PHRFGB 2021 Renewal and NEW Certificates

posted Jan 6, 2021, 9:23 AM by David Lindsay

To PHRFGB members: Please expect delays on issuance of 2021 Renewal and NEW Certificates.
We are currently training a new data manager, and there have been delays in this training due to COVID 19 quarantine. Training should continue soon, and we will be issuing 2021 certificates when ready. Please use your 2020 certificates for upcoming events, until these new certificates are issued. 

2018 Certificate includes largest and smallest asymmetric spinnaker

posted Dec 13, 2017, 8:36 PM by PHRF GB

If you use an asymmetric spinnaker, you need to complete an application that includes both your largest and smallest asymmetric spinnaker you plan to use.  All renewals will also need to complete a new application -

2017 Harvest Moon Bacardi Cup to use ORC Time-on-Time

posted Aug 22, 2017, 7:07 AM by PHRF GB

2017 Harvest Moon Regatta Committee will score the
Bacardi Cup Rating Fleet using ORC-Club Time-on-Time Ratings. ORC
has created a custom scoring model for the HMR race.

Sept 17 Deadline for 2017 Harvest Moon Regatta PHRF ratings

posted Aug 22, 2017, 7:06 AM by PHRF GB

Applications must be filed by Sept 15 to insure processing for race.

ORC-Club Measurements

posted Jul 28, 2016, 11:49 AM by PHRF GB   [ updated Aug 22, 2017, 11:17 AM ]

The 2017 Harvest Moon Regatta Race Committee has announced that that this year the Bacardi Racing Fleet will scored using ORC-Club and that all Bacardi Fleet racers will be required to submit a valid ORC-Club rating certificate to be eligible. In order to obtain a certificate, you should do the following as soon as possible:

·       Go to the ORC website at and make an application.

·       You will receive a “TEST” certificate and instructions on how to make payment.

·       Ratings will be based on the design parameters of the boat

·       After your payment has been processed, you will receive an email with a valid racing certificate.

·       Measurement of the boat is not required.  However, after receipt of the certificate, you may elect to have the displacement measured (via freeboard measurements, see the link for information of the measurement process).  We believe that measurement may be beneficial to older, heavy displacement boats.  Any change in the boat’s parameters discovered during measurement will be forwarded to ORC, and a revised certificate will be issued.

·       To have a boat measured, contact the committee at

Assymetric Rating Adjustment

posted Jul 10, 2015, 11:26 AM by Darin Keever   [ updated Jun 23, 2016, 7:42 AM ]


Performance Handicap Racing Fleet of Galveston Bay, Inc. 
Post Office Box 1276 
La Porte, TX 77572-1276 

Dear PHRGB Member,

We have some exciting revisions for the PHRF Handicap Rating Adjustment Guidelines going into effect for 2015. 

Please review the below rule changes and make any notations on your renewal application where necessary. If you have any questions regarding this we invite you to come to the PHRF annual membership meeting that will be scheduled later this quarter. 

1. Boats that carry headsails with a luff perpendicular less than or equal to 115% will be given a +6 second adjustment to the base rating. This will not apply to boats that were originally designed and handicapped with short overlapping jibs. 

2. If an asymmetric spinnaker, tacked centerline is added to a boat that will not be using the symmetrical spinnaker and pole the below matrix applies. This assumes the maximum width of the asymmetric spinnaker is no more than 1.8x (J+sprit length) or TSP (Spinnaker tack point)

 SA/D  Tack to Bow– at J to J + 3.5%  J + 3.51% to J + 20% J + 20.1% to J + 40% of J
 <20  +9  +3  0
 >20.01 <24  +6  0  -3
 >24.01 <27  +3  -3  -6
 >27  0  -6  -9

SL = SL(Max) = 109% DIA (DIA = straight line from ISP to tack point) above 109% = -3 sec. 

Maximum width = 1.8 

TSP Many boats base configuration assumes an asymmetric spinnaker tacked to the bow or sprit. These boats will not receive additional rating adjustments. 

Thank You, PHRF Galveston Bay

Welcome to the New Website

posted Jul 9, 2015, 6:23 PM by Darin Keever

Let us know if there are more features you are interested in seeing.

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