August 27. 2018 Meeting Minutes

August 27, 2018

 PHRF-NB Minutes

Meeting at Newport Yacht Club. Newport, RI

Called to order at 6:30pm

Attendees: Mark Nannini, Commodore; Will Museler, Rating chairman; Roy Guay, Treasurer; Bob Horton, Secretary; Kathy Rotsky, PHRF-NB administrator; Ken Madeiro, board member; Paul Grimes, board member; Todd Johnston, board member

·        Motion to approve the minutes from the previous meeting of July 23, 2018 seconded and approved.

Rating Appeals: None

Old Business:

None to discuss.

New Certificate Requests:

Certificate 13477 – Luna, Friendship Yacht Co, Friendship 75 model, built 2010, Joe Cleverdon owner, Looking to race the boat in the 2018 Around The Island Race. Only headsail listed is a 109% and only a Code 0 listed. There was a long discussion regarding whether this Code 0 should be rated a headsail or a spinnaker. This has been a discussion topic and more boats are coming before the committee with code 0 sails. The discussion around this boat was based on the type of race course that would complement the boat and it was agreed that long legs would probably be where it would potentially sail to its rating.  Committee members present agreed to a provisional base rating of -12.

Certificate 13532 – Alba, German Frers, Dawn 48 model, built 1985, Peter Rosati owner, no spinnakers listed for this boat. Based on other PHRF sites and comparable boats committee members present agreed to a provisional base rating of 93 base.

Certificate 13530 – Coyote, Bavaria, 38 Cruiser model, built 2009, Robert Griffin owner, this is a standard boat with no modifications. It is sailed with an Asymmetrical spinnaker but the size needs clarification which Kathy will call on. After review of the information presented the members present agreed on a provisional base rating of 105.

Certificate 13533 – No Regrets, Beneteau, Oceanis 43 model, built 2010, Gina DeVivo owner, after review of the information submitted it appears that this is a standard model with no modifications. No spinnaker information was provided. After discussion and comparing to comparable boats a provisional base rating of 99 was agreed to by the members present.

New Business:

A brief discussion of the items that Paul Grimes had focused on in his email of August 20, 2018 was held. A review of membership numbers and original email of February 13, 2018 which was a breakdown of membership from 2017 by ratings showing where our membership base is centered.

Next meeting September 24, 2018 at Todd Johnston’s Doyle sail loft.

Adjourned 8:54PM

Submitted Bob Horton




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