This is a proposal for a complete system for handicapping Distance Racing Yachts using the present NAYRU time allowance tables. It includes measurement, rating and the procedure for correcting ratings before and after races. The objectives and means of judging rating rules are outlined. Faults in the present rule are listed and suggestions for improvements are made. The five major parameters; length, sail area, displacement underbody configuration and weight distribution are explained. The present and proposed rules are compared and the probably effect on existing yachts is discussed.

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