I am very happy with official handicap. Having sold my Enterprise Kathy and I entered our Wayfarer into the Minima Yacht Club ‘long distance race’ (from Kingston Bridge to Hampton Court and back on the River Thames). It was breezy conditions with a long beat and spinnaker run, and we beat the Merlins, Solos and Enterprises on the water. We even beat the Thames A Raters on handicap.
I printed out the PY handicap to take to the club as no one has raced a Wayfarer there before – and there was some disbelief expressed in the club house.
So no complaints from me!