ran a stock Tornado number and that is simply not the case. The stock T number is 0.949, Buoy 44 ran with .924.

Last edited by David Ingram; 02/05/18 12:34 PM.

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