"Any damn fool can navigate the world sober. It takes a really good sailor to do it drunk." - Sir Francis Chichester when asked why he carried so much alcohol on his solo sail around the world.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

We have been issued our ORR rating for the Mac Race, and it is 0.864 All-Purpose TOT (time on time) and 0.856 Offwind TOT. The race committee will most likely follow history and use the All-Purpose rating.

So what do these numbers mean? Well, the higher the number the faster boat, in the rated conditions, and the lower the number equals a slower boat. The race committee will use one of the following formulas at the end of the race to calculate our corrected finish time.

Time on Time Scoring:

Corrected Time = TOT x Elapsed Time

Time on Distance Scoring:

Corrected Time=Elapsed Time - (Rating - Rating Scratch Boat) x Distance