FGSC PY Numbers


Fishers Green Sailing Club uses the RYA Portsmouth Yardstick Handicap System for club handicap races. “The handicap is derived 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.

Albacore 1038 Merlin Rocket Classic (sail no. 1-3499) 1040


1435 Merlin Rocket Current (sail no. 3500-on) 1000
Comet 1207 MRX 1000
Comet Versa (Duo/Spin) 1165 National 12 1104
Europe 1145 Optimist 1642
Finn 1051 Phantom Old (sail no. 1-1099) 1020
Fireball 960 Phantom Current (sail no. 1100-on) 1000
Solution 1089 RS Aero 7 1065
Lark 1073 RS 200 1046
Laser 1099 RS 200 without Spinnaker 1090
Laser Radial 1145 RS 400 960
Laser 4.7 1207 Solo 1135
Laser 2000 1109 Scorpion 1036
Laser EPS 1040 Topper 1363
Streaker 1128 Topper 4.2 1416
Pico 1330 Wayfarer 1102
Xenon 1070 Wineglass 1099