The rules that govern how to score each individual Team Race is given in the Racing Rules of sailing Appendix D – specifically Rule D3.1.
|Rule #||Rule Wording||Things to watch out for|
|D3.1 (a)||Each boat finishing a race shall be scored points equal to her finishing place. All other boats shall be scored points equal to the number of boats entitled to race.||
|D3.1 (b)||When a boat is scored OCS, 10 points shall be added to her score unless she retired as soon as possible after the starting signal.||
|D3.1 (c)||When a boat fails to take a penalty imposed by an umpire at or near the finishing line, she shall be scored points for last place and other scores shall be adjusted accordingly.|
|D3.1 (d)||When a protest committee decides that a boat that is a party to a protest hearing has broken a rule and is not exonerated:
|D3.2||When all boats on one team have finished, retired or failed to start, the other team’s boats racing at that time shall be scored the points they would have received had they finished.||
|D3.3||The team with the lower total points wins the race. If the totals are equal, the team that does not have first place wins.||