Graham Allen (mdsec) pointed out that the correct way to deal with ties is by the countback method.( see comments to post) He also explained how to get the HMS scoring system to sort it all out. I have done this and a revised scoresheet is below.
The eagle eyed amongst you will also have noticed that I got the date wrong – it was the 29th on Sunday not the 27th.
The final round of this series broke the mould. We had wind! At least to begin with and it was heavily loaded with rain. Both wind and rain increased steadily up to around mid-day then both died away to nothing. Back to normal! Racing was very tight with, as the results show, 4 boats with the same score for 3rd place.
Summer Series starts on 26th April
Once again the weather wizard had worked out that we were running a DFRG race! By race start time 7 skippers were ready and the wind was trying to blow from the SE. After a frustrating race?? up and down the south bank a coffee break was called to recover. By about 11.00 the wind had decided to try to blow from the South and subsequently provided a reasonable mornings sailing up and down the East bank.
An unusual NE wind was blowing with enough strength to make the early arrivals think about B rigs. By the start of sailing it had dropped enough to cause some last minute changes to A rig and it continued to drop all morning but was still enough to provide some good sailing all day. There were enough bouys on the lake to allow a good course without adjustment.
The first race of the Summer Series will be on 19th April.