How to resolve a tie at CSC

With such a close result in today’s Mid-Summer Regatta, a number of members were asking how we resolve ties at Croydon Sailing club, so here’s a quick guide:

Race type Legs Tie breaker
Cup 2
  1. Lowest combined CY-adjusted time
Cup 3*
  1. Best result in third race; the previously dropped result
  2. Still a tie? Use lowest combined CY-adjusted time
Series 1
  1. Nothing to do, a tie is fine

Cup races are normally scored using the Bonus Point System and series races using the Low Point System.

* All 3 leg cup races are best 2 of 3

Mid-Summer Regatta 2015: We have a winner!

Congratulations to Tony, winner of the 2015 Mid-Summer regatta!

With only 3 points separating the top three after the first two races, the result came down to a tie break when Peter outsmarted the entire fleet, using his experience to break from the rest of the fleet in the final race, plotting a unique route to Island that saw him move from the back of the pack to the front of the race, a position he maintained until the final lap, when Neil and Tony finally pipped him to to take first and second on the water, respectively.

Top 3

Name Class Race 1 Race 2 Race 3
Tony Byte CII 0 3 3
Peter Comet 3 5.7 0
Neil Laser 10 0 5.7

Races scored using the best 2 of 3 under the Bonus Points System, with the third race used as a tie break.

And, of course, not forgetting a big thanks to Janice, DO for today.