Actions of Eastern Connecticut

PHRF Handicappers Council



29 October 2018   Handicappers’ COUNCIL meeting.

  • Several Owners/Skippers attended. Thank you.
  • Conducted open discussions with guests regarding boats under review .
  • Discussed status of upgrades to on-line rating system – Test plan drafted.
  • Current PHRF HC applications shut down for season.
  • Reviewed the Base Boat HC for the following boats as noted:
  • Production boats:
    • Frers 33 – No Change
    • J-30 – Changed classification from HP to C.
    • Nonesuch 30 and 33 – No Changes.
    • Pearson 26 — No Change.
    • Schock 35 – No Change.
  • Custom boats:
    • Evelyn 32-2 CTM (BLUTO) — No Change.
  • Following boats will be reviewed at the next meeting.
  • Production boats:
    • C&C 35 MKIII
    • J-22
    • J-109
    • J-125
    • J-92
    • Nonesuch 26
  • Custom boats:
    • Andrews 30 MKI CTM (DETAILS)
  • Next council meeting on Monday, 10 December1900 hrs. at ECYC. Interested parties are cordially invited and be heard.

25 September 2018   Handicappers’ COUNCIL meeting.

  • Discussed status of upgrades to on-line rating system currently under development.
  • Discussed US Sailing Fleet Handicap RWB books final printing.  Only .pdf copies available.
  • Provided summary of sub-committee discussions regarding boat classifications that are affecting scratch sheets. Report to be sent to council members.
  • Agreed to modify language requiring interior cushions.
  • Discussed ODR sail limitations language.
  • Discussed Code Zero abuses seen.
  • Developed listing of boats for Base Boat HC reviews at next meeting: Including the following:
  • Production boats:
    • C&C 35 MKIII
    • Frers 33
    • J-22
    • J-30
    • J-109
    • J-125
    • J-92
    • Nonesuch 30 and 33
    • Pearson 26
    • Schock 35
  • Custom boats:
    • Andrews 30 MKI CTM (DETAILS)
    • Evelyn 32-2 CTM (BLUTO)
  • Discussed lifting keel centerboard on Evelyn 32-2 CTM
  • Next council meeting on Monday, October 29 at 1900 hrs at ECYC. Interested parties are cordially invited and be heard.


28 August 2018   Handicappers’ COUNCIL meeting.

  • Reviewed status and future of on-line rating system. Current system is not accepting credit card payments.  Work around in place. Payment made by direct billing.
  • Reviewed application of 2018 A-sail regulations and rating adjustments as applied to base boat ratings vs. “as-sailed” ratings that are based on observed performance. “As-sailed” ratings that are established with oversized A-sails onboard include the adjustment for these sails and should be noted as such on rating certificates. All other base boat ratings are established without oversized A-sails, hence rating adjustments must be applied for these sails.
  • Agreed to explore new language defining requirements for interior cushions and other removable items.
  • Confirmed“as-sailed” handicap status for Bagatelle at PHRF 93/108
  • Established base boat handicap for FARR 400 at PHRF -3/18
  • Established base boat handicap for X-4.9 at PHRF 15/34
  • Established base boat handicap for X-21 at PHRF 240/258.
  • Established base boat handicap for Herreshoff 34 at PHRF 225/247
  • Established base boat handicap for Morgan 42-2 TM at PHRF 108/129
  • Next Council meeting on Sept 25. Will begin 2018 performance based handicap reviews.

May 2018   Handicappers’ COUNCIL meeting.

  • The online rating system was reviewed and is working well.
  • New ODR language has been adopted and is posted online and as follows: Any boat requesting an ODR PHRF rating must conform to all hull, rig, and sail rules as specified by its One-Design Class Rules. ODR limitations to crew number and weight shall not apply. Practices permitted by the class, but otherwise prohibited by these ECSA PHRF Regulations, or the Racing Rules of Sailing, such as the use of trapezes or movable ballast, shall not be allowed.

This clarification is retroactive.  Boats currently sailing ODR that do not meet these requirements should contact their handicapper.

  • Established base boat handicap for EVELYN 32-2 CTM (BLUTO) at 72/92.
  • Established base boat handicap for S2 7.9 IB CB at 177/194.
  • Established base boat handicap for ROZINANTE at 204/212.
  • Reviewed and maintained base boat handicap for J-28 at 168/184.
  • Revised base boat handicap for Catalina 275 Sport Boat 264/288
  • Next meeting June 26 if required

April 2018   Handicappers’ COUNCIL meeting.

  • Thanked retiring handicapper Stu Craig for his service.
  • Discussed web site activity – email notifications to be addressed
  • Reviewed and confirmed 2018 adjustments for asymmetrical spinnakers
  • Xc 38 does not use a sprit / asymmetrical spinnaker to be rated as deck tacked
  • Discussed ODR Regulations for PHRF. New language is under review.
  • Established PHRF base handicap for Freedom 28-2 at PHRF 192/204
  • Established PHRF handicap for Tripp 26 ODR at PHRF 114/134
  • Established PHRF handicap for Soverel 27 OB at PHRF132/151
  • Next meeting, 29 May at ECYC


March 2018   Handicappers’ COUNCIL meeting.

  • Welcomed John Fries as a new member of Council.
  • Reviewed and approved 2018 additions to ECSA PHRF Regulations, see ECSA website.
  • Reviewed ratings for J-105 ODR and J-109 ODR
    • Revised base boat handicap for J-105 ODR RFR to PHRF  96/114
    • Revised base boat handicap for J-109 ODR RFR to PHRF  77/97
  • Discussed Large Roach Headsails (LRH) defined as headsails having a mid-girth > 50% and < 75% of SFL when measured as a spinnaker. Council stipulated that LRH sails are not allowed in ECSA PHRF.
  • Reviewed status and updates to online rating application software.
  • Next meeting, 24 April at ECYC

February 2018   Handicappers’ COUNCIL

  1. ECSA PHRF Welcome letter posted on ECSA website
  2. ECSA PHRF Regulations for 2018 are posted on the website.
  3. The current listing of ECSA Handicappers is also posted.
  4. The ECSA handicap application software is under development. Notice will be given when we will accept applications.

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