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RACE DISCARDS PROPOSAL

Please study this proposal as it will go to vote at the AGM

 

by Mike Drummond
NZL 245

“That NZ ADCA supports changing I.A.C.A. CHAMPIONSHIP Rule 6f to:

 New rule:

f. The regatta shall consist of a series of 9 races of which 5 races must be completed to constitute a Championship series. When 6 or more races have been completed, a participant may discard his worst result. (See for the I.A.C.A. preferred schedules in Appendix 3).

 Current rule:

f. The regatta shall consist of a series of 9 races of which 5 races must be completed to constitute a Championship series. When 6 or more races have been completed, a participant may discard his worst result; when 9 races have been completed, a participant may discard his 2 worst results. (See for the I.A.C.A. preferred schedules in Appendix 3).

 Commentary:

- Two discards rewards inconsistency / poor preparation

- One discard should result in fewer general recalls

- Trend in high profile Classes in reduction / or complete absence of discards (eg Farr 40, TP 52 have no discards, Olympics have one)

- this rule change only affects the Worlds and Europeans/Nth Americans – they don’t have to apply to NZ regattas.

 


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