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 27 April 2022

Boat Sail No Type IRC NHC
Base
NHC
Sunday
NHC
Wednesday
NHC
Offshore
Assuage GBR 4896R Nautica Swan 48R 1.127 1.063 1.080
Baradal GBR 6515N Prima 38 1.055 1.046 0.997
Blue Bird GBR7724R JPK 960 0.990 0.986 0.948
Brainwave GBR 8422R Maxi 1000 0.919 0.934 0.930 0.908
Cola's Arc GBR4814R Arcona 380 1.035 1.032 1.015 1.055
Diamonds4Ever GBR 6664R Sunfast 3200 0.999 1.004 1.004 1.008
Dynamite GBR 2127 Dynamic 2000 0.866 0.861 0.890
Ekaterina GBR1576R Folk Boat 1.2 0.801 0.809 0.794 0.797
Hard Target GBR 1757L Cork 1720 1.014 1.000 0.980 1.000
Imadjinn GBR 8755R Archambault A31 0.972 1.012 0.967
Jee Force GBR1425 J80 0.955 0.936 0.853 0.930
Jouster GBR 1262 J80 0.955 0.936 1.006
Kokomo GBR 1415R Prima 38 1.049 1.046 1.054
Laughing Fish GBR 1758 1720 Sportsboat 1.014 1.000 1.073
Mad Max GBR 9235R Max Fun 35 1.077 1.078 1.109
Phezulu II GBR 742R Fast 42 1.088 1.095 1.024
Redeye GBR 5936R Sunfast 3600 1.037 1.040 1.046 1.068
Revive GBR 6525N Prima 38 1.050 1.046 1.101
Silver Fox GBR 2293L JSO 33i Performance 0.953 0.914 0.868 0.898
Twisted GBR 1741L Cork 1720 1.014 1.000 1.032 1.032
Vision GBR2020 Seaquest SJ320 0.959 0.979 0.981
Zest Bavaria 30 0.916 0.932 0.915