South West Yacht Time Correction System
Race Entry & Handicap Form

MYC Entry & Handicap Form

Please read the Notes at the bottom of this page, then fill in all the compulsory fields marked * & submit the form:-

This form should be completed before your 1st race.
Before you proceed:- 1) It will be helpful if you will upload a digital photo/scan/PDF of your existing IRC certificate (if applicable); a photo/sketch/PDF showing any bulb, flare or wing on your boat's keel and a photo/scan/PDF of documentary evidence of sail areas. These will be requested on submission of this form if required. Please keep the image size small (below 300kb).
2) You, or a member of your regular crew, must volunteer for at least one duty on the MYC Racing Roster. Please do so BEFORE completing this form!

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Boat Name*

Sail Number*

Owner's Name*



Telephone Nos*

Contact Ashore.*

Contact Tel. Nos*

Preferred Class*

Racing Roster*: (Please enter your duty on the Racing Roster before submitting this form)
Date of Duty: 

Type of Duty: 


I declare that I hold a valid and current boat insurance which covers me for third party indemnity and racing for not less than three million pounds (3,000,000) and that I will continue to do so whilst engaged in any MYC race. I agree to be bound by the Racing Rules of Sailing and all other rules that govern MYC racing in 2018. I confirm that I have read the MYC Notice of Race & Risk Statement 2018 and accept its provisions and agree that my boat will conform to its requirements when racing at MYC in 2018. I consent to my name, boat name and racing results, but no other personal information, being publicised including posting on the MYC website.

I declare that I have read & accept this year's MYC Notice of Race, Risk Statement & Declaration.*Yes 
Print Full Name:*


The following information is required to calculate your YTC Number:-
Boat Type or Design*: 

Current IRC Rating: 
(if available)

LOA (m)*

LWL (m)*

Beam (m)*

Draft (m)*

Displacement (kg)*

Year Built:*

Upwind Sail Areas (m2)




Total Upwind Area: 

Downwind Sail

Type *

Area (m2)*

Sail Area Source*: 




Are the rigging, sail plan and ballast of standard design?*
  Yes      No 

If NO please give details of any variation from standard design and any other relevant information: 


Notes for the South West Yacht Time Correction System Form

These notes are designed to explain what the YTC Team are trying to achieve with the YTC Form and how you can help us to achieve it. All the information you provide on the form is used in the calculation of the basic YTC number and the more accurate the information you give us, the more accurate the resulting YTC number will be. In general, it is more helpful to the YTC Team to give as much information as possible. If you have any questions about the YTC number you are given, please contact the YTC team in writing, preferably by email to, with your questions.

It would be very helpful if all the dimensions discussed below are stated in metric units, i.e. metres (m), square metres (m2) and kilograms (kg) as appropriate.

Basic Yacht Information - Yacht Name, Sail Number etc.
The important bit here is the type or design of the yacht. It is important to give us as much information as possible, especially the year of build and which mark it is: Mk I, Mk II etc. If you have an IRC number for the boat please state it and, if possible, upload a copy of the certificate as a PDF file when prompted to do so by the software.

Dimensions of Boat.
LOALength overall of the hull ONLY, excluding bowsprit, pushpit, pulpit, & transom hung rudders.metres
LWLLength on the waterline. This may be given by manufacturers or may be measured.metres
BeamMeasured at the widest part at deck level.metres
DraftMeasured from the water line to the lowest point on the keel.metres
DisplacementThis is the weight of the boat dry, as it came out of the manufacturer's premises, with no fuel, water and no other gear.kilograms

The sail areas you declare should be as quoted by the sailmaker concerned, boat manufacturer or, ideally, they should be measured by a YTC sail measurer; the areas should be stated in square metres (m2). If you are in doubt you are encouraged to request that your sails be measured. It is better not to estimate the size of the sails, as in general a less favourable YTC number than you might prefer might be the result. Please declare the areas of the largest upwind sails you will use. Similarly, for the downwind sails, please declare the largest spinnaker or asymmetric sails you will use, the type of spinnaker and the sail area. Please upload a sailmaker's certificate, email or a YTC Sail Measurement certificate when prompted to do by the software. Also, please do not use the sail area data as given by It is usually misleading and often wrong.

The keel type, engine & propeller configurations are used in the YTC calculation to calculate your YTC number. It is important to let us know whether your keel has a wing, bulb or flare, and the extent of it. Sketches or photographs of the keel will be helpful and can be uploaded when prompted to do so by the software.

A boat's YTC number is generated by the YTC team in good faith, using the data supplied, historical data and, where necessary, pertinent data from other sources. The YTC team attempts at all times to give an accurate and fair YTC number but the team cannot be held responsible or liable for any losses of any type, however incurred.

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