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screamer1664 3rd June 2009 04:01 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?

ceri 3rd June 2009 01:11 PM

i do not think so , but i will look into it.

jay. 3rd June 2009 06:11 PM

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.

Unregistered 3rd June 2009 07:06 PM

hopefully when you race you can plane, otherwise your yardstick will be worse then the illustrious and late phil bolger's "brick".

Unregistered 3rd June 2009 09:04 PM

What is that? Yardstick.

Unregistered 4th June 2009 12:18 PM

Its a piece of wood 3 feet long.

michelb 4th June 2009 09:17 PM

Sorry can you explain also for what anybody can need a Yardstick?

Papounet 4th June 2009 11:36 PM

LOL (-:

michelb 4th June 2009 11:53 PM

Ok, then is like a handicap. Someone tell is "a piece of wood 3 feet long" ( like My .... jajaja).


sailquik 7th June 2009 08:42 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.

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