Topic : New Yardstick - 1021

Posted: 23/02/2006 19:47:48
By: EdD
Good god i was miles of the ace on the old one

Posted: 23/02/2006 20:09:12
By: RussHopkins3374
Does this mean that we all now have to adjust the age related handicaps too?  Funny, a bit like Russ - my boat doesn't seem any faster than last year!!

Posted: 24/02/2006 10:01:26
By: Garry R
That means i've got to be 9.5 secs quicker . 
I'd better order a new boat before the rush !!

Posted: 24/02/2006 10:29:34
By: nsm
If we're honest that reduction probably works out as 2 or 3 less bad tacks per race to negate it.

A reduction for us was always in the offing, but Richard Whitworth still managed to win the Tiger in 2005 with a PY of 1019 (an error we think) so it's not exactly earth shattering.

More concerning for anyone who has to race against new Phantoms is that they are still on 1045........

Posted: 24/02/2006 10:55:50
By: Chris M
Age related handicaps appear towards the front of the Year Book and are shown as an adjustment to the Portsmouth Yardstick number.

Posted: 24/02/2006 10:58:06
By: Mike Anslow
does that mean that my 30 year old smokers actaly got 9.5 seconds faster this year also?

Posted: 24/02/2006 12:08:50
By: scott 3072
I am a former phantom sailor, they defo need there handicap changing.

Posted: 25/02/2006 20:40:18
By: RussHopkins3374
"Does that mean that my 30 year old smokers actaly got 9.5 seconds faster this year also?". Of course it does, if you have taken advantage of the carbon rig, longer poles, bigger spinnaker that the class rules have introduced since the last handicap adjustment. Its all part of the cost/benefit equuation of sailing a restricted class design. If you have all these mods, you have a better, nicer and faster boat to sail than the original kit provided.

Posted: 28/02/2006 08:02:47
By: The Dark Side
On the other side of the coin the newer boats are much harder to tack effectively and harder to sail as fast as the older ones in lighter winds.

Thats not to say new boats are slower, but there are two sides to every battle......

Posted: 28/02/2006 08:30:50
By: The darker side......


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