There have been a few occasions when we have looked at the results of a yacht race or a regatta and seen an abbreviation or an acronym that have meaning to an adjustment to the natural result scores, most of the time these Sail Race Score Acronyms are self explanatory, however on some occasions they are somewhat obscure.
The table below is an effort to bring them all together and hopefully give some sort of commentary as to what they are about. This may be a little “AussieCentric” as the best resource found was the Top Yacht Scoring system that is popular with sailing clubs in Australia. There are a few that appear to have the same interpretation, probably due to differing scoring regimes, they may have subtly different results.
Please feel free to contact us with any comments or suggestion regarding these Sail Race Score Acronyms.
|A||ARB||Arbitrated protest result.
See also MED.
|V||AVG||Average points given.|
|B||BFD||Disqualification Under Black Flag Start.|
|M||DGM||Disqualified under rule 69.1.
See also DNE DSQ.
|C||DNC||Did Not Compete.
See also DNS.
Entered for the race but did not show up to the start area.
|D||DNE||Disqualification (other than DGM). Not Excludable under rule 90.3.
See also DSQ DGM
|F||DNF||Did not finish.
See also RET.
Not too sure of the differences however in motor racing a competitor is scored RET while the race is still in progress and DNF after the event is finished.
|S||DNS||Did not start.
Was at the starting area but did not start.
See also DNS.
See also DNE DGM.
Points awarded to a boat that was unable to compete due to their duty crew responsibilities.
|N||ENP||Event Specific penalty.
As defined in the Sailing Instructions.
|E||ESP||Disqualified but not excluded.|
|X||EXC||Race results excluded.
The results of a particular race are exclude for all boats.
|A||MED||Mediated protest result.
See also ARB.
|O||OCS||On Course Side or On Course at Start.
Over the line at the start.
|R||RAF||Retired After Finishing.|
Points awarded to a boat that due to exceptional circumstances achieved a result worse than the points given. E.G. provided assistance to another boat in difficulty.
See also DNF.
Not too sure of the differences however in Motor racing a competitor is scored RET while the race is still in progress and DNF after the event is finished.
|Y||SCP||Scoring penalty taken
|T||TLE||Time Limit Exceeded.
Finished outside of the time limit applicable to that race.
See also TLP.
|TLP||Time Limit Penalty
See also TLE
|UFD||Disqualified under U flag start.
See also UFp
|U||UFP||Disqualified under U flag start.
See also UFD
|Z||ZFP||Disqualification under Z flag start.|