Sailing Instructions & Courses 2017 - 2020

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Amendment to Sailing instructions

Amendment 2017/1

10.5.3 Flags

Flags may be used instead of the light system defined above. When so used, Flags will be in accordance with RRS 26.

Cruiser Classes Rating Requirements 2017

Class 1 Rating Requirements 2017

The boat must hold a current 2017 IRC certificate
The low limit is 0.900
There is no high limit



Class 1A Rating Requirements 2017

The boat must hold a current 2017 VPRS certificate
The low limit is 0.810
The high limit is 0.871



Class 1B Rating Requirements 2017

The boat must hold a current 2017 VPRS certificate
The low limit is 0.872
The high limit is 0.960



Class 2 Rating Requirements 2017

The boat must hold a current 2017 VPRS certificate
The low limit is 0.801
The high limit is 0.855
The max draft is 1.55m (taken from VPRS certificate)



Class 3 Rating Requirements 2017

The boat must hold a current 2017 VPRS certificate
There is no low limit
The high limit is 0.800
The max hull length is 8 metres (taken from VPRS certificate)



Class 1A Requirements For Sunday Races Only

For Cruiser Races that take place as part of the Sunday Early Spring Series, and the Sunday Winter Series only.
Class 1A and Class 1B are combined and shall be called Class 1A
The boat must hold a current 2017 VPRS certificate
The low limit shall be the same as the Class 1A Low limit for that year
There is no high limit

This page is to keep Race Officers upto date with changes and general information about matters that effect the running of races at Poole YC.  Remember the competitors are our customers and racing should be as far as possible, is fair, enjoyable and safe.

Race Officer Instruction 1 (PDF)

2015 PYC Regatta and Twilight Trophy 18th & 19th July

Latest News: Entry now open

 

Enter: To enter (opens new Webpage)

NoR: pdfPYC-Regatta-NoR-2015.pdf
SIs: pdfSIs Main Regatta
Twilight Pursuit: pdfTwilight Pursuit Start Times

Regtta 2015 v2small

 

 

Here you can find video for flags and lights for the different sequences from the race hut

2016 Instruction Books as used in the Race Hut for operation of the control box and flag settings in case of electrical failure.

Monday racing: pdfBOOK16MON.pdf

Tuesday racing: pdfBOOK16TUE_.pdf

Thursday racing: pdfBOOK16THU.pdf

Sat-Sun racing: pdfBOOK16SAT-SUN.pdf

General Instructions: pdfGeneral_Instructions_2016.pdf

Flag replacement timing: xlsFlag_Sheets_2016.xls

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Emergency Procedures for sailing in the harbour

Small Craft Emergency Protocol 4Final - BACKGROUND.PDF

Small Craft Emergency Protocol 4Final - PROTOCOL.PDF 

Current amendments to the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions will be posted here.

Amendment 1: Cruiser Safety Equipment jpgPYC_Amendment__2016_no_1.jpg


 

Ratings used at Poole YC for 2016
Class 1:   IRC
Class 1a/b: VPRS
Class 2:   VPRS
Class 3:   VPRS
Dinghies: PY or as one design fleet.

This web section covers the cruiser rating systems
used at Poole YC

 
 
 

Ratings used at Poole YC for 2016:  Rating systems

Rating systems: Background

 
 

Handicap systems

IRC:

Well know and established rating system, used worldwide. Typically used for all major regattas and racing in UK. Large database of boats enables good correlation of ratings. Uses measurements to define the boat and sails, also includes a boat type allowance (Hull factor) which is used to amend the rating for different types of boat. More information at www.ircrating.org. Annual cost to obtain a rating.
 

PHHS (Poole Harbour Handicap System):

A rating system used within the Poole area. Based on IOR formula that has been refined over the years. Uses measurements to define the boat and sails, also includes a boat type allowance (Boat Allowance) which is used to amend the rating for different types of boat. More information is available via this website or the Poole Harbour yacht club handicappers. This rating system is free to all competitors racing in Poole Harbour.
 

PY (Portsmouth Yardstick):

This is an empirical rating system (no measurements) which analyses the performance of boats to derive a rating. Some values of PY are fixed for the year, typically for dinghies. It is also possible to use a PY which is varied statistically for each race based on performance of the boat. This rating system is free and is typically organised through either the club or via nationally agreed values for PY.
 

VPRS:

New system (2010) based on velocity prediction formula, principally created for Poole Yacht Racing Association (PYRA). Uses only measurements to predict performance via polar diagram which is then converted to a rating based on averaged wind strengths. More information at www.vprs.org. Annual cost to obtain rating.

RYA - National Handicap for Cruisers

New for 2013 as a  national based free replacement system for PY for cruisers. Uses a baseline number for specific boat classes which is then modified automatically based on race results so a rolling handicap system.
 

PHHS 2016 - Update
PHHS is not being used at Poole YC for 2016, this page is retained for information only

Guidance Notes:

Renewal 2015:

 Measurement form: (if new rating required):

 

Congratulations to Pete Frith on Winning the Southern Area Championships.
Please find below the Overall Results from a windy event.
Osprey Southerns 2015 Results

Thanks you to all who supported the Event.
Dave Best

pdfPYC__2016_Notice_of_Race.pdf

pdfSailing Instructions 2013-16 050213 .pdf

pdf2013-2016 Chartlet.pdf

pdf2013-2016 Chartlet Upside-Down.pdf 

pdfPYC Courses 2013-16 -Part 1a.

pdfPYC Courses 2013-16 -Part 2.

pdfPYC Courses 2013-16 -Part 3a.

 

Emergency Procedures for sailing in the Harbour

Small Craft Emergency Protocol 4Final - BACKGROUND.PDF

Small Craft Emergency Protocol 4Final - PROTOCOL.PDF


Top Triangle Course Spreadsheet

At the end of this paragraph will be a link to download the Top Triangle Spreadsheet. This spreadsheet can be filtered to select a number of courses that are within scope of the current wind direction. This can be done by either ticking the individual "first Leg wind directions" or by using the "between" filter. This ability to use either method is down to the how you are viewing the spreadsheet. I have successfully viewed the spreadsheet through Excel on PC (Between Filter), Excel for Android (Select indiviudual 1st Legs ) and Excel for Chromebook (between filter). It will also work on IPad. Click Here to download from Google Docs