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

Sailing Instructions & Courses 2017 - 2020

sailing-instructions
Download Sailing Instructions Download Chart of Race Marks

Amendment to Sailing instructions

Amendment 2017/01

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.

Amendment 2017/01a - made redundant by Amendment 2017/03

Download Amendment 2017/01a

Amendment 2017/02

Sailing Instructions and courses 2017:
WAS

  • 3rd June 14.00 warning for Lake Shore Cup classes 8
  • 4th June 12.00 warning for Bar Buoy Trophy classes R, (7, G, D, 8)
  • 16th July 14.00 warning for Griffin Trophy classes (T,8)

IS

  • 3rd June 10.00 warning for Griffin Trophy classes T, 8
  • 3rd June 14.00 warning for Lake Shore Cup classes T, 8
  • 4th June 12.00 warning for Bar Buoy Trophy classes T, R, (7, G, D, 8)
  • 4th June Committee Boat start at Bar Buoy for return race classes T, R, (7, G, D, 8)
Download Amendment 2017/02

Amendment 2017/03

All race marks are once again in place. Download Amendment 2017/03

Amendment 2017/04

The Hobie 16 has been introduced into the club racing programme on a trial basis, the trial period has been extented to June 30th.

WAS

  • Trial period for inclusion of Hobie 16 in racing progamme to end on May 2nd 2017
IS
  • Trial period for inclusion of Hobie 16 in racing progamme to end on June 30th 2017
Download Amendment 2017/04

Amendment 2017/05

This amendment is to revert to Bar Buoy race consisting of one race to and from Bar Buoy on 4th June.

WAS (as set out in amendment 2017/03)

  • 4th June 12.00 warning for Bar Buoy Trophy classes T, R, (7, G, D, 8)
  • 4th June Committee Boat start at Bar Buoy for return race classes T, R, (7, G, D, 8)
IS
  • 4th June 12.00 warning for Bar Buoy Trophy classes T, R, ((7, G, D, 8)
Download Amendment 2017/05

Amendment 2017/06

This amendment is to notify the shortening of the Autumn Dinghy Series by two races. This is because the Sailing Committee accepted a request to run a major external sailing event, after the publication of the 2017 sailing programme. This has the effect of reducing the total number of races from 16 to 14 for the Autumn Dinghy Series.

WAS (as set out in amendment 2017/03)

  • 16th September 14.00 warning for classes R, (T,7) (G,D), 8 Autumn Series Dinghies 5 & 6 of 16
IS
  • 16 September TOPPER NATIONALS
Download Amendment 2017/06

Notice to Competitors

Race Marks Update

As of todays date the following Race Marks are not in place:

  • Amy Group
  • Balls Lake
  • Parkstone Dental (was Bournemouth Collegiate) (new orange)
  • Chalys (new yellow)
  • Chris Somner (new orange)
  • Ellis Jones (new orange)
  • MS Amlin (was Haven Insurance)
  • Jenkins Marine
  • John Pipe International
  • Lake Yard (was Lake Yard Drake)
  • Lathams
  • MB Wilkes
  • Morris Lane
  • Northshore Homes (new orange)
  • Outdoorgear.co.uk
  • Perenco
  • Rebbecks
  • Poole Moorings (was
  • Stevenson Moorings (was Stevenson Moorings)
  • Vinyl Solutions
  • Why Jewellers
  • Wych
Further updates will be made as the situation changes

Race Marks Update

As of todays date several Race Marks are not in place.

Further updates will be made as the situation changes

Download the Notice

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)

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

Optimized-Blank Courses

Emergency Procedures for sailing in the harbour

Small Craft Emergency Protocol 4Final - BACKGROUND.PDF

Small Craft Emergency Protocol 4Final - PROTOCOL.PDF 

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.

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.
 

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

 
 
 

Ratings used at Poole YC for 2016:  Rating systems

Rating systems: Background

 
 

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

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