Volume 10. Issue 1

The Newsletter of PHRF Lake Ontario

February 2005

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I would like to thank everyone who attended this years AGM. We had a great turnout and covered many important issues, which I will be outlining in this newsletter.

Diana Riley
Executive Assistant PHRF-LO

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Phone and Fax number:
Toll Free: 1-800-488-9885
Hamilton: 905-692-0202

Send All Mail to:
P.O. Box 61524, Fennell RPO
Hamilton, On. Can. L8T5A1


  Upcoming Event
Arrangements are presently underway for

April 2005
Royal Hamilton Yacht Club

Training seminar in the morning to include:

  • How to measure a sail - repeat from AGM.
  • Setting Initial Handicaps
  • How to fill out a PHRF-LO application form
  • Measuring the Hull


Possibly to include
Information seminar on:

Hull and Rig - Evaluating power and speed

We are still currently working on available speakers.
More information will be sent as it becomes available.





The AGM was held on January 29, 2005 at the Youngstown Yacht Club. About 35 people attended including several guests.

Bill Crandall retired as Assistant Chief Handicapper and Glenn Freeman was elected to fill this position.
See a complete list of the PHRF-LO Officers.

Fee's for 2005 will remain the same as in 2004. The "Pay in Advance" billing system has been working well and will continue for the coming year.

Bylaws are presently being reviewed and re-written for presentation hopefully this spring.

AK Factor's will again this year be requested for boat classes that have current certificates.

Boats racing without certificates
Again this year there was a significant number of boats racing that did not have a certificate. Again it was suggested that the Member Clubs add to their SI's "No Certificate, No Score".

Information on General Public Web
There will be an effort to increase the amount of information available to the general public. As a start, this will now include:

  • Summary Flying Sails and No Flying Sails Race Analysis
  • Classes of boats that will be reviewed by Central Council as part of the "Alert Boats" review.
  • Handicapper's Manual

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