Handicap Ratings

Handicap Ratings

The RYA Portsmouth Yardstick Scheme is provided to enable clubs to allow boats of different classes to race against each other fairly. The RYA actively encourages clubs to adjust handicaps where classes are either under or over performing compared to the number being used.
The Portsmouth Yardstick list combines the Portsmouth numbers with class configuration and the total number of races returned to the RYA in the annual return. This additional data has been provided to help clubs achieve the stated aims of the Portsmouth Yardstick system and make adjustments to Portsmouth Numbers where necessary. Clubs using the PN list should be aware that the list is based on the typical performance of each boat across a variety of clubs and locations.
Users of the PY scheme are reminded that all Portsmouth Numbers published by the RYA should be regarded as a guide only. The RYA list is not definitive and clubs should adjust where necessary. For further information please visit the RYA website: http://www.rya.org.uk/racing/Pages/portsmouthyardstick.aspx
Class NameNo. of CrewRigSpinnakerNumberChange from ’16RacesRWYC CN
4202SC11105306 
20002SA110761768 
29ER2SA915-4387 
49ER2SA710-10155 
5052SC906-6204 
ALBACORE2S01041-41934 
ALTO2SA9175169 
BLAZE1U0102321023 
BRITISH MOTH1U01155-3294 
BYTE CII1U01147-11042 
COMET1U0120441941 
CONTENDER1U0970-61142990
DEVOTI D-ONE1UA953-5321 
DEVOTI D-ZERO1U01029-41755 
ENTERPRISE2S0111302521 
EUROPE1U011450402 
FINN1U010453827 
FIREBALL2SC959-52398 
FIREFLY2S011652219 
GP142SC113321866 
GRADUATE2S01129-3345 
HALO1U09925109 
HORNET2SC962-1134 
ISO2SA9220135 
KESTREL2SC10356266 
LARK2SC10700514 
LASER1U010972229631107
LASER 4.71U0120051511 
LASER 4000/ 40002SA917-3242 
LASER EPS1U010303176 
LASER II2SC10650223 
LASER RADIAL1U0113938479 
LIGHTNING 3681U011706407 
MERLIN-ROCKET2SC981-22529 
MIRACLE2SC12100689 
MIRROR2SC13830547 
MIRROR1S013690216 
MUSTO SKIFF1UA8470578 
NATIONAL 122S010640410 
OK1U011041527 
OPTIMIST1U0166501744 
OSPREY2SC935-6522 
PHANTOM1U099944873 
PHANTOM WOODEN HULL1U0999  1035
ROOSTER 8.11U010455176 
RS 100 8.41UA100845211000
RS 100 10.21UA9780193 
RS 2002SA104705088 
RS 3001U0973-61449 
RS 4002SA942-15191 
RS 5002SA968-5357 
RS 6001U09200414 
RS 7001UA847-3629 
RS 8002SA810-7429 
RS AERO 71U0107151350 
RS AERO 91U01024-41081 
RS FEVA XL2SA12405896 
RS TERA PRO1U013648260 
RS TERA SPORT1U01432-25281 
RS VAREO1UA108514648 
RS VISION2SA1128-6350 
SCORPION2SC10400869 
SOLO1U01143313701 
SOLO WOODEN HULL1U01143  1153
SOLUTION1U01087-3436 
STREAKER1U01132-54350 
SUPERNOVA1U0107504499 
TASAR2S01015-8556 
TOPPER1U0134763044 
VORTEX1UA921-10285 
WAYFARER2SC1102-51530 
        
RYA PN List – Keel       
Class NameNo. of Crew RigSpinnakerNumberChange from ’16 Races 
2.41S01240059 
FLYING FIFTEEN2SC101521811 
K11S010683660 
K62SA9050225