just another old phart
In a similar vein to Mike's concept, in some of the yearly sailing championships we compete in the points per event are awarded based upon the number of entrants in each event. In other words in a race where there are 10 in your class you earn more points for winning than you do in a race in which there are only five in your class. Therefore, as Mike points out, no freebies. I don't recall the exact points values off hand but could look them up if anyone wants to know.