TOTAL ELAPSED TIME SCORING FOR SAILPLANE RACES
AbstractUnlike other sports, the soaring community has not yet standardized on one system for scoring its' races. This indicates a need for a scoring system analysis and design effort to determine the most accurate system for scoring each pilot's performance. The analysis in this paper shows that using the measured performance of each pilot elapsed time - as his daily score yields the highest accuracy. The svstem selects as champion the pilot with the lowest total elapsed time for the entire contest. He is the pilot who flies the total distance of the contest at the highest speed. It is recommended that organizations which sponsor sailplane races use Total Elapsed Time scoring if their objective is to score as accurately as possible.
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