The Hong Kong Performance Number (HKPN) is a performance-based handicap scheme for sailing yachts administered by the HKPN Committee under the authority of the Hong Kong Sailing Federation (HKSF). The aims of the handicap scheme are threefold:
- To reward the yacht that performs the best relative to her prior performance.
- To provide handicapping that encourages participation in racing.
- To promote sportsmanship and fair racing at all levels.
New HKPNs are obtained by submitting the HKPN Application Form and PIPS Declaration Form (as required) via email: email@example.com. Multi-hulls and yachts with minimal or no published performance data (e.g. classic yachts or those of limited production) may be requested to submit further information and/or photos.
An administration fee of HK$200 is charged.
Any yacht owner may apply for a handicap. Applicants need not be members of a yacht club or sailing association.
The HKPN scheme is for use by any Organising Authority (OA) conducting racing in Hong Kong waters and by OAs of overseas events by prior arrangement.