22 February, 2021 PHRF-NB Meeting Minutes

PHRF-NB Meeting Minutes February 2021

 

Date:          Monday, February 22, 2021
Time:         1830

Location:   Zoom

I.    Call to Order 1845

II.    Roll Call: Don Kern, Commodore; Will Museler, Rating Chairman; Roy Guay, Treasurer; Bob Horton, Secretary; Paul Cronin, Committee Member; Paul Grimes, Committee Member; Ken Madeiro, Committee Member; Vin McAteer, Committee Member; Moose McClintock, Committee Member; Mark Nannini, Committee Member; Randy Shore, Committee Member; Kathy Rotsky, Administrator

III.    Approval Meeting Minutes: November 2021 motion made and seconded to approve, members present approved motion

IV.    Review Draft of 2021 Annual Meeting, no additional changes other than one from Commodore Kern

V.    Appeals:

a)        Mark Serti, Das Blau Max, Farr (Mumm) 30 was not present, discussion of the boat and current rating took place by members present. Formal appeal postponed to March meeting.

 

VI.    Ratings:

a)       None outstanding

VII.    Old

a)       ORA-1/EZ: VPP Enhanced PHRF ratings

No status change, Will is getting information. This will be the 1st full year for the Gulf (all boats) and San Diego (sub 30 sec. boats).

b)       Revisit application purchase placement

There will be no change in the process of pay 1st this certificate year. As Agree at the October meeting (not in the minutes but in my notes) a request for a certificate within 5 days will cost $100.00. This is to be added to the 2021 certificate process and added to the instructions’

c)       Water Ballast

Paul Cronin’s and Will Museler’s notes have been distributed. A long discussion regarding water ballast, placement of tanks and usefulness on short race courses along with current certificates that indicate water ballast was held comparing crew #’s and weight and benefits. More information will be developed and distributed because water ballast is becoming more common on newer boats.

d)       2020 certificate breakdown by rating

This was provided by Bob Horton for information as to the ratings that make up our certificate base.

VIII.    New Business:

a)       J-121 water ballast rating – Jeff Johnstone asked to speak but was not present, item will be placed on March meeting agenda

 

b)       Headsail paint for UV protection

The members present agreed that pant does not meet the UV cover requirement on cruising headsail rules

c)       Hydraulic headstay adjuster

These are allowed and adjusted for by ORC. MORC allowed for hydraulic adjustments with a 1 sec penalty. A discussion regarding the benefits of different standing rigging design followed. This will be further addressed at the March meeting.

d)       Composite headstay, ie Carbon on Quest 30

Samba’s headstay was damaged and Tristen has the opportunity to replace the damaged unit with a composite headstay. He would like to know if there would be a penalty adjustment. It was noted that Samba already has composite rigging. Ken Madeiro stated that we currently have a 3 sec adjustment for composite masts and the weight difference of a headstay would be negligible.  Continue to March.

e)       Archive of older rules on website

In process, we have changes back to 1999. Suggestion to only go back 5 years. Roy is working backward from 2020 on this project. A formal decision will be made after additional discussion.

f)        Meeting March 29th - Zoom and/or place

 

IX.    Adjournment

Adjourned 1010


 


d.  2020 certificate breakdown by rating:

 

Here is some information from the 2020 certificates file that I sorted down

I'm comfortable with the accuracy of my sorting and resorting files

 

Bob H.

 

Rating range

 

# certs

From

To

 

250

999

14

226

250

8

201

225

17

176

200

34

151

175

28

126

150

60

101

125

53

76

100

66

51

75

53

26

50

24

1

25

10

0

-49

18

-50

-99

9

-100

 

1

 

 

  

  

 

  395

 

 

# Roller furler certificates               +3         118

 

# Cruising headsail credits             +6           49

 

Number of boats with 2 certificates        15 boats = 30 certificates

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