Obtaining PHRF paperwork
I will hopefully crew for a friend this summer in The Hook (190 nm race on Lake Michigan hosted by Racine, WI Yacht Club).
We've raced together on others' boats, and cruised on his. I am assisting him with the race prep.
How difficult is it to obtain a Lake Michigan PHRF rating?
I've spoken with the LMPHRF folks at their Strictly Sail Chicago booth last weekend, and have all of the paperwork that needs completed.
I'd love to hear from folks that have completed the process in the past. Do your experiences jive with what I was told at the booth?
Here is what I was told:
Fill out the paperwork. The required hull measurements can be obtained from boat paperwork (I understand these can vary from hull to hull for a given model but they must not care??). We can do our own sail measurements, and have the sailmaker sign off on them. How do we contact the sailmaker? It's a newer Catalina with stock sails. Do we contact Catalina or the dealer?
Once our ducks are in a row, the PHRF folks have a pretty quick turn around.
Any advice / experience would be appreciated.