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Sail Handicapping Changes 2016

A presentation (edited from the Spring Training Seminar) by Adam Farkas on Sail Handicapping Changes that you should be aware of.

In both Powerpoint (which you can dowload and use at your club) and PDF.


For Powerpoint presentationsPrinted in PDF

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 May 2016 11:46

Certificate Renewals

On-line Certificate Renewals are now available.

Sorry for the delay but unfortunately we had last minute changes that we were struggling to get done.

For Handicappers:

Please remember, you will need to be logged in and you will only be able to renew a certificate if your
club has paid their dues for this year. Once logged in you can access your list of certificates from the
Handicappers menu, click on "Renewals".

For new handicappers: In order to renew a certificate on-line, you need to be registered.

To register, complete the registration form available here and you will be notified once your registration has been accepted.

For Owners:

You will need to contact your club Handicapper, he/she will be able to renew your certificate for the 2016 season.

Best Regards,


Diana Riley
Executive Assistant PHRF-LO

Last Updated on Monday, 18 April 2016 10:04

Why has my Handicap Changed?

So your 2016 certificate has a revised handicap!

Before you do anything, take a minute to look at the following reasons.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 April 2016 10:05

Spring Training Pictures on Facebook

We have uploaded pictures of our Spring Training Seminar, held at the Youngstown Yacht Club.

PHRF-LO on Facebook

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Last Updated on Monday, 04 April 2016 13:27

Jib Headsail Half Width (HHW)

Due to ongoing confusion regarding the necessity to measure the Headsail Half Width (HHW), Central Council has again reviewed he wording and voted to approve a rewording which they hope will clear up any misunderstandings.


Motion: Revise Handicappers Manual as follows:
Part II, Section 7.1.2:
Non Triangular Jibs – for boats with Jibs where the leach (aft edge) sheets
in front of the spreaders and have at least one full length batten, will be
required to submit the Headsail Half Width (HHW)
M/S: Adam/Owen. Carried.
Friendly amendment:
Revise Handicappers Manual, Part II, Section 7.1.2 as follows:
NOTE: Any sail less than 115% LP should be reviewed and shall be measured
for the HHW or risk protest

New Motion:
Revise Handicappers Manual, Part II, Section 7.1.2 as follows:

Should the largest Headsail in the boats rated inventory be of a LP 115% or
less, and that sails aft edge trims ahead of the spreaders with battens, the HHW
shall be measured.

Brian Chapman re-iterated that Handicappers should be made aware that excess Jib roach (ie: HHW * 2 is greater than LP), will require battens.

So this should be the first clue that the HHW should be reported when the largest Jib is 115% or less.



Last Updated on Thursday, 07 May 2015 11:58

Single Digit Adjustments for Sail Sizes

For the 2015 Racing Season.

Central Council has approved instituting single digit adjustments for sails sizes.

This will have the affect that small differences in sail sizes between two boats will see a smaller difference.

Eg: J 30 with spinnaker of 181.3% gets -3 where 179.6 gets 0. A nominal 1.7 % smaller.

For details, please click on "Read More" below.

NEW: February 28, 2015 - Changes to the Mainsail maximum has been made.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 March 2015 11:11

Sail & Handicapping Guidelines Support

To our valued Clubs and Handicappers,

As we approach the 2014 racing season, many of you may be experiencing anxiety at the volume of work that will be required with all the new/different sail measurements that we will be asking for.

Rest assured, you will not be left out there to fend for yourself.

We have created a complete set of suggestions and/or guidelines for Clubs. Handicappers and especially owners to help lighten the burden.

Of course, as always, your individual Club and/or handicappers can decide how you want to handle the influx of certificate changes but we are enclosing some documentation (links) that can be printed and supplied to owners or your club when questions arise.

MARCH 2014: Some modifications to the original publication where made to correct some formula issues.
Click here for specific details about the change.

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 March 2014 08:54
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