Regatta Scoring Setup
Clubspot scoring supports the following types of popular scoring methods:
- One Design
- One Design with Fleets
- Round Robin Racing
- Qualifying and Finals Format
- Time on Distance
- Time on Time
- Portsmouth UK/US/AU
- Laser Master
Apply a scoring handicap to competitors based on their age
- PDF Upload
- External Link
- Not Racing
Scoring Method Setup
Before Scoring your event, it is recommended that you check the Class Settings for Scoring Method, Throwouts, how you want to treat unscored boats, make any adjustments to letter score rules, and adjust any results display settings. We'll review each of these sections below.
Clubspot allows you to configure different setups for each Boat Class in your Regatta
One Design Scoring
One Design scoring is the most common method used and follows the RRS Appendix A rules for scoring and tie breaks.
Included in One Design scoring is also the use of Division scoring if configured in the Boat Class Settings. Division scoring does not require any additional configuration.
The best example for using Division scoring is the Optimist Class in which the Optimist Champs race as a single boat class, but also receive additional results for age related breaks referred to as Red, White, and Blue in this case.
One Design scoring does not require any additional configuration, and is considered the default scoring method in Clubspot.
One Design Scoring with Fleets
One Design with Fleets expands on the common One Design scoring and adds capabilities for a Round Robin format, or a Qualification and Finals format. These formats are recommended if your even uses one of the described scenarios below or if you have a racing scenario in which multiple boats may be scored 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc for a given race, but must still be scored overall against each other.
We'll provide some additional descriptions below and how to go about setting them up.
A Round Robin is the situation in which you might have 100 boats and split them up into 4 Fleets of 25, each with their own ribbon color. Your racing format pairs each color against each other over a 2 or 3 day period.
Qualifying and Finals
Qualifying and Finals is when you intend to have a qualifying round over a series of races and then intend to separate the results into different Finals Fleets (Gold, Silver, Bronze) or 1/3 and 2/3, or any other Finals combination. In this scenario, your qualifying series may be round robin, or new assignments each day. Clubspot provides automated fleet allocation based on the popular 1-2-2-1, 1-2-3-3-2-1 or 1,2,3,4,4,3,2,1 method.
Clubspot does not currently support the ability to restrict a throwout to a Qualification or Finals Series. Any discards will be applied across the whole series of Races.
When you select One Design with Fleets as a scoring option, you'll have a few new settings appear. These new settings are important to the setup and scoring of your event, and advise not to be changed during the event.
Each boat is assigned to a specific fleet for the entire regatta. Boats do not change their fleet (streamer color) from race to race, or day to day. This option is best used for Round Robin racing.
Boats are shuffled between fleets as the regatta progresses. They may be assigned a different fleet (streamer color) for each day of racing. This option is best used for any type of Qualifying and Finals racing.
Qualifying & Finals
If your event will use a Qualifying & Finals format, you should switch the setting to Enabled. Additional settings will appear upon doing this.
For some events including USODA sanctioned regattas, the sailing instructions may split the finals into a 1/3 Gold and 2/3 Silver. In this situation, its possible that the 2/3 Silver may be split into A and B Fleets to continue a Qualifying like format throughout the finals. To enable this scoring method, you will want to set the Subdivision option to YES.
The Race # in which Finals will begin can be changed at anytime to accommodate an incomplete qualifying series.
Fleet assignments can be made during the Creating a Race process.
Allows you to set how Letter Scores should be calculated for Qualifying and Finals format depending on what your sailing instructions specify. There are two common scenarios we accommodate:
Number in Largest Start
The number of competitors factored into letter score calculations is determined by the number of competitors in the LARGEST start. For example, if there are 50 boats in Start 1, and 49 boats in Start 2, a letter score of "Competitors + 1" always results in a score of 51, regardless of which start the boat was in.
Number in a Specific Start
The number of competitors factored into letter score calculations is determined by the number of competitors in a SPECIFIC start. For example, if there are 50 boats in Start 1, and 49 boats in Start 2, a letter score of "Competitors + 1" for a boat racing in Start 1 will result in a score of 51, while the same letter score of "Competitors + 1" for a boat racing in Start 2 will result in a score of 50.
Laser Master Scoring
Laser Master Scoring is used for Laser Masters events, where you are wanting to apply a scoring handicap to competitors based on their age. These handicaps are set by the International Laser Class Association (more information can be found here: https://laser.org/masters-sailing)
Great Grand Master
To enable Laser Masters registration, check out this article.
You can use the Throwouts section to configure when race discards will occur. The Race # that you click on will apply a throwout after the selected race is completed.
Throwouts can be updated at anytime during the Regatta even if races have been scored.
This setting allows you to configure how you'd like to treat unscored boats when you are scoring the Regatta.
Assign Zero Points
Will leave any unscored boats with 0 points in the Results designated with a " - " under the Race #.
Assign a DNC
Will automatically score any unsecured boat as DNC and assign the appropriate points value as defined in your Settings.
Assign a BYE
Will automatically score any unsecured boat as BYE and assign the appropriate points value as defined in your Settings.
Clubspot recommends using Assign Zero Points for multi-Class Regattas
If you choose to use Assign DNC, you may encounter a situation in which one Class or Fleet completes a Race when others don't, and will automatically assign a DNC to all other boats. This can be especially problematic for final results.
Letter Scores by default will use Competitors +1 as the points value. If you would like to change the default, you can do so by clicking on each option.
Setting a value to Custom will not require any additional configuration, but instead will ask you when scoring what point value you would like to assign.
If you do not see a standard letter score option available, it will be automatically set to Custom when using it in the Scoring Panel.
If you are using a Qualifying & Finals format, be sure to set the Competitors value in the Qualifying & Finals Settings which determines how letter scores should be determined.
The Public Results section gives you an extra level of control for how your results will appear online. Flipping any of these switches will disable or enable the column on the public results page.
If your Boat Class is using Divisions, you also have the option to choose how you'd like those Divisions to be scored within the Regatta. Clubspot offers two popular options
Use Actual Scores
This is the DEFAULT setting for most racing scenarios. Competitors will receive points according to their finish in the race, with all divisions racing together. For example, a boat that finishes 5th (but 1st in the Masters division) will receive 5 points.
This setting allows viewers to filter down to a specific division to calculate division-specific results. For example, a boat that finishes 5th (but 1st in the Masters division) will receive 1 point when filtering down to the Masters division on public results.