Race Number no longer required - this update applies to anyone using raceScore before August 2022 race number (e.g. the 1, 2, 3 etc. in Column B) can easily be deducted, so it is no longer needed. Actually it's now invalid to include race number among the finishes on Sheet1. If race number is present, raceScore will now think you entered a sail number in column B and will score it along with the other finishes. So, if you see race numbers being listed as competitors then delete column B (containing race numbers) and re-run raceScore. raceScore will intuitively assume the first set of finishes for any date is the first race of the day and sequentially increase race numbers for subsequent races entered for the same date (8/2/2022)
Boat numbers no longer have to be numeric - if your fleet uses country codes or other text characters to identify a boat's finish in a race, then this improvement will be appreciated. In our local fleet, where members borrow different club boats, we use the skippers name instead of the boat number (7/14/2022)
Participation Credits - if your fleet wants to give competitors that serve on Race Committee, or maybe attend a travel event, credit in the scoring, as if she sailed, use Participation Credits. They add to the count of a competitors "number of races sailed" for purposes of qualifying and throwout calculations. So, if a competitor has sailed in ten races, for example, and receives 2 participation credits, if will appear that the competitor sailed in 12 races for qualifying purposes. It could make the difference between a boat qualifying, or not, in a 22 race series with 50% qualification (7/11/2022)
Jun-11 644 602 789 547 626
When the raceScore Extension runs a "Results" sheet is added (or replaced) in your spreadsheet.
Overall finish position in the series is followed by scoring details including qualifying specifics, the scoring method used, how ties (if present) are resolved, throwout calculations, and individual race finish positions.
Tips and Help
Here's a link to some sample raceScore input that you can copy and paste into your own Google Sheet where you have installed raceScore. Paste the sample data into your spreadsheet's Sheet1 and click on the raceScore app (under Extensions). In the sample, the Google Sheet (sometimes called a "Tab") named Sheet1 contains the finish input data used to generate the Google Sheet named Results. Other Google Sheets in the sample contain examples of the different scoring parameters which can be used to override default values. Just copy the example data into your spreadsheet's Sheet1 before running raceScore.
Occasionally sailScore may return duplicate results or fail to return a Results sheet. With any unexpected behavior try:
Deleting the Results sheet (if it exists),
Refresh (click: "Reload this page") Sheet1 (which contains the finishes you want to score),
wait 10 seconds, or so, for the raceScore app to reappear under Extensions and,
try running again.
Override parameters have a very specific syntax. Here are examples of parameter declarations that can be copied and pasted into your Sheet1 page - just modify the text to the right of the colon to meet your needs. The only option for "scoring method:" is Cox-Sprague. If this parameter is not present (or commented out e.g. "###scoring method: Cox-Sprague") the default High Point scoring method is used.
If you are still having trouble or if you have any questions please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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