Tab 1. Initial Assignment - Instructions
Used for setting initial SP for a new class.
This tab allows you to enter information about a "New" class that you need to have an "Initial Handicap" set for.
Lets start with the basics!
At the top of the screen you will see the following:
V.10.4.1 is the Version number for the "whole" worksheet.
It is important to ensure that you use the most recent version of the worksheet which will include the most up-to-date formulas for calculations and adjustments.
Rel "Date" is the date that the Standard Class List (SP List) was last updated.
It is also important to ensure that you use the most recent "Date" which will include an up-to-date list of all PHRF-LO classes.
Clear Sheet (Button on right)
After completing a worksheet you have the option to remove all entered data. By clicking on the "Clear Sheet" button all entered values witll be returned to their original state.
Line numbers are used throughout the workbook to help direct you to the correct "place" on the worksheet.
You also need to know that throughout the "Handicappers Worksheet" you will find that all boxes (cells) that are Green are for entry purposes and all boxes (cells) that are Grey contain "lists" of items that you can choose from.
The Class data!
Here is where you will begin to enter all the relative information about the class you are trying to get an "Initial Handicap" for.
You should start by entering the Yacht Class name on "line 6" and the source of where you obtained the specs for the class.
The general rule is to follow naming conventions that are currently being used.
Eg: C&C 34 TM IB WK - this would identify that there we recognize that there is also a short mast version and that there were choices of Prop and Keel.
Now you can begin entering all the class specifications such as J, I, E, P etc.
The Green Cells allow for entering your "Class Standard" specifications in "Feet".
The Grey Cells offer you a list of choices for that particular specification.
Click on the Grey Cell and you will see a small "Arrow" which when clicked will show you a list of available choices.
A little bonus!!
Version of PHRF-LO allows you to locate all the spec's for a class that is already rated and quickly transfer those measurements to the class data entry screen.
Then when you have located the "version", you can click on the "Copy Version to Form" button and the class specs will be transferred to your worksheet.
DON'T FORGET TO EDIT THE SPECS THAT ARE DIFFERENT !!
Custom and Mod classes!
If the class you have entered is a Custom or Modified class, then a brief description of the Customization or Modification is required.
Now to the Rating!
Once all the previous information has been entered you will need to determine the Standard SP for this class.
On "Line 37" you can enter your "best approximation" of what you feel the "standard" boat " Flying Sails (Spinnaker) should" be rated at.
On "Line 38" the new NFS-Delta will be calculated for you based on a defined formula.
On "Line 39" if the class being handicapped was due to a "modification" then you can enter the rating adjustment that you feel is appropriate for the mod.
On "Line 41" if the Class of Yacht being rated does "NOT" currently have a PHRF-LO rated version, then it is appropriate to enter (-6) as a New Yacht (Protect the Fleet) adjustment.
Line 43 - This is the value that is calculated for the SP (Speed Potential) for the class.
To the right of the Rating section you will see cells for entering your name, club and (once rated) the District and date of approval.
If necessary, the form can be printed and approval can be made via Signature.