Grandfathering Spinnakers

Discontinuation of Grandfathering a Spinnaker

In 2006, PHRF-LO lowered the maximum spinnaker size (without penalty) to 180% from 183%. In order to ensure that boats were not penalized due to this change, it was agreed that all spinnakers built before 2006, would be grandfathered for the life of the sail.

"See original article here"

Starting in 2014, we will no longer be grandfathering ANY spinnakers.

During a project to correct and improve the way we calculate our spinnaker sizes and apply penalties, it was realized that applying the grandfathering for spinnakers would not be possible.

"See Sail area project article"


Certificates with the "grandfather credit" will look as follows:


Certificate Grandfathering

We have also created a list of all affected certificates that you can review.

This list is as of March 12, 2013 and may change over the next few months.

Thank you for your patience as we work through the Spinnaker changes.