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by harratts
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Vets - New Points System Please
Replies: 34
Views: 1365

Re: Vets - New Points System Please

Hi Nick. I think you may have misunderstood the point that I was making. If several Vet.'s at Division 2 & / or Division 3 races get full points currently then it is because they were faster than the 2nd fastest Paddler in the corresponding host division class. This is because we currently use a dir...
by harratts
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Vets - New Points System Please
Replies: 34
Views: 1365

Re: Vets - New Points System Please

Thanks for doing the background analysis Nick but your chart and the figures it contains shows exactly why we should not apply the same correction / adjustment factor to all Vet. classes equally. While it may work for K1 it actually makes things worse for C1. I am sure that Paul will not mind me say...
by harratts
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Vets - New Points System Please
Replies: 34
Views: 1365

Re: Vets - New Points System Please

Hi Bob. I fully understand your pain and what you have suggested would appear to be both simple to administer and understandable. It is not only an issue for K1 Men but I think also for K1 Women so perhaps you should consider making your proposal cover both classes. Such a system is not needed howev...
by harratts
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: C1 Disaster Imminent?
Replies: 20
Views: 2252

Re: C1 Disaster Imminent?

How many paddlers (and their parents) realise that you currently only have to pay 50% of the standard race entry fee to do C2 runs at the moment. That reduced entrance fee can then be split again between the two paddlers taking part making it £1.65 per Paddler at a Division 3 event. Perhaps we could...
by harratts
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Grandtully Div.2 Rules Clarification Request
Replies: 11
Views: 988

Re: Grandtully Div.2 Rules Clarification Request

Thanks for all of your replies which in the main were made in the spirit the original post was intended - discussion stimulating, thought provoking and knowledge seeking. I was personally disappointed with my 1st run performance where I failed to read the water correctly which resulted in several 50...
by harratts
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Grandtully Div.2 Rules Clarification Request
Replies: 11
Views: 988

Grandtully Div.2 Rules Clarification Request

I initially wish to thank all of the volunteers who worked hard before, during and now after the Grandtully Double Div.2 event that took place this weekend. They dealt with many challenging situations resulting in us having a race to paddle at on both days. My first request for rules clarification s...
by harratts
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Sshhh – it’s a secret! The Pan Celtic
Replies: 26
Views: 3265

Re: Sshhh – it’s a secret! The Pan Celtic

Well Done and thanks go to you Rose Mitchell for being there on the day to organise things for us all.

Much appreciated.
Steve
by harratts
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: C1 Disaster Imminent?
Replies: 20
Views: 2252

Re: C1 Disaster Imminent?

I've thought that for a long time the way Ranking Points are awarded to the various Classes could be better. If K1M was selected as being the control class (just because it is usually the largest and most capable class at any race) then all other classes could be compared against it for their rankin...
by harratts
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Vets' Points
Replies: 59
Views: 5290

Re: Vets' Points

Just to add to the debate...... The same paddler (Joel) paddled both C1 Vet and K1 Vet, on the same day on the same course at yesterday's Washburn Div. 1 race. Now that the results have been posted I see that he was able to secure the full 1,000 points available in his C1 but only 340 points out of ...
by harratts
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Vets' Points
Replies: 59
Views: 5290

Re: Vets' Points

Hi Paul. I fully agree with your comments about giving any Vet Paddler who completes a Div. 1 event race a 500 point offset as not being the correct solution to any perceived problem with the current system. I have never (to date) secured the maximum 500 ranking points available from any Div. 2 even...
by harratts
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Points calculations with DNFs
Replies: 21
Views: 1809

Re: Points calculations with DNFs

It has just dawned on me that the C1M Paddler who (to date) has been treated as being a Paddle Up entrant in both races at the Tryweryn last weekend is the one who has gained the most from this situation. On Saturday they would have finished 12th / 21 but have currently been awarded the same amount ...
by harratts
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Points calculations with DNFs
Replies: 21
Views: 1809

Re: Points calculations with DNFs

Hi Colin. Thanks for your clarification into these matters. The C1W Paddler with a DNF that should have been included in the ranking points calculations and the C1M Paddler who was treated as a Paddle Up but who had actually already been promoted into the Host division who should have also been incl...
by harratts
Tue May 28, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Vets' Points
Replies: 59
Views: 5290

Re: Vets' Points

Hi Bob. I understand the issue and think that you have explained it very well indeed. However some of the current Vet.'s are paddlers who only ever reached Division 3 standard of performance. Why would they wish to race at a Division 3 event, perhaps achieving a time that was as fast as the host eve...
by harratts
Wed May 15, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Vets' Points
Replies: 59
Views: 5290

Re: Vets' Points

My view is that recent changes to the various Vet.'s divisions have resulted in many, many, positive outcomes which should not be thrown out with the bath water of any further changes. I too would agree with Joel and be against getting rid of Vet.'s Ranking Points and the awarding of any end of seas...
by harratts
Mon May 13, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Canoe Slalom photo
Replies: 5
Views: 825

Re: Canoe Slalom photo

Not so much the picture of Joel though!

At least you got your mug of tea back after the Orton Mere prize giving had concluded eh buddy?

See you soon.
Steve