Where yachts of mixed design (and hence, mixed performance) compete together in a race it is necessary to level the disparities in performance by applying a ‘handicap’ to the time taken for a yacht to sail the course, rather like the handicap system used in Golf.

The handicap is referred to as a Time Correction Factor (TCF) – TCFs differ according to the boat design, and, which Scoring Regime is used. At BMYC we score races under two scoring regimes, NHC and IRC.

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

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.

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

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.

 

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 - 25th September 2022

Boat Name Sail No Type IRC NHC Base NHC Sunday NHC Wednesday NHC Coastal NHC Longshore NHC Offshore
Assuage Nautica Swan 48R GBR 4896R 1.127 1.063 1.080 1.063 1.069
Baradal Prima 38 GBR 6515N 1.055 1.046 1.015 1.046 1.040
Blue Bird JPK 960 GBR7724R 0.990 0.986 0.917 0.981 0.958 0.981
Brainwave Maxi 1000 GBR 8422R 0.919 0.934 0.879 0.908 0.928 0.909
Cola's Arc Arcona 380 GBR4814R 1.035 1.032 1.009 1.041 1.014
Diamonds4Ever Sunfast 3200 GBR 6664R 1.002 1.004 1.027 1.005 1.016
Dynamite Dynamic 2000 2127 0.866 0.861 0.838 0.801
Hard Target Cork 1720 GBR 1757L 1.014 1.000 1.014 0.992 0.984 0.961
Imadjinn Archambault A31 GBR 8755R 0.972 1.012 0.967 1.020
Jee Force J80 GBR1425 0.955 0.936 0.846 0.931
Jouster J80 GBR 1262 0.955 0.936 1.008 0.970 1.000
Kokomo Prima 38 GBR 1415R 1.049 1.046 1.072 1.050 1.057 1.044
Laughing Fish 1720 Sportsboat GBR 1758 1.014 1.000 1.053 1.022 1.017
Mad Max Max Fun 35 GBR 9235R 1.077 1.078 1.110 1.126
My Hustler Hustler 30 GBR 6290R 0.830 0.828
Phezulu II Fast 42 GBR 742R 1.088 1.095 1.024 1.058 1.085
Redeye Sunfast 3600 GBR 5936R 1.037 1.040 1.095 1.078 1.052 1.048
Revive Prima 38 GBR 6525N 1.050 1.046 1.081 1.062
Silver Fox JSO 33i Performance GBR 2293L 0.953 0.914 0.886 0.885 0.920
Twisted Cork 1720 GBR 1741L 1.014 1.000 1.010 1.021 1.004 1.005
Vision Seaquest SJ320 GBR2020 0.959 0.979 0.981
Zest Bavaria 30 NONE 0.916 0.920 0.918