Crooked Beat

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  1. "Basically, I suggest you participate for the competition and the comradeship and community. " That is how it was in the good old days.
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    CANADA-US COVID difference

    Occasionally read CBC website to get non USA centric news..
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    Schock 35 vs J/35 - Redux

    Somewhere on this forum was a post a few years back about JBoats recycling hull shapes. I know the J29 and J30 history. But that old post had hull design recycling between the imperial Jboats and the new metric (J 109, J110, and so on). Did you make that post a few years ago?. I found it fascinating reading.
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    Melges 24 - Water Underneath Cabin Floor

    Hull #4? Didn't they have grandfathered winches?
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    Weeknight Club Beer Can Virtual E Races?

    I think it should be back in Sailing Anarchy - more sailing related than Corona.
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    Online sailing movies

    The Westwind Saturday morning series
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    Weeknight Club Beer Can Virtual E Races?

    Thank you!!
  8. Our club is looking for creative ways to keep our weeknight races going. It is looking like our upcoming season will be much later in starting if at all. Thinking along the lines: Each skipper gets a boat AND any crew member (whether or not club members) could also get a boat in a weeknight scheduled virtual race. Any other club heading in that direction?
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    Can you make a "PHRF cheater"?

    I never thought of it as an art form. I am truly humbled. A performance art to state the facts? PHRF-LO is still continuing the same form of "handicapping" this past season, in 2019, as they did, not 20 years ago, but almost 30 years ago. Boats get an arbitrary PHRF-LO hit with no observed performance data to back up the hit. Indeed, it is the absurdity of the rating process demonstrated.
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    Can you make a "PHRF cheater"?

    It may be a whine, but: i) A boat changes their keel: from wing to fin (there are no fin keels of this boat in the PHRF-LO database). Immediate PHRF-LO change for the next season. ii) An old MORC one off boat changes their rudder and mast (height). Immediate PHRF-LO change for the next season. No past data to show a performance advantage in either case, but a rating change for the next season.
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    Can you make a "PHRF cheater"?

    But the PHRF-LO rating was not changed for the first five years following the change. That is the issue.
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    Can you make a "PHRF cheater"?

    Good comments! The perception of equity in how ratings are obtained/assessed amongst all PHRF-LO boats took a big hit when the rudder was "changed". If a boat increases the headsail size beyond a certain percentage, a 3 second penalty is assessed. That is a 1.3% difference. Somehow PHRF can observe that slight change in observed performance?
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    Can you make a "PHRF cheater"?

    The question is, is the Shark keelboat the only instance of a boat changing and not getting a PHRF-LO change. Or are there other boats that are not so well known? It is not about beating a Shark. It is about equity. Are all PHRF-LO boats treated fairly.
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    Can you make a "PHRF cheater"?

    Thank you for commenting. We hope that PHRF-LO will never again have the situation where a Class/boat (Shark keelboat) changes a fundamental part of the boat (rudder) and NOT change the PHRF-LO rating. While other boats do NOT change any part of their boat and do get rating changes. Perception of inequity and some boats are more equal than others.
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    Can you make a "PHRF cheater"?

    My mistake, the J22, not the J24 is now a Benchmark Boat, not a base boat.