RM Scratch Summer Series Round 3
Another great day greeted us today. Quite light Northerly breeze to start with. All 9 sailors electing their A Rigs to start with. Pro on the day, Les, tried as hard as he could for the courses, but after the breeze swung to the NE, things became very difficult for setting an ideal course. We persevered though, and enjoyed some spectacular sailing.
After seven races, a rig change was called, and most went to their B rigs. From memory, three stayed on their A setups, Stu being immediately rewarded for hanging on to his A with a win in race 8.
At the end of the day, Ray Joyce was too consistent for us, easily running out the winner, on 11 points. Kyle Stewart finished the day in Second on 22 points, with Rod Marshall taking out the top three on 31 points.
There may be a bit of separation with the points, but that does not give full justice to the close racing today, often with groups of four yachts hitting the finish line very close to each other.
As with the IOM's last week, we have applied our proprietary software to the scratch results, for the handicap winners for today.
The handicap system tracks results back to the start of 2019, and applies a weighting to all results. A skipper winning amongst 10 is weighted higher than one winning amongst 5 for example. Each skippers last five result weightings are averaged for the handicap weighting. This weighting is then applied to the skippers present and a seeding is allocated to the skippers. The difference between the seeding and final scratch results becomes the handicap, which is the difference in the two rankings (seeding and final result).
So, today, the handicap winner is Kyle, with a score of 4 (seeded 6 and finished 2nd), with Ray Joyce in second on 2 points (seeded 3, finished 1) on countback to Rod Marshall in 3rd (seeded 5th, finished 3rd) also on countback to John Hall in 4th (seeded 7th, finished 5th)
This coming Wednesday is IOM Handicap, from 11am at MBYC, and next weekends sailing a double header with the Herb Tyson Memorial for A Class on Saturday 27th and 42 Degrees South Regatta for DF95 on Sunday 28th. Please get your entries in as soon as possible.
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