LYC 2003 HANDICAP SYSTEM
Reviewed May, 2003 / jc
The 1. LYC Handicap Ratings will be calculated and
adjusted if required four times per season and reflects individual yacht
performance. The LYC Race Committee ( majority committee vote ) reserves the
right to make any changes to the LYC Handicap System as necessary. Any changes
will be posted on the official LYC Race Notice Board.
All LYC yacht handicaps will be carried over
from one year to the next.
All LYC yacht handicaps will be re-caluated and
adjusted if required on the last day of June, July, and August. Any races
finished after these dates will use the newly adjusted individual yacht
handicap rating if applicable.
All races with a minimum number of 3 yachts finishing with the exception Friday
Flotilla Fun Races qualify for the purpose of handicapping calculations.
Individual Yacht handicap adjustments will be made
according to the following guidelines:
i) An ESPN rating will be calculated for each yacht finishing a race, providing a minimum of 3 yachts finish.
Each yachts monthly/yearly ESPN rating will be the calculated by the following
formula: The ESPN rating total (the sum of all race qualified ESPN ratings)
divided by the number of qualified races (at least 3 yachts finished the race).
ESPN ( total ) = ESPN
LYC Yacht Handicap adjustment criteria
The individual yachts averaged
ESPN performance rating for a given
period (month/year) will be compared to the previous periods LYC handicap rating, if the
difference is :
If a yacht’s calculated
ESPN rating for a given race is 3 points greater or less than its current LYC
Handicap, the rating number used in the monthly/yearly ESPN calculation shall only be
a maximum of plus or minus 3 points, its current LYC Handicap.
A minimum of two eligible races are required to calculate a
monthly ESPN average.
Sequences” may be used for Thursday Night Races or longer than usual scheduled
races at the discretion of the Race Committee or Officer of the Day as
prescribed in the current “Sailing Instructions”
Yachts new to LYC will be given the established ASPN
or ASPN-PHRF rating ( as per last NSYA list available ) for their class. Yachts
with no established ASPN-PHRF rating will be given a provisional handicap to be
reviewed after 5 races. Provisional handicaps may, based on the yachts
performance, change by 1 or more points at the discretion of the LYC Race
A yacht’s LYC Handicap Rating will be no lower or
higher than –2 to + 2 of the established Provincial ASPN Rating.
7. Yacht handicaps will be adjusted on a “per race” basis for yachts choosing not to fly a spinnaker provided that the Race Committee Start Officer is notified before a course is set. An individual yacht handicap adjustment will be minus 3 points for a masthead spinnaker and minus 2 points for a fractional spinnaker.
There will be no ‘per race’ handicap adjustments made for
a yacht choosing to sail without
certain non-spinnaker sails in her inventory.
Sail, propeller and other changes will affect
handicaps according to present ASPN-PHRF guidelines.
10. All yacht owners wishing to race (other than Friday
Night Fun Races) must have an