30 November, 2020 PHRF-NB Meeting Minutes

Minutes PHRF-NB Monday, November 30, 2020 Meeting

Meeting Location: Zoom 

I.    Call to Order: 6:35pm 

II.    Roll Call: Don Kern, Commodore; Will Museler, Rating Chairman; Roy Guay, Treasurer; Bob Horton, Secretary; Paul Cronin, committee member; Paul Grimes, committee member; Todd Johnston, committee member; Ken Madeiro, committee member; Vin McAteer, committee member; Moose McClintock, committee member; Mark Nannini, committee member; Kathy Rotsky, PHRF-NB Administrator

III.    Approval Meeting Minutes: October 2020 members present voted to accept minutes as presented.

IV.    Appeals:



None Outstanding


V.    Old:

a)       ORA-1: VPP Enhanced PHRF ratings Will has contacted ORRA for Gulf of Mexico they have accumulated a large amount of performance data on a number of boats. The VPP data will be updated annually after the 2 year freeze. They indicated that they will get back to Will.

b)       PHRF-NB Rules and Table adjustments to consider for publication and comment

Topics that were discussed included

*Mainsail roller furler adjustment for the weight of the sections and hardware and if any roach reduction. Mast roler and boom roller were discussed regarding sail area. A 3 sec. credit was discussed, Randy and Todd will be queried for thoughts on sail area to be brought back to the group.

*Discussion on the wording for the credits for roller furling jibs/genoas and cruising headsail credit continued. A partial solution to the description wording was to add “OR” between sections C & D.  Also discussed was the need to remove the headsail restriction in C.

A sort of the current certificated that have a roller furler or cruising headsail credit will be provided by Kathy to help understand what we are dealing with.


VI.    New Business:

a)       Mark’s question: “What does PHRF(-NB) want to be? To be discussed at future meetings


VII.    Adjournment: 7:51pm

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