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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

Numbers are up, and the racing is good!
By the end of May nearly 300 rating certificates had been issued to boats as far afield as Brazil, Dublin and Chichester,as well as our core fleets in Poole, Weymouth and the Solent. In particular we are delighted to have been able to provide rating certificates for the X-Yachts Solent Cup, hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club, which took place over the weekend of 31 May - 2 June.

The Stoneways VPRS Championship 2024, which formed part of the International Paint Poole Regatta was a great event with mostly close matched racing in various conditions, testing every crew's skill and adaptability. A huge vote of thanks is owed to the combined yacht clubs of Poole for a fantastically organised race weekend and to all competitors who joined in and made the event what it was. You can read all about it here in the regatta report from our partners, Stoneways Marine.

X-Yachts Solent Cup

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