A First receives the highest score. Each yacht is scored one point for finishing (see Finish Bonus) and one point for each starting yacht it beats. Each yacht's score is totaled and the highest score wins. Throw-outs are available for all High Point methods (High Point, High Point Ave, High Point Fixed), although when you throw out a DNC which has a score of 0 you are not changing the resulting score. However the throwout action will level the playing field by eliminating n number, or n% of the worstraces from each participant.
Options for High Point Method
Throw Outs: Set pecent of races to throw out. This option is available for High Point methods but does not make as much sense here as it does for Low Point methods. A DNC throwout is will not change the score because DNC = 0. A throwout of last place is removing 1 point from a racer's score, and so on.
Finish Bonus: This specifies how many points to add to each Finishing yacht. This is typically 1, however the number can be changed here. A yacht's score is the number of yacht's it beats plus this bonus. With a setting of 1, last place will earn 2 pts, and DNF, DSQ, etc will earn 1. A DNC will always earn 0 pts.
DNC: This will always earn 0 pts.
DNF: This value specifies how many points will be scored for a Did Not Finish. This is usually set to 1 for the High Point Method.
DNS, RET: This value specifies how many points will be scored for a Did Not Start and Retired, usually a 1, but can be set to greater than a DNF.
: This value specifies how many points will be scored for variious Disqualified penalties. This is, usually a 1, but can be set to greater than a DNF, DNS and RET..
% of Races to Qualify: Used to ensure that a racer has sailed in the specified percentage of the total number of series races in order to qualify for a series. Enter 0 if no checking is required. This is usually set to a percentage > 0 on the last "scoring" of the season to produce the final standings.
If a racer started in less than the required % of races, then he will not have a total score of "0" for not counted. This option is not as important for High Point as other methods since participation is rewarded with points.