Yachts and Handicaps

You don’t need a lean, mean racing machine of a yacht; you can race with CCRC in pretty well any single hull yacht with a length from 6 to 15m; and our membership includes a wide range of such yachts.
We offer a choice of two race classes to encompass all sizes, types and performances, and to provide fair, fun and keen racing.
Many members race short handed in everyday cruising boats, so no need for hi-tech sails or a crew of gorillas.

“The beta fleet is a great environment for my novice crew.”

Alpha Fleet, Class Flag: Code pennant 3

Alpha fleet class flag pennant 3The alpha fleet race with a fixed TCC rating based on the VPRS (Velocity Prediction Rating System). This rating can be easily and economically obtained for your yacht and has been found to demonstrate impressive results for mixed fleets.
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Beta Fleet, Class Flag: Code pennant 4

Beta fleet class flag pennant 3For those preferring a progressive handicap the CCRC have the Beta fleet in which the handicap is progressively adjusted, based on results, during the season.