A. PARTICIPATING CLUBS
We are indebted to clubs and fleets that have submitted race results over the years. The service of providing sailors with Portsmouth Numbers and Wind Handicap Factors could not progress were it not for those concerned enough to send in their results for club races and regattas.
All clubs and/or fleets, regardless of size, should encourage your race committees to:
1) record wind velocity at the start, middle and finish of races.
2) record the elapsed time of each boat in handicap or level rating fleets and, at least, the first boat in
each one-design class, then
3) mail race results including average wind velocity to US SAILING on a timely basis after the event or
annually, by November 1.
If you think a handicap is inappropriate, make sure your race results are being supplied to US SAILING. Then you are invited to contact the Portsmouth Numbers Committee with data supporting your position.
B. DATA SUBMITTAL
You may use the data reporting form in this Yardstick or just send a copy of your score sheet showing elapsed times. Printed score sheets can be scanned. You may also submit results on diskettes in ASCII format or in any version of Microsoft Excel, Word or Works or in Sailwave html format.
Mail to: US SAILING PN Committee Fax to 401 683-0840
Attn D. Leary
Box 1260 Email to email@example.com
Portsmouth, RI 02871
C. REPORTING RACE RESULTS
Results where fleets are sent off at 5-minute intervals around the same course may be combined. Results for classes sailing different courses should be reported as separate races. Please send race data as convenient during the year and preferably no later than November 1 each year.
Be sure to include name, address and telephone number(s) of person submitting data, in case questions arise.
Club or fleet name plus sender’s address, phone and email (if questions arise)
Class of boat
Elapsed time, preferably in decimal minutes carried to two places
Average wind velocity in MPH, knots or by specific BN (do not list as 0-1, 2-3 or 5-9 range)
Keel configuration on keelboats and offshore classes where more than one keel shape has been
designed (also applies to some centerboard classes)
Genoa size (%), when applicable, and if spinnaker (S/AS) used
Any additional information you think is pertinent
It is appreciated when the corrected time for each boat is included, as well as the number (or average
number) of boats in each class
Include a detailed description when reporting results of a non-standard boat or one that is not listed
in the Tables
Include finish times for each sailboard.
Data received after December 1 may not be processed until the following year