RYA YTC, powered by the RORC Rating Office – national rating system for cruiser racers
For those who may just be looking to start getting involved in racing or are only interested in doing a handful of races per year the RYA YTC is a free, simple to use, rating system designed to promote racing of cruising yachts and cruiser racers at club level.
The RYA YTC, powered by the RORC Rating Office (abbreviated to YTC) is a rating system that has been developed over recent years to assist the wide variety of yacht-types that take part in local and club-based events to race competitively and fairly. It is based on the statistical models developed by Professor Linda Wolstenholme, of the Cass Business School and Emsworth Slipper SC. The system is jointly owned by the RYA, YTC Main Committee and RORC Rating Office. The system is administered by the RORC Rating Office with the kind assistance of the YTC Main Committee.
Competitors wishing to enter races using RYA YTC will need to apply online for a rating certificate. This requires the completion of an online form with the boat data required which is then checked by the RORC Rating Office team and then a certificate is issued to the owner.
The process is quick and easy for owners and clubs and everyone can have confidence that the inputs are being sense checked by the expert team at the RORC Rating Office with their many years of experience and extensive boat database.
Any club wishing to adopt the RYA YTC for their club racing, or any boat owners interested in obtaining an RYA YTC rating, can find all the details at ytc.rorcrating.com or swytc.org.uk.