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A yacht rating system for everybody
VPRS is a rating system that enables monohull yachts to race fairly against one another.

Proved through testing and extensive use over the last 14 years, VPRS offers yacht clubs a single system which is easy to use and gives accurate ratings across a vast range of yacht types – including sportsboats – based only upon measurement data.

The data is used to configure a Velocity Prediction Program (VPP) which predicts the boat's speed for a range of wind speeds and directions. Then it calculates a Time Correction Coefficient (TCC) from these, which is used to correct elapsed times in a race.

Best of all, we provide a fast and friendly service at an annual charge of just £25 for any boat—and we will help you to gather the data you need to get a rating certificate.

Originally developed for PYRA in 2009, VPRS is used by all the major clubs in Poole Harbour as well as clubs in Chichester Harbour, the Solent, Weymouth, Plymouth, the Isle of Man and Ireland. We also have keen users Brazil and in the Mediterranean.

For some background information there is a Quick summary  or a  2 page overview

VPRS Championship 2024 at Poole Regatta
Following last year's VPRS Championship hosted by the Cowes Corinthian Yacht Club, this year's event is looking far bigger and even better, forming part of the International Paints sponsored Poole Regatta 2024, over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend: the 25th to 27th May 2024.

With 24 VPRS entries so far and 104 for the event as a whole, so far, racing over three days in Poole Bay, berthing for yachts visiting Poole coupled with a packed social programme there is still time to enter, here: Poole Regatta

Organisers are expecting entry numbers to swell to 150, making the Regatta one of the UK's flagship events.

Berthing for visiting yachts is being provided at the award-winning Poole Quay Boat Haven at discounted rates, two VPRS fleets racing up to three races each day and two on Monday 27th, socials kick off with a competitor's reception on board Purbeck Princess on the Friday evening and continues at Poole Yacht Club on the Saturday, Parkstone Yacht Club on Sunday culminating with the event prize giving at 16:00 on Monday again at Parkstone YC.

Free water transport provided between venues and free late-night taxi by minibus for each evening and the prizegiving.

All competitors will again be racing for one of the oldest trophies in yacht racing the 1849 Canford Cup, last won by the leading boat in the VPRS Class One fleet, daily prizes awarded to race winners, fleet trophies for both VPRS classes alongside regatta prizes.

Shaping up to be a stunning event for all.

VPRS 2023 racing

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