SCHRS LATEST NEWS
Amended ratings for Nacra 16 and Nacra 17 following receipt of measurement data for production boats. Previous ratings were based on measurements on the prototypes.
Correction to Sprint 15 DX, re-instatement of the application of the Rated Length adjustment.
Additional data for Formula 16 classes added at the request of the International Formula 16 Association.
2013 Formula updates
Minor changes to the formula approved by the World Council for the 2013 sailing season including:
- adjustment to the crew weight assumption to recognise that smaller catamarans can be sailed by lighter people
- softening of the board correction penalty for long boards
- introduction of a formula for gennakers - headsails that can't be used upwind, but breach the 75% SMG/SF limit
- minor adjustment to the power factor calculation
- Jib area diagram changed to conform with the method used by Texel
A full description of the changes is given in the attached paper, click here to see the paper... further information is available from William Sunnucks.
Hurricane 5.9 update
Review of Hurricane variants in the UK, incorporating up to date weights and the square top mains on the Hurricane SX.
2012 Formula updates
Formula changed to address anomalies raised by the FFV, the Texel rating team and the F16 class. A full description of the issues and changes is given in the attached paper. Click here to see the paper...
Introduction of revised Board Correction Formula
A new board correction (BC) formulation has been created to fix an anomaly in the previous formula, which has only become a problem now that very high aspect ratio boards are being used on some boats. The previous BC correction started reducing again for a board aspect ratio greater than 5, due to its quadratic nature. The new formulation is asymptotic such that it continues to increase and tend toward a final value for very high aspect ratio boards. The new formulation has very little effect except for boards with aspect ratios of 5 or more. The proposed formula is BC=15-15/(XB^0.1045)+2. XB is the aspect ratio of the board, there is no penalty for larger boards, just for the aspect ratio, which reflects efficiency.
A new method for measuring the length of the board (VLB) has been created this will give a very small penalty for curved boards, where depth will be measured around the circumference. It will also give a small penalty for T foils, as the length of the horizontal section will be included in VLB. This is an interim measure. A full review will be needed when and if curved boards and T foils start to show a significant and consistent advantage.