Bluewater Bay Sailing Club


The Boat of the Year award and trophy is to be awarded to the one BBSC Boat that has shown the best performance and participation in the annual BBSC program from the First of January through the BBSC Grande Finale. The purpose of this award is to honor both the skipper and crew. This award shall be based upon total points (80 maximum) earned in three categories according to the following formula. Boats are not eligible for "Boat Of The Year" more than two consecutive years.


  1. To qualify for points in this category, the boat must earn racing scores in at least seven (7) of the BBSC events scheduled and conducted which utilize the PHRF handicap system as defined below. A racing score is defined as the finishing position a boat receives once registered and paid entry fees for the event. That is, one-day regattas count as one score with the final position used for scoring even if more than one race is sailed in that day. All one-day events, including the Round-the-Bay race will count as one score. In the event a two-day regattas scheduled, each day of racing will result in one score with the final position for that day being the basis for that day's score.. If a fleet is comprised of two or more classes, then the skipper will receive scores based on his/her standing computed for presentation of trophies within each class, regardless of the overall standings within the fleet. Wednesday night fun races do not count toward the race performance score. For the purpose of this award criterion the Challenge Cup will be considered as a BBSC event since BBSC is a co-sponsor of this event.

  2. b. Standings are computed using the average low point scores for all races entered where the average score is equal to the total points accumulated divided by the total number of events entered. For purposes of these calculations:

    (1) 1st = 1 point, 2nd = 2 points, 3rd =3 points and so on.

    (2) DNS and DSQ score points equal to the total paid entries in that class plus one.

    (3) DNF scores points equal to the total paid entries in that class.

  3. Points are awarded to all qualified skippers using the following formula:

    60/ (Skipper's Racing Average) * (% of events) = Total Points

    This will result in each boat receiving a certain percentage of the 60 points multiplied by the percentage of eligible BBSC events. For calculation purposes the average should be rounded to two decimal points. The eligible events shall be selected by the Bridge as early as possible in the calendar year and provided to the club membership.

    The following twelve events are eligible for race performance scores in 2009:

    Spring and Fall Series 1, 2, 3 & 4, Sailfest, Challenge Cup, Round-the-Bay Race, & Grand Finale.


One point shall be awarded for each day. of racing regardless of the final position so long as the event was sponsored by BBSC up to a maximum of 10 points. A series race entered in conjunction with a one-day regatta counts as one point. Events qualifying for participation shall consist of the 12 events defined in paragraph 1.


Two points per event will be awarded for participation in racing events not sponsored by the BBSC. Examples are: DORC, WFORC, Fort Walton Yacht Club Regatta, or any other such event. The skipper is responsible for notifying the Vice Commodore of the boat participation in these events.


A committee designated by the BBSC Commodore will be formed to total all the points for each boat in accordance with this criteria at the completion of the sailing season. The boat earning the highest total point count shall be selected as the BOAT-OF-THE-YEAR. The presentation shall be made at the Annual Fall Awards Banquet. The name of the winner shall not be revealed by the Bridge or the Selection Committee prior to the formal announcement.

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