COR Scoring Rules
1. STARTS, DISQUALIFICATIONS, FLAG SIGNALS, COURSE AND RACE SAFETY
All COR classes shall be run together. The starts shall be staggered with the smaller boats starting first. On Beach and Clock starts, the handicap shall be 15 seconds per 5 miles of racing. This number is subject to adjustment at every race to ensure a fair finish. Beach starts shall also be staggered with the same. The “handicap adjustment” will be done by a vote of the members present at each event. The COR-100s may also start at the same time as the COR – 2.0s but run fewer overall laps.
1. The course shall be laid out in reasonably protected waters and shall be no less than approximately one mile in length. When possible, all races of less than 50 miles shall use a clock start. In the absence of a clock, a pace boat or flags may be used to start the race. A modified Le Mans start may also be used but will generally be reserved for races of 50 miles (Enduro type) or more.
a. In the event of a pace boat or flag start, a yellow flag will be displayed to bring the boats in an even starting position and “off plane” towards the start line. When the “starter” is satisfied that all boats are in position for a fair start, and within 500 feet or less of the starting line, the starter shall signal a fair start by dropping the yellow flag, waving the green flag and moving off the course without causing undue rough water. If the starter is not satisfied with the start, he shall continue to “fly” the yellow flag and do a slow 360 degree turn allowing all boats to queue up, then returning once again to the start line. If a competitor is judged to be the cause of a re-start at this point, he may be disqualified or required to run an extra lap.
b. All starts will use a preparatory signal 3/5 minutes prior to the start of the race.
c. There shall be no “milling” between the “barging” (500’) buoy and the start lines with less than 1 minute prior to the start.
d. A starter who is deemed to have “jumped the gun” shall be required to run an extra lap in a short race or in an Enduro race shall be “docked” one lap.
2. COURSE RULES AND FINISH (all COR classes)
a. The number of boats to run on a given course shall be decided by the referee.
b. When the winning boat crosses the finish line, all boats shall be allowed to finish the lap they are on in an Enduro race and shall have 15 minutes to finish in a short course race governed by laps and time.
c. Any boat breaking down on the course may accept a tow without penalty and may re-enter the race after repairs have been made. A boat may re-enter the race course at any time during the race and be scored accordingly except that he will not be scored for a lap completed under tow.
d. There shall be no limitations as to repairs; however, complete change of engine or boat after the race has officially started shall not be permitted. A specific boat may be repaired and returned to race after an inspection by a designated safety inspector.
e. A race of 100 miles or more shall require a minimum of one (1) out of the water pit stop of at least 10 minutes in duration. A race of 200 miles or greater shall require a minimum of two (2) out of the water pit stops of at least 10 minutes in duration. Required pit stops in a race of greater than 300 miles shall be at the discretion of the race committee.
f. Any boat overtaking another boat shall keep out of the way of the overtaken boat until an overlap exists. An overlap shall exist when any part of the overtaking boat is even with the cockpit of the overtaken boat. Once an overlap condition exists, both boats shall maintain their lanes and separation until the passing boat has established
a 3-boat-length lead, after which either boat shall be allowed to change lanes.
3. STOPPING THE RACES-RESTARTS:
A. A race may be continued in the event of an accident as long as the race chairman receives an OK from the driver/s via appropriate hand signals and it is deemed safe to continue the race under yellow /green. If it becomes necessary to stop the race, the following rules shall apply:
1. When a red flag is displayed all boats shall come to a complete stop as soon as possible so as not to hinder a rescue operation and follow the flag signals of the officials.
B. Re-starts in a race started by clock, pace boat or flags; Boats shall be required to start in lanes with the inside lane going to the lead boat at the time of race stoppage. Lane 2 shall go to the boat in second at time of race stoppage and so forth until all boats have received a starting position. Re-starts of a race that began with a modified Le Mans start; Boats shall be lined up along the beach in order of their position at time of race stoppage with the lead boat receiving the most advantageous position and so forth until all boats have received a starting position.
C. The following rules apply to a boat or boats that cause a race stoppage.
1. They will receive an automatic 3-lap penalty and be required to re-start in the last position.
2. In the event of damage, the boats concerned must be safety inspected prior to continuing in competition.
RULE 6: SCORING AND REQUIREMENTS:
To score local points to be tabulated by COR chairman, only one boat must cross the start line to receive COR points. This boat shall receive 100 local points. If there is more than one boat starting, the winning boat shall receive as many points x 100 as the number of COR boats crossing the start line; i.e. if there are 5 boats competing: 1st place=500 points, 2nd place=400 points, 3rd place=300 points, 4th place=200 points and 5th (last place)=100 points. The boat is not required to finish in order to receive points. A boat that does not finish shall be awarded last place points. If two or more do not finish they each shall receive last place or 100 points each. The first place boat would still (in a case of 5 starters) receive 500 points and so on.
These points shall be tabulated after each heat of racing including the final. The winner of the race shall be declared by the officials in the same manner that all APBA races are scored. Our point system is strictly a COR point system to be used for high points at the end of the year etc. Boats receiving points and wishing to have them tabulated with the COR class must call them in to the COR Chairman Rodney Zapf at 310-376-6392 or c) 310-488-3563 or firstname.lastname@example.org.