The JC Classic Handicap

This handicap system has been developed and refined over the past 15 years and is now becoming widely used for classic racing in Europe. No handicap can be perfect, but we believe it is the best handicap available as it is designed specifically for classics, it gives fair results and the formula is transparent and in the public domain. It is self-certifying and getting a rating from the dedicated website is simple and free.

If you already have an IRC rating all the data you need to get a JCH rating is on that certificate, otherwise you will need to have to hand certain hull and sail measurements to get your rating online. You can find full information on the JCH Classic Handicap and the online measurement form (all in English) on the links below.

JCH Classic Handicap Formula >

Get your JCH Classic Handicap rating >

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