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. Local numbers underlined. Updated: 30/03/2024.

Class PY
Albacore 1037
Cadet 1440
Comet 1210
Europe 1147
Finn 1047
Fireball 955
GP 14 1138
Lark 1062
Laser 4.7 / ILCA 4 1213
Laser Radial / ILCA 6 1148
Laser / ILCA 7 1102
Laser Rooster 8.1 1025
Laser 2000 1118
Merlin Rocket Classic (below 3500) 1040
Merlin Rocket Current (3500 upward) 1000
Mirror 1380
National 12 (4-plank) 1130
National 12 (smooth skin) 1104
Optimist 1628
Phantom Old (below 1000) 1020
Phantom Current (1000 upward) 1000
Pico 1330
RS Aero 5 1141
RS Aero 6 1102
RS Aero 7 1061
RS Aero 9 1008
RS 200 1046
RS 300 965
RS 400 960
RS Feva XL 1244
RS Tera Sport 1445
RS Vision 1139
Solo 1135
Solution 1105
Streaker 1124
Topper 1369
Wayfarer 1109
Wineglass 1098