My understanding is that the calculation of the PY is based on the returns to the RYA from the clubs. It may be biased towards clubs where other classes have performed particulary well in PY fleets and Wayfarers have not performed too well. I agree that it does seem odd that the PY has gone up by a very small amount, but this should correct itself over time. 1080 would seem to be challenging!!!! How do you do in the results overall? It looks like that is about 1 minute in the hour additional handicap!!!
In others experience, how do Wayfarers do in fleet handicap racing? How do Wayfarers perform against boats such as Fireballs, GP14s, RS200s and 400s and Lasers (a selfish question on my behalf!!!)