Our race results are calculated and recorded using the Halsail website.
Click on the links below to navigate through our race results on Halsail using the drop menus which appear at the top of the halsail website.
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 2019, 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. Each boat has a base number, that they race from the first race they enter into, 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. At the end of each series the handicaps are re-calculated with reference to the boats they raced against in that series and a revised base number is calculated for the start of the next series
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 – Result Calculations