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The Marina del Rey Venture MacGregor Fleet

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Series 6 Race 2 Results

  
We had 20 boats out - the wind was light but held steady and we raced shortened courses in A and B class.  We had a nice fried chicken dinner, with a hand made warm apple crisp dessert that everyone really seemed to enjoy.  Thanks to RC and especially to everyone who helped out with hosting the dinner and doing dishes.  Thanks to the volunteer bar tenders as well!  Please drop some cash in the tip jar - the tips on Tuesday night go to the PMYC sailing program.

Thanks all for coming out!

Results:
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Series 6 Race 1 Results

  
EDIT:  There was an error in the link to the PDF results file in the last post.  I am posting this again with the corrected link.

We had 19 boats start and 15 boats finish.  We had light wind which died down to nothing, we had many boats finishing in the complete darkness.  A and B class had shortened courses.  The Tuna was amazing - thanks Steve for catching it and providing it so we could cook it up.  Thanks to everyone who helps out with the race, the race committee, the PMYC members who help out behind the bar, everyone who helped by doing some dishes!   Thanks very much.  As the races and the party after are growing and growing we need more people to help out, so don't be shy the more people who help out the less work it is for everyone who does.

Results:
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Fresh Tuna For Dinner Tonight!

  
We have had a generous racer who has recently returned from Mexico with freshly caught Yellow Tail make 40 pounds of it available to us for our dinner after the race tonight.

Tonight the menu is:

Half Pound Yellow Tail Steak (We are going to fire up the grill and do grill it yourself)
Rice
Caesar Salad
Dessert

$5 suggested donation tonight (because of the generous nature of the fisherman!)

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Series 6 Race 1 Ratings

  
Here are the ratings for series 6 race 1.  All class A ratings are set back to base, and all A boats have been given non spin adjustments - if you want to use your spinnaker going around the break water let me know and I will take off the adjustment, but no spinnakers allowed inside the break water in this series, so I assumed everyone wanted to go non spin.

Ratings for series 6:
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MDRVMF Holiday Party at PMYC - Save the Date! December 15, 2018

  
Please save the date December 15, 2018 at 6pm for the MDRVMF holiday party.

More details will be forthcoming, but we want to let you know the date.

@Chris Corey 'Colibri'  @Aiden  @Diane's Sailing Group  @KODO  @joe  @HOUSING IS A VERB  @Dave Holcomb  @Schiff  @Lenny G @Derek  @Michael McKinsey  @Aiden  @Autumn McKinsey  @Sea Bear  @Gerald Sobel  @SMWYC Juniors  @Lumme  @John Schallert  @Neil Tuesday nights  @Garth  @Cat 25Lathe @Neil Fletcher  @Sailingsurfer  @Captain Bob Solliday  @Laurie Linden  @samantha webster  @Doug Robertson  @Scott Campbell  @Brad Fairwinds   @Clif  @Tues VM Fleet Race Stuff  @Dan Murphy  @Richard Benedon @Capri 22  @Helen - Mistral  @Jiorjio Fetterman  @David Stovall  @Luiz Pust  @Halli the Icelander  @Yvo Kwee  @K L W  @Frank Cazares  @Mike  @Kevin V Flick  @Sails
Series 5 Race 5 Results

  
We had 20 boats out with a nice breeze that brought us all around the course, with everyone finishing and the last boats coming across the line just as dark was setting in.  We were very lucky in this series to have good wind every Tuesday and to finish every race without needing to shorten any courses, we squeezed every bit of racing out of the available sunlight this year.  I will publish sailing instructions for the last series shortly, we are working out logistics for how we can run the series with the RC boat starting and finishing inside the break wall.

We had a nice turn out for our Steak and Potato 5th race at PMYC, big thanks to everyone who helped set up and clean up and to the race committee.  The dinners we have after the races would not be sustainable without lots of people chipping in to do dishes and clean up after, please step up every once in a while to help the people who are doing what they can to help in the kitchen after your done, if a few more people help it can cut down on the time it takes for the people who are taking some time out to help do dishes etc. every extra bit of help makes a difference.  Everyone who is doing every bit of work that makes the dinners possible is a volunteer including the people behind the bar and many PMYC members who step up to help support our race event event every week.

As is often the case we had very close competition in the series.  Performance fleet was decided with tied points in the tie breaker, A class had a 1 point difference between 1st and 2nd and B fleet was only 2 points between 1st and 2nd in a series that produced 35 points for the winner.  Our ratings adjustments in A and B are producing very tight fields and dramatic finishes to the series where many boats are still in competition for the series coming into the last race.

Results:
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Rib Eye Steaks and Baked Potatoes with Ceasar Salad Tonight

  
We have the giant baked potatoes and ribeye steaks coming in at around a pound each.  $5 donation for the potatoes and salad and an extra $8 for the ribeye ($13 total). We have plenty of potatoes and steaks and we will not run out of butter or sour cream or likely anything else tonight.  We will also have ice cream for you as usual. So bring your crews and your appetites we will be ready for you!  

@Chris Corey 'Colibri'  @Aiden  @Diane's Sailing Group  @KODO  @joe  @HOUSING IS A VERB  @Dave Holcomb  @Schiff  @Lenny G @Derek  @Michael McKinsey  @Aiden  @Autumn McKinsey  @Sea Bear  @Gerald Sobel  @SMWYC Juniors  @Lumme  @John Schallert  @Neil Tuesday nights  @Garth  @Cat 25Lathe @Neil Fletcher  @Sailingsurfer  @Captain Bob Solliday  @Laurie Linden  @samantha webster  @Doug Robertson  @Scott Campbell  @Brad Fairwinds   @Clif  @Tues VM Fleet Race Stuff  @Dan Murphy  @Richard Benedon @Capri 22  @Helen - Mistral  @Jiorjio Fetterman  @David Stovall  @Luiz Pust  @Halli the Icelander  @Yvo Kwee  @K L W  @Frank Cazares  @Mike  @Kevin V Flick  @Sails
Series 5 Race 5 Ratings

  
Here are the ratings for Series 5 Race 5:
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Just a reminder: Race 5 means Steaks and Baked Potato bar!

Link to Past Post With Race Ratings Explained
Ratings Discussion

 
[TLDR] -- this is an in depth discussion of the ratings system this year for the VSTNT races, feel free to ignore it.

We have had several discussion this season about the ratings system.  Some of the boats that are new to the fleet this year and have not been around for the fine tuning of this system over the last several years have been heard expressing discontent with the system as it relates to their boats standings in the results.  I thought I would go over the classes and the handicap systems here so everyone can make some choices about where their boats belong in the fleets.  Of course we will likely make some further adjustments as we go into next season including the possible adding of another fleet with different ratings policies or some other changes in the ratings systems to accommodate the changing make up of the fleet.

We are doing everything we can to continue the tradition and history of the TNT races passed down to us by Vic Smith who ran these races for decades, and those of us who have taken on continuing this tradition are doing everything we can to provide a series that is both competitive and fair as well as being open and fun to all levels of racers.  We strive to find a system allowing racers that for one reason or another (equipment, condition, or skill level) cannot be competitive with their base ratings to have a place to come where if they sail a good race for them, they have a chance to win a race every once in a while.  One of the reasons people do not race their boats, is because they believe they have no chance to win a race even if they do everything they could with their boats on any given day, and in this series if they are racing in the right class, any boat will eventually be able to win a race if they have a good day on the water for them based on their previous performances.

First of all, just the basics.  We have an adjustable rating system in the A and B fleets which result in the ratings changing based on performance in those fleets.  Each fleet is handled a bit different this year.  The A fleet has a maximum adjustment of 15 points per race, and the B fleet has a maximum adjustment of 20 points per race.  The A fleet ratings reset to the base handicap for the boat each series, and the B fleet handicaps continue to adjust the entire season, and they carry over from series to series.  The performance class boats do not adjust in handicap at all, and always race at their base ratings.

Another difference between the fleets, is we allow boats to declare spinnaker or non-spinnaker and get an adjustment to their rating for their non spin offset in the A and B fleets, where there is no adjustments for non spin in the performance class.  The non spin needs to be declared for the series, and cannot be changed from race to race.

We calculate the ratings in a spreadsheet and here are links to the spreadsheets, which keep a historic record of changes, and so you can look back at any race in the season and see the calculation for that race in the version history:

Calc Handicap A 2018 TNT Races
Calc Handicap B 2018 TNT Races

All rating systems are flawed in different ways, and depending on the rating system, occasionally different boats will win a race or a series based on the way the rating system works.  Our adjustable handicap system is designed to allow boats that can not compete with boats if all the boats are at their base rating to find a level where their boat actually sails to based on their performance relative to the other boats.  This system both lowers the handicap of the boats at the top of the fleet, and raises the handicap at the bottom.  This year we use an adjustable multiplier to produce results that have a maximum adjustment at the top and bottom and lesser adjustments in the middle of the fleet based on differences between adjusted time and average time for the fleet.  A boat that comes in very close to the average time of the fleet will have no adjustment.  This type of system results in a narrowing of the gaps between the boats, and the results often become very close in A fleet by the end of a series before the handicaps reset (we have had races this year where the first and last place boats were within a minute and a half of each other).  This also has produced situations where boats find the ratings they compete at in the B fleet and start to adjust up and down around those levels.

In the last race in the A fleet we had a situation where a couple of new boats came into the series in the middle of the series, and performed well, which puts them in an advantageous situation in comparison to the higher performing boats who had been winning races earlier in the series.  This is because they race at their base, and the boats that have been performing above average in the previous races in the series had lowered ratings.  I was aware of this issue when we set up this system, but these boats do not have any chance to win the series, as they have not been accumulating any points in the previous races, and so they are in a good position for particular races, but they are not competitive in either the series or the overall season competitions.  Their presence in the fleet also creates a situation where the gaps between the boats that did well in this race and the boats that did not are higher because there are more boats in between creating an opportunity to be further above or below the average adjusted time.  So, even though there was a gap in the series points created between the first place boat in this race and the other boats in the class, because of this result a maximum adjustment downward and a maximum adjustment upward will occur in between the boats on the ends of the fleet, and the negative impact of the new boats in this race on the lower placing boats will be offset by the fact that the presence of the new boats in the fleet resulted in a far larger rating adjustment between the boats that got more points as the result of them being there and the boats that did not.  This gives the boats that got less points in this race a better chance to make up points in the next race.  The system is not perfect, but it has balancing points to the negatives.

The result of these types of corrections is that over a series, and certainly over a season, the boats that are consistently sailed well will end up with more points.  However in particular races there are going to be times that a boat that has been sailing well will eventually be at a large enough disadvantage that another boat will have a very large adjustment working in their favor, and when new boats that have not raced in the first few races of a series show up for a race, and if they are boats that sail well in comparison to their base ratings, they are going to be harder for the boats that have been winning in the first races of the series to compete with.  I believe that this system results in a fair playing field for all the boats competing in the season, I do not believe any particular type or rating level of boat is at an advantage to any other.  Certainly there are races where results are far different than they would be with a non adjustable system, and that is the point of the system, but over a series and over the season, I believe the boats that sail the best will win and more than likely, over a series and over a season, the same boats will come out on the top of the leader boards, but in the middle some of the boats that would not have had much of a chance will get to be competitive in some of the races and get to win sometimes.

If you do not like the adjustable rating systems we are using in the A and B fleets, you are of course welcome to participate in the Performance class and avoid these systems entirely.  We have had some discussions about creating a second class that does not have adjustments in it for the higher rated boats that do not fit well with the faster boats in the performance class, but currently we do not have enough boats to support another class, though this may change as we have been picking up many new boats this season, and if there is interest we can always change the way the fleets are set up for next year.

Of course we are always trying to adjust these systems so everyone feels good about racing, and feels they are being treated fairly.  That is why I do my best to explain what is going on and make sure everyone understands the systems we are using and why.  Please feel free to ask me any questions either in private or here on the website if you have any comments, ideas, or concerns I am open to all input.  Fair warning I am far more open to ideas and comments if they are something productive and other than being upset when you don't win a race, we all get frustrated when things do not go our way and I understand that, but any system is going to produce frustration for someone some of the time.  It might be productive to think about the situation from all perspectives a bit and cool down after a result you are not happy with.  Those of us trying to put on this race are just trying to help the most people have fun racing and learning to race as possible, and the balancing act to try to make everyone happy can be frustrating as well.

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Overall Season Standings To Date

  
I had some people asking me about the current standings, so I updated the master overall list to date, and here are the current standings of the entire season to date.

Overall Season Standings as of 9-19-18:
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There was an error in the previously posted overall standings.  Shpritz score for the 5th series so far was not included, which made a big difference in the standings in the B fleet.  The same links work to get to the corrected file, but here they are for convenience.

@Gerald Sobel  I promise it has nothing to do with you running into me that I keep messing up your results.

Overall Season Standings as of 9-19-18:
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Series 5 Race 4 Results

  last edited: Tue, 18 Sep 2018 22:57:15 -0700  
We had 21 boats out tonight, nice steady wind with some rollers out there.  The wind got us all around the course.

We made a new recipe and served chicken pot pie which seemed to be a hit.  Thanks to the race committee and thanks for everyone coming out to sail.  Final race in this series next week.  Remember it is steak and bake potatoes on the final race of every series so bring your appetites.

I made a mistake in the B fleet ratings which caused me to announce the winner incorrectly.  Shpritz won in the B fleet and not Chaos.  My apologies to you both.

Results:
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Series 5 Race 3 Results

  
We had 20 boats out tonight in a light wind that was dropping as we finished but everyone was able to get around the course without any need to shorten and it was a beautiful sunset as the last boats crossed the finish line.  Hardly any swell, and a great evening out on the water.

The Lasagna seemed to be well received, thanks everyone who helps clean up!  We really appreciate it.  Make sure to thank the PMYC Race Committee, there is a lot of work and logistics going on every week to make sure the race runs smoothly and the results come in.  Speaking of the results, here they are and as far as I know for the first time we had a tie for first place in the A fleet, so we had two winners!

Results:
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Series 5 Race 2 Results

  last edited: Tue, 04 Sep 2018 23:59:37 -0700  
We had 20 boats out with good wind and some decent rollers bouncing us around.  Everyone had enough air to get around the course, the days are getting shorter every week.  We had chili and cornbread and had our fleet meeting.  We decided the Holiday Party and trophy presentations with be at PMYC, we will be getting the exact dates out soon.  We had elections and everyone kept the same jobs.  We are working on updating the VSTNT perpetual trophy so it will have room on it for the new winners this year, and we voted to keep the trophy at PMYC.

Thanks everyone who comes out to race and for the dinner, and thanks for everyone who helped out with the dinner and the clean up.

Results:
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@Chris Corey 'Colibri' @Aiden @Diane's Sailing Group @KODO @joe @HOUSING IS A VERB @Dave Holcomb @Schiff @Lenny G @Derek @Michael McKinsey @Aiden @Autumn McKinsey @Sea Bear @Gerald Sobel @SMWYC Juniors @Lumme @John Schallert @Neil Tuesday nights @Garth @Cat 25Lathe @Neil Fletcher @Sailingsurfer @Captain Bob Solliday @Laurie Linden @samantha webster @Doug Robertson @Scott Campbell @Brad Fairwinds  @Clif @Tues VM Fleet Race Stuff @Dan Murphy @Richard Benedon @Capri 22 @Helen - Mistral @Jiorjio Fetterman @David Stovall @Luiz Pust @Halli the Icelander @Yvo Kwee @K L W @Frank Cazares @Mike @Kevin V Flick @Sails
  
We had 20 boats out with good wind and some decent rollers bouncing us around.  Everyone had enough air to get around the course, the days are getting shorter every week.  We had chili and cornbread and had our fleet meeting.  We decided the Holiday Party and trophy presentations with be at PMYC, we will be getting the exact dates out soon.  We had elections and everyone kept the same jobs.  We are working on updating the VSTNT perpetual trophy so it will have room on it for the new winners this year, and we voted to keep the trophy at PMYC.

Thanks everyone who comes out to race and for the dinner, and thanks for everyone who helped out with the dinner and the clean up.

Results:
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@Chris Corey 'Colibri' @Aiden @Diane's Sailing Group @KODO @joe @HOUSING IS A VERB @Dave Holcomb @Schiff @Lenny G @Derek @Michael McKinsey @Aiden @Autumn McKinsey @Sea Bear @Gerald Sobel @SMWYC Juniors @Lumme @John Schallert @Neil Tuesday nights @Garth @Cat 25Lathe @Neil Fletcher @Sailingsurfer @Captain Bob Solliday @Laurie Linden @samantha webster @Doug Robertson @Scott Campbell @Brad Fairwinds  @Clif @Tues VM Fleet Race Stuff @Dan Murphy @Richard Benedon @Capri 22 @Helen - Mistral @Jiorjio Fetterman @David Stovall @Luiz Pust @Halli the Icelander @Yvo Kwee @K L W @Frank Cazares @Mike @Kevin V Flick @Sails
Overall Season Standings To Date

  
Hi All VSTNT Racers!

Here are the season standings up to and including last Tuesday.  I am going to include a PDF and HTML files of just the totals and leader board, and also the google document used to create it so you can see where these totals come from.

Keep in mind there will be a perpetual trophy awarded with the winners in each class overall listed, as well as trophies for series wins etc. at our holiday party at the end of the year.  We will be discussing the details at our fleet meeting next Tuesday so show up to be a part of that after dinner next race!

This season total is a very manual process for me so I do not always get this posted, but you can always figure out where you are by adding in the results for coming weeks to these running totals.

I will do my best to keep the google doc updated, but expect there to be some lag between the races and this master season document being updated as it takes some time.

Good Luck to everyone in the last 2 series!

Season Overall Results To Date:
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Link to google doc:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1R-66MIe5FXy4qxX_2nYoRL8lr6NAl0L8j6ETZHBiM1o/edit?usp=sharing

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Series 5 Race 1 Results

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We had 22 boats start tonight, we had a stiff breeze and took us around the new shorter course quick.  The stuffed peppers where a hit, we continue to have more and more people showing up for dinner.  I am moving my base lines up so we will try to make sure we have enough food for everyone.  Apologies if you showed up and there was not any food left for you.  We are suffering from our success and we will keep making more.

PMYC is doing a great job with the committee boat every week, and they are doing the committee work for us again in this series as well as inviting us to the clubhouse for dinner.

We are going to be having a fleet meeting next Tuesday, so show up for the fleet meeting if your a fleet member (if you paid your $20 for the year, see Joe if you want to pay up for the season and you haven't already).

Results:
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@Chris Corey 'Colibri' @Aiden @Diane's Sailing Group @KODO @joe @HOUSING IS A VERB @Dave Holcomb @Schiff @Lenny G @Derek @Michael McKinsey @Aiden @Autumn McKinsey @Sea Bear @Gerald Sobel @SMWYC Juniors @Lumme @John Schallert @Neil Tuesday nights @Garth @Cat 25Lathe @Neil Fletcher @Sailingsurfer @Captain Bob Solliday @Laurie Linden @samantha webster @Doug Robertson @Scott Campbell @Brad Fairwinds  @Clif @Tues VM Fleet Race Stuff @Dan Murphy @Richard Benedon @Capri 22 @Helen - Mistral @Jiorjio Fetterman @David Stovall @Luiz Pust @Halli the Icelander @Yvo Kwee @K L W @Frank Cazares @Mike @Kevin V Flick @Sails
Series 5 Sailing Instructions

  
Here are the new SI for series 5.

Most of the SI are the same as series 4 with a new shorter courses because we are losing light every day.

One change is we are now requesting that boats fly their class flag on the back stay above the boom.  This is not required in this series, it is a request, however we will likely start requiring a class flag in the future, so please get one as soon as possible.

Please remember to have your running lights ready if you end up out past sunset.  This will  become more and more likely as the season gets into shorter days.  It is required that you have lights working on your boat when required or you can be disqualified.  This is not a change, just a reminder this has always been required.

Series 5 Sailing Instructions PDF File

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Series 4 Race 5 Results

  
We had 22 boats out for the final race of the series.  Steady strong wind allowing all classes to finish with normal courses.  Lots of people making comments about how fun these courses were in this series.  Sorry to see the longer days getting shorter, and so the courses will be getting shorter for the last 2 series.

We had steak and potatoes, we had some logistical issues and ran out of some condiments and ate all the potatoes, we will make sure to have enough in the future, we have been growing crowds for the dinner and in general we have been keeping up, but keep on coming and we will keep making more food.

This was a fun series with close races all up and down all the fleets.  Thanks everyone for coming out, and keep telling your friends about Tuesday night.

Results:
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@Chris Corey 'Colibri' @Aiden @Diane's Sailing Group @KODO @joe @HOUSING IS A VERB @Dave Holcomb @Schiff @Lenny G @Derek @Michael McKinsey @Aiden @Autumn McKinsey @Sea Bear @Gerald Sobel @SMWYC Juniors @Lumme @John Schallert @Neil Tuesday nights @Garth @Cat 25Lathe @Neil Fletcher @Sailingsurfer @Captain Bob Solliday @Laurie Linden @samantha webster @Doug Robertson @Scott Campbell @Brad Fairwinds  @Clif @Tues VM Fleet Race Stuff @Dan Murphy @Richard Benedon @Capri 22 @Helen - Mistral @Jiorjio Fetterman @David Stovall @Luiz Pust @Halli the Icelander @Yvo Kwee @K L W @Frank Cazares @Mike