30 August, 2021 PHRF-NB Meeting Minutes

PHRF-NB Meeting Minutes August 2021

Date:          Monday, August 30, 2021
Time:         1830

Location:   Bristol YC / Zoom

I.    Call to Order : 6:30pm

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

III.    Approval Meeting Minutes: July 26, 2021 minutes seconded as presented and approved by members present

IV.    Appeals:

a)       None

V.    Ratings:

a)       Certificate 16172 - Tropical Storm, X-482, Ken Harris owner.  Different: LOA., Disp and Keel Wt. from X-482 Foxtrot (Base 36)

b)       Certificate 16180 - Aquarius, Beneteau Figaro 2, Richard Feeny, owner. Different SPL and Sym vs As compared to Flying Turtle certificates 15719 &15720 determined that there was no issue, agreed by board members present.

c)       Certificate 16181 - Hot Socks, Beneteau Figaro 2, Richard Feeny, owner. Different SPL and Sym vs As compared to Flying Turtle, certificates 15719 &15720 determined that there was no issue, agreed by board members present.

d)       Certificate 16172 & 16225 - True North, J/105, Chris Robertson owner. SPL: 19.00’ owner entry was in error. Base is correct at 93.

e)       Certificate 16172 - Verissimo, Alden 63, Chris Cannon owner. This boat was rated in August 2016. Base rating reviewed as 57 and members present accepted that rating for 2021.

f)        Certificate 16172 - Outlander, Reichel Plugh 57, Ryan Novak-Smith owner. - Base rating needed. In 2020 this boat had a base rating of -72. It was agreed that additional information was needed to verify the base at -72

g)       Discussion of ratings for Tartan 10 boats was brought to the table. These boat has a nationwide rating of 126 as a class carrying a 106% headsail. A discussion followed regarding if we should apply a credit of 9 sec for the small headsail. Or create a base of 135 and apply a credit of 9 sec to bring the rating to 126. The manner in which we rate class boats will be carried over to the 2022 certificate period. It was also discussed by the members present if PHRF-NB should not describe any boat as a One Design as One Design rules are not always used in PHRF ratings. This will be discussed further at future meetings.

VI.    Old Business:

Update of planned dinner meeting at Finn’s Harborside (East G) Sept 27th.  Kathy will check to make sure they are open.

VII.    New Business:

a)       Communication with US Sailing. Will has sent a letter to US Sailing with a list of questions but has not received any response as of this date.

b)       For Discussion at September’s Meeting: Proposed changes to the rules for 2022, Don’s suggested changes are found in Attachment A, “Proposed Changes to the Rules for 2022”.  Please review, recommend modifications and any other changes to the rules you believe will enhance the racing experience.

c)       Meeting – Sept 27:  Zoom and/or place

VIII.    Adjournment; 7:54pm

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