Portsmouth Yardstick

The Portsmouth Yardstick is a handicap scheme which allows different types of boat to compete against each other (slower boats being given a higher handicap).

The higher the handicap the more time you have over other boats.

Examples:

Class PY Class PY
Phantom (RYA) 1012 Albacore 1055
Phantom (HSC – sail nos 1100- yr2012) 1025 Pico 1265
Phantom (HSC – sail nos 999-1100) 1035 Enterprise 1117
Phantom (HSC – sail nos pre 999) 1047 Solo 1148
Laser 1087 Topper 1313
Laser (with radial sail) 1117 Mirror 1385
National 12 (RYA) 1077 Supernova 1070
National 12 (HSC – sail nos 3415 on) 1077 Pico (singlehanded) 1260
National 12 (HSC – sail nos 3272-3414) 1104 Gull 1363
National 12 (HSC – sail nos 3141-3271) 1115 Gull (S/H) 1345
National 12 (HSC – sail nos 2512-3140) 1130
National 12 (HSC – sail nos 1600-2511) 1130