Race Management

The racing programme available at The Poole Yacht Club is second to none. In the 2016 sailing programme there were 151 club races available – not counting the various open meetings, regattas and training sessions that are also part of the sailing calendar.  

2021

Day Starts Time Classes Ends
Mon 5 Apr 18:15 G,D,8,T,7 30Aug
Mon 6 Sep 18:00 (7,G,D),8,T 27Sep
Tue 30Mar 18:15 R,1,2,3,4 7 Sep
Tue 14Sep 18:00 R 28Sep
Wed 21Apr 18:00 Training 22Sep
Thu 8 Apr 18:15 R,G,D,O,8,7 16Sep
Thu 8 Apr 18:00 Youth Races 16Sep
Fri 23Apr 18:00 Friendly Friday 17Sep
Fri 23Apr 18:25 3,D,R 24Sep
Sat 3 Apr 14:00 (G,D),8,T,7 22May
Sat 18Sep 14:00 R,7,(G,D,8),T 25Sep
Sat 2 Oct 14:00 R,(G,D,8),T,7 2 Oct
Sat 9 Oct 14:00 (G,D,8),T,7 23 Oct
Sat 30Oct 13:00 (G,D),8,T,7 11Dec
Sun 7 Mar 10:30 1,2,3,R,4 11Apr
Sun 26Sep 13:00 Sociable Sunday 12Dec
Sun 3 Oct 10:30 1,2,3,R,4 28Nov
1
Class 1 Cruiser
2
Class 2 Cruiser (1A/1B)
3
Class 3 Cruiser (A/B)
4
Class 4 Cruiser
C
All Cruisers inc. R19s
R
R19
D
YW Dayboat
G
GP14
O
Osprey
7
Laser/Aero H’cap
F
PYN 1001 to 1024 incl.
T
PYN 1201 and above + Hobie 16
E
PYN 1025 to 1200 incl.
8
E,F,9 + T (Class 8)
9
PYN 1000 and below

Handicap Dinghy Rating

Handicap Dinghy Racing at Poole Yacht Club is done under the Portsmouth Yardstick system.

We race in three banded groups, fast, medium and slow.

Class 9

Boats with a PY number 1000 and below.

Fast (Class F)

Boats with a PY number between 1001 to 1024 inc. are part of the fast group.

Medium (Class E)

Boats with a PY number between 1025 to 1200 inc. are part of the medium group.

Slow (Class T)

Boats with a PY number above 1201 are part of the slow group.

Cruiser Rating 2021

Class 1 Rating Requirements

The boat must hold a current VPRS certificate
The low limit is 0.900
There is no high limit
More information about VPRS at www.vprs.org.

Class 2 Rating Requirements

The boat must hold a current VPRS certificate
The low limit is 0.801
The high limit is 0.899
The max hull length is 10 metres (taken from VPRS certificate)
More information about VPRS at www.vprs.org.

Class 3 Rating Requirements

The boat must hold a current VPRS certificate
There is no low limit
The high limit is 0.800
The max hull length is 8.5 metres (taken from VPRS certificate)
More information about VPRS at www.vprs.org.

Handicap systems

IRC

Well known 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.There is an annual fee to obtain a rating.

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. There is an annual fee to obtain a rating.

General Recall Last Start

General Recall

Individual Recall

Full Start Sequence