PHRF-Lake Ontario continues its efforts to enhance the fairness and objectivity of its handicaps via projects and analysis done by Central Council, the Technical Advisory Committee and US Sailings offshore office.
Working closely with the Technical Advisory Committee, Central Council actively works on improvements to our current handicapping system.
Changes to the handicap system are presented at the Annual Meeting and at Spring Training Seminars.
We have undertaken several projects in conjunction with US Sailing's Offshore Office under Jim Teeters, Associate Offshore Director. Jim has worked on a database of LO boats using their Velocity Prediction Program (VPP).
All changes will be reviewed by Central Council and of course the principle of performance handicapping is still very much in the forefront. More details will be released at the PHRF-LO Annual General Meeting and also the Spring training session.