FGSC HANDICAPS (2019 SEASON - Effective 18 November 2018)

Fishers Green Sailing Club uses the RYA Portsmouth Yardstick Handicap System for club handicap races. “The handicap is derrived from data collected nationwide, but the published number may not suit the local conditions of individual clubs”. We make local adjustments using the exact same method but use our own race data for such adjustments as they more accurately reflect the prevailing conditions. In the case of development and restricted classes, new boats become superior but the old boats remain the same and a historic PY number may need to be used to provide fairer racing for diverse classes. In such cases we use the published numbers by the respective class associations and make local adjustments as we collect enough race data.

The following classes are commonly sailed as FGSC and the numbers below have been agreed by the Sailing Committee. If a class is not listed below it will initially use the number listed in the current RYA national list. In the event the class (or configuration) is not listed, it shall be assigned a number based on historic information if available, in agreement with the Sailing Committee.

Ablacore 1038 Merlin Rocket Classic (sail no. 1-3499) 1040
Cadet 1435 Merlin Rocket Current (sail no. 3500-on) 999
Comet 1205 National 12 1104
Comet Versa (Duo/Spin) 1165 Optimist 1655
Europe 1145 Phantom Old (sail no. 1-1099) 1047
Finn 1051 Phantom Current (sail no. 1100-on) 999
Fireball 953 RS Aero 7 1068
GP 14 (no Spin) 1133 RS 200 1046
Lark 1070 RS 200 without Spinnaker 1090
Laser 1098 RS 400 960
Laser Radial 1142 Solo 1135
Laser 4.7 1207 Tasar 1015
Laser 2000 1109 Topper 1358
Laser EPS 1030 Wayfarer 1102
Miracle 1200 Wineglass 1098