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:
- 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 - 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|
|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|
|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|