New to this forum with an unusual question. I do some club level PHRF racing on the local scene. I'm on my third
boat and ran into a problem. I got a PHRF rating for this new boat that I consider way too HIGH...about forty five higher than the national average for this boat. I contacted headquarters at PHRFNW and was told that that was, in fact, the correct rating. The handicapper agreed. So now I am winning races because of these numbers although I do have to sail hard (single handed) to even stay in sight of the front runners. To me it just doesn't feel right. Friends say, "You tried to correct it to no avail so go with it and enjoy!" I don't like it. It feels like an attendance trophy. Kind of embarrassing actually. I'm thinking of not doing any more PHRF racing and just doing the local scratch 'beer can' races where a fluke win is a real win.
I'd like to hear from the forum..."What would you do?"
Sure is quiet out there. 840+ reads and no replies. Anyone know what the word 'forum' means?
Thankfully, the magazine is way better than this forum!
Thanks for reading, anyway.