In this series we look at different types of schedules that can be used either for the whole team racing event or for a particular stage. Other formats for events where competitors enter as a team are:
- Full Round Robins
- Swiss League
Full Round Robin
What is it?
- Teams sail all other teams in the event a set number of times.
How does it work?
- A ranking of teams is determined using the rules described in the Racing Rules of Sailing – specifically: D4
- Sailing Instructions may change this, to use a version of the match racing rules (C10) adapted for team racing.
When is it used at an event?
- Usually used for events where you have a small number of teams and lots of time.
What is good about it?
- Teams race everyone at the event, so very fair.
What is bad about it?
- If there is a big disparity between the top and bottom teams there can be numerous ‘pointless’ races.
- It can take a very long time if you have more than a few teams.
Where can I see it used in practice?
- Used at events such as World Sailing Team Racing Worlds, Cumberland Cup & Oxford Top Gun.