Racing Picking Up in Frostbite Series

The wind has cooperated with RC Laser racing for the past two weekends allowing the Canandaigua fleet to complete 13 races with 16 different boats on the starting line. The results have been updated and posted for both the series and the 2012 overall high point score.

For high point scoring this season we are using the Chipstead High Point Scoring (Chips3) formula.

This scoring formula (in the most simple terms) accounts for the number of boats in a race in all of the scores. The underlying premise behind the scoring formula is that it assumes that it is easier to beat other boats when there are fewer of them racing and it is more difficult to beat more boats when there are many of them in a race. Chips3 is one of the scoring methods in our scoring program SailWave.

To qualify for the 2012 Overall High Point award, a boat must start in at least 60% of our races. We will be throwing out the worst 40% of a boat’s scores across the whole season.

Dick Hallagan (#74), freshly back from the J/22 World Championship in New Orleans the previous week, was out with his new RC Laser for the first time last weekend. Dick is our nineteenth fleet member! After Nelson Habecker (#54) helped get him set up and on the water, he sailed his RC Laser to a 5th place in just his third race! We expect that after a few tune-up tweaks he’ll be a regular at the top of the score sheet.

After racing, the RC sailors filled two long tables inside the Carey Lake Bar & Grill and enjoyed good food, drinks and company. Carey Lake will again be our venue for Oct. 30th, with starts at 2pm.

The 2012 race calendar has been updated. Please take a look and send any comments to Nelson Habecker or Bill Blevins as soon as possible if you notice any problems.

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