PY

Handicaps for Club Racing

The Portsmouth Number (PY) for Merlin Rockets is 980, set by the RYA in March 2019


Although Merlin Rocket designs have developed considerably over the years, the Portsmouth Yardstick System publishes a Portsmouth Number to apply to all Merlin Rockets, which is unfair on older boats.

To address this problem for boats sailing in club handicap fleets, the MROA has produced a table which can be used to alter the current PY appropriately.

Although these 5-year bands reflect the periods of design development, it is recognised that some older designs appeared 'after their time' and it is a matter for individual clubs to decide whether they reflect this in the Numbers allotted to individual boats. If your club handicapper has any queries, please refer him to Graham Williamson, the MROA Measurement Scheme Co-ordinator who sits on the RYA Handicap Advisory Panel.


The basic format is therefore:
Year (inclusive)Sail NumbersHandicap Number recommended
1999 onwards3554 onwardsCurrent Portsmouth Number
1989-19993430-3553Current Portsmouth Number +10
1984-19883331-3429Current Portsmouth Number +20
1979-19833157-3330Current Portsmouth Number +30
1974-19782833-3156Current Portsmouth Number +40
1969-19732165-2832Current Portsmouth Number +50
1964-19681616-2164Current Portsmouth Number +60
1959-1963895-1615Current Portsmouth Number +70
1954-1958500-894Current Portsmouth Number +80
Before 1954Below 500Current Portsmouth Number +90


Note this table is for mixed-class handicap racing. Vintage racing (fleet racing, that is) should use the vintage handicap adjustments instead.
TopicAuthorLatest PostViewsPosts
Crew for Salcombe
Tim Barr02/01/2019 11:19:17 - 5291
Main halyard working loads
Andyismrtoad26/12/2018 19:43:55 - Gareth Griffiths NHRC7737
A new Merlin Rocket design for 2019
Keith callaghan22/12/2018 06:26:20 - Gareth Griffiths NHRC9832
Grafham Hand Prix Sunday 30 Dec
Dave18/12/2018 14:24:58 - Dave4412
Sponsorship
RC371515/12/2018 20:39:05 - 5331
Gear guides
Claire14/12/2018 13:40:44 - Pip7935
John Harris
Richard Harris11/12/2018 19:17:07 - Dave & Jenny Philpott181516
Free sails
Chris Jennings10/12/2018 18:41:55 - Chris Jennings5632
Hull epoxy
Richie dugdale09/12/2018 16:13:49 - Rod & Jo13536
Main Halyard 2:1 length
Chris G 361309/12/2018 01:19:03 - Gareth Griffiths NHRC76013
merlin 2800
neil parkinson @ [email protected]03/12/2018 01:09:04 - 3081
Various Newbie Questions
Chris G 361328/11/2018 20:06:52 - Grozzer81381010
Magazine
Chris26/11/2018 19:00:29 - 4211
Sailwave series templates
JMac08/11/2018 18:36:44 - JMac7633
15 % off Magic Marine for MROA Members
Lou Johnson31/10/2018 13:40:02 - sophie7247
Welcome to new members
Logan31/10/2018 07:11:18 - Colin Brockbank7644
Nautilus Imland Championships - next weekend
Chris M29/10/2018 20:18:32 - Ross11198
Epifanes clear gloss varnish - help please
Richard Saunderson28/10/2018 14:14:41 - Richard Saunderson96110
Salcombe 2019 entry update
Ross26/10/2018 18:21:27 - Graham Cranford Smith162211
Lymington - online entry refund?
Dave C24/10/2018 18:33:32 - Plus One5542
Ranelagh Downriver Race - Thames Series Finale - This Sunday
Frances Gifford24/10/2018 17:40:08 - Frances Gifford4752
History of 3216
Godfrey Clark22/10/2018 00:08:30 - William Harris150110
Silver Tiller Dinner Tickets - All gone (well, nearly)
Mark (the plus one)21/10/2018 13:02:49 - Ian Mackenzie5602
ST scores updated
Ross19/10/2018 16:46:02 - Ross7235
2019 Fixtures
Fixtures Man19/10/2018 14:12:15 - Jez36868087
Nautilus Yachting Inland Champs - 27/28 October 2018
Ian Mackenzie19/10/2018 11:47:19 - Ian Mackenzie5792
Lymington SIlver Tiller Forecast
Lou Johnson19/10/2018 10:25:51 - 3641
Silver Tiller Dinner and Dance Tickets 2018 ON SALE
#TeamLymo Merlin Fleet15/10/2018 10:39:31 - Lou Johnson8907
Dave Gunson
Nick Lightbody13/10/2018 16:24:53 - Martin Smith5631
Wanted - Buoyancy Bag
Dan12/10/2018 20:54:51 - Dan9993
Even more free sails on offer
Will12/10/2018 20:38:14 - Will Rainey9316
Silver Tiller Discussion.
john fildes12/10/2018 19:24:17 - Scam83519
Felucca
Steve Crook10/10/2018 14:28:10 - Ross8238
MR 3571 Hakuna Matata for sale
Alan357105/10/2018 10:37:26 - Alan Feist10033
Tamesis - DeMay & Silver Tiller/Thames Opens - 6&7th OCTOBER
Joe McLaughlin01/10/2018 09:57:57 - Tammy5432
Tamesis De May question
first time traveller01/10/2018 09:32:31 - Tammy4342
Vintage & Silver Tiller Merlin Opens - Hampton SC
Stuart Jenkins30/09/2018 15:29:31 - 4141
Wanted - old undercover
Alex30/09/2018 10:07:04 - 4001
Free sails on offer
Sophie28/09/2018 00:05:18 - Harry5825
Parkstone ST and 70th birthday supper
Ben376727/09/2018 19:55:53 - 3161
Even more free sails on offer
Will27/09/2018 16:26:46 - Will Rainey3521
Parkstone Yacht Club Silver Tiller 29/30 Sept 2018
Ben376726/09/2018 20:38:00 - Richard Whitworth8555
Parkstone travel M27
Scam26/09/2018 18:47:18 - Scam3571
Wanted - Boat Cover
Dan26/09/2018 16:19:31 - Dan4883
3493 twin spinnaker polex
Martin Rouse26/09/2018 13:38:10 - Martin8407
3577 Still for sale
Joe Tosh25/09/2018 21:49:05 - 4581
Swarkstone Midland Circuit
Martin Smith24/09/2018 11:18:28 - 3711
Rig?
Simon23/09/2018 13:18:29 - Gareth Griffiths NHRC9539
Inland Championships -POSTPONED TO 27th / 28th OCTOBER
Chris Martin20/09/2018 18:04:02 - Mark7552
Nautilus Yachting Inland Champs 0- October 2018
Ian Mackenzie20/09/2018 13:10:11 - Ian Mackenzie3881
North Sails for Sale - Excellent Condition
Caroline Croft18/09/2018 14:51:17 - 4271
Nautilus Sailing Inland Champs 2018
Ian Mackenzie17/09/2018 16:51:47 - Ian Mackenzie175418
Vintage Merlin Open at Goring on Thames
Stuart Jenkins17/09/2018 09:32:13 - 3871
UTSC Open 15th - 16th September
Jeremy Stein14/09/2018 13:45:43 - Richard P6524
Parkstone SC - (Sort of) newbie advice
Rob Hatley13/09/2018 08:11:51 - Rob Hatley5706
HD Sails for Sale
Paul Dean12/09/2018 19:57:14 - 3681
Trent Valley 9th September
Samantha Lulham09/09/2018 00:59:24 - Peter Slack6698
Parkstone SC - (Sort of) newbie advice
Rob Hatley08/09/2018 13:58:53 - 3611
Castle Cove - Photos
Pete Slack07/09/2018 23:35:45 - 3231
De May and Open Meeting River Series
Martin Hunter05/09/2018 22:33:38 - martin3391
Page
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 >8< 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122