Dinghy Classes

Due to the “compact size” of Heron Water, the dinghies sailed at EPSC have a Portsmouth Yardstick (PY) of 1000 or above (the higher the number the slower the dinghy)…what this actually means is that you can enjoy your sailing all the more without the intimidation you sometimes get when sailing with very fast dighies.
The PY is essentially the handicap of a particular class of dinghy and is used mainly for the calculating of positions in a mixed class race.
The dinghy classes sailed at the club currently consist of:

Class PY Person(s)
Enterprise 1119 2
Laser Radial 1145 1
Laser 4.7 1207 1
Laser 1099 1
Supernova 1077 1
RS Vareo 1093 1
RS200 1046 1
Mirror 1380/1390 1 or 2
Topper 1363 1
Graduate 1129 2
Solo 1143 1
Comet 1207 1
Byte CII 1138 1

If your particular class of dinghy isn’t listed, don’t worry…you can contact the club and ask if your class of dinghy can be added to the sailing register. As long as the PY is 1000 or above there should be no problem.
PY numbers obtained from RYA Portsmouth Number List 2019. A full listing can be found here