Volume 10. Issue 4

The Newsletter of PHRF Lake Ontario

July 2005

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Your link to what's happening in and around the lake
News, services, events, projects, items of interest and much, much more.

Hope Everyone is enjoying the season so far.

Things are starting to slow down in the office now, so I will be working on a few projects that were set aside during the busy start of the season.

One of the projects I would like to look at is our web site. I have some ideas for improvements and welcome any suggestions and/or assistance with this.

Diana Riley
Executive Assistant PHRF-LO

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Contacting US

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


Changes for 2006

The Jib penalty max will be increased to 155%

The Spinnaker Girth LP max will be decreased to 180% with grandfathering of all current sails.


Measurement of Foot

I have just been informed that we now require the length of the "Foot" on Asymmetrical Sails due to the addition of the following in the manual:

Page 34 Definition of Asymmetrical sail

1. Mid girth, measured mid luff to mid leech, shall be greater than 75% of the foot length.

This has also created a necessary change to the Kramer + spreadsheet and the certificate application form.


I have now included a list of owners by Yacht Club.

I have made this a simple list at this time, but will try to include more details in the future.


A complete database of all PHRF-LO certificate holders is available for event organizers.

Please contact the PHRF-LO administration office for this.



  Who holds the oldest current certificate?

Congratulations to:

William G. Statt - certificate # 10
Boat:  Alberg 30 named Chutzpah
Sail #: 168
Club:  Genesee Yacht Club
Status: Still actively racing

According to our records, Mr. Statt would have been issued this certificate PRIOR TO 1985 when PHRF-LO first set up there computer database. Our files contain application forms for the same yacht from 1990 to today.

Other honorable mentions:

Steven Rycyna - certificate # 27
Boat: J 35 ODR named The Gipper
Club: Youngstown Yacht Club
Status: Still actively racing

Ole T Jensen - certificate # 39
Boat: Cal 30-2 MOD named Goose
Club: Oakville Yacht Squadron
Status: Still actively racing

Don Reidel - certificate # 60
Boat: San Juan 30 named Windspirit
Club: Bay of Quinte Yacht Club
Status: Still actively racing

Hank Lammens - certificate # 84
Boat: Abbott 33 named Qualicum
Club: Brockville Yacht Club
Status: Unknown

Keep in mind that we have just issued certificate #4717 and all the certificate number are sequentially issued as each new certificate is added.