Personal Handicapping

A personal handicap “Rating” will be given to an individual by the scorer when they enter their first handicap race. Personal Handicap values are calculated by adding this “Rating” value to the Portsmouth Yardstick (PY) or our local value if applicable to the craft being sailed.

(Personal Handicap = Portsmouth Yardstick + Personal Rating).

A “Rating” greater than 0 will qualify entry for the Gorman Cup.  You can see your current Personal Ratings here: Personal Handicap Ratings 2018

For those cups for which the personal handicapping system applies, the handicap rating for each competitor will be adjusted after each race on performance as follows:

  • For 2-3 boats competing, the winner’s handicap rating decreases by 5 points.
  • For 4-6 boats competing, the winner’s handicap rating decreases by 5 points & last place increases by 5 points.
  • For more than 6 boats competing, the winner’s handicap rating decreases by 10 points, second place decreases by 5 points, penultimate placed boat increases by 5 points, and the last place increases by 10 points.

Qualifying races are indicated with the following symbols:

Z-H, T-H, D, J-H, L-H, B-H & K-H