The RYA YTC, powered by the RORC Rating Office, is a new initiative to promote participation in racing by cruising yachts and cruiser-racers. The objective is to provide a simple rating assessment so that skippers of any skill level may feel encouraged to race their boats in club events and port regattas.

​All the BLYC Regattas will be scored using the RYA YTC handicap system and boats that do not already have a YTC Certificate should apply (available free) right away.  This can be done using the Application Form on the YTC Home Page, accessible below.  It should be noted that NHC numbers will not be updated and will not be used at Regattas.

To obtain a list of boats with existing YTC Handicaps please use the link (below) to click through to the YTC Home Page and then click on “Port Lists” and select Northern Ireland on the map and then “Belfast Lough” as the “District”.  This list can be printed using your browser’s commands.

Other information is available on the RYA YTC website through the link below