With another years’ worth of online data added to the analysis, the RYA Technical Department is set to issue the latest Portsmouth Number list (PN) on the 1 March. On its own, the PN list will give an excellent starting point for club racing but will need to be tweaked locally for club racing.
The method of collecting the data from the clubs has meant that the Portsmouth Number list published this year is closer to the National Average performance factor of each of the classes, but it’s important to note that this will need to be tweaked and adjusted for each clubs racing to allow for their own local adjustment factors.
One thing missing from this years’ number list will be the cruiser numbers. The RYA have not received enough data from clubs to be able to publish a PN list for this area of racing and instead have been working on a replacement scheme built on slightly different foundations.
The National Handicapping for Cruisers or NHC, has been built up and developed over the past three months with welcome assistance from a variety of partners.
NHC moves away from the traditional process of collecting club data but instead works on a formula and measurement system to build up a base list. This base list will contain over 1200 different boat types when published next weekend.
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The Portsmouth Number list and the NHC base list will be published on the RYA website on Friday 01 March.
The PN list can be found at: rya.org.uk/racing/Pages/portsmouthyardstick
The NHC list can be found at: www.rya.org.uk/racing/Pages/NHC.
28 February 2013 19:55 GMT