Welcome to the Hudson River Yacht Racing Association
Special thanks to Barbara Fitzgerald for the beautiful photos throughout the website.
For an explanation of the Cox-Sprague Scoring System..... CLICK HERE.
2018 PHRF Splits and Scoring
Again in 2018, scoring for ALL divisions (spinnaker and non-spinnaker) will use the PHRF Time on Time (ToT) Scoring System.
If you are interested in how the TCF is calculated and applied, US Sailing offers a comprehensive overview of ToT at: http://www.ussailing.org/racing/offshore-big-boats/rating-rules/#1471969534315-2e06dd00-392d
Another great explanation comparing ToD and ToT written by Peter Oden, HRYRA Rules and Appeals Chairman, can be found HERE.
The PHRF Class splits will be the same as 2017. They are......
Class 1 - PHRF less than 130, with spinnakers
Class 2 - PHRF greater than 130, with spinnakers
Class 3 - All without spinnakers
Changes to the 2018 PHRF renewal and crew weight credits
As you go through the process of renewing or obtaining a PHRF Certificate
from HRYRA this year, you will notice a couple changes:
1. There is no longer a box to declare crew weight.
2. There is no “Renew with no changes” options.
Both these changes are driven by revisions to the YRALIS PHRF Regulations
to which HRYRA adheres.
Regarding the elimination of the weight credit, Steve Cain, President of
“This system, though created with the hope that it would encourage lesser
programs to participate in racing, has become rife with abuse by
competitors, difficult to enforce by organizing authorities and ultimately,
as boat design has evolved, less valid.”
You may read Steve Cain’s full remarks at
The second change to the renewal process is that all certificates are
reviewed for 2018 (including those without weight credits). This arose out
of a technical limitation of the PHRF System, but it is probably good
practice to review all certificates from time-to-time.
HRYRA Executive Board
in the main menu above.