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PHRF RATING UPDATE September 2018   Updated ratings added 11/19

Note from Dan West, Fleet Captain for PHRF Handicaps:

Rule 5.1 of the ASC PHRF Rules states that certificates are valid from July 1 thru June 30. The current Fleet Captain for PHRF Handicaps, has declared all certificates shall renew automatically each year until further notice.

ASC is working with US Sailing to audit and update ratings. New guidance for adjustments is expected in 2019.


Note from Johnnie Poole, Past Fleet Captain for PHRF Handicaps:


Back in 2009 we began the new rating system. Prior to that the class rules were not official and the algebraic formula for deriving the offsets was not approved. The first batch of boats was rated using the older empirical method as noted on the years-old ratings lists.  Since then, we have refined the method, done the math and re-calculated the entire fleet.


The important fact is not the raw number- they all went up - but the spread in the fleet. From my perspective, it looks like any well-sailed boat can win. As always, you may question the rating of your boat, or any other. I will help you work the math. The Fleet Captain for PHRF will look at ratings versus results and if necessary adjust any glaring problems. Fair winds and Smooth Bottoms!


Please see below the Rating Form and current PHRF Ratings and Adjustments.

Nov 4, 2019, 2:29 PM
Sep 25, 2018, 9:30 AM