- Performance Handicap Racing Fleet, not Performance Handicap Racing Formula.
- PHRF is a “class” under the Racing Rules of Sailing and competitors in it must comply with class rules.
- A key provision of those class rules is that a competitor be a PHRF member.
Here’s how it works:
You join the SAIL PHRF fleet for a cost of $20 and get a certificate with your boat’s handicap rating. There may be more than one rating, if you race the boat in different ways (e.g., with or without a spinnaker, in one-design configuration or not). You may opt not to join SAIL; the PHRF fee for non-SAIL members is $20.