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6 Days Ago 05:15 AM
Gail Peterson
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

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Welcome Gail.
Congrats on your boat. Those are good ones. hope she does well for you.
Thank you!! I am so looking forward to getting her in the water!!
6 Days Ago 05:13 AM
Gail Peterson
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

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For the San Francisco Bay area races, we use the Yacht Racing Association. You most likely have a similar group in your area. Just ask around. You will give them the displacement, sail dimensions, and other info, which they will use as a formula to compute the PHRF. I don't have any firsthand knowledge of how the different regions establish these values, and though much of it is based on boat parameters, it is not a set number that translates the same to each region. I hear that if they haven't already issued a PHRF for your type of boat, then they are likely to guess at it until you have raced a bit and can show that you should rate higher (preferably).

I will keep an eye out for your posts. I'm one of those females who sails/races solo on her own boat, so I'm excited to welcome another to our ranks!

Carliane (s/v Kynntana)
Yes, New England has the B28 rated as 189. I was pleasantly surprised to discover it was not higher.

Wow, you single hand race your Freedom? That's impressive and encouraging. In time I can become confident rounding the buoys solo. I will keep an eye on your posts also to learn how to set the boat up for efficient sailing. Thanks.
1 Week Ago 12:07 AM
gamayun
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

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That's great to know and a super resource. I've been off the water for quite a while now so will need a little practice, but would really like trying this out (especially if they a white sail class for very slow boats..haha!)

How does one go about getting their official PHRF rating? The Sail Area/Disp ratio that is noted for this boat is less than what mine would be because my B28 has a small bowsprit and roller. Not sure if it was a factory modification or something done by a previous owner.
For the San Francisco Bay area races, we use the Yacht Racing Association. You most likely have a similar group in your area. Just ask around. You will give them the displacement, sail dimensions, and other info, which they will use as a formula to compute the PHRF. I don't have any firsthand knowledge of how the different regions establish these values, and though much of it is based on boat parameters, it is not a set number that translates the same to each region. I hear that if they haven't already issued a PHRF for your type of boat, then they are likely to guess at it until you have raced a bit and can show that you should rate higher (preferably).

I will keep an eye out for your posts. I'm one of those females who sails/races solo on her own boat, so I'm excited to welcome another to our ranks!

Carliane (s/v Kynntana)
1 Week Ago 06:14 PM
miatapaul
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

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That's great to know and a super resource. I've been off the water for quite a while now so will need a little practice, but would really like trying this out (especially if they a white sail class for very slow boats..haha!)

How does one go about getting their official PHRF rating? The Sail Area/Disp ratio that is noted for this boat is less than what mine would be because my B28 has a small bowsprit and roller. Not sure if it was a factory modification or something done by a previous owner.
PHRF should be around 189 according to the New England PHRF ratings. PHRF New England - Handicapping - Base Handicaps

Bristol makes a tough boat. Is this the one? They say only 8 were made. There was a 27.7 as well and a 29.9.

BRISTOL 28 sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com
1 Week Ago 05:47 PM
Donna_F
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

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Hi there. ...

I an hoping to connect with other lady sailors to share experience and camaraderie.
We're few and far between here, but we are here! Welcome. You'll find that a lot of the guys post over here as well.

Best of luck with the new boat and your sailing goals. This site has a lot of information and friendly people. I hope you stay and enjoy.
1 Week Ago 09:29 AM
Gail Peterson
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

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Welcome, Gail! All the best on your new purchase. A while back the commodore of the San Francisco Bay Singlehanded Sailing Society was communicating with some folks in the Chesapeake region about them starting a singlehanded group. We're primarily a racing bunch, which is what I think the Chesapeake group was interested in, as well, so that might be great for you, too, but I hope it doesn't dissuade others who might not be so interested in racing. Perhaps you'll find, as I did, that having a friendly venue and a reason to get out there is so much fun, but there is also the collective experience and knowledge that provides huge benefits. Good luck! Hope to hear more)
That's great to know and a super resource. I've been off the water for quite a while now so will need a little practice, but would really like trying this out (especially if they a white sail class for very slow boats..haha!)

How does one go about getting their official PHRF rating? The Sail Area/Disp ratio that is noted for this boat is less than what mine would be because my B28 has a small bowsprit and roller. Not sure if it was a factory modification or something done by a previous owner.
1 Week Ago 09:15 AM
Gail Peterson
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

Thank you, Daniel. There's so little that has been written about this model as only 30 were built, but the few reviews I have read have been favorable.

It is so very good to have a boat again. Lost my Alberg 30 ten years ago in a messy divorce... I can hardly wait to get back to sailing. It's the best therapy I know of and the best sleep I have ever gotten has been aboard a boat...
1 Week Ago 10:57 PM
Rhapsody-NS27
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

Welcome Gail.
Congrats on your boat. Those are good ones. hope she does well for you.
1 Week Ago 02:42 PM
gamayun
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

Welcome, Gail! All the best on your new purchase. A while back the commodore of the San Francisco Bay Singlehanded Sailing Society was communicating with some folks in the Chesapeake region about them starting a singlehanded group. We're primarily a racing bunch, which is what I think the Chesapeake group was interested in, as well, so that might be great for you, too, but I hope it doesn't dissuade others who might not be so interested in racing. Perhaps you'll find, as I did, that having a friendly venue and a reason to get out there is so much fun, but there is also the collective experience and knowledge that provides huge benefits. Good luck! Hope to hear more
1 Week Ago 02:40 PM
midwesterner Congratulations Gail. Enjoy that boat. All the reviews I've read are good.
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