Finish Times – Long Distance Races

Per the Sailing Instructions, for up-river races, when the Race Committee is not on station at the finish line, boats shall take their own finish time (actual time on the clock, hr:min:sec) when they cross the line. The accuracy of the time piece used shall be verified against a GPS, cellular network or other source of accurate time within 2 hours of finishing and corrections, if any, shall be applied to the recorded time.

Boats may either use this form, or they may e-mail their time to the Long Distance Scorers. (Clicking on that link will send an e-mail to scoring at & scorer at This must be done no later than midnight on the day following the race in question. Skippers seeking points for DNF shall also use this format to notify the scorer. Skippers or their representative shall include the following information:

  • Event Name: 
  • Skipper Name: 
  • Boat Name: 
  • Boat Type: 
  • Sail Number: 
  • Specify PHRF (i.e. rated with a spinnaker) or JAM: 
  • Start and Finish Times (note any assumptions about the time): 

Boats are also requested, though not required, to submit the following information:

  • Boat Immediately Ahead
    • Boat Name: 
    • Boat Type: 
    • Sail Number: 
    • Approximate time ahead: 
  • Boat Immediately Behind
    • Boat Name: 
    • Boat Type: 
    • Sail Number: 
    • Approximate time behind: 
  • Any other relevant information or comments: 

It is recommended that the above list be cut & pasted into your e-mail message.

Page updated: 2018-01-19.

Update log
02 Oct: HM: Added update log; added addresses of mailto link.
23 Oct: HM: Added spaces after the colons, to improve the readability after cut & pasting. Changed to full-width template (no side bar) as easier for cut & pasting from a phone.
19 Jan: HM: Added reference to new scoring form. Changed time limit to midnight on the day following the race in question.
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