Handicap Ratings

The RYA Portsmouth Yardstick Scheme is provided to enable clubs to allow boats of different classes to race against each other fairly. The RYA actively encourages clubs to adjust handicaps where classes are either under or over performing compared to the number being used.
The Portsmouth Yardstick list combines the Portsmouth numbers with class configuration and the total number of races returned to the RYA in the annual return. This additional data has been provided to help clubs achieve the stated aims of the Portsmouth Yardstick system and make adjustments to Portsmouth Numbers where necessary. Clubs using the PN list should be aware that the list is based on the typical performance of each boat across a variety of clubs and locations.
Users of the PY scheme are reminded that all Portsmouth Numbers published by the RYA should be regarded as a guide only. The RYA list is not definitive and clubs should adjust where necessary. For further information please visit the RYA website: http://www.rya.org.uk/racing/Pages/portsmouthyardstick.aspx
Class Name No. of Crew Rig Spinnaker Number Change from '16 Races RWYC CN
420 2 S C 1110 5 306  
2000 2 S A 1107 6 1768  
29ER 2 S A 915 -4 387  
49ER 2 S A 710 -10 155  
505 2 S C 906 -6 204  
ALBACORE 2 S 0 1041 -4 1934  
ALTO 2 S A 917 5 169  
BLAZE 1 U 0 1023 2 1023  
BRITISH MOTH 1 U 0 1155 -3 294  
BYTE CII 1 U 0 1147 -1 1042  
COMET 1 U 0 1204 4 1941  
CONTENDER 1 U 0 970 -6 1142 990
DEVOTI D-ONE 1 U A 953 -5 321  
DEVOTI D-ZERO 1 U 0 1029 -4 1755  
ENTERPRISE 2 S 0 1113 0 2521  
EUROPE 1 U 0 1145 0 402  
FINN 1 U 0 1045 3 827  
FIREBALL 2 S C 959 -5 2398  
FIREFLY 2 S 0 1165 2 219  
GP14 2 S C 1133 2 1866  
GRADUATE 2 S 0 1129 -3 345  
HALO 1 U 0 992 5 109  
HORNET 2 S C 962 -1 134  
ISO 2 S A 922 0 135  
KESTREL 2 S C 1035 6 266  
LARK 2 S C 1070 0 514  
LASER 1 U 0 1097 2 22963 1107
LASER 4.7 1 U 0 1200 5 1511  
LASER 4000/ 4000 2 S A 917 -3 242  
LASER EPS 1 U 0 1030 3 176  
LASER II 2 S C 1065 0 223  
LASER RADIAL 1 U 0 1139 3 8479  
LIGHTNING 368 1 U 0 1170 6 407  
MERLIN-ROCKET 2 S C 981 -2 2529  
MIRACLE 2 S C 1210 0 689  
MIRROR 2 S C 1383 0 547  
MIRROR 1 S 0 1369 0 216  
MUSTO SKIFF 1 U A 847 0 578  
NATIONAL 12 2 S 0 1064 0 410  
OK 1 U 0 1104 1 527  
OPTIMIST 1 U 0 1665 0 1744  
OSPREY 2 S C 935 -6 522  
PHANTOM 1 U 0 999 4 4873  
PHANTOM WOODEN HULL 1 U 0 999     1035
ROOSTER 8.1 1 U 0 1045 5 176  
RS 100 8.4 1 U A 1008 4 521 1000
RS 100 10.2 1 U A 978 0 193  
RS 200 2 S A 1047 0 5088  
RS 300 1 U 0 973 -6 1449  
RS 400 2 S A 942 -1 5191  
RS 500 2 S A 968 -5 357  
RS 600 1 U 0 920 0 414  
RS 700 1 U A 847 -3 629  
RS 800 2 S A 810 -7 429  
RS AERO 7 1 U 0 1071 5 1350  
RS AERO 9 1 U 0 1024 -4 1081  
RS FEVA XL 2 S A 1240 5 896  
RS TERA PRO 1 U 0 1364 8 260  
RS TERA SPORT 1 U 0 1432 -25 281  
RS VAREO 1 U A 1085 14 648  
RS VISION 2 S A 1128 -6 350  
SCORPION 2 S C 1040 0 869  
SOLO 1 U 0 1143 3 13701  
SOLO WOODEN HULL 1 U 0 1143     1153
SOLUTION 1 U 0 1087 -3 436  
STREAKER 1 U 0 1132 -5 4350  
SUPERNOVA 1 U 0 1075 0 4499  
TASAR 2 S 0 1015 -8 556  
TOPPER 1 U 0 1347 6 3044  
VORTEX 1 U A 921 -10 285  
WAYFARER 2 S C 1102 -5 1530  
               
RYA PN List - Keel              
Class Name No. of Crew  Rig Spinnaker Number Change from '16  Races  
2.4 1 S 0 1240 0 59  
FLYING FIFTEEN 2 S C 1015 2 1811  
K1 1 S 0 1068 3 660  
K6 2 S A 905 0 225