RYA YTC 2024 applications open for yacht owners

Cruising sailors and cruiser-racers invited to get free rating
18 Mar 24

Lots of yachts racing downwind with colourful spinnakers flying on a sunny day.

RYA YTC 2024 applications are live for yacht owners wanting to obtain a free rating to take part in regattas and club racing.

The RYA YTC powered by the RORC Rating Office aims to promote participation by cruising yachts and cruiser-racers.

Supported by the RYA and using the experience of the RORC Rating Office to administer the system, RYA YTC is designed to make entry-level cruiser racing easier for clubs to run and more accessible for boat owners.

Richard Moxey, RYA Keelboat Development Manager, said: “We are delighted to announce that the RYA YTC portal is now live for applications with a fresh logo and website for the 2024 season.”

Following its national launch in February 2023, RYA YTC has been providing closely competitive racing for a wide variety of yachts at clubs across the UK.

RYA YTC uses the physical measurements of a boat to calculate a rating based on hull length, waterline length, boat weight, draft and sail areas.

It provides a simple rating assessment so that skippers of any skill level may feel encouraged to race their boats in club events and port regattas.

More than 1,200 boats from 95 clubs across the UK used RYA YTC in its first year.

Find out more and apply for your RYA YTC Certificate