You are confusing the word "elitist" with "enlightened"."Dude", in my nearly 50 years of sailing I have seen more than a few horizons...I was referring to the elitist attitudes of some one-designers versus PHRF. As much as I would like to race in a fleet of identical boats, cruising and day sailing a big fat boat is my choice. PHRF allows me to take people out and teach them what sailboat racing is like. At one time, there were six boats on our beer can starting line that were my former crew.
Fat chick's can be fun too! I'm also considering a scooter....
Using PHRF to teach racing is akin to a caravaner instructing the next generation of formula 1 drivers.
Good on ya for bringing people into the sport and having fun, that is what PHRF is for.