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:
- view or download the BMYC Handicap for Cruisers Scheme; or,
- view or download the BMYC NHC Registration Form.
For more information about the IRC Scheme please refer to the IRC Website.
Handicaps List 19 September 2021
|Arcadian||GBR 9203T||Arcona 370||1.007||1.032||0.972|
|Assuage||GBR 4896R||Nautica Swan 48R||1.105||1.063||1.080|
|Baradal||GBR 6515N||Prima 38||1.056||1.046||1.038|
|Blue Bird||GBR7724R||JPK 960||0.988||0.986||0.924|
|Brainwave||GBR 8422R||Maxi 1000||0.919||0.934||0.866||0.908|
|Chicken Dinner||GBR1382L||Beneteau First 34.7||0.982||0.971|
|Cola's Arc||GBR4814R||Arcona 380||1.036||1.032||0.979||1.032|
|Diamonds4Ever||GBR 6664R||Sunfast 3200||1.000||1.004||1.017||1.008|
|Ekaterina||GBR1576R||Folk Boat 1.2||0.801||0.809||0.753||0.797|
|Hard Target||GBR 1757L||Cork 1720||1.015||1.000||0.959||1.000|
|Imadjinn||GBR 8755R||Archambault A31||0.989||0.972||1.026||0.967|
|Kokomo||GBR 1415R||Prima 38||1.049||1.046||1.049|
|Laughing Fish||GBR 1758||1720 Sportsboat||1.015||1.000||1.066|
|Mad Max||GBR 9235R||Max Fun 35||1.079||1.078||1.172|
|Phezulu II||GBR 742R||Fast 42||1.090||1.095||1.038|
|Rackateer||Hunter 27 OD||0.876||0.876|
|Redeye||GBR 5936R||Sunfast 3600||1.038||1.040||1.063||1.068|
|Revive||GBR 6525N||Prima 38||1.050||1.046||1.122|
|Silver Fox||GBR 2293L||JSO 33i Performance||0.953||0.914||0.866||0.884|
|Twisted||GBR 1741L||Cork 1720||1.015||1.000||1.023||1.032|