As we head into the sailing season we are facing challenges once again with the COVID-19 restrictions.

Ontario Sailing is publishing regular updates as they get them from the Ontario Government.

Recent Notices and links to Ontario Sailing Announcements will be provided here.

Read more: COVID-19 Updates

Pandemic racing: Fiasco on the Rocks - three start points and live streaming.

Read more: Racing Outside the...

Another article issued by the RYA on sailing & racing with participants from different households during COVID-19 in England.

Read more: RYA Guidance on...

 US Sailing is holding a Webinar with a Race Management Panel to discuss:

Important Considerations for Return to Racing on May 28th at 2:00 pm EDT / 11 am PDT



The RYA has published an article that may be useful for our Members, Handicappers and owners while considering options for racing on Lake Ontario.

Read more: RYA Guidance on...

Dear Member Clubs & Handicappers,

            We want to reach out to our members to acknowledge the difficult position we all face in the midst of the current pandemic restrictions.

Read more: COVID19

It is with sadness that we are writing about the passing of Paul McDonald.

Read more: Paul McDonald

November 15th or sooner

Don't forget the deadline for submitting your race results!!

Please "Read More" for additional details and instructions.

Read more: Race Results...

The OLC system, in particular, the My Certificates function is now available for you to renew and change your certificates.

You will enjoy the added "Revised Handicap" tab that shows you the ASP(s) as you make the changes to your members certificates.

Read more: My Certificates is...

Over the next month or so, the main PHRF-LO office email may not be attended to as quickly as you have come to expect.

Read more: Office Email...

Sadly we say good bye to a long time PHRF-LO Handicapper at Bronte Harbour Yacht Club.

Read more: Dave Platt

Update to the the Standard specifications on this class, may have an impact on the handicap.

We updated several standard dimensions based on supplied owners manual and found that many certificates had minor changes to their handicap.

The specs updated were:

Read more: Beneteau 1st 36.7...

Handicappers !

Have you considered running some of our videos on your Sail Measuring day?

You might run 2-3 of the videos in conjunction with sail measuring.

Read more: Sail Measuring &...

What classes are being reviewed and why?

The big question every year is: Why did this class get a handicap change.

There are 3 possible reasons:

Read more: Class Reviews 2022

At the November 20, 2021, Central Council reviewed the use of bloopers and approved a ban on their use for regular racing.

Read more: Bloopers are...

Over the past several years, it has been discussed and approved to move toward consistency in how we measure sails.

One of the outlying issues is the Max vs Mid Girth on the Symmetrical Spinnakers.

Read more: MID Girth...

Melges 32, Hotfoot 27, Flying Tiger 10, Hobie 33

We need feedback to address a concern raised at the last Central Council Spring 2021 - Zoom Meeting.

Read more: Inboard -...

The IC37 has arrived on Lake Ontario.

A Mark Mills design, built by Westerley Marine and FIBRE Mechanics, led by Melges Perfomance Sailboat.

Read more: Central Council...
PHRF-LO sailors!
Here are the current standings in the PHRF-LO Chapman 2022 Season Championship. 
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Read more: PHRF Season...

A PHRF-LO Certificate holder award!

Since 2018 PHRF-LO has been awarding racers for participation in events around the Lake and surrounding waters.

These events are listed on our Championship Events Calendar and are scored according to the rules listed in this article.

Read more: PHRF-LO Season...

Due to the continuing challenges with Covid 19 and holding this event via Zoom, we have regrettably decided to cancel the 2022 Spring Training Session.

We do look forward to resuming our in person workshops again starting in 2023.

In the meantime, we would like to encourage you to view our many Youtube videos that cover last years event and subsequent sessions covering many topics:

Read more: Spring Training...

Minutes to the Executive meetings held in November & January are now available.

Minutes and Video's of the Annual General Meeting are also now available.

Read more: Minutes & Videos

On behalf of:  Larry Huibers (President) and all the PHRF-LO Executive.

Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season!

Read more: Presidents Letter...

Fellow Certificate Holders,

It is great to see so many clubs getting a start on the racing season of 2020, albeit with reduced numbers.

Read more: A note from your...

 A collection of pdf copies of the PHRF-LO Newsletter from 2003 to present.

Read more: News Archives