Letter from Commodore Frank Murphy

 7/29/2014

Fellow Mudheads,

In June, errors in the Donzo WNR Series Scoring Platform were brought to our attention by some of the
competitors. This is not unusual as flipped digits by the Scorer entering time data or an errant PHRF
number causing, the Occasional Blip, is pointed out and corrected.

What was unusual was the amount of inquiries and our inability to quickly figure out what was wrong.
After reviewing some of the results, it became obvious that the errors were pervasive. On June 29th , I
directed Bob Olheiser to take down all of the 2014 WNR results from the Mudhead website pending a
complete audit.

I then requested that Robert La France and Greg Gilmartin run separate audits for each of the scored
races and then compare results, starting from the handwritten score and time sheets and then looking
into to the actual scoring algorithms embedded into the spreadsheets. This was completed on July 9th .
We then sat down and over the course of a few weeks established a protocol that will be used for the
balance of this season and something that will be again reviewed over the months thereafter. From now
on all Results and Scratch Sheets will always show TCF and PHRF numbers so that you can quickly run
your own calculations.

We realize the importance of, “Good Data” and the need for transparency. I apologize for any confusion
or errors made, for in the end any blame starts and stops with me.

I want to especially thank Bob Olheiser, Greg Gilmartin, Robert-Austin La France and Allison Phaneuf for
their tireless work in getting this whole thing back on an even keel.

Sincerely,

Francis Murphy
Commodore


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