– Navigate through our current series on Halsail using the drop menus at the top of the screen
Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club currently use the HalSail system to calculate race results and manage the current years series. HalSail was developed by the RYA along with their new NHC (National Handicap for Cruisers) rating system, which replaced the old PY (Portsmouth Yardstick) system previously used for club racing. For 2018, most series are dual scored. This means all boats in each race get an NHC result, and all boats with a valid IRC Certificate also get and IRC result for the same race.
NHC introduces a new feature to handicap racing. While each boat starts each new series on their assigned base number, after that the HalSail system adjusts every handicap race on race, so that boats who have low results will get an easier NHC number for the next race, and the winning boats get a harder number for the next race. This has resulted in the fleet frequently being separated by only a few minutes on corrected time.
For the casual racer, this means everyone is in with a shout, no matter how old your sails or how experienced your crew. For the more hardcore racer, there is the challenge to push your NHC number as high above your base number as possible in each series. A prize is on offer each year for the boat who ends a series the furthest above their base number.
Note to race officers:
The Halsail Login is available in the race briefcase, or ask your Series Officer.
How to use HalSail – Link coming soon.