If you have a cruising boat, you have a PHRF Non-Spinnaker racer or what we’re calling JaM (Jib and Main), because we’re cool.
Without a spinnaker, the boats can run with smaller crews (typically 2-3 people). The PHRF handicap system evens up the racing among all kinds of boats, giving you a chance to out-sail the fleet. And because you can “run what you brung,” it’s an ideal place for new racers to discover racing and sharpen sailing skills.
If you’re new to racing, read Mike Ferring’s “Racing at Lake Pleasant”.
And read “Why (And How) You Should Race Your Cruising Boat.”
US Sailing PHRF Ratings and Information
Southern California PHRF rules
SoCal Ratings by Manufacturer
PHRF Non-Spin Fleet Rules for AYC
Contact Marc Danner, Fleet Captain.