PHRF Adjustments for Freedoms

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PHRF Adjustments for Freedoms

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from PHRF New England (www.phrfne.org), the following table of
Freedom yachts, with adjustment information:

FREEDOM 21 CAT 255
FREEDOM 21 SLOOP 243
FREEDOM 21 SLOOP SD 252
FREEDOM 25 201
FREEDOM 25 SL IB WING 198
FREEDOM 28 192
FREEDOM 30 174
FREEDOM 30 SD 180
FREEDOM 32 171
FREEDOM 33 162
FREEDOM 35 135
FREEDOM 35 WK 144
FREEDOM 36 138
FREEDOM 36 SD 144
FREEDOM 36 Ketch 150
FREEDOM 36 SD Ketch 156
FREEDOM 38 138
FREEDOM 39 156
FREEDOM 40/40 99
FREEDOM 40/40 WK 108
FREEDOM 42 SD 102
FREEDOM 44 129
FREEDOM 44 Boom 168
FREEDOM 44 SD 135
FREEDOM 45 CC WK 99

Adjustments:

AUXILLIARY POWER

Two bladed solid propeller on an exposed shaft +6 sec/mile
Three bladed solid propeller on an exposed shaft +9
Three bladed solid propeller in an aperture +3
Two bladed feathering propeller in an aperture -3
Three bladed feathering propeller in an aperture 0
Outboard fixed in well with two bladed solid propeller +6
Inboard with exposed shaft in place of outboard +3 to +9

RECREATIONAL ADJUSTMENT

Limited inventory, jib roller furling, polyester and +6
mylar only in working sails, no exotic sail materials
such as kevlar, spectra, technora, etc..
A maximum of:
One nylon spinnaker
One jib with Lp > 110%
One jib with Lp =< 110%

CRUISING HANDICAP - No free flying sails (this includes no mizzen staysails of any kind)

Normal masthead rig +12 from racing handicap
Normal fractional rig +6 from racing handicap
15/16s rig (I is greater than P, but not masthead) +9 from racing handicap
Fractional rig with ISP greater than 1.01 times IM +9 from racing handicap
Lp 135% or less, but not if small jib standard +3 additional from cruising handicap
SPL > J but Whisker pole length = J +3 additional from racing
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Re: PHRF Adjustments for Freedoms

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US sailing published a table containing High/Low/Mean PHRF Handicaps from around a country for all sailboats.
http://www.ussailing.org/phrf/
CR
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Re: PHRF Adjustments for Freedoms

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I can add to this list for the Freedom 45. PHRFNE has a base rating of 99 but Narragansett Bay uses a base of 123 which is much more reasonable.
In YRALIS, the Freedom 45 base is 126 (wing keel) and the 40/40 is 102. I think that still may be a bit punitive for the 40/40.

My F45 had the following adjustments:
Fixed 3 blade prop +12
Undersized asym +19
Non-spin adj. +15

This led to one of the anomalies of PHRF - a spinnaker rating slower than the non-spin rating.
154/150.

Next year for the Bermuda 1-2 it should rate 142/138 as I'm replacing the fixed blade prop with a flexofold.

I always thought the 99 base for the F45/F40/40 was overly punitive. As an aside, I got an ORR-ez rating as well (mostly for the polar table) and it aligns pretty closely with the PHRF-NB numbers.
S/V Glory, 1992 Freedom 45 CC TM WK

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Re: PHRF Adjustments for Freedoms

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Just got my 2021 cert for my F30. I am at 174 out here in SF Bay Area. 687 DW rating.

I have a spinnaker (gun mount) and shoal keel. Seems like my shoal keel ought to give me a bit more credit but have never challenged the rating.
Mike Cunningham
Freedom 30 (Mull) Hull #3
Build date...June, 1986 . Freedom Yachts USA, sloop, shoal keel
Gun Mount and pole retrofitted (purchased from a Hoyt Freedom 32)
Yanmar 2gm20F , 1600 hrs fixed two blade prop
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Here in SF Bay where I am the only F40/40 they gave me a base rating of 91 and a penalty for a spin pole longer than J (which is stock for the F40/40). Which brought me to 81. Brutal. I plan on challenging it but haven’t done so yet. I think the base rating is tough. And the penalty on the spinnaker is really tough when you consider that it is a fractional rig and a cat sloop. The J is really small. My spinnaker is significantly smaller than the one on the Cal 40 I race on even though they have a pretty stubby mast!
Tony
SV Circe 1997 Freedom 40/40 - Hull #20 - Brickyard Cove Marina, Richmond, CA

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SF Bay my PHRF 156 for P35
Tom and Stephanie
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1999. Wing Keel 5’
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Re: PHRF Adjustments for Freedoms

Post by mrleinweber »

In NY (Long Island Sound), my PHRF is 151 -- and frankly given the regular times I see when racing I think it should be about 200 :)

Freedoms (especially my Cat Catch) are not the speediest racers -- BUT when we have 30-40 knots from the Beam I can keep up (mostly since the other boats cant hold it down in that breeze and the Freedom handles it fine without even needing a reef).

That said, we are more comfortable then most..

On another note, has anyone reading this done a Bermuda race with a Freedom ?

Cheers, Michael

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