| The Jauge Classique results from the 2007 merger of two handicap
systems used in the Atlantic to have classic boats race against each other:
Challenge Classique Atlantique and Belle Plaisance. The formula is particularly
simple, using a limited number of measurements and characteristic descriptions
for each boat, taking into account the age of the present hull
Each boat is allotted a Time Correction Factor (TCF). Real time is multiplied by this TCF to obtain the corrected time used for rating the competitors.
This system does not pretend to solve the impossible problem of giving equal chances to very different boats. The solution to this problem lies in utopia. The aim is to get different boats to race against one another, for pleasure. Experience shows, however, that this simple system actually increases the chances of older boats and avoids a fittings race.
This system is based on measurements of
and corrects the result depending on
The final factor is TCF= ( 0,45 + 0,155 R^[1/2] )
The Jauge Classique is declarative. The declaration is made
online. Boat characteristics and sail measurements must be supplied.
This data is grouped in a handicap certificate made available online.
In order to allow for the transition from the former Belle Plaisance system to Jauge Classique with detailed sail measurements it will be possible, for the 2007 season, to obtain a TCF with only the total surface when beating and additional surface downwind. This BP07 factor will be calculated as JC07 but will not result in the issue of a certificate.
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