New Posts New Posts RSS Feed: So, just how important is a Boats PY yardstick?
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Register Register  Login Login

So, just how important is a Boats PY yardstick?

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <1 323334
Author
Rupert View Drop Down
Really should get out more
Really should get out more


Joined: 11 Aug 04
Location: Whitefriars sc
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 8566
Post Options Post Options   Quote Rupert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Oct 19 at 9:59pm
Yardstick racing is based on timed results. 3 boats, in 3 different places, sailed by 3 different standard helms... Of course the yardstick won't be correct. 3 different guesses is all you have.
Firefly 2324, Lightning 130, Puffin 229, Minisail 3446
Back to Top
turnturtle View Drop Down
Really should get out more
Really should get out more


Joined: 05 Dec 14
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 2243
Post Options Post Options   Quote turnturtle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Oct 19 at 8:14pm
Originally posted by iGRF



So, consider the blue touch paper well and truly lit.


I don't have a 'current ride' - well not one I race and not one defined as a boat; but it's still sailing when there's wind and hand powered when there's not... a bit like a Trireme I guess, but just one oar, and freeriding for sh*ts and giggles rather than imperial invasion and looting being the primary objectives.

Any 'rides' that I would want to own have no local class racing - neither in my main place of residence over here in the EU, nor in the centre of the pitiful island I sadly inhabit to earn a crust during the week.

I guess I could compromise and worry about such things as what a spreadsheet says at the end of a good or bad sesh, but honestly I'm over all that for the time being.  

It looks likes Jim was right all along.  I now accept the future of club dinghy racing is handicap racing.... 

So dear Graeme, keeping taking the pills my friend, they won't cure you, but they will at least manage the symptoms for a while longer.




Edited by turnturtle - 22 Oct 19 at 8:17pm
Back to Top
ian.r.mcdonald View Drop Down
Far too distracted from work
Far too distracted from work


Joined: 24 Feb 06
Location: United Kingdom
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 411
Post Options Post Options   Quote ian.r.mcdonald Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Oct 19 at 7:57pm
The difference in speed between two boats from the same class with one sailed by a normal club sailor and the other by a "superstar" is much more than any adjustment in PY introduced each year.

Back to Top
tink View Drop Down
Really should get out more
Really should get out more


Joined: 23 Jan 16
Location: North Hants
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 521
Post Options Post Options   Quote tink Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Oct 19 at 7:38pm
There are far to many variables, I just get a feeling of where I am against my peers and hope to improve over time.
Tink
https://tinkboats.com

http://proasail.blogspot.com
Back to Top
iGRF View Drop Down
Really should get out more
Really should get out more
Avatar

Joined: 07 Mar 11
Location: Hythe
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 5890
Post Options Post Options   Quote iGRF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Oct 19 at 6:57pm
Farr be it from me, to wind this place up to another Frenzy, but the back ground to this question is the Jolly little Farr 3.7 and it's acquisition by, I'm going to guess a young chap about to try and do battle at a club called Netley (No I've never heard of it either, but I think Dougaldog must have some sway there). Anyway the long and the short of it is the boat is quite challenging to sail to it's handicap. Wether that be the 1063 I'm using ex Great Lakes, or the 1039 the class at some stage must have suggested, or the 1035, that Lyme put in place for an ex hot shot Contender guy. Either way Netley in their wisdom have decided to stuff the poor chap with some thing quite impossible.

I've long since given up on any thought that the system currently in place is ever going to do the 'right' thing for embryonic classes, quite the contrary, in fact, we all know it is often used to suppress any new class unless it is supported by the 'right' people.

So, I wonder how many of you folk here are really that concerned about the yardstick rating your particular current ride enjoys?

And, do we think the current system really serves our best interest, given the broader scope of handicap racing that exists these days, over class events?

Or do we just enjoy the ride and to hell with the spreadsheet results?

So, consider the blue touch paper well and truly lit.

Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <1 323334

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Bulletin Board Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 9.665y
Copyright ©2001-2010 Web Wiz
Change your personal settings, or read our privacy policy