phrf

Greetings,
Does anyone alive today know the PHRF of the Bristol Channel Cutter?
I’ve looked around the Net, but the rating is not easily found. How
has the BCC faired in racing?

Warp 6
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Sent: Tuesday, March 05, 2002 3:07 PM
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Greetings,
Does anyone alive today know the PHRF of the Bristol Channel Cutter? 
I've looked around the Net, but the rating is not easily found.  How
has the BCC faired in racing?




I believe the rating is is the 228 zone–plus or minus depending on the
sailing area and adjustments for prop etc. I have sailed in the LI Sound
area and have done some club racing based on the 228 number. These are very
small cub races on the Hudson River. I won the last two years on corrected
time. The competitiion was only about eight or nine boats including two
Bristol 40’s, a Benneteau 42, a Nonsuch 26, Cape Dory 26, Tartan 34. Wind
conditions varied from moderate 8-10 Kts to 15Kts.

The boat can fool you. It does well even it light winds on most points of
sail. They said they will be adjusting my handicap for next year to make it
“fairer” to all members.

Handicap on this boat if sailed competitively on a regaular basis would
probably be changed to a lower number. I believe the boat sails better that
its handicap. The Nonsuch 26 for instance has to give time to a BCC.

Hopw this helps you out. I know Roger Olsen has a good amount of experience
on this as well. Perhaps he jump in here as well.
Mark Giegel
Itchen #73
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Sent: Tuesday, March 05, 2002 3:07 PM
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Greetings,
Does anyone alive today know the PHRF of the Bristol Channel Cutter?
I’ve looked around the Net, but the rating is not easily found. How
has the BCC faired in racing?

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— In bcc@y…, “mutogenic” <mutogenic@y…> wrote:

Greetings,
Does anyone alive today know the PHRF of the Bristol Channel
Cutter?
I’ve looked around the Net, but the rating is not easily found.
How
has the BCC faired in racing?

i have raced only once. we had near flat calm with boats pointing in
different directions at times due to no steerageway. there is
a “PHRF book” that the race committee guy had. it had all the
ratings from the chesapeake bay.
if i recall, my rating was 236, which included a fixed prop. i
guessed that the drag of my self-steerer was about the same as a
prop, and the standard rating also figures a 150% genoa which comes
almost all the way to the stern quarter. my “big jib” is a 110%, my
drifter maybe a 120%. i went with the standard rating and placed mid
fleet in conditions that demonstrated nothing about boat speed, more
luck than anything. i have beat up on a 36 ft fin keel race boat on
a reach with a steady 15 knots. fun to watch him tweak more and more
as i closed on him. i am sure he would spank me hard on the wind
though.
john churchill

Does anybody know the phrf rating of the BCC?