NFS-Delta 2020 results

Your Central Council of Handicappers reviewed the NFS-Delta changes for 2020.

Most classes will see a change to the NFS handicap, but on average, everyone in your fleet will have similar changes.

Approximately 85% of boats will be within 3 sec/nm change or 18 seconds for an hour long race.

Final review of the handicaps will be done at the next Central Council meeting, which is currently being set up as a conference call due to the current COVID-19 environement.

If you are wondering "How will this affect our fleet?", work with your club scorer to rescore some races from a prior season with the new TOD values.


How where the numbers decided?

Several suggested motions helped reduce the individual classes that required a review:

  1. If the NFS-Delta change is +/- 3, apply the change to the NFS-SP only. (with exceptions)
  2. If the NFS-Delta change is > +/- 3 and there are no NFS races, apply to NFS-SP only.
  3. If the NFS-Delta change is > +/- 3 and there are no certificates, apply the change to the NFS-SP only.

The first of the reviews were done while reviewing the Alert Classes and this resulted in a small number of changes:

  • Abbott 33 & OB - the FS-SP was adjusted +6 and NFS-SP -3, for a total of -9 overall.
  • C&C 27-2 & MOD - the FS-SP was adjusted +3 and NFS-SP -6, for a total of -9 overall.
  • X 102 & Cus 1 - the FS-SP was adjusted +6 and NFS-SP -6, for a total of -12 overall.

All other classes were updated to the Jim Teeters co-effeicents for Windward Leeward 8.

See article: NFS-Delta 2020