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h3. Proposal from

Wojtek DOMAŃSKI (POL)

h3. Proposal title

13 - Classes representation in National Scoring for paramotors

h3. Existing text

{panel}{_}FAI Sporting Code - Section 10 – 2018_

4.34.12 The team score shall be computed from
a) the sum of the scores of the top three pilots of each country in each class in each task grouped together
in:
- Classes AL1, AL2, WL1, WL2, GL1 and GL2
- Each valid Paramotor class which has a minimum of 8 pilots.

b) a combined Nation Score for paramotor classes shall be computed from the sum of the scores of:
- top 3 pilots in PF1 class excluding any PF1f participant
- top 3 pilots in PL1 class
- 1 top crew in PF2 class
- 1 top crew in PL2 class
- 1 top female pilot in PF1f class
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h3. New text

{panel}{_}FAI Sporting Code - Section 10 – 2018_

4.34.12 The team score shall be computed from
a) the sum of the scores of the top three pilots of each country in each class in each task grouped together
in:
- Classes AL1, AL2, WL1, WL2, GL1 and GL2
- Each valid Paramotor class which has a minimum of 8 pilots.

b) a combined Nation Score for paramotor classes shall be computed from the sum of the scores of:
- -top 3 pilots in PF1 class excluding any PF1f participant-
- -top 3 pilots in PL1 class-
- -1 top crew in PF2 class-
- -1 top crew in PL2 class-
- -1 top female pilot in PF1f class-
- {color:#ff0000}top N pilots in PF1 class excluding any PF1f participant{color}
- {color:#ff0000}top N pilots in PL1 class{color}
- {color:#ff0000}top N crew in PF2 class{color}
- {color:#ff0000}top N crew in PL2 class{color}
- {color:#ff0000}top N female pilot in PF1f class{color}

{color:#ff0000}where N equals:{color}
- {color:#ff0000}1 if there are 8 or less pilots or crews participating in a class{color}
- {color:#ff0000}2 if there are 9 to 16 pilots or crews participating in a class{color}
- {color:#ff0000}3 if there is 17 or more pilots or crews participating in a class{color}
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h3. Reason

The current formula for a combined Nation Score for paramotor classes favours single-seat classes PF1 and PL1, three times over the two-seater classes PF2 and PL2 and the female class PF1f. That made sense at a time when the frequency in favoured classes few times outnumbered those less favoured. These proportions have changed. There was a time when PL1 class pilot number barely exceeded 10, PF2 reached 7 crews, and PL2 were close to none. After a time, in the last World Championships in Thailand, the PL1 class consisted of 25 pilots, PF2 was no one at all, and the number of PL2 crews increased to 15 (still scored with 1 crew only) in national scoring.

The proposed change bounds the number of pilots/crews included in the national classification (1, 2, or 3) to the number of actually participating in a given class. This proportional system is fairer and encourages more attendance in all classes.