Author 
Topic: Handicaps 

crazy sailor 
Posted: 14Jun05 17:05 



Can someone help me, i have just started racing my buzz but i dont understand the handicap rule.
If the PY number of a boat is lower than the buzz, does the buzz have a lower or a higher handicap on it?
I dont know if this makes sense to anyone
Dan Buzz 414 


Roger 
Posted: 14Jun05 17:28 



Hi  basically the lower the number the faster the boat  so if you're racing against other classes and they have numbers below your Buzz at 1005 they give you time  conversely if they have higher numbers you give them time.
If you need to know how much time this is how you do it
Corrected time = (time elapsed in secondsx1000)/PY No.
Worked example for elapsed time of 1 hour;
Corrected time = [(60mins x 60x1000)/1005]in seconds = 59 mins 42 secs
For a laser Radial (PY circ 1134??)
Corrected time would be 52 mins 55 secs  so the Buzz would have to be 7 mins ahead to win if the race was about an hour...this is simplified because everybody finishes at different times..
I'll look forward to everybody else telling me I'm wrong!! 


paolomoncia 
Posted: 15Jun05 07:36 



You are right, Roger! That's how PY works. 


Pete Lindley 
Posted: 15Jun05 20:42 



So that's how it is supposed to work!!!
Finally after all these years I see how it is calculated......!!! 


crazy sailor 
Posted: 17Jun05 21:20 



Thanks everyone now i understand who i have to beat and by how much.
Dan Buzz 414 
