Racing Handicaps

As of 2019, FYC dinghy racing will be scored using the UK handicap system, adapted at the discretion of the racing director to include classes not included in the system. Cat races will be scored as a separate race.  Keel-boat races will be scored using the US Sailing handicap system.

Dinghy Handicaps

ClassUK Hcap
Optimist                  1655.0
Laser 4.71207.0
Laser Radial & M   1142.0
Wayfarer                 1102.0
Laser                       1098.0
Laser >>               1075.0
Albacore                   1038.0
Tasar  & Mscow                     1015.0
29er912.0

Keelboat Handicaps

ClassPHRF
Macgregor 26 DB90.5
Balboa 2691.5
Macgregor 26 92
Macgregor 26 X93
Tanzer 22 FK94.5
CS 22 SK98
Catalina 22 SK (Skene)100
Montgomery 17101.5

Catamaran Handicaps

Hobie 16                  77.0
Hobie 18                  71.4
Hobie 2065.5

Calculating Finish Position

The race officer of the day is responsible for calculating the results of each race on the Race Management Sheet provided.
Make sure to identify the skippers and their class of boat clearly, and include the date on each result sheet. Please email the results, or a photograph of the results sheet to the Race Director at charles(AT)feaver.ca and pin the result sheet in the lower club house bulletin board. A

Each boat will be assigned the handicap indicated in the tables above for its class. The procedure for calculating the finishing time for each boat in the race involves calculating the adjusted race time by subtracting the minutes between the warning signal and the start signal from the total time, and applying the Handicap. An excel spreadsheet is provided below.

Adjusted Finishing Time in Seconds Divided by Handicap Number

e.g.  Laser adjusted time = 1 hr  6 mins 35.6 seconds

[[(60+6)60]+35.6]  / .911 = 4385.95 sec.

Make sure to identify the skippers and their class of boat clearly, and include the date on each result sheet. Please email the results, or a photograph of the results sheet to the Race Director at charles(AT)feaver.ca and pin the result sheet in the lower club house bulletin board.