HANDICAPPING

Most of the boats sailing competitively, do so with a time allowance handicap. The allowance is intended to equalize boats of different speed potential competing in the same race. Handicaps are generally of two types: Performance or Measurement.

PHRF is a performance handicapping system. As the name implies, handicaps are based on the observed performance and speed potential of each type of boat in relation to other boats over a period of time in area races. These observed speed differences (for races and conditions that would be considered typical of this area) are then used to award time allowances between boats racing in the Performance Handicap Racing Fleet.
(Note: Boats racing Jib and Main (JAM) are included in this category.)

PHRF handicapping takes place in open meetings and is an interactive process between boat owners and the individuals on the handicapping committee. We encourage you to become familiar with this process and to bring your questions and concerns to your elected representatives.

Any of several individuals who help to determine the PHRF handicap figures would likewise be happy to assist you with any questions about the overall process and validation.

In the DRYA, we have a person who is elected to oversee the handicapping processes. He is called the Chief Handicapper and is available to assist you in any matters relating to handicaps.

DRYA Chief Handicapper:
Chuck Drummond

Current Data
Important Information
PHRF Rules and Regulations
Handicap Review Board Minutes

Coming soon.

DRYA Measurers

Measurer:

Al Declercq

Gary Jacoby

Karl Kuspa

Skip Dieball

Tom Schwandt

Wally Cross

Loft:

Quantum

Sobstad

North

Doyle

Kent

Quantum

Phone:

(586) 404-5120

(231) 638-6969

(586) 790-7500

(313) 392-3336

(586) 791-2580

(586) 404-5120

Email:

al@sailsdetroit.com
maj1508@comcast.net
karl.kuspa@northsails.com
skip@dieballsailing.com
sales@kentsail.com
wcross@quantumsails.com

Detroit Area Sailmakers

Loft:

Doyle

Kent

North

Quantum

Sobstad

Ullman

Address:

27502 Meridian Rd, Grosse Ile Township, MI 48138

35942 Jefferson Ave, Harrison Charter Township, MI 48045

24777 Forterra Dr, Warren, MI 48089

28021 Harper Ave, St Clair Shores, MI 48081

21509 Harper Ave, St Clair Shores, MI 48080

24422 Sorrentino Ct, Clinton Twp, MI 48035

Phone:

(313) 392-3336

(586) 791-2580

(586) 790-7500

(586) 404-5120

(231) 638-6969

(586) 792-7212

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