Performance Handicap Racing Fleet
The United States Performance Handicap Racing Fleet Committee (USPHRF) is a technical rule committee of US SAILING that promotes performance handicap racing for monohull and multihull sailing yachts applying the PHRFÂ® rule. The Committee researches, develops, and distributes guidelines for performance handicapping using systematically applied empirical methodology to determine estimates of speed potential. The Committee maintains a database of critical dimensions for production boats and a database of handicaps assigned by local and regional fleets associated with USPHRF. It publishes these data, periodic bulletins, and handicapping guidelines that are mailed to member fleets associated with US SAILING. Three subcommittees have special tasks. The Executive Subcommittee deals with management and evaluates application of the rule. The Technical Subcommittee updates the procedures and methodology for performance handicapping. The National Appeal Subcommittee hears appeals of handicaps forwarded from associated local and regional fleets.