Offshore Skippers - Event Registration / 2017 PHRF Certificates

Jim Raper on

Offshore Racing
This past winter, PHRF delegates from each club voted and instructed the PHRF Handicappers Board to issue 2017 PHRF ChesBay certificates with ratings for Windward/Leeward and for Circular Random (Random Leg) formats.  You will notice on your certificate that there are two ratings:  RATING (Spin/NonSpin) and CR Course RATING (Spin/NonSpin).
Fishing Bay amended its online registration to require an entry for each format, and for each rating (4 numbers) in ###/### format, matching the PHRF certificate.  2016 certificates were issued with both ratings, but the actual CR (random leg) rating may be amended for the 2017 certificates based on the handicappers' work during the off-season.
The Opening Day event is now open for registration.  ...

One Design Spring Series #3 & Laser Spring Regatta Cancelled

Jon Deutsch on

One Design Racing
The One Design Spring Series #3 & Laser Spring Regatta for Saturday, May 20 has been cancelled.  After consultation with fleet leaders, PRO and registered participants - all agreed the combination of the impending rain for most of the day and higher winds would severely jeopardize the fun factor for our racers.

The next and final race of the Spring Series will be Spring Series #4 for Flying Scots and Front Runners on June 18.

And don't forget about the Open House a week from this Sunday - great opportunity to sail a fun short distance race followed by a great party with your fellow members - be sure to sign up ASAP so that we can assign start times for ...

One Design Racing Season Kicked Off

Jon Deutsch on

Flying Scots

The One Design racing season kicked off last Saturday. Five Scots and one FrontRunner took place in the racing while another Scot skated around to the side tuning their boat. To help shake off some of the cobwebs PRO, Jim Raper, organized five practice starts which was a good warm-up.

With everyone ready and energized, the first race was launched. Well, not everyone was completely ready. Most forgot what a W2 race course was and rounded the leeward mark heading for the second beat. All, except the sage Hal Starke who went straight through the line and took the bullet. Immediately, those errant boats had to unwind to finish. A second race was started but unfortunately was soon cancelled due ...

2014 Offshore Spring Series #4 Results

Jon Deutsch on

Offshore Racing


The Offshore fleet finished up the spring series on Sunday with great sailing for 2 more races.  24 boats in 4 fleets sailed 8-10 knots out of the north and partly cloudy skies.  PRO John Hubbard ran W6 courses for the AB fleets and W4 for everyone else.


In the PHRF-A fleet it was Double Eagle and Voodoo 2 each with a win and Double Eagle got the tiebreaker to win the day.  In PHRF-B GOIN' put up two bullets to lead their fleet.  PHRF-C was led by a trio of S27.9 and Horizon just out of moth balls won the day on a tie breaker over Cheeky Monkey.  Juggernaut took the Non-spin ...

Offshore Spring Series #3 Results

Alex Alvis on

Offshore Racing


Another very successful Offshore race day occurred on May 10th. Predicted weather was for 12 to 14k out of the southwest and the possibility of a few showers. Race #1 started with wind at the high end of the prediction and dropped down during the second windward leg. Race #2 brought more of the same conditions and a total of three drops of rain fell during the racing on this day. A big wind shift took place after the start of race #3 , resulting in a change mark being deployed at 270deg from the start area, this race was a 5 leg format thus a windward finish close to the mouth of Jackson Creek was to conclude racing for the ...

Offshore Spring Series 3

Paul Wash on

Offshore Racing
Offshore Skippers:
Spring Series 3 is this Saturday, May 10th...We hope to see everyone there! Please be sure to register for the event!
Also, if you have not already renewed your PHRF certificate for 2014, please do so now. As of May 1st, 2013 PHRF certificates are no longer accepted as valid. Per the sailing instructions, if you are racing in a PHRF fleet, you must have a valid PHRF certificate. You can easily renew by visiting this site. It only takes a few minutes!
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Offshore Spring Series #1 Results

Jon Deutsch on

Offshore Racing

3/13 FBYC Offshore Spring Series 1

Sunday's featured another perfect day of sailing with sunny skies, warm temperatures and steady winds out of the south at 10-18 knots.  3 races were sailed.


PHRF-A (5 boats)

  1. Double Eagle - Sam Mitchener
  2. Corryvreckan - David Clark
  3. Wavelength - Rob Whittet & Steve Utley

PHRF-B (5 boats)

  1. GOIN' - Dennis Hannick
  2. Mad Hatter - Bob Fleck
  3. Nereid - Eric Powers

PHRF-C (4 boats)

  1. Schiehallion - Brad Miller
  2. Cheeky Monkey - Paul Wash
  3. Play It Again - Sam Marshall

J/70 (3 boats)

  1. Inconceivable - Mike Karn
  2. Shazam - Walter Bundy
  3. Airspeed - David Hinkle


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