I have been asked whether HalSail can handle the new RYA YTC handicap system for cruising yachts from the RYA and RORC. The answer is yes.
First of all the mathematics for calculating results is the same as that for the RYA Portsmouth Yardstick scheme. It uses a time correction factor expressed in such a way that the scratch number is 1000 and faster boats have lower numbers while slower boats have higher numbers. To set up a racing class in HalSail to use RYA YTC handicaps do the following:
- Set up your racing class to use the Portsmouth Yardstick handicap scheme.
- Set the local name for the type of handicap to YTC.