2017 Level Series

The level series is a new addition for 2017 and will provide a fun and interesting way of calculating the scores based on a team handicap. Each team will be provided a handicap (like in golf) based on their results in previous racing over the last three years. Only Tonini series races that the boat finished will be used in calculating the team’s handicap.

 

To calculate the handicap each boats average score over the last three years will be used to calculate a percentage difference between the top score and their own score. Therefore if the best average score is 2 and your average scores are 3 then your handicap will be .66.

 

The handicap will be applied to the Tonini Series net scores, therefore if at the end of the season your total net points were 100 for the Tonini Series and your Level handicap was .66 then 100 x .66 = Your new Level net score of 66. The boat with the lowest total wins the level series.

 

The idea is if everyone sailed exactly to their average then the final scores would be tied. However, we know that this doesn’t happen based on effort each team puts in over time.

 

New boats to the fleet will be placed at the Median of the published averages.

 

Current Handicaps for the 2017 Season based on ’14, ’15 & ’16 results

 

Boat Name

Skipper Name

Average

handicap

Sea Bags

Carter White

1.93

1.00

Mr. Hankey

Andrew Carey

3.22

0.60

Drako

Gretchen Sullivan

4.69

0.41

Second Chance

Jeff Smith

5.10

0.38

Vagabond

Mooradian/McAllister

5.30

0.36

Pit Party

Richard Ketchum

5.47

0.35

Bad Apple

Bruce Morse

5.76

0.34

Denali

Tony Jessen

6.07

0.32

Sea Bags Women's Team

Erica Beck Spencer

6.25

0.31

Spontaneous

Kaign Smith

6.53

0.30

McGee

Eric Hayward

6.79

0.28

Manana

JP Bilodeau

7.31

0.26

Subito

Rob Garafoli

7.38

0.26

Steve

Nick Dambrie

7.83

0.25

WTF

Nate Huber

8.39

0.23

Small Flying Patio Furniture

Jared Hourihan

8.75

0.22

Bouncing Betty

Chris Kuhn

10.77

0.18