Yachts of mixed design (and hence, mixed performance) compete together in a race – to level the disparities in performance yachts are scored via applying a handicap to the time taken for a yacht to sail the course, rather like a Golf Handicap. The handicap is referred to as a Time Correction Factor (TCF) – TCFs differ according to which Scoring Regime is used. At BMYC we race under two scoring regimes, IRC and NHC.

  • IRC is an internationally recognised rating system organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club [RORC]
  • NHC (National Handicap for Cruisers) was developed and promoted by the Royal Yachting Association (RYA)

All yachts competing in BMYC races will be scored via the NHC scoring regime; many yachts also compete under IRC; I.E. a yacht may be ‘Dual Scored’ resulting in two sets of results from the same race, and the chance of two sets of prizes awarded at the prize giving dinner.

A yacht may compete under IRC only when a current Rating Certificate is registered with the BMYC Race Committee (RaceComm); Rating Certificates are issued by the RORC Rating Office and confirm compliance with IRC Rules.

Yachts competing under NHC must have a TCF provided by RaceComm (determined according to published RYA data or calculated via the published RYA formula).

For more information about the BMYC National Handicap for Cruisers Scheme:

For more information about the IRC Scheme please refer to the IRC Website.

 

Handicaps List 22 June 2021

Boat Sail No Type IRC NHC
Base
NHC
Sunday
NHC
Wednesday
NHC
Offshore
Arcadian GBR 9203T Arcona 370 1.007 1.032 0.972
Baradal GBR 6515N Prima 38 1.056 1.046 1.062
Blue Bird GBR7724R JPK 960 0.988 0.986 0.907
Brainwave GBR 8422R Maxi 1000 0.919 0.934 0.899 0.908
Chicken Dinner GBR1382L Beneteau First 34.7 0.982 0.971
Cola's Arc GBR4814R Arcona 380 1.036 1.032 0.976 1.032
Diamonds4Ever GBR 6664R Sunfast 3200 1.000 1.004 1.023 1.008
Dynamite 2127 Dynamic 2000 0.861 0.860
Ekaterina GBR1576R Folk Boat 1.2 0.813 0.809 0.759 0.797
Hard Target GBR 1757L Cork 1720 1.015 1.000 0.989 1.000
Imadjinn GBR 8755R Archambault A31 0.989 0.972 0.956 0.967
Jee Force GBR1425 J80 0.956 0.936 0.899 0.936
Jouster GBR 1262 J80 0.956 0.936 1.016
Kokomo GBR 1415R Prima 38 1.049 1.046 1.081
Laughing Fish GBR 1758 1720 Sportsboat 1.015 1.000 1.065
Mad Max GBR 9235R Max Fun 35 1.079 1.078 1.087
Phezulu II GBR 742R Fast 42 1.090 1.095 1.038
Racketeer Hunter 27 OD 0.876
Redeye GBR 5936R Sunfast 3600 1.038 1.040 1.076 1.068
Revive GBR 6525N Prima 38 1.047 1.046 1.099
Silver Fox GBR 2293L JSO 33i Performance 0.953 0.914 0.879 0.909
Twisted GBR 1741L Cork 1720 1.015 1.000 1.027 1.005
Zest Bavaria 30 0.916 0.902