Scoring Inquiries

The Scoring Inquiry Form was created in 2006 to address the many scoring issues that arose at both NSC & BYC, as a simple means of addressing issues when there was a simple mix-up with the results, such as when a boat was mis-recorded by the RC, or when there was an issue with registration. Starting in 2018, choose between a Web based WordPress version, or the original MS Word version, of the form:

This form should be used when the racer believes that a simple mistake has been made in the scoring of a race, such as when a boat is not scored at all. It should not be used to request redress or challenge decisions of the race committee, such as when a boat is recorded as OCS.

If completing the original MS Word version, e-mail the completed form to scoring-inquiries at nsc dot ca. Scoring inquiries should be submitted as soon as possible after the results are posted. Under normal circumstances, scoring inquiries will not be accepted if they are received more than 3 days after the results are posted.

Note that sometimes the race committee will be unable to independently verify the information in the scoring inquiry (e.g. the RC’s records may not show a transcription error and they may not be able to verify the finish position of the boat involved). In such cases, the Scoring Inquiry Coordinator may send the scoring inquiry back to the submitter, with a suggestion that they file a Request for Redress in accordance with RRS 62.1(a), if they wish to pursue the matter further. Alternatively, the Scoring Inquiry Coordinator may forward the inquiry to the appropriate protest coordinator, in which case the inquiry would be treated as a Request for Redress. The submitter of the scoring inquiry would then be informed of the situation, and normally a hearing would be required. (Note that a Request for Redress was the only option prior to the introduction of the scoring inquiry form; however, in recent years almost all scoring inquiries have been resolved without the need for a redress hearing.)

Normally you should receive a reply to your scoring inquiry within 48 hours of submission, though it may take longer to fix the results. If you are not satisfied with the response, you should submit a Request for Redress.

Page updated: 2021-09-15.

Update log:
HM: Created the Scoring Inquiry Form, and the process behind it.
27 Apr: HM: Last update to this page, before the revision log was added.
09 Oct: HM: Added this revision log. Note that revision date of page was not changed, as no content was modified.
04 Dec: HM: Added link to WordPress version of form.
26 Dec: DS + HM: Added buttons.
27 Dec: DS + HM: Noted that the page must be edited by “the boss”.
2021-09-15: DS: changed link to static PHP scoring_inquiry.php

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