Bluewater Bay Sailing Club


2018 JUNIOR SAILOR-OF-THE-YEAR SELECTION CRITERIA

The purpose of the JUNIOR SAILOR-OF-THE-YEAR award is to encourage participation and increase sailing knowledge of junior sailors. To be eligible for this award the junior sailor must be 16 years old or younger at the start of the small boat racing season. This award shall be based upon total points (150 maximum) earned in four categories according to the following formula. Sailors are not eligible for Junior Sailor Of The Year award more than two consecutive years.

1. BBSC RACE PERFORMANCE (50 Points Max)

  1. To qualify for points in this category, a skipper must earn racing scores in at least fifty percent) of the BBSC small boat race events scheduled and conducted which utilize a recognized handicap system as defined below. In addition a skipper must be at the helm at the start of and for at least fifty percent of the race events A racing score is defined as the finishing position a skipper 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. 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. Only events using PORTSMOUTH handicap, or CLASS rules (i.e. LASERS, SUNFISH, etc.) shall be tabulated in the skippers' annual average. Wednesday night fun races do not count toward the race performance score.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    This will result in each skipper receiving a certain percentage of the 80 points multiplied by the percentage of eligible BBSC race events. For calculation purposes the average should be rounded to two decimal points.

2. BBSC RACE PARTICIPATION (80 Points Maximum)

Ten points 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 80 points.

3. BBSC SHORE (RACE) COMMITTEE DUTY (10 Points Maximum)

Points will be awarded when a Junior Sailor assists Race Committees during any BBSC sponsored event. Five points will be awarded for each event assistance is provided with a maximum of ten points. For a Junior Sailor to qualify in this category, he/she must remain on shore or on a committee boat for the entire event. The Junior Sailor will also receive one (1) Race Participation point (#2 above) for each Race Committee he/she assists.

4. OTHER SMALL BOAT REGATTAS (10 Points Maximum)

Two points per event will be awarded for participation in small boat regattas not sponsored by BBSC, up to a maximum of ten points The Junior Sailor is responsible for notifying the Vice Commodore of his/her participation.

SELECTION PROCEDURES

A committee designated by the BBSC Commodore will be formed to total all the points for each Junior Sailor in accordance with this criteria at the completion of the sailing season. The Junior Sailor earning the highest total point count shall be selected as the JUNIOR SAILOR-OF-THE-YEAR. The presentation shall be made at the Annual 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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