Introduction to PHRF BC Class Racing
PHRF IS A GENERAL RATING SYSTEM THAT PROVIDES THE BASIS FOR FAIR RACING BETWEEN DISSIMILAR YACHTS. THE SYSTEM IS COMPETITOR DRIVEN AND SELF REGULATING WITH VARIATIONS USED THROUGHOUT NORTH AMERICA.
The Committee is comprised of yachting industry professionals and experienced PHRF racers appointed to the Committee through their Yacht Clubs’ Fleet Captains. The Handicappers Committee Chair is chosen by the Committee members. Technical and administrative support for the Committee is provided by the Chief Handicapper who also works with BC Sailing to manage the PHRF rating system provincially.
Competitors are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the current PHRF BC Rules and then engage in continuing improvement by actively participating in refining the PHRF BC system and PHRF BC ratings in three ways:
1. Competitors are responsible for keeping the fleet honest. This is done by protesting any competitor at a specific event for sailing with any measurements different than shown on their current PHRF BC certificate or racing with no PHRF BC certificate where that is required by the Notice of Race of a given event.
2. Competitors are encouraged to appeal either their own rating or a competitors rating at the biannual Appeals if they feel there is a case to be made for an adjustment. With detailed current race results and fleet support an appeal will generally be granted.
3. All current certificate holders are encouraged to come forward with ideas to improve the PHRF BC Rules and their application. Ideas can be passed on to Club Handicappers or presentations can be made at the biannual Handicappers Meeting.
PHRF BC Class Rules - updated (November 19th, 2013)
Current PHRF BC Fleet Certificates - updated June 24th, 2016
A B C D E F-G H-J K-L M N-O P-Q R Sa-Sh Si-Sw T U-Z 1-99999
Handicappers’ Watch List - updated (October 30th, 2015)
Forms, Tools and Explanations
PHRF BC Handicappers Committee
Contact your Handicapper through your Club or email firstname.lastname@example.org
PHRF BC Handicappers Committee Meeting Minutes
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