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Rules and Scoring

North West Youth Racing Circuit Scoring

  • All sailors must sail in 4 or more NWYRC regattas in the season to be eligible for the NWYRC awards.
  • A sailor’s score for a regatta not sailed shall be the total number of boats entered plus 5 points.
  • Overall scoring for the circuit shall be the summation of the sailor’s lowest 4 scores in one class. See below for specific class details.
  • Eligible sailors must 18 or under on the last day of the circuit.
  • Adults racing will be scored according to each regatta’s scoring rules, however removed from the overall NWYRC scores.
  • Pacific International Yachting Association (PIYA) will assist in the travel costs by funding the entry fee and airfare up to $450 CDN for the sailors who qualify to go to the Smythe, Bemis or Sears US Jr Championship.  The qualifying sailors may choose to attend The Canadian Championships (CORK) in lieu of the US Jr. Championships.  Sailor must be a member of a PIYA club .

    Check this link to see if your club is a member and if not, tell them to join.


All Optimist fleets, Red, Blue and White shall be scored overall at each regatta.

Results can then be determined from the overall scores for the various age groups.

The determining date for fleet placement is the skipper’s age at the end of the current calendar year, as per the International Optimist Dingy Association.

White   10 & under

Blue       11 or 12

Red        13, 14 or 15


Laser sailors will be scored according to each regatta’s scoring rules in; Full Rig, Radial or 4.7 class

Double Handed boats:

There will be one score for all double handed sailors regardless of boat sailed.

Both Sailor and Crew names must be recorded.

The NWYR Circuit will then score both the helmsman and crew individually.