Races involving yachts of mixed design (and hence, performance) are scored via a Time Correction Factor applied to each yacht, rather like a Golf Handicap. At BMYC we race under two Time Correction Factor (TCF) regimes, IRC and NHC. IRC is an internationally recognised rating system organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club [RORC]; whilst NHC (National Handicap for Cruisers) is operated by the Royal Yachting Association (RYA).

All yachts competing in races promoted by BMYC will be scored via the NHC system; many yachts also compete under IRC; I.E. a yacht may be ‘dual scored’ with two sets of results and the chance of two sets of prizes awarded at the prize giving dinner.

A yacht may compete under IRC only when a current Rating Certificate is submitted to the BMYC Race Committee; Rating Certificates are issued by the RORC Rating Office.

Yachts racing under NHC must have a TCF provided by the BMYC Race Committee. Each yacht starts off with a base TCF (NHC Base) determined according to the published RYA data or calculated via the published RYA formula. TCFs applied to a yacht in any race is known as ‘Club Number’ and is subject to recalculation after every race based on the yacht’s performance as defined by a precise methodology. The end of series calculation determines the yacht’s new Club Number from whence the process repeats all over again…

The BMYC race committee decided to have separate NHC TCFs (in addition to NHC Base) running concurrently, for each of the different racing formats; I.E. Sunday, Wednesday, Coastal, Offshore and Regattas as the competition and circumstances of each type of event can vary significantly.

For more information on the BMYC National Handicap for Cruisers Scheme please refer to the Racing Information page of this website:

Handicaps List 23 April 2017

Boat Sail No Type IRC NHC
Base
NHC
Sunday
NHC
Wednesday
NHC
Offshore
Arcadian GBR 9203T Arcona 370 1.011 1.032 0.944 1.024
Baradal GBR6515N Prima 38 1.067 1.046 0.981 0.955
Bla Bheinn GBR1862L Hanse 370 0.892
Brainwave GBR 8422R Maxi 1000 0.922 0.934 0.938 0.930
Brighton Belle GBR4145L Oyster 55 1.059 1.062
Catch 22 Humphreys Custom 24 0.909 0.964 0.978
Cola's Arc GBR4814R Arcona 380 1.042 1.032 1.048
Concession GBR2790R Contessa 26 0.767 0.815 0.725 0.795 0.796
Delfini GBR9513T Moody S38 0.950 0.963 0.963 0.949
Diamond Jem GBR 1466R J 109 1.022 0.989 1.075 0.985
Gallic Warrior GBR 1569T Beneteau First 32s5 0.919 0.936
Gelig Knight GBR 5257Y GK 29 0.872 0.865 0.811 0.857 0.856
Hadajar K1052T Kelt 9m 0.888 0.887 0.862 0.847 0.854
Hard Target 1777 Cork 1720 1.020 1.000 0.931
Imadjinn GBR8755R Archambault A31 0.993 0.972 1.018 0.742 0.989
Jee Force GBR1425 J80 0.959 0.936 0.876
Jeneral Lee GBR6697R J 97 0.973 0.936 1.040 0.928 0.956
Just Looking 1409 J80 0.936 0.939 1.002
Kereru KS 5880 Young 8.8 0.906 0.919 0.989 0.928
Kokomo GBR 1415R Prima 38 1.050 1.046 1.101 1.160 1.097
Mad Max GBR 9235R Max Fun 35 1.083 1.078 1.098 1.113
Phezulu II GBR 742R Fast 42 1.097 1.095 0.992 1.084
Pure Joy GBR8543R J109 1.013 0.989 0.974
Redeye GBR 2647L J-105 1.003 0.987 1.034 0.913 1.036
Revive GBR 6525N Prima 38 1.063 1.046 1.070 1.069
Run GBR 2460L Beneteau 35 First 1.026 0.980 0.968
Seaquinn GBR5225T Feeling 326 0.930 0.808 0.915 0.898
Silver Fox GBR 2293L JSO 33i Performance 0.966 0.914 0.941 0.917 0.885
Spider Pig GBR7764R 1720 JOD 1.003 1.000 1.065
Summation K4830 Sigma 33OD 0.909 0.917 0.893
Twisted GBR 1741L Cork 1720 1.019 1.000 1.019 1.039
Xtreme GBR5271 CARTER CONCUBINE 0.882 0.871
Zest Bavaria 30 0.916 0.930
Zissou GBR1716L 1720 1.019 1.000 1.024 1.022