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Re: Performance Cruisers and Racer/Cruisers

Originally Posted by paulk View Post
... Around here, we rate 84 PHRF (87 with a roller-furler) while the Beneteau 36.7 rates 93 for 'round the buoys racing. J/109's rate 66. (J/105's rate 96, but you can't stand up below, so why bother?) The J/35 rates 78, and we've passed every one we've raced against as well. The advantage of PHRF is that it adjusts ratings to prevalent local conditions and thus makes the rating more valid than IRC with it's "one size fits all conditions" approach. There are a lot of boats out there. Check them out!
I don't know were you got that number for the First 36.7 (87) but it is not an average one unless it is a shoal draft version and even among those the average will be 82. There are some in the US but they are rare and not the standard version. For what I can tell I would say that an average PHRF for a standard would be between 75 and 78.

In what regards a global PHRF on a standard draft the US the numbers are these:

BC Sailing (1) 78
Charleston (1) 78
Chesepeake (9) 75
Detroit 75 (3) 75
Galveston Bay (2) 78
Gulf PHRF 78 (1) 78
KWRace 78 (1) 78
Lake Erie 75 (3) 75
Lake Michigan (7) 75
Lake Ontario (6) 69
Lake champlain 78
Mid Atlantic (1) 75
Narragansett Bay (6)78
New England (1) 78
Nova Scotia (3) 74
YRALIS (2) 81

:::: FIRST 36.7 ::::

Phrf apart, or even included, the J36 seems to be a great and fast performance cruiser, specially taking into consideration its age, price and good cruising interior.



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