
GMSC Racing in General
Regional/
Other 

Race 1  Race 2  Race 3  Race 4  Race 5  
J22  2  4  3  2  3 
J80  4  3  5  1  2 
Note that at this point, the type of boat or its handicap no longer matters. Series scoring requires only the finish places for each boat.
J22: 2 + 4 + 3 +
2 + 3 = 14
J80: 4 + 3 + 5 + 1 + 2 = 15
The result for the series is the J22 (14 points) beats the J80 (15 points), ignoring any throwout races.
In the above example, if the series allows 1 throwout race, we drop the highest single race score for each boat. For the J22, that is the 4 points for Race 2, while for the J80 it is the 5 points for Race 3. Summing the remaining scores yields a tie.
Race scores, minus 1 throw out
Race 1  Race 2  Race 3  Race 4  Race 5  
J22  2  4  3  2  3 
J80  4  3  5  1  2 
J22: 2 + 3 +
2 + 3 = 10
J80: 4 + 3 + 1 + 2 = 10
That of course brings up the subject of tie breaking, but I'm not ready to go there yet. I'm going out to dinner instead.
Table: J80 handicap is 117.
(Don't like the J80's handicap? Talk to the fleet captain, NOT the scorekeeper!)
Correction Factor = 650 / (550 + 117)
Correction Factor = 650 / 667
Correction Factor = 0.9745
Verify that the table has the right Correction Factor.
(If not, tell the scorekeeper, he'll handle that one.)
Elapsed time = 1:03:11.2
Convert to seconds
Elapsed time = (1 * 3600) + (3 * 60) + 11.2
Elapsed time = 3600 + 180 + 11.2
Elapsed time = 3791.2 seconds
Corrected Time = (Correction Factor) * (Elapsed Time)
Corrected Time = 0.9745 * 3791.2
Corrected Time = 3694.5244
Corrected Time = 3695
(Rounded to nearest whole second, up in this case.)
