The WYC PHRF fleet consists of two racing fleets with a combined total of over 40 sailboats that compete using the Performance Handicap Racing Formula (PHRF) for scoring. PHRF Fleet I (PHRF - I) allows the use of a spinnaker fleet while PHRF Fleet II (PHRF - II) is a non spinnaker fleet. Racing is open to all un-modified self-righting monohull sailboats that are 17 ft LOA or longer and we welcome new crew members, and in particular potential new boats to the fleet.
The PHRF Annual Fleet meeting will be held at WYC on Tuesday April 10th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Remember to print and fill out the handicap form below and bring your completed form and your $25.00 fleet dues. See you all there!
The 2018 Handicap form is linked below. There is a Microsoft Word document version and a PDF version. We are working towards an electronic version and online payments of fleet dues. Please completely fill out the form. If you are going to be sailing in both fleets, please complete 2 forms fully and note what fleet for each. If you do not know your J I P E dimensions for your boat, you can go to SailboatData.com and look your boat up there.
In 1979 Larry Klick had an Ettchell 22 he wanted to race at WYC. That boat and others did not fit the MORC requirements, some of which are self-bailing cock-pit, two 6ft. berths and being measured. Larry did some searching and realized PHRF would be the answer. The beauty of PHRF was that it had an established National Rating system that would be easy to use. Twenty-two joined. Presently there are 39 Members.
There were two fleets that raced with spinnakers and one non-spinnaker. In 2006 the group voted to have a division with spinnakers and non-spinnaker. The extra trophies left from PHRF lll were used for Women's Series, BI, M, and Frostbite.
We are known as a welcoming, competitive, friendly group with good parties.