SAIL PHRF Rating Appeal Process & Form

INTRODUCTION

This document describes a process for appeal of a performance handicap assigned by a local or regional PHRF authority recognized by USPHRF. It provides conditions for appeal and instructions for filing the appeal. Appeals are of two kinds:

1. An owner may appeal the handicap assigned to their boat.

2. An owner may appeal the handicap assigned to a competitor's boat.

Attached to this document is a form to be completed and submitted to the SAIL PHRF Appeal Committee thereby initiating the appeal process. Bob Gesumaria is the committee chairperson, and may be reached by email at: phrf@rmsail.org

CONDITIONS FOR HEARING AN APPEAL OF A HANDICAP ASSIGNED BY SAIL PHRF

  1. The appellant is a current member of the Sailing Association of Intermountain Lakes PHRF.
  2. The appellant attests that the handicap under appeal is current.
  3. Hull, rig, and sail dimensions are unchanged since assignment of the present handicap.
  4. All parties to the appeal, by their dated signatures, agree to abide by the decision resulting from the appeal hearing for no less than one year.
  5. When the handicap assigned to one's own boat is appealed, the appellant must submit:
    • · A copy of the current and valid PHRF certificate;
    • A copy of the appeal document;
  6. 6. When the handicap assigned to a competitor's boat is appealed, the appellant must submit:
    • Two copies of the current and valid PHRF certificate of the boat in question;
    • Two copies of the appeal document;
  7. ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING APPEAL DOCUMENTS

    Appellants must furnish all requested information using the following form. No more than five (5) pages of additional information may be attached to the appeal form. In the case where the appellant initiates the appeal process to change the handicap of a competitor's boat and it’s sisterships, the form must be filed concerning the appellant's boat only. Additional pages should include a clear statement of the basis for the appeal of a competitor's handicap. This form and any additional pages of information comprise the appeal document. Incomplete information or failure to meet the conditions for appeal or to follow any of these instructions will result in the return of the documents to the appellant. The appeal may be re-filed when all conditions are met.

    ACCEPTANCE OF APPEAL DOCUMENTS

    The SAIL PHRF Appeal Committee Chairperson will accept the appeal and notify the appellant when all conditions for an appeal are met. The Chairperson will begin the appeal process by appointing an Appeal Hearing Committee comprising no more than three local handicappers.

    APPEAL HEARING COMMITTEE PROCEDURES

    Upon acceptance of the appeal, copies of all documents relevant to the appeal are sent via email to the Appeal Hearing Committee members and all interested parties. Appeal Hearing Committee members and all interested parties have one week to comment on the appeal and respond back to the chairperson. A consolidated document of the original appeal and all comments will be sent to the committee members. The committee members will then vote on the appeal via email response to the committee chairperson. The appellant will be allowed one opportunity for rebuttal. The rebuttal will be sent to all committee members for another vote. At that time all parties to the appeal are notified of the decision and that no further communications regarding the appeal will be acknowledged for one year from the date of the decision.

    ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND AGREEMENT

    Each party to the appeal, by their dated signatures affixed on the appeal form, acknowledges that:

    • 1. All of the information relating the appeal to S.A.I.L. PHRF for a change in assigned handicap has been read and understood.
    • 2. The boat for which the handicap is being appealed has not been modified since the date the handicap under appeal was initially assigned.

    Furthermore, by their dated signatures, each party to the appeal agrees to abide by the decision of the Appeal Hearing Committee for a period of no less than one year from the date of decision.

    S.A.I.L. PHRF HANDICAP APPEAL FORM

    Appellant’s Name:
    Appellant’s Street Address:
    Appellant’s City, State, & Zip Code:
    Appellant’s Telephone Number:
    Appellant’s Fax Number:
    Appellant’s E-mail address:
    Appellant’s Signature:

    The above signature attests and acknowledges that all of the information relating to the S.A.I.L. PHRF appeal process has been read and understood, the appellant’s boat has not been modified since the date the handicap under appeal was last assigned, and that the appellant agrees to abide by the decision of the hearing committee for a period of no less than one year from the date of decision.

    BOAT AND HANDICAP DATA

    Boat Name:
    Type/Class:
    Manufacturer & Hull Date:
    Sail Number:
    Current Base Handicap Less Penalties/Credits:
    Current Handicap with Penalties/Credits:

    BOTTOM PREPARATION

    When was the boat last hauled?
    What type of bottom paint is applied?
    How is the bottom paint applied?
    How often is the bottom cleaned?
    How is the bottom cleaned?

    SAIL INVENTORY

    Sail

    Maker

    Material Ozs.

    Condition

    Age (Months)

    Main

           

    Genoa LP%=

           

    Jib

           

    Spinaker

           

    SKIPPER AND CREW EXPERIENCE

    # of years of racing experience for the skipper/owner
    # of persons in the racing crew including skipper
    # of crew members racing with the skipper more than 50% of the time

    RACES AND PERFORMANCE

    Briefly describe the number and type of PHRF races sailed annually, such as Regattas, One-Design, Club (Use an additional page if necessary.)

    RESULTS FOR THE LAST FIVE RACES WITH THE BEST FINISHES

    Race

    Name

    # Starters

    Your Position

    Your Corrected

    Worst Yacht’s Corrected

    Best Yacht’s Corrected

               
               
               
               
               
    How many races did you finish this last season? (Approx.) Two seasons ago?
    What percentage of the time did you finish in the top third of your section?
    What percentage of the time did you finish in the middle third of your section?
    What percentage of the time did you finish in the bottom third of your section?

    BOATS THAT REGULARLY BEAT THE APPELLANT'S BOAT ON CORRECTED TIME

    Class/Type Handicap Class/Type Handicap Class/Type Handicap

    1 ________ ________ 4 ________ ________ 7 ________ ________

    2 ________ ________ 5 ________ ________ 8 ________ ________

    3 ________ ________ 6 ________ ________ 9 ________ ________

    BOATS BEAT OR SAILED EQUAL TO ON CORRECTED TIME

    Class/Type Handicap Class/Type Handicap Class/Type Handicap

    1 ________ ________ 4 ________ ________ 7 ________ ________

    2 ________ ________ 5 ________ ________ 8 ________ ________

    3 ________ ________ 6 ________ ________ 9 ________ ________.

    BOATS THE APPELLANT CONSIDERS INCORRECTLY HANDICAPPED

    Class/Type Handicap Class/Type Handicap Class/Type Handicap

    1 ________ ________ 4 ________ ________ 7 ________ ________

    2 ________ ________ 5 ________ ________ 8 ________ ________

    3 ________ ________ 6 ________ ________ 9 ________ ________

    NOTE: The appellant may add in addition to this page and beginning with this page no more than five (5) double spaced typewritten pages of continued or other relevant information. For example, it might help the Council to know conditions under which the appellant typically races, especially weather, prevalent in your sailing area. Additionally, the courses sailed could be noted as well as the nature of the section breaks for intraclub or interclub competition.

    OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION