Deletion of rule 4.34.17
4.34.17 In Paramotors, if less than 50% of pilots in class start a task then after all penalties have been applied each pilot score for the task will be reduced on a pro-rata basis according to the following formula:
Pilot final task score = Ps*(MIN(1,(Ts/Tc)*2))
Ps = Pilot task score after all penalties Etc. are applied.
Ts = Total started; total number of pilots in class who started the task (ie properly, beyond 5 minute rule).
Tc = Total class; total number of pilots in class.
This is, in my view, a very undesirable rule, that allows Meet Directors to launch a task in potentially unsafe conditions, falling back onto the arguments that it is up to the pilots to fly if they wish, and let a formula devalue the points.
There are always a few pilots desperate for points who would be prepared to fly in dangerous conditions.
I prefer the idea of a Meet Director who has to make a judgement on the suitability of a task in the prevailing and forecasted weather conditions, and cancel the task, whether some pilots have launched or not, in the interest of safety.