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#258880 - 04/10/13 06:05 PM Re: Scoring [Re: brucat]  
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Mike

It seems to me... you have a choice of TLE OR a Mercy kill on the course.

The TLE NOR's have two forms... So many minutes behind the first place finisher will be scored TLE DNF's ... OR the RC sets an arbitrary time limit for the race or just declares a clock time as the TLE in the NOR for a distance race.

I much prefer the Mercy Kill in a OD race. Suffered through a god awful race with a TLE of 2 hours for the race... 2 boats finished before the fluky wind died altogether... The PRO was stuck... abandon the race or wait for the time limit. We all suffered knowing the chances were for no more races that day... It would have been better back at the pool.

Time to steal that wording and get them to substitute Mercy Kill for TLE.


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#258881 - 04/10/13 06:25 PM Re: Scoring [Re: tback]  
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It's not an exact science, and we're talking about the back of the fleet here. You have to take a (small) leap of faith here, this really is the most fair way to do this, and if nothing else, it's the best tool to eliminate the #1 complaint of too much sitting around between races.

Trust me, you CAN have TLE and FOW, and everyone's lives work out just fine...

Mike

PS: If you really want your brain to melt, two other very highly respected IROs (who also happen to be judges) showed me that this can be done for handicapped fleets as well. That takes major cajones...

#258882 - 04/10/13 07:02 PM Re: Scoring [Re: brucat]  
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Originally Posted by brucat
It's not an exact science, and we're talking about the back of the fleet here. You have to take a (small) leap of faith here, this really is the most fair way to do this, and if nothing else, it's the best tool to eliminate the #1 complaint of too much sitting around between races.

Trust me, you CAN have TLE and FOW, and everyone's lives work out just fine...

Mike

PS: If you really want your brain to melt, two other very highly respected IROs (who also happen to be judges) showed me that this can be done for handicapped fleets as well. That takes major cajones...


Speaking from experience, when I [was] in the back of the fleet I'd cut the race short and tell the RC to DNF me ... it's not like I needed the points!

To me I'd rather line up and try again ... you learn alot more when you're in close proximity to other boats!


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