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ACURA KEY WEST 2008, presented by Nautica

 SCRATCH SHEET - JANUARY 18, 2008

  Division Classes Boats    
  2 A - IRC 1 10    
    B - Swan 42 12    
    C - PHRF 1 9    
    D - IRC 2 10    
    E - PHRF 2
9
   
      50    
  PRO Bruce Golison      
           
  Division Classes Boats    
  4 A - Corsair 28R 9    
    B - PHRF 3 8    
    C - PHRF 4 10    
    D - PHRF 5 8    
    E - PHRF 6
11
   
      46    
  PRO Wayne Bretsch      
 

                       

 

PHRF Handicap Appeals Summary - January 18, 2008

CLASS BREAKS - PHRF and IRC

posted December 28, 2007

update January 2, 2008

 

Comments and Insight

from the Race Chairman

I am pleased to be able to post the preliminary class breaks for Acura Key West 2008 more than 3 weeks before the racing begins. This year, there are 76 handicap entries (56 PHRF and 20 IRC), representing approximately 30% of the 2008 fleet. PHRF entrants will be competing for the 2008 PHRF National Championship with 3 beautiful Chelsea Clocks to be awarded to the top performers. The championship scoring criteria is posted at KW08_PHRF_championship                                                      read more.......  
Division 2                  
A - IRC 1                  
Sail BoatName Model LOA Rating D/L SA/D Entrant Homeport Tactician
119 Numbers Judel/Vrolijk 66 66 1.506     Daniel Meyers Newport, RI Hamish Pepper
888 Highland Fling Wally 80 78 1.483     Irvine Laidlaw Douglas, GBR Peter Isler
55155 Rima 2 R/P 55 55 1.376     John Brim Newport, RI John Baxter
13 Rusal Synergy TP 52 52 1.367     Sergey Pichugin Saratov, RUS Eugenu Neugodnikou
52698 Windquest TP 52 52 1.360     Doug DeVos Holland, MI Ian Williams
7552 Mayhem TP 52 52 1.356     Ashley Wolfe Lake Tahoe, CA Eric Bentzen
13131 Samba Pa Ti TP 52 52 1.354     John Kilroy, Jr. Dover, DE P. Holmberg/C. Dunn
62152 Flash TP 52 52 1.351     Hap Fauth/Mark Jones Newport, RI Andy Horten
5252 Flash Glove JV 52 52 1.345     Colm Barrington Dun Laoghaire, IRL Robert Greenhalgh
50069 Cracker 2 Ker 50 50 1.277     Hunt Lawrence Oyster Bay, NY Cam Warner
                   
B - Swan 42                  
Sail BoatName Model LOA       Entrant Homeport Tactician
4220 Amelia Swan 42 42       Alex Jackson Riverside, CT Brad Read
4235 Apparition Swan 42 42       Kenneth Colburn Newport, RI Jack Slattery
4216 Arethusa Swan 42 42       Phil Lotz Newport, RI Wendy Lotz
4208 Bandit Swan 42 42       Andy Fisher Newport, RI Stephen Benjamin
4227 Hoss Swan 42 42       Darden/Williamson Fort Worth, TX Yandell Rogers
4206 Impetuous Swan 42 42       Paul Zabetakis Newport, RI Henry Little
4225 Interlodge Swan 42 42       Austin Fragomen New York, NY Jody Lutz
3642R Long Echo Swan 42 42       Barry Sampson Southampton, UK Jonathon Money
4204 Mutiny Swan 42 42       Gibb Kane Newport, RI Jay Helme
4223 Tiburon Swan 42 42       Mark Watson Newport, RI Charlie Enright
4209 Uxorious III Swan 42 42       Colin Buffin Southampton, UK Nick Cherry
4240 Vitesse Swan 42 42       Jon Halbert Dallas, TX Farley Fontenot
                   
C - PHRF 1 ( 63 secs)                
Sail BoatName Model LOA HDCP D/L SA/D Entrant Homeport Tactician
52814 Gwaihir Class 40 40 -9     Stuart Williams Newport, RI Jared Lazor
4 Juggernaut Farr 36 Custom 38 0 85 34.6 Chris Lopez New Orleans, LA Rudy Smith
52125 Stark Raving Mad J/125 41 -4 74 30.3 James Madden Newport Beach, CA Gary Weisman
3 Meridian Farr 36 36 9 80 36.2 William Shelhorse Lake Wesley, VA Mark Wheeler
2 Wicked Dog Farr 36 36 9 80 36.0 John Corda Lake Tahoe, CA John Corda
35012 Spaceman Spiff 1D35 35 36 104 30.2 Abigail Ruhlman Cleveland, OH Patrick Wilson
51171 Wairere Thompson 30 31 36 83 35.1 Pete Hunter Kill Devil Hill, NC Simon Minoprio
123 Purple Haze Henderson 30 30 45 81 31.3 Lee Oldak Sag Harbor, NY  
39 CharSar Flying Tiger 10M 33 54 70 32.1 Scott Fox Carrabassett, ME  
                   
D - IRC 2                  
Sail BoatName Model LOA Rating     Entrant Homeport Tactician
92 Murka 2 Swan 45 45 1.193     Mikhail Mouratov Douglas, UK Eddie Warden Owen
40076 Le Renard Farr 40 40 1.190     Ten Racing Group Levington, GBR Robert Grieg-Gran
52756 Sarah X-41 40 1.114     Gregory Manning Warwick, RI Bob Muller
49 Gold Digger J/44 44 1.104     James Bishop Jamestown, RI James Bishop, Jr.
12204 Christopher Dragon J/122 40 1.095     Andrew Weiss Greenwich, CT Mark Ploch
52939 Teamwork J/122 40 1.093     Robin Team Beaufort, NC Jonathan Bartlett
42 Grateful Red C&C 121 40 1.073     Ken Johnson Lake Kegonsa, WI Jim Campbell
11137 No Naked Flames Sllim 37 37 1.073     Andrew & Carl Allen Belfast, IRL Chris Main
52439 Kalevala II Grand Soleil 37 37 1.043     Tapio Saavalainen Annapolis, MD Bruce Kuryla
114 Cathexis X-382 38 1.038     Rocco Zaninelli Stamford, CT Tom Seghi
                   
E - PHRF 2 (27 secs)                
Sail BoatName Model LOA HDCP D/L SA/D Entrant Homeport Tactician
52323 Overlap Beneteau 40.7 40 48 174 20.8 Michael Williamson London, UK  
52407 Reggae/Red Rain Beneteau 40.7 39 48 161 22.2 TJ Aruffo St Petersburg, FL Don Clements
37120 Emocean J/120 40 51 145 21.6 Will Hanckel Charleston, SC  
25424 Bounder Sydney 36 36 51 122 23.8 David Hudgel Detoit, MI Peter Wenzler
52458 Primal Scream C&C 115 38 63 147 24.0 Steven Stollman Key Biscayne, FL  
52202 Caminos J/109 35 75 165 21.5 Don & Nicolas Filippelli Amagansett, NY  
51 Rush J/109 35 75 165 21.5 Bill Sweetser Annapolis, MD Bill Schoenberg
261 Sea Trial J/109 35 75 165 21.5 Jim Powers Houston, TX Terry Flynn
310 Tastes Like Chicken J/109 35 75 165 21.5 Stephen Tedeschi New York, NY Stephen Tedeschi
                   
                 
Division 4                  
A - C28R                  
Sail BoatName Model LOA       Entrant Homeport Tactician
156 Bad Boys Corsair 28R 28       Bob Harkrider Augusta, GA  
83 Condor Corsair 28R 28       Richard Bokkerink Enschede, NED R. Bokkerink
185 Evolution Corsair 28R 28       Kathryn Garlick Terra Ceia, CAN Paul Garlick
193 Fifty-Fifty Corsair 28R 28       Robert Onsgard Miami YC, FL Steve Marsh
64 Flight Simulator Corsair 28R 28       Tom Reese Youngstown, NY Richard Stephens
157 Hi Five Corsair 28R 28       Valdek Kwasniewski Sarasota, FL  
118 Overdo Corsair 28R 28       John Novak Colleyville, TX Jon Colclasure
175 Relentless Corsair 28R 28       Peter Katcha St Petersburg, FL Scott Cheney
132 Strategery 3 Corsair 28R 28       Cliff Farrah Destin, FL Don Wigston
                   
B - PHRF 3 (33 secs)                
Sail BoatName Model LOA HDCP D/L SA/D Entrant Homeport Tactician
50484 Temptress SR-33 33 66 108 27.3 Robert Hibdon Charleston, SC Henry McCray
25518 Resurgence Columbia 32 32 69 85 29.0 Fred McConnel Panama City, FL  
042 U-Plane Esse 850 28 72 60 31.6 Rick Hamilton Annapolis, MD Dan Bowman
49 X-Esse Esse 850 28 72 60 31.6 Amedeo Vaccani Zollikon, SUI Josef Schuchter
117 Buster Hobie 33 33 93 63 27.2 Steve Arnold Frisco, CO Rodney Allen
24 Hot Stuff Hobie 33 33 93 63 27.2 Matthew Petrat Sarasota, FL Matthew Petrat
53194 Bluto Evelyn 32-2 32 93 102 25.2 Bill Berges Bokeelia, FL  
25255 Jack-A-Roe Olson 30 OB 30 99 78 25.9 John Dybas Chicago, IL John Thomas
                   
C - PHRF 4 (appx 24 secs)                
Sail BoatName Model LOA HDCP D/L SA/D Entrant Homeport Tactician
77296 Predator Tripp 36 36 72 160 22.0 Fred Prelle Houston, TX  
32581 Leading Edge J/35 35 72 165 21.7 Tom Sutton Seabrook, TX John Barnett
42968 Mr. Bill's Wild Ride J/35 35 72 165 21.7 William Wildner Clinton River, MI TBD
3316 Pipe Dream XIV Tripp 33 33 81 120 23.5 Scott Piper Miami, FL Stewart Delisser
64337 Creola C&C 37/40 WK 40 84 234 18.7 Jack Cavalier Tampa, FL  
53494 Hot Ticket Dickerson 37 37 87 183 19.0 Jim Hightower Houston, TX Mike Tyre
68 Tangent Cape Fear 38 38 87 148 19.9 Gerry Taylor Annapolis, MD  
68 Bad Girl J/100 33 90 119 21.9 Robert Armstrong St. Croix, USVI Jens Hookanson
56 Rum & Cola J/92S 30 96 132 25.5 Tomas Aquino Carlyle, IL Bryan Uhlmansiek
51 True Blue J/92S 30 96 132 25.5 Rick Wieters Jenkins Island, SC Andrew Cooke
                   
D - PHRF 5 (36 secs)                
Sail BoatName Model LOA HDCP D/L SA/D Entrant Homeport Tactician
54959 Flak Andrews 30 30 96 * 179 22.8 Adam Farkas Toronto, CAN Bill Graham
73456 L'Outrage Beneteau 10M 34 102 115 22.7 Bruce Gardner Annapolis, MD  
93101 Remedy Donovan 27 28 108 158 22.3 Bert Carp Annapolis, MD Dave Gross
53303 Seefest J/29 29 108 157 23.1 Ira Perry Padanaram, MA Ryan Walsh
30106 Incognito Andrews 30 30 111 207 22.8 Gregory Robinson Annapolis, MD Quinn Tobin
197 Cool Breeze J/29 (FR OB) 29 114 157 23.1 John Cooper Cane Hill, MO Billy Liberty
97757 Tribute B-25 25 132 93 27.5 Kris Fredrichsen Sheboygan, WI Mark Wessel
16308 Britsar T-10 33 132 161 22.1 Ken Schram Bay View YC, MI Bill Buckles
              * weight adjustment    
E - PHRF 6 (30 secs)                
Sail BoatName Model LOA HDCP D/L SA/D Entrant Homeport Tactician
8 Lucky Ducky Wyliecat 30 30 141 165 21.2 Hall Palmer San Francisco, CA Jay Tyson
52665 One Up Wyliecat 30 30 141 165 21.2 Lincoln Schoenberger Bridgeport, CT John McArthur
93084 Bob Colgate 26 26 159 145 24.2 Mike Ironmonger Solomons, MD  
30157 Caribbean Soul 2 Mac 30 29 165 242 17.5 David McAleer Rock Hall, MD  
41917 Wildwood Flower Elite 30-S 30 168 170 19.4 Larry Tomlinson Bokeelia, FL Greg Davis
484 Horizon S2 7.9 26 168 186 22.6 Bob Fleck Alexandria, VA Lisa Fleck
212 Instigator S2 7.9 26 168 186 22.6 Michael Elliott Casville , MI Scott  Maust
491 Magic S2 7.9 26 168 186 22.6 Joseph Pawlowski Rochester, NY Joseph Pawlowski
48 Blah Blah Blah J/24 24 171 169 19.6 Mark Milnes Key West, FL Jessie Combs
4 RollOBoat J/24 24 171 169 19.6 Kerry Gruson Miami, FL  
2998 Rumblefisch J/24 24 171 169 19.6 Peter Fischel Juneau, AK  

CLASS BREAKS - PHRF and IRC     posted December 28, 2007

 

January 2, 2008 Update

Division 2 Start Order Changed

PHRF 1 and IRC 2 have been reversed. PHRF 1 (now Class C) will start after the Swan 42s and before IRC 2 (now class D)

 

Division 4 Changes

Antrim 27 withdrew (PHRF 3 now 8 boats), J/24 added (PHRF 6 now 11 boats)


Comments and Insight from the Race Chairman...

I am pleased to be able to post the preliminary class breaks for Acura Key West 2008 more than 3 weeks before the racing begins. This year, there are 76 handicap entries (56 PHRF and 20 IRC), representing approximately 30% of the 2008 fleet. PHRF entrants will be competing for the 2008 PHRF National Championship with 3 beautiful Chelsea Clocks to be awarded to the top performers. The championship scoring criteria is posted at KW08_PHRF_championship.htm

Before getting into the class breaks, this is an appropriate time for me to thank the PHRF Consortium Chairman and his team for the time and effort spent in researching, evaluating and debating to establish fair Key West specific handicaps for our PHRF fleet. The work is not yet finished as some information submitted by boat owners is incomplete and a number of boats are still under review.

Participants should be aware that in some cases, preliminary PHRF handicaps that have been posted will be adjusted based on which class the boat will be racing in (in accordance with the event specific PHRF Rules & Regulations).

Once again this year, I ask that participating IRC and PHRF boat owners assess the class breaks in the context of the facts and considerations that I will share with you in this letter. As always, I welcome your feedback and comments, but will ask that you first take the time to read my letter before contacting me with feedback or questions. My second request is that only the boat owner or his/her designated representative contact us and to do so
via email. It is the most efficient way for us to manage the process going forward and provide you with a meaningful response in the limited time we have before racing begins on January 21st.

BACKGROUND
The event-specific PHRF Rules & Regulations and the Notice & Conditions of Race both speak to our philosophy on PHRF class breaks. The same basic philosophy applies to IRC. We fully recognize that getting class breaks right is as important to 'good handicap racing' as proper handicaps. There are a multitude of factors that need to be taken into account when assigning the class breaks including rating bands, LOA, Sail Area/Displacement Ratios (up wind and down wind), etc. There are of course, some limiting factors from an event and race management standpoint. These include, but aren’t limited to, the number and type of boats entered, practical class size and a maximum number of starts per division in order to achieve 2 or 3 fair races on any given day. (It’s worth noting that we have 10 races scheduled for the first time, which means one or more 3-race days aren’t out of the question). 

Premiere Racing publishes preliminary class breaks only after considerable dialogue with the PHRF Consortium, Appeals Committee, naval architects and some experienced boat owners (those without a conflict of interest). We all are in agreement on one fact - that there are a number of different ways one can divide these handicap entries into classes. Before posting these preliminary breaks, a number of us have spent a significant amount of time and effort analyzing potential scenarios. In my capacity as Race Chairman, I am the one responsible for making the final decision on class breaks.  

One of our primary goals, based on feedback from participating owners over the years, is to provide 'like racing' - that is to ensure that boats which perform in a similar fashion in a variety of different conditions are racing together. There are a number of factors we take into consideration in our efforts to ensure like racing - even if that means expanding rating bands beyond what one might normally desire. A boat's Sail Area/ Displacement Ratio (both the upwind & downwind numbers) and Displacement/Length Ratio are two key factors that come into play. We have posted approximate ratios with the PHRF boats so you can see those important numbers right alongside the assigned handicap. This worthy goal is more challenging in 2008 than in previous years based on the number of IRC boats entered and the composition of the PHRF fleet.

Determining class breaks solely on handicap would be a simple task, look tidy on the scratch sheet, and generally result in notably small rating bands. But this clearly wouldn't provide 'like racing' and the quality competition that handicap boat owners are seeking in Key West. A C&C 40 and Olson 30 racing together - with nearly identical handicaps - is not the kind of racing that the majority of our owners are looking for. 

2008 CONSIDERATIONS / ISSUES

On any given year there are unique considerations and limitations concerning class breaks and this year is no exception:

·         There will be 76 boats racing under handicap rules in Key West next January. The IRC fleet will feature 20 entrants (down from 27 last year) while the PHRF fleet totals 56 boats - close to last year’s 62 boat tally.

·         The composition of the 2008 PHRF fleet has very few “big boats” while the IRC fleet features a wide range in size from the 37’ Grand Soleil Kalevala II to the 80’ swing keel Wally Highland Fling.

·         There will be a total of 16 classes spread over 4 divisions next month (17 classes last year):

-       Div 1 (66 boats):               Farr 40 / Melges 32 / M 30

-       Div 2 (50 boats):               IRC 1 / IRC 2 / Swan 42 / PHRF 1 & 2

-       Div 3 (98 boats):               Melges 24 / J/105 / J/80

-       Div 4 (47 boats):               Corsair 28R / PHRF 3-6

·         These preliminary breaks feature 8 handicap classes (6 PHRF and 2 IRC) with 9-11 boats in each class.  

·         IRC Racing returns to Key West for its third year with 20 boats racing (2006-17 / 2007-27 / 2008-20).These 20 boats broke logically into what should prove to be two very competitive classes – both racing on Division 2.

·         The mix of PHRF boats led to logical class breaks in some instances. There are no larger size classes this time around, and the smaller class size (9-10 boats) and additional trophies work toward the goal of participants having a meaningful competition with boats that should be racing together.

·         To ensure quality racing and the ability to get 2 and even 3 races completed on any given day, we achieved a notable goal of having a maximum of 5 starts on Divisions 2 and 4 this year. Many of us can remember past years with 7 and even 8 starts on one division.

·         Some of the posted rating bands can be deceiving. It should be noted that 4 of the 6 PHRF classes have rating bands of 33 sec/mile or less. There are also reasonable bands within the other two, with one boat at the top and/or bottom boats in those two classes accounting for the wider spreads.  

·         Sub Classes: We will be recognizing two ‘Sub Class’ groups this year - the TP52s and J/109s. They have 4 and 6 boats entered respectively with the J/109 class projecting one design status again next year as they had in 2006 and 2007. A daily and two series Sub-Class trophies will be awarded to these two groups within their PHRF classes. 

 

DIVISION 2

5 Starts / 50 Boats

 

            IRC 1 (Class 2A):  A 9-boat class with the biggest boats in fleet, including one of our largest entries to date (the swing-keel Wally 80 Highland Fling). Two new IRC designs are the J/V 66 Numbers and R/P 55 Rima 2. The balance of the class is composed of six TP52s - most have been optimized for IRC in some fashion. The TP52’s will be eligible for ‘Sub-Class’ trophies.

            Swan 42 (Class 2B): 12 boats making their Key West debut as a one design class. 

            IRC 2 (Class 2C):  This 11-boat class is a fairly diverse group of boats with a Swan 45 as the high rater (1.20) and an X-382 (1.038) as the low rater (pending final IRC ratings).  A Farr 40, X-41, pair of J/122s, J/44, Ker 11.3, Mills designed Sllim 37, Grand Soleil 37 and C&C 121 round out this second IRC class.  

PHRF 1 (Class 2D):  This 9 boat class includes a Rodger Martin 40 (Gwaihir) which is significantly faster than the other boats in class. The other 8 are primarily light displacement boats. While the rating band is not ideal, this is not uncommon for the “big boat” PHRF class with one boat rated significantly faster than the others. Rating adjustments may be made to the boats at either end of the class (as allowed for under the PHRF Rules & Regs) to account for the rating spread and size differences.

PHRF 2 (Class 2E):  This 9-boat moderate displacement class of 35-40 footers will likely feature some of the most competitive racing in this year’s PHRF fleet. A narrow 21 sec/mile rating band and similar boat types will make for close racing. A pair of Beneteau 40.7’s will join a J/120, Sydney 36, C&C 115 and four J/109’s. The J/109’s will be eligible for Sub Class trophies.

 

DIVISION 4

5 Starts / 46 boats


            CORSAIR  28R (Class 4A):  The trimarans will again be the lead class in Division 4 with 9 boats vying for their 2008 Mid Winter Championship.

            PHRF 3 (Class 4B):  This 9 boat light displacement class features smaller boats (28-33’ LOA) with a rating band of 42 sec/mile. Boat types include a pair of Esse 850’s and Hobie 33’s, an SR 33, Antrim 27, Columbia 32, Evelyn 32-2 and Olson 30.

PHRF 4 (Class 4C):  This is a medium displacement class with mid-sized boats. The 10 boat class, which includes a pair of J/35’s and J/92s’ along with a Cape Fear 38, Tripp 36, Tripp 33, C&C 40-2, Dickerson 37 and J/100, will feature a narrow 24 sec/mile rating band.

 

PHRF 5 (Class 4D):  This class consists of the smaller medium to light displacement boats with three J/29’s, a pair of Andrews 30’s, a Beneteau 10M, Donovan 27, T-10 and B-25. The class has a rating band from 99-132 and all the boats are “MORC like”.

 

PHRF 6 (Class 4E):  Our “small boat” PHRF class has a reasonable 30 sec/mile rating band. This class features three S2 7.9’s, a Colgate 26, Mac 30 and a pair of Wyliecat 30’s and J/24’s.

 

As always, we welcome your constructive criticism and feedback. Keep in mind that we are reluctant to make last minute changes, hence timely feedback is essential. If you see something you don't agree with, we ask that you provide useful feedback.  Please don't just state that a boat does not belong is a certain class. It will be far more effective to present the perceived problem, why it is a problem, along with a potential solution along with your justification.

We anticipate another excellent week of IRC and PHRF competition at Acura Key West 2008. I look forward to seeing everyone next month.

 

Sincerely yours,

Peter Craig
Race Chairman