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Post by andy »

has anyone got any idea of the portsmouth yardstick number for a k20+ for use in time handicap system.
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Post by aptanet »

I don't have a definitive answer, but I don't know whether the following may be of help:

When I first bought my own Kingfisher 20+ I was moving up from a Leisure 17. I raced against a Leisure in my new boat in the club regatta that year and the same handicap was used for both boats. Unfortunately I don't have a record of what that was, but from checking the RYA website it is currently listed as 1283 R - I've no idea what the R stands for.


A bit more digging has turned up a page that converts CYCA handicaps to Portsmouth Yardsticks:


This has a link through to a page with CYCA handicaps, and lists the Kingfisher 20. This could be the 20+ incorrectly listed, but they are pretty similar anyway.


They only list one figure in against the K20, so using that as both fastest and slowest and sticking with the default constant supplied this gives a Portsmouth Yardstick of 1370.

These figures are significantly different, but they're a starting point I guess!
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