The RYA Portsmouth Yardstick is a scheme operated jointly by the RYA and its Affiliated clubs.

The scheme, used worldwide, is reviewed yearly and amended to keep handicaps up to date, including new boats and adaptations of current classes. The scheme relies on sailing clubs using the suggested numbers, published by the RYA, and amending for their club before feeding this information back to the RYA via PY Online.

RORC rating
 
Yacht sail numbers

When racing you need a unique identification number on your sails

 
Dinghy measurement certificates

Update contact details on an existing certificate

 
NHC

NHC replaced PY racing for Cruisers. NHC aims to promote a single National Handicap scheme for Cruisers, giving clubs a uniform scheme that can be easily adopted for their racing. NHC hopes to promote participation in the sport and works alongside other Keelboat rating such as IRC.