The Brandermill Sailing Club holds a number of racing events throughout the season. We have a regular series of regattas for members beginning in April, and special invitational events in September and October. To encourage new members to get out on the water, we offer several “fun sails” that include friendly competition and games.
The Club uses the Portsmouth Yardstick Handicapping System for calculating the corrected time for racing. The Portsmouth system is a time-on-time system that uses the Thistle as the standard boat in the United States. While PHRF generally addresses what we term as “offshore boats”, Portsmouth addresses up to medium-sized production cruiser-racers as well as multi-hulls and centerboard classes. Each boat is assigned a series of numbers that are applied based on the average wind conditions of the race.
Using the Portsmouth system, corrected time (CT) is calculated using: CT = ( ET / HC ) x 100
ET = Elapsed Time
HC = Applicable Portsmouth Handicap number
Click here for more information on the Portsmouth Yardstick Handicap System and individual handicap numbers.
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