Races involving yachts of mixed design (and hence, performance) are scored via applying a Time Correction Factor to the elapsed time achieved by each competing boat, rather like a Golf Handicap. At BMYC we race under two Time Correction Factor (TCF) regimes, IRC and NHC. IRC is an internationally recognised rating system organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club [RORC]; whilst NHC (National Handicap for Cruisers) is operated by the Royal Yachting Association (RYA).
All boats competing in races promoted by BMYC will be scored via the NHC system; many boats also compete under IRC; I.E. a boat may be ‘dual scored’ with two sets of results and the chance of two sets of prizes awarded at the prize giving dinner.
A boat may compete under IRC only when a current Rating Certificate is submitted to the BMYC Race Committee; Rating Certificates are issued by the RORC Rating Office.
Boats racing under NHC must have a TCF provided by the BMYC Race Committee. Each boat starts off with a base TCF (NHC Base) determined according to the published RYA data or calculated via the published RYA formula. TCFs applied to a boat in any race is known as ‘Club Number’ and is subject to recalculation after every race based on the boat’s performance as defined by a precise methodology. The end of series calculation determines the boat’s new Club Number from whence the process repeats all over again…
The BMYC race committee decided to have separate NHC TCFs (in addition to NHC Base) running concurrently, for each of the different racing formats; I.E. Sunday, Wednesday, Coastal, Offshore and Regattas as the competition and circumstances of each type of event can vary significantly.
For more information on the BMYC National Handicap for Cruisers Scheme please refer to the Racing Information page of this website:
- to view or download the BMYC Handicap for Cruisers Scheme; or,
- to view or download the BMYC NHC Registration Form in Word format or BMYC NHC Registration Form in PDF format.
Handicaps List 20 September 2020
|Arcadian||GBR 9203T||Arcona 370||1.008||1.032||0.987|
|Baradal||GBR 6515N||Prima 38||1.064||1.046||1.003|
|Blue Bird||JPK 960||0.986||0.963|
|Brainwave||GBR 8422R||Maxi 1000||0.919||0.934||0.911|
|Cola's Arc||GBR4814R||Arcona 380||1.037||1.032||1.001|
|Diamonds4Ever||GBR 6664R||Sunfast 3200||1.000||1.004||1.013|
|Ekaterina||GBR1576R||Folk Boat 1.2||0.814||0.809||0.770|
|Hard Target||GBR 1757L||Cork 1720||1.016||1.000||0.938|
|Imadjinn||GBR 8755R||Archambault A31||0.990||0.972||1.001|
|Kokomo||GBR 1415R||Prima 38||1.043||1.046|
|Laughing Fish||GBR 1758||1720 Sportsboat||1.016||1.000||1.053|
|Mad Max||GBR 9235R||Max Fun 35||1.079||1.078||1.079|
|Phezulu II||GBR 742R||Fast 42||1.091||1.095||1.043|
|Redeye||GBR 5936R||Sunfast 3600||1.039||1.040||1.064|
|Revive||GBR 6525N||Prima 38||1.047||1.046||1.079|
|Silver Fox||GBR 2293L||JSO 33i Performance||0.954||0.914||0.929|
|Twisted||GBR 1741L||Cork 1720||1.016||1.000||1.034|
|Zissou||GBR 1716L||Cork 1720||1.016||1.000||0.974|