Grand Prix
 

Grand Prix Guidelines and Regatta Rotation (2018-2023)
Grand Prix Guidelines and Regatta Rotation (2011-2017)
SMSA Grand Prix - 2021

The SMSA C420 Grand Prix Championship was organized in 1986 to encourage competition amongst the junior sailors of Southern Massachusetts in the Club 420. The SMSA Optimist Grand Prix Championship was organized in 1991 to encourage competition amongst the junior sailors of SM Sailing in the International Optimist Dinghy.

* Schedule is a draft scheudle and depending on if regattas chose their tradational dates

Opti Grand Prix Schedule* C420 Grand Prix Schedule*
New Bedford Jr. Regatta New Bedford Jr Regatta
Edgartown YC Junior Regatta Edgartown YC Junior Regatta
Stone Horse Opti Regatta Vineyard Haven Jr Regatta
Wianno Opti Regatta Scituate Junior Regatta
Duxbury Bay MS Junior Regatta Beverly Jr. Regatta
Beverly Jr. Regatta  
   
(Best 4 of 6 scores) (Best 4 of 5 scores)
Requirements for entry in the SMSA Grand Prix Championship.
 
  1. It is the responsibility of each competitor to ensure his or her name, sail number and club is spelled and listed correctly at each event. SM Sailing is not responsible for correcting individual event data that gets reported incorrectly.
  2. Entrant must be a current member of a club/organization belonging to SM Sailing. An entrant will only be scored for the events occurring after membership has been established. If an entrant should age out of a Fleet during the season, that entrant will continue to be scored in the Fleet that they were first scored.
  3. A junior competitor must only compete in one of the events to qualify for Championship Points. Championship Points will be calculated on the following formula:
      ((N – F + 1) / N) + B = Event Championship Points
      N = Number of Competitors in event
      F = Finish Position
      B = Bonus (1st - .4, 2nd - .3, 3rd - .2, 4th - .11, 5th - .06, 6th - .02)
  4. Ties will be broken in this order:

    A) Who beat whom more in head to head competition.

    B) If there is a tie in Championship Points between two or more boats, the tie will be broken in favor of the boat that won more regattas in the series, or, if the tie remains, the most second places, or lower places if necessary, using only the scores for each boat that count for her Championship Points.

    C) Co-Champions will be awarded.

     
  5. Winners:
    A) The winners of the SMSA C420 Grand Prix Championship will be the skipper and Crew with the most accumulated Championship Points after the completion of the all races in the series as outlined in the SMSA Grand Prix Guidelines (Updated 3-14-2011)

    B) The winner(s) of the SMSA Optimist Grand Prix Championship will be done by divisions (red, blue, white). The winner of each division will be the entrant with the most Championship Points after the completion of the all races in the series as outlined in the SMSA Grand Prix Guidelines (Updated 3-14-2011)

     
  6. Questions concerning scoring inaccuracies must be addressed with the SMSA administrator within 72-hours of the scores being posted.

SMSA Adopted guidelinsGrand Prix events (2021-5-27)

420 Scoring: Sailors in the 420 class will be score regardless of their position in the boat.  They will be awarded trophies (1st through 5th) depending on which position they sailed most of the time.

Overall scoring: Only sailors that finish in the top 40 boats of a Grand Prix Regatta will be scored.  In the case of the Opti class, if the top five in any division (red, blue, white) has not be scored in the top 40 boats, then next eligible boats in that division will be scored until a total of five is reached.


SMSA adopted guidelines for Grand Prix event.
(Updated 3-14-2011)

  1. A Grand Prix Regatta shall be scheduled for at least two (2) days (Stone Horse Opti regatta is Grandfathered as a 1-day regatta)
  2. For results from a Regatta to be counted towards Grand Prix points at least four (4) races must be scored. 
  3. Results for Grand Prix Regattas shall be listed with skipper (and crew names) as well as sailing organization representation.

    They shall be posted on–line or forwarded to the SMSA Administrator by noon the day after the regatta ends. 
  4. here shall be at least four (4) and no more than six (6) regattas in a Grand Prix series.
  5. All Grand Prix Regattas shall be junior regatta (sailors may not reach their 19th birthday in the calendar year of the event) or shall have an official junior division that is scored. 
  6. There shall be only one Grand Prix Regatta per class per day (i.e. Grand Prix Regattas may not overlap) 
  7. If at all possible, Grand Prix Regattas shall be spread out over the entire SMSA region (Islands, Off Cape, Upper Cape, Mid Cape, Lower Cape). 
  8. Grand Prix Regattas will be scored using the posted criteria.
  1. Participants must represent a SMSA member club and list that club in their registration for an SMSA Grand Prix Regatta each time, regardless of any outside SMSA organizations that they belong to as well.
  2. Participants must sail in at least two-thirds (2/3) of the regattas scheduled in order to be scored at the end of the year.
  3. Participants will be scored on the results based as follows:
  • If there are 4 regattas, the best 3 count (75%)
  • If there are 5 regattas, the best 4 count (80%)
  • If there are 6 regattas, the best 4 count (66%)