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?At one time 12-meter class boats measured approximately that on the water-line, just as the 10s measured 10. However, the figure is not a measurement but a quotient of a complex fraction involving waterline length, several girth measurements, sail area, freeboard and an arbitrary constant, 2.37 (SI, Sept. 9, 1957). Under modern conditions of sail and hull design, the waterline of a 12 is likely to measure more than 13 meters.—ED.
Revise the scoring along the lines of the sliding pay scale in industry, so that the offensive team would receive one point if they moved the ball between the 10-and five-yard lines, one more point if they moved inside the five. Naturally, if they scored a touchdown they would get only six points, nothing extra for the one or two accumulated in the drive. Also they could not receive additional points for getting inside the 10 or five twice in one series of downs. For instance, a team drives to the seven-yard line (one point) on second down, they are thrown back to the 13 on third down, they pass and get back to the six on fourth down; they receive only the one point for getting there one time in one series of downs. On third down a team gets to the four-yard line (two points), on fourth down they kick a field goal; they receive only the three points for the goal and not the additional two.
Think of the many times a team has gone almost to the goal line but failed to score. They receive some compensation for their efforts in this system, as does the defense for not letting them score six points. Research will reveal the many times a decision would have been reversed and the many tie games that would have been avoided.
IMPOVERISHED AMATEURISM (CONT.)
I do not claim to be of Olympic caliber or anything closely resembling it. However, I thoroughly enjoy track and field and have achieved a degree of success in that sport, enough to make me want to keep training and competing. But an annoying set of amateurism rules has kept me from continued pursuits in organized competition simply because I was paid for coaching soccer.
Although coaching money will never enable its recipient to eat caviar every night, it does help pay some bills.
Prime mover behind these plans is Cambodia's Prince Norodom Sihanouk. The Prince is idolized by most of the citizenry of this neutral and prosperous land. He has done an amazing job of interesting the people in all areas of athletics. However, the Cambodians have worked with little assistance in their athletic endeavors, and consequently are very short on skills—though long on natural ability.
Their marks in track and field will give an idea of the position they're now in and the improvement that they must make to show well in the '63 SEAP Games: