Personal Handicap Results – Summer 2016

Click here to see them


For those who are unfamiliar with this, the calculation output (generated by Roger – who I believe likes beer) is attached and the following hopefully explains how it works..

– The BCR (‘back calculated rating’) is calculated by comparing how well a boat does compared with the winner in each race and averaging this over a series.
o As well as showing how boats compare with the winner, this obviously also shows how the winner compares with other boats
o Only boats that have completed 4 or more races are included
o All races are included (no discards)
– The PIR (‘personal improvement rating’) is calculated by comparing the BCR series on series – with the best improved winning the Ridgeway Trophy.
o Handicaps for individual boats (classic vs silver vs open) are not relevant as it is the series on series performance of a boat that matters
o A boat obviously needs to have a BCR in consecutive series to receive an improvement rating
o The winner of the Ridgeway Trophy can win it again for the next series by winning races by a bigger margin each time


Datchet Winter Series – A Win for Charles Apthorp…!!

We have results! The Winter Series finished this weekend with the largest turnout of Flying Fifteens for some time – 17 boats participated, sometimes with different helms resulting in a total of 23 entries. The full results are on the club website but the top three are as follows:

1st place
Charles Apthorp & various
2nd place
Hakuna Kutoa Katika
John Hanson & Helen Selden
3rd place
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Mervyn Wright & George Caspall

I know all this because Roger has worked his magic and calculated the personal improvement rating to determine that the winner of the Ridgeway Consulting Trophy this series

Ian Linder & James Linder

So congratulations to Charles and every one of his many crews and to Ian and James – and thanks to Roger for his continued good work on the results

Attached is an update to the Results Sheet

Happy reading