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UNDERSTANDING THE PERFORMANCE HANDICAP RACING FLEET SYSTEM

THERATINGGAME

Words: John Abel • Photos: Jan Anderson

Sailboat racing can be simple or complex, expensive or even economical, highly competitive or casual and fun. How do you figure out a fair system of competition for everyone?

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It doesn’t get much better than going out for a pleasant race I on a sunny Sunday afternoon with friends and/or family. Still, racing is racing. No matter how you look at it, it’s still a competition and your goal is to try to beat the next guy and have the bragging rights back at the club. Racing in a One-Design fleet is the easiest and, all things considered, the most up-front methodology. In a One-Design class, you know what place you’ve finished in as soon as crossing the line. This

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Northwest Yachting February 2020  

The best of boating lifestyle in the Pacific Northwest - featuring Northwest Yachting's Annual Haul-out Guide, an insider's look at PHRF and...

Northwest Yachting February 2020  

The best of boating lifestyle in the Pacific Northwest - featuring Northwest Yachting's Annual Haul-out Guide, an insider's look at PHRF and...