Membership in PHRF Galveston Bay is required to be a member of the
PHRF Non-Spinnaker Fleet. PHRF Galveston Bay rating certificates are
required. The Non-Spinnaker rating will be used by this fleet. USSA
and PHRF rules apply, except as noted below.
Maximum pole length is 100% of "J" dimension. A
telescoping pole may be used, but it must be used at the proper
length. Telescoping poles should be banded at maximum length to avoid
Pole lifts and downhauls may be used.
Only one whisker pole may be used at a time.
A permanent club-footed jib or staysail boom, as long as it is
less than "J" length, is not considered a whisker pole.
HEADSAILS AND STAYSAILS
Spinnakers, Cruising Spinnakers, Flashers, Bloopers, Gennakers,
etc. are not allowed.
Drifter or Reacher type sails are allowed as long as they are
smaller than the largest measured headsail, and are attached
periodically along the forestay.
Two headsails may not be carried at the same time, except that
while changing headsails, the replacing sail may be set and trimmed
before the replaced sail is lowered.
Staysails are not allowed except on yachts that are provided
with a permanent inner forestay that the staysail is hanked onto.
Cruising Canvas Fleet Rules
Cruising Canvas Fleet Rules are the same as shown above for the Non-Spinnaker
Fleet except as noted below.
skipper may enter one event without a PHRF Galveston Bay
certificate and be issued a provisional rating by the fleet’s
captain. A skipper must have applied for a PHRF certificate before
entering a second event.
self-righting keel boat with a cabin, sleeping accommodations,
cooking facilities & head. Yachts that are considered to be
ultra-light or racing one designs will not be eligible.
Eligibility will be at the discretion of the fleet’s captain or
the race committee.
Dacron sails may be used.