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A collection of articles

published by various authors over the years.

1987 to 2015

Using US Sailing Numbers

How to use the US Sailing numbers

April 2015 by Jamie Dike, Asst. Chief Handicapper


Instructions on using US Sailings PHRF ratings book for determining Initial Handicaps as it relates to the classes chosen in the “Comparable” tab of the Handicappers worksheet.

The US sailing PHRF book lists each by PHRF region, each class and then a list of the rating, the year the class rating was last updated, how many vessels were rated, and the a level of experience the PHRF Region has with that handicap.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 June 2015 14:21

Time on Time Scoring

Time on Time Scoring

The Basics to Acceptance on Lake Ontario

An article explaining how it works.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 May 2015 13:04

Understanding the Process

Understanding the Process

Handicapping can be frustrating when you need a certificate quickly or want a certain handicap but do not know how the process works.

This article outlines the process a Certificate Application goes through.

This will give you a better understanding of how and why things happen.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 May 2015 13:16

What is PHRF ?

What is PHRF

A quick overview of what PHRF is.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 May 2015 15:28

Moving Forward

(A brief synopsis of the future direction of PHRF-LO)
By Colin Alston - PHRF-LO President

Steve Corona has written an excellent background article on the origins of PHRF-LO.  This well describes how the organization came into being, how the early determinations of handicaps were made, and how increasing sophistication of the review of assigned handicaps and assigning of handicaps has developed.  The vital question is - where do we go from here?  This is a matter that has consumed considerable time for your executive in the recent past and has two parts that have developed from Steve's article namely, assigning new handicaps and reviewing existing handicaps.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 May 2015 12:44

PHRF Primer

PHRF Primer

A Guide to Understanding How it all Works

By: Steve Corona

Date: 1986  Revised: 2005

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 May 2015 15:17

Handicap Review Primer

Handicap Review Primer

Provides the basic information and philosophical intent of PHRF-LO when assigning or revising SP handicaps for classes of yachts.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 May 2015 15:15

Race Results Primer

Race Results Primer

Details for preparing and submitting your race results to PHRF-LO.




Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 May 2015 12:58

Traditional PHRF Racer/Cruiser

Performance Handicap Racing Fleet (PHRF)

Traditional PHRF Racer/Cruiser

Performance Handicap Racing has its origins in the late 1970s and has been designed around fleets of traditional racer/cruisers and cruiser/racers. These yachts have relatively similar performance characteristics on the various points of sail (beat, reach and run) and in varying sailing conditions (wind strength and sea condition).

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 May 2015 15:16

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