Re: Catalina 27 phrf-nw rating
The C 27 listed here has a modified rudder, probably why she's 3 sec off the 'base' rating with the 4/5/6 sail codes which ought to be a wash.
Sounds like that Catalina was well sailed.. the 6/7 sec/mile 'advantage' would be unlikely to have made that big a difference in the results on its own. If she indeed 'left you in the dust' boat for boat it was probably as much tactics as boatspeed - in your area current can be king, no?
I'd have guessed around 225 for a run-of-the-mill C27, so the local 218 makes sense.
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