As we have a large number of boats, very few if any that are the same as any other boat in the Sound, it means that we have to have a handicap system so that we can race together.
The handicap system that we use is know as the PHRF and you can find out more about it by clicking on this link. https://www.ussailing.org/competition/offshore/phrf/
The fleet that we relate to most closely is that of the Chesapeake and you can find out more about them and how they apply the PHRF system here http://www.phrfchesbay.org/page/ratings
If you are new to the Sound and would like to come racing with us, you will have to get your boat measured and have a rating assigned. If you have a standard boat without any modifications this will be a straightforward procedure.
The first thing you should do is contact the Club Measurer, down load a Rating Form, (link below) and see if you can find a sisterhip that already has a rating.
If so, then you are ready to go, but if your boat is custom in any way, the measurer will have to evaluate how these changes may affect your speed and apply a correction to the standard rating.