To add to Sailonline’s own already extensive and somewhat confusing collection of rankings, let me introduce a radically new perspective on sailing performance on SOL: Schakel’s Unofficial Fleet Rankings (SUFR).
Contrary to Sailonline’s low point-based SYC member rankings and all of its series rankings, SUFR is a high point scoring system that is based on 10 of the most recent races*. As such, it accurately identifies sailors that have been performing consistently well over recent months. And because both SYC members and non-SYC members are included, you’ll find you will be competing for your rank against a larger number of boats.
Your score for each race is the total number of entries in the race plus 1 minus your final race rankings, provided you finish. If you are registered in a race but do not finish, you are awarded 1 point. If you are not registered, you receive no points.
This effectively ‘weighs’ each race as more entries result in a more points being awarded, which is fitting since the longer ocean races generally attract more people anyway. Also, it may very well fuel the motivation to finish.
The first edition of SUFR is based on the results of the following races:
Palermo – Monte Carlo
Tiree to Coll
Maui – PK
Strutton – Cape
View the rankings by clicking on the SUFR item in the left-hand column or by clicking here.
Feel free to discuss/comment or report errors here or in chat.
* Excluded from these rankings are all timed races, as well as other non-standard races, such as the Carib Rum Run.