27th February Winter Talk “The Ships Medicine Chest” Poole YC more…..
3rd March Parkstone YC & PYRA Prize Giving for last year more…….
7th March Member’s Forum at RM YC more……
23rd March PYRA Spring Party at Parkstone YC more…….
26-28 May VPRS Regatta – Poole Bay – more……..
Poole Yacht Racing Association (PYRA) offers coastal and cross channel racing to yachts and multihulls based in or near to Poole Harbour.
We usually enjoy some sociable chatter and beverages at the destination Rendez-vous.
Our objects are:-
“to promote, encourage, organise and coordinate racing for bona fide sailing yachts in association with the member yacht clubs based on Poole Harbour which sponsor it. (Currently these are Parkstone, Poole and Royal Motor Yacht Clubs).“
Selection Of The Boats From Various Classes
Racing is divided into 5 classes all actively supported
- Monohulls Race under VPRS (Velocity Prediction Rating System)
- Multihulls race under a Multihull Rating provided by our Class 5 Captain
The precise split between classes 1, 2 and 3 is not decided until early April each season.
The divisions for 2017 were:-
Class 1 VPRS Fast Group TCC 0.951 and above, (Figaro Solo to Humphreys 50 Custom)
Class 2 VPRS Medium Group TCC 0.881 to 0.950, (Westerly GK29 to Sigma 33)
Class 3 VPRS Slow Group TCC less than 0.880, (Splinter to Albin Ballad )
Class 4 Ideal for couples, shorthanded or newcomers – Straightforward Bay, Coastal and Channel racing in company – very good company!
Class 5 Multihulls
Annual membership from as little as £55 with a free VPRS Rating Certificate for monohulls, or £40.00 for multihulls.
For more information see about us/FAQ .
To contact PYRA please go to Contact Us .
Other points of contact are listed under about us/officers.
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