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Newport Bermuda Race - New performance screen rule announced for 2014


'’Invictus’ (foreground), the US Naval Academy TP52, leads the Onion Patch Series With a 1st in the NYYC Annual Regatta races and a 2nd in the Onion Patch fleet of 23 boats in the Newport Bermuda Race. The final races of the series are the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club.'    Newport Bermuda Race Media    Click Here to view large photo

The 2014 Newport Bermuda Race will have a performance screen, this has been introduced by the Bermuda Race Organizing Committee. The purpose is to identify modern lightweight, high-performance boats with large sail plans for assignment to the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Division, and more traditional boats for assignment to the St. David’s Lighthouse Division.

'In the past, the division break was based on the nature of the crew,' said Race Chairman Fred Deichmann. 'Boats with professional helmsmen must sail in Gibbs Hill, and boats with amateur helmsmen may sail in either St. David’s or Gibbs Hill. That’s still the rule, but now that amateur crews are racing very high-performance boats, design characteristics will be taken into account so that like boats compete for the same trophies.'



The performance screen is calculated by dividing the boat’s Sail Area/Displacement Ratio by her Displacement/Length Ratio, using data from the ORR certificate that include both upwind and downwind sail areas. Boats from the 2012 Newport Bermuda Race fleet with low performance screens, approximately 0.10, include Swans, Cal 40s, and the McCurdy and Rhodes designs Carina and Selkie. The highest screen for the 2012 fleet, 2.33, is that of the Reichel/Pugh 90 Rambler.

Under the new performance screen rule, boats with screen values over 0.72 will be assigned to the Gibbs Hill Division and those with values under 0.48 to the St. David’s Division. Boats with screens in the middle, between 0.48 and 0.72, may choose which division to enter with the proviso that those choosing St. David’s abide by the restrictions on professionals for that division.

Had the performance screen been applied in 2012, five boats that sailed in the St. David’s Division would have been assigned to Gibbs Hill, including TransPac 52s, the Reichel/Pugh 65 Kodiak, and Decision, a Carkeek HP 40. In addition, five boats that sailed in Gibbs Hill would have sailed in St. David’s, including three Swans, a J120, and a J130. Three boats that fell into the middle area could opt for either division: Wazimo, Bombardino, and Snow Lion.

Performance screens will be printed on 2014 ORR certificates.


by John Rousmaniere

  

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