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kentwm

Member Since 17 Apr 2012
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In Topic: Texas Centerboard Circuit 2013

06 December 2013 - 04:55 PM

While I am not likely to participate this year, I would like to make a suggestion on scoring.

 

I would move to a high point system and score each regatta as the inverse of the participants. So a 1st place at a 3 boat regatta is worth 3 points and a 1st place at a 10 boat regatta is worth 10 points. Then the series winner is the highest point total for say 6 regattas out of the 10 on the schedule.

 

Interesting concept but it rewards the people that show up to big regattas and doesn't penalize equally for not showing up. So somebody that races one big event could be ahead of someone that raced 3 smaller ones. I think last year Lindy was scored behind someone that didn't even race at all and that's my point for changing it to begin with. Hope that makes sense.

Except you didn't suggest anything other then going from +1 to +2. The current scoring system is based on the max participation level + 1 for DNC and the number of throw outs varies based on the regatta schedule. So if the most well attended event has 10 participants the score now uses an 11 for DNC. The problem with this is that the value of DNC can change at any time during the season. By going to a high point total, none the values change a DNC would still be a 0.

 

The problem with Lindy last year was an error on the website not an error in the scoring system.

 

As for rewarding someone more for participating in a 10 boat regatta vs a 3 boat regatta, I think that is a good thing. It is harder to place in the top 2 or 3 in a 10 boat even than a 3 boat event so you should get more points for doing well in big regattas.

 

There should be three considerations, #1 - is the scoring system fair, #2 - is the scoring system easy for anyone to read/understand, and #3 - how much effort goes into updating the website. This year I never got around to updating the website with final results because Mikey was so far out in front of everyone that he was going to win after Wurstfest no matter what. The final total would have been based on the 6 best regattas with 4 throughouts, but there was no need to calculate it since Mikey was a clear winner.

 

If you go back to 2012, when it was much closer, I did all the throughouts (marked by *) .

 

Also, if someone else wants to run the TCC website, I will pass on the information.

 

-Kent


In Topic: Texas Centerboard Circuit 2013

06 December 2013 - 04:16 PM

While I am not likely to participate this year, I would like to make a suggestion on scoring.

 

I would move to a high point system and score each regatta as the inverse of the participants. So a 1st place at a 3 boat regatta is worth 3 points and a 1st place at a 10 boat regatta is worth 10 points. Then the series winner is the highest point total for say 6 regattas out of the 10 on the schedule.


In Topic: Portsmouth ratings, the Johnson 18, Thistle, fastest single handing di

02 October 2013 - 09:18 PM

The Raider is the fit for me with what I'm looking for right now.  But man that Johnson 18 is a nice looking craft (dont worry I'm not normally into "Johnson")...seriously though too bad they stopped making them.  Someone should step up and come out with one that looks like that but make them slightly shorter, eg 15.5' - 16' so it fits in the garage and can still carry 2-3 people..  

 

Seattle Dinghyer, its healthy to re-evaluate one's dinghy, get used to it.  You must be one of the few who has exactly the sailboat you want.  There is and never will be a stock answer.  The input here has been great.  Love the ever present anarchy aspect too.

 

Where are you located? I am in Houston and selling my Raider 16. I've only had it out once this past summer, too many other sailing activities going on.

 

-Kent


In Topic: Dinghy Recommendation

02 October 2013 - 09:17 PM

I'll put the Raider on the list, but finding one in Georgia doesn't seem like an easy task. Same for the C15, on the list but hopes are low. I really liked the "non-exhaustive" but very helpful list posted earlier. The last time I sailed a Snipe was as a kid about 50 pounds lighter and a lot less patient. How are they these days?

 

Come to Houston and I'll sell you my Raider 16. I haven't had time to sail it much this year, I've only had it out once this summer. I will sell it for $3500.

 

-Kent


In Topic: Texas Centerboard Circuit 2013

30 September 2013 - 07:01 PM

Here are the Portsmouth results from WFTGP: http://files.meetup....uth_results.pdf

 

I don't think you have to be a meetup site member to get this file.

 

-Kent