Welcome to PHRF Narragansett Bay

PHRF of Narragansett Bay is the performance handicap rating association for Narragansett Bay and Rhode Island Sound. This is the only focus of the organization - PHRF-NB does not sponsor sailing events, but works cooperatively with any number of organizations that do so in the areas covered by PHRF-NB. PHRF-NB rates, on average, over 600 boats per year. These boats range from Thistles to Open 60's. PHRF-NB has also been at the forefront of some PHRF innovations, including, over the past several years, creating guides for race committees for handling sport boats, time-on-time scoring calculations, and non-spinnaker adjustments. This site contains a wide range of information about PHRF-NB, and all the information a competitor will need to get their vessel rated, inform the rating committee of vessel modifications, or appeal their rating (or challenge someone else's). Also available are the current rating list, some white papers describing some aspects of the rating process that seem to need clarification, and the meeting minutes/rating actions that are taken at particular committee meetings. All these things are available through the button menu above.


PHRF-NB Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday 23 January 6:30pm at the Newport Yacht Club, 110 Long Wharf, Newport, RI 02840.

2017 PHRF-NB Certificate Renewal

Renewal of PHRF-NB certificates or generation of new certificates will be processed differently this year.  The renewal and application procedure will be online. However, credit card processing won’t be ready so payment will be via check. Below are instructions for generating new or renewal certificates

New Online PHRF System

PHRF-NB has launched a new online PHRF Rating System.

Now instead of snail-mailing applications and completed certificates, the process for application and renewal will be online.