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PHRF Rating Information

PHRF Ratings:

PHRF is a handicapping system used in sailboat racing around the world. It allows dissimilar classes of sailboats to be raced against each other. The aim is to cancel out the inherent advantages and disadvantages of each class of boat, so that results reflect crew skill rather than equipment superiority. The process of determining the PHRF for an individual boat begins with the:

- 2014 Lake Erie Performance Handicap Racing Fleet (reported Base HCP ratings, when not listed in the Lake Erie Resource).
- Then individual attributes of the boat are considered such as:

- Modifications made to the rig or the rudder,
- The size of the largest head sail (Jib or Genoa),
- The size of the spinnaker,
- Type of keel (full, fin, or wing)
- The number of blades on the propeller and
- The style of the propeller (fixed, folding, feathering).

If you have any questions, please email our PHRF Chairperson.

Review the ACSA PHRF Rules: ACSA PHRF Rulebook:

Apply for your PHRF using this form: ACSA PHRF Rating Request

Current registrant ratings can be found here: 2016 PHRF Ratings

Last updated 4:33pm on 16 April 2017

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