Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Long Beach CA
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Different regions use varying schemes in regard to handicaps.
So.Cal PHRF gives a base rating with the assumtion that your
boat is in ready to race condition with a 155% Genoa and a
standard sized spinnaker. Rating penalties are applied to
modifications from the standard configuration.There may be
an adjustment different keel configurations, and area adjusments
for venues with lighter or stronger winds. A non-spinnaker offset
is also calculated on the certificate, generally about 18 sec/mi.,
which can be used for non spin or mixed fleets.
Clubs often use a set of semi-standardized credits for 'Cruising' classes,
which give time for headsail size, fixed props, roller furling, number
of BBQs lit, etc.
Racing your boat, even in informal cruising type races, can be
an eye opening and instructive experience. You will quickly learn
how much that fixed 3 blade, roller furling main, dinghy on davits
etc..., is effecting the performance of your boat.
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