|7th June 2009 09:42 AM|
It will be difficult and probably be unfair to try to use a yardstick number without adjusting it for wind strength. I note that the latest version linked above has such adjustment for the Windsurfer class div 11 boards.
It will be even more variable with a planning board at the bottom end. Sub planing you will struggle to even make the upwind mark and beat the kids trainer dinghys. In 12-15 knots you will be flying relative to most other craft.
The system has a method to work out yardsticks in reverse (Personal Yardsticks). Sail a few races and have the handicapper work it out, but keep a record of the conditions so you can link it to them.
I would suggest starting at around 80 in planing conditions and see where it puts you.
|5th June 2009 12:53 AM|
Ok, then is like a handicap. Someone tell is "a piece of wood 3 feet long" ( like My .... jajaja).
|5th June 2009 12:36 AM|
|4th June 2009 10:17 PM|
|michelb||Sorry can you explain also for what anybody can need a Yardstick?|
|4th June 2009 01:18 PM|
|Unregistered||Its a piece of wood 3 feet long.|
|3rd June 2009 10:04 PM|
|Unregistered||What is that? Yardstick.|
|3rd June 2009 08:06 PM|
hopefully when you race you can plane, otherwise your yardstick will be worse then the illustrious and late phil bolger's "brick".
|3rd June 2009 07:11 PM|
|jay.||i currently do the same thing racing dingies and requested a yardstick, this was returned to me and i was given a yardstick of 500 i believe in the sailign world this is equivalent to an 18 foot skiff.|
|3rd June 2009 02:11 PM|
|ceri||i do not think so , but i will look into it.|
|3rd June 2009 05:01 AM|
Portsmouth yardstick for formula boards
I must be mmad but to improve my racing I have started racing against dinghies on my formula board. However, no pints can be awarded without a portsmouth yardstick value. Has one been agreed for formula boards ever?