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Oct 7, 2006, 1:26 PM

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Is a star allowed a PHRF rating and if so what is it?


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Oct 11, 2006, 12:57 PM

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Yes, a Star qualifies for a PHRF rating. It is a self-righting monohull, the definition of PHRF. The rating depends on your sailing venue, as all PHRF ratings are locally-determined. In our area, it's 160.


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Oct 11, 2006, 8:28 PM

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Some PHRF committees view keelboats that don't have heads, cooking facilities, and lifelines (such as Stars, Solings, Etchells, 210's, or Atlantics) somewhat more dimly than centerboarders that do have all those things (like Tartan 37's, some C&C 36's and Pearson 40's for example.) If you race a Star in a PHRF fleet, don't be surprised when the other skippers start suggesting that the RC include long spinnaker runs and races that last longer than the average bladder can stand. All's fair in love and war, and this isn't love. Of course, you didn't intend to come into PHRF to clean up against all those bathtubs, did you?


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Oct 12, 2006, 6:19 AM

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I don't race PHRf in any major regattas as one design is the only way to go.However, club events such as our bi-annual round the island races (when there are no other Stars to play with) why not race the fleet?


PaulK
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Oct 12, 2006, 2:24 PM

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So long as it's fun. We had someone trying to constantly race a Sonar in our PHRF fleet at one point, and it garnered a bit of resentment. The slow bathtubs didn't like being pushed over early or simply out-maneuvered by a nimble fin-keeler, and the Race Committee didn't like having to wait forever for them to finish in a dying breeze.


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Nov 14, 2006, 4:39 PM

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FYI--In the '60s, a Star raced quite competitively in the Southern California PHRF fleet, sailed by a gent named Bill Morse, it was converted with a doghouse, but I don't remember a head. I do remember a realllly loooong race from Long Beach to Santa Barbara on her, sleeping aboard in the bilge on sleeping bags, and then sailing back the next day.


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