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 Name PY Number Class Name PY Number
Albacore 1038 National 12 (HSC: 1600-2511) 1145
Cadet 1435 National 12 (HSC: 1-1599) 1170
Comet 1205 Ok 1104
Enterprise 1116 Optimist 1655
Europe 1145 Phantom 999
Graduate 1129 Phantom (HSC: – Plastic Hull) 1025
Gull 1363 Phantom (HSC: – Wooden Hull) 1047
Gull (Singlehander) 1345 Rooster 8.1 1051
Laser 1098 RS Feva Xl 1240
Laser 4.7 1207 RS Tera PR0 1364
Laser Pico Race 1330 RS Tera Sport 1432
Laser Pico Race 1335 Solo 1143
Laser Radial 1142 Solution 1087
Mirror 1390 Supernova 1075
Mirror 1380 Topaz Uno Race 1215
National 12 (open meeting) 1064 Topaz Uno Race (2man) 1248
National 12 (HSC: 3519 +) 1064 Topaz Uno 1251
National 12 (HSC: 3415-3518)* 1089 Topaz Uno (2man) 1263
National 12 (HSC: 3272-3414) 1104 Topper 1358
National 12 (HSC: 3141-3271) 1115 Wanderer 1190
National 12 (HSC: 2512-3140) 1130 Wayfarer 1102

More details on the Portsmouth Yardstick can be found here: RYA Portsmouth Yardstick.