10 June, 2024, PHRF-NB Meeting Minutes

June 10, 2024

Date:         Monday, June. 10, 2024
Time:         1830
Location:   Zoom

  1. Call to Order: 6:30pm
  2. Roll Call: Don Kern, Commodore; Will Museler, Rating Chairman; Roy Guay, Treasurer; Bob Horton, Secretary; Ec Helme, Committee Member; Vin McAteer, Committee Member; Moose McClintock, Committee Member; Mark Nannini, Committee Member; Kathy Rotsky, PHRF-NB Administrator
  3. Approval Meeting Minutes: May 2024 Minutes presented and approved by the members present.
  4. Appeal: None
  5. Ratings Review:
    1. 2024 Certificate 18079 – JS9000, Slim Shady, Moose McClintock, owner. Due to various equipment issues this certificate is moved to the July meeting.
    2. 2024 Certificate 18212 – J45, Acadia, Erik Asgeirsson, owner. The base rating of 12 for this boat was agreed to via various emails detailing previous performance and design review after the last meeting. Mr. Asgeirsson questioned why his 2024 PHRF-NB rating was different from the rating he received from YRALIS in 2024. Based on the measurements of this new J Boat and comparing to other known boats and results on Yacht Scoring the members present agreed that the provisional base rating would remain at 12. Will Museler will send a letter to Mr. Asgeirsson explaining our decision.
    3. 2024 Certificate 18317 – Pogo 50, Max, Moritz Hilf, owner. This owner is questioning his 2024 base rating of -24. The boat compares to Settler, Irie and After Midnight as well as Pugilist after viewing the VPP. It was agreed by the members present to leave the rating as a provisional and review over winter after more race results are available.
    4. 2024 Certificate 18333 – J122, Dire Wolf, Constantine Baris, owner. This boat has converted his retractable sprit to a fixed sprit and is rating with an asymmetrical spinnaker. Kathy Rotsky calculated the rating to be the same as the adjustable sprit. The members present reviewed the change and agreed that the change would not affect the base rating of 36 for this model.
  6. New Base Ratings Needed
    1. 2024 Certificate 18247 – Catalina 445, Encore, Steve Dionne, owner. This is a wing keel model and compares to a Beneteau Oceanis 430. Regression has the boat at 104. The owner did not provide any mainsail measurements but review of the model shows that it most likely has in mast furling with vertical battens. The members present agreed on a base of 108 and the Administrator will call the owner to obtain details of the mainsail.
    2. Expedited rating issued via email review. 2024 Certificate 18306 – XP-44, Sonrisa, Jeffery McCarron owner. This was a requested and paid expedited certificate that was reviewed via email after the last meeting. The boat is heavy and carries a large spinnaker. YRALIS has the XP44 DK rated at 21. Vin indicated that the boat is a good performer in heavy air and is a match to a J44. It was agreed by the members that voted via email that a provisional base of 30 would be appropriate.
  7. Old Business:
    1. Status of updates to web page. Commodore Kern asked if an informational line indicating the previous name of the boat, if there was one and the homeport of the boat could be added to the application. Roy Guay will consult with the site designer to see where and when this could be implemented.
  8. New Business:
    1. Interpretation / revision to the rules for “Cruising Headsail Credit”, If a boat standard is with a furler, what is the adjustment for cruising headsail? The standard adjustment is 3 sec for the furler and 3 sec for the headsail. The wording of the rulers is not clear on above deck or below deck mounting of the furler and factory installed vs. retrofitted. The rule will be reviewed for clarity over the winter.
    2. Meeting June 24th – Zoom
  9. Adjournment: 7:18pm