PHRF Ratings



Region
Rating
Comments
Regional Rules
Alamo
126


Atwood
120



Augusta
123


Blackwater
123


Carlyle
124
(needs to be checked)

Charleston
123


Chesapeake Bay
129


Dallas
123


Duluth
126


East Coast CRS
126


Eastern Long Island Sound
129


Eastern Connecticut
126


Essex County
126


Florida Suncoast
126


Fort Worth
120


Galveston Bay
126


Gulf PHRF
129


Key West
129


Lake Champlain
126


Lake City
124
(needs to be checked)

Lake Erie
123


Lake George
123


Lake Lanier
126
Atlanta

Lake Michigan
126


Lake Norman
123


Lake Ontario
129

Lake Ontario PHRF
Mid Atlantic
123


Naragansett Bay
126


New England
126


Northern California
126


North Carolina
123


Nova Scotia
126
(August 2010)
PHRF-NS
Oneida Lake
117


Pacific Northwest
132

PHRF-NW
Percy Priest
120


Pickwick
126


Port Arthur
126


Puerto Rico
120


San Diego
129
3 number system
129 for Windward Leeward, and 129 for both Random Leg and Offwind
Ex: a J/80 is 126 for windward leeward
but 108 for random leg and 102 for offwind
www.phrfsandiego.org
Santa Domingo
128
(needs to be checked)

Southern California
129
See comments for San Diego
PHRF SoCal
South Atlantic
123


South Bay CR
123


South East Florida
123


St. Lawren Valley
123


Tawas Bay
129


Utah
126


Virgin Islands
120


Western Florida
126


YRA of Long Island Sound
123
Spinnaker
YRA LIS

126
Non-spinnaker
YRA LIS

Observations

  1. In one-rating systems, in light air races the J-27 flies and is hard to beat.
  2. In one-rating systems in heavy wind races, with enough wind to surf or plane downwind, the boat also does well and can sail to its rating.
  3. In that never never land of 8-18 knots, when the big boats are up to waterline speed, but the J can't quite surf, if your purpose is to win races you might as well stay home. (Edit - Blackadder - I don't really agree with this, the boat exceeds hull speed very easily offwind and surfs where others can't. It just goes faster and faster upwind and is really stable)
  4. In three-rating systems the boat does respectfully well, especially when the race includes reaching legs, so try and talk your area of PHRF into considering that system. ( Edit - Blackadder - 3 rating systems are the "fairest" PHRF systems as they cater for the differeng performance of boats on different courses)
  5. Some areas have seperate PHRF ratings for One Design vs PHRF where the ODR rating adheres to strict class rules such as sail inventory.
  6. Note that eg. on LIS the largest headsail used to be (still is?) a 153% whereas OD and many other regions use 155%

Contributor(s)
  • Blackadder
  • Giga Hurts (who collected a HUGE amount of this information)
  • Stranger
  • Tesser
  • Thin Float
  • The Wizard