Frebruary 25, 2019 Meeting Minutes

February 25, 2019

PHRF-NB February Meeting

Sardella’s Italian Restaurant, Newport

Meeting Called to order 6:45pm by Commodore Nannini

Attendees: Mark Nannini Commodore; Will Museler, Rating Chairman; Roy Guay, Treasurer, Bob Horton, Secretary, Kathy Rotsky, PHRF-NB Administrator, Board members - Ken Madeiro, Todd Johnston, Moose McClintock, Paul Grimes

·        Commodore Nannini explained the cost containment established for the annual dinner meeting

·        Minutes of the November board meeting seconded and approved.

·        A rating appeal has been received on 2018 certificate #13286 a Dufour 36P, Serenity, owner Curt Spalding. Details and formal appeal will be distributed for the March 2019 meeting.

·        The 2019 PHRF-NB on-line certificate registration system is available to be accessed for new registrations

·        Will Museler distributed and explained options for a non-spinnaker modification formula. Three (3) options were presented, GPH, CR8 and CR12. GPH is the most generous in giving credit to boats with less than a 118% overlap, CR8 does not make any significant difference and CR12 is the middle of the road. This subject is being advanced to be pro-active for the new types of boat that are being built with non-overlapping headsails that are more cruiser than racer.  A discussion followed with no decision on the action that we may want to apply. Further review and information will take place next month.

·        Next meeting March 25, 2019 Doyle Sail Loft, East Greenwich.

Meeting adjourned at 8:28pm


Robert Horton Secretary

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