Toronto West PHRF Lake Ontario District Meeting
TORW held a meeting on July 25th 2022 starting at 7:10 PM using Zoom.
1) Introductions, new handicapper Joseph Greenwood
Michael Brown – District Chair
Adam Farkas – National Yacht Club
Joseph Greenwood – National Yacht Club
Paul McDonald – Ashbridges Bay Yacht Club
Bev Wiltshire – Lakeshore Yacht Club
Wayne Parker – Mimico Cruising Club
Joe Malon – Mimico Cruising Club
John O’Dwyer – Toronto Sailing and Canoe Club
Regrets, presentations handled by Michael Brown
Anne Sanderson – Port Credit Yacht Club
Glen Broll – Royal Canadian Yacht Club
2) New class initial assignments
2a) RCYC – Hanse 375
FS SP: 90
Due to the hull, rigging and most dimension being the same as the established Hanse 370 and 370e no PTF was deemed required.
2b) LYC – Hanse 311
FS SP 150 – PTF = 144
2c) PCYC – J/9
FS SP 120 – PTF = 114
Notes to be forwarded to look at the Torpedo Electric drive and oversized CTP adjustment.
2d) MCC - Jeanneau 49i SD
FS SP: 75 – PTF = 69
Note that this is a SD version of the 49i rated at the last meeting, request that the current certificate # 7356 be updated from 49i to 49i SD.
3) Rating review
3a) Dufour 40e Shifty
The owners filled a review request to remove the oversized asymmetrical and CTP adjustment of -15 sec/mile. The review was not questioning the base 40e SP rating. A look at the sail measurements and CTP length along with a discussion with Diana verified that the -15 was correct based on PHRF-LO rules and formulas. It was decided that a district level meeting was inappropriate to recommend a change to PHRF-LO rules so no adjustment would be recommended. It was felt that the handicapping direction is that boats carrying large asymmetrical on long CTP due get a substantial adjustment but that is partially offset by a 6 sec/mile credit for a fixed bowsprit and no additional spinnaker pole. Since Shifty is carrying a symmetrical spinnaker and pole the credit is not available. The local handicapper and chair will contact the owner and explain the PHRF-LO direction to him, suggesting he consider not rating with the symmetrical.
5) Other business
Will consider a get together, possibly at MCC on a non-racing weeknight.