[MHml] Midwinter Regatta
multihulls at steamradio.com
Mon Jan 7 04:39:44 EST 2002
I checked out some of the PHRF sites other e-mails referenced and was
surprised to find ORCA listed as a PHRF organization. If my ORCA rating
is indeed a PHRF rating too, then I'm currently at -157. Though I hope
a recent weighing will improve this a bit.
Roy Mills wrote:
> At 02:44 PM 1/4/02 -0800, you wrote:
> >How does a "one off" boat get a PHRF?
> You apply, they send you a form to fill in, listing various
> dimensions, weight etc, you send it back along with the fee ($30 in Canada
> so I guess about $20 in the States) and Voila (obligatory french content)
> they send ypu a PHRF rating based on their experience and your numbers :^).
> Then, as you race against others and a statistical base of your
> results builds up, in theory anyway they then fine tune your handicap
> rating to get your corrected time about equal to everyone else's.
> They have not been giving PHRF ratings to multis for anywhere near
> as long as they have to mono's. nor is the statistical base as extensive,
> especially for Afterburner, so you may find it a little questionable to
> start with. A few good races against a bunch of Farriers, which they have
> lots of info about, will make it easier to adjust your rating, if
> necessary, to a reasonable number. They are getting better though, and have
> issued ratings to F40 tris and cats, and to Stars and Stripes no less, at
> least the PHRF of the NW has. You will probably be rated by the one based
> in San Francisco, and they are quite experienced with multis.
> BTW, the PHRF numbers they issue to multis are purely for them to
> use in races against other multis, not for races against monos. They sort
> of assume a good sailing breeze, which we do not always get. But it is
> supposed to measure the performance potential, and lets face it, we often
> do not get the wind, or the course, we need to reach our boat's potential.
> Yours will probably be about -250 ( seconds per mile) mine is +15,
> F9A/F31/F31R are in the range of about +15 to -30 depending on the numbers
> going into the formula. I will be interested to know what they do give you
> if you decide to make that major investment by joining. It includes a nice
> little pennant for your backstay don't forget.
> Regards, Roy
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