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103016- The Board of Directors have eliminated the 30 hour guest pass. NEW- Dues for 2017 have been set at $60.00 US Funds only. If paying after before December 31st 2016, you will get a $5.00 discount. The board of directors have decided that due to costs, the member handbook is available for download online, or for $10.00 a hard copy will be sent to you. For members that wish to continue receiving their handbook in print form, they can purchase a handbook for $10dollars covering the cost of publishing. The annual PHRF NW member handbook is now being made available in PDF format for easy download on the website.If you wish to have a printed copy mailed to you, the fee is $10.00. Each year in March the current year copy of the handbook will be published on the website for your convenience. Find the handbook on the Annual PHRF NW Handbook page.
January 2014- The Handicappers Council continues to adjust our rating protocol to ensure equitable ratings. Members have found a loophole in the mainsail rating protocol that allows sail area to be moved from low in the sail to high, improving performance without any rating adjustment. The council acted to change the protocol to close the loophole. The council also voted to allow boats that normally race with conventional spinnakers flown from a mast-mounted spinnaker pole to also use “cruising chutes” with the rating based on the larger spinnaker as always. The addition of a significant bow sprit and a-sail will result in an X Boat designation and a faster rating. See the minutes of the council meeting and your handicapper for more information.
Changes to protocol rulesUpdate- the January 2015 meeting has put a hold on implementation of the mainsail rating protocol for further evaluation, the notice from 2014 is scored below.
General Renewal Information
In 2010, PHRF NW Directors voted that any member who has not renewed within 24 months must reapply to PHRF Northwest for their membership and re-submit an AR application form.
Late fees are assessed for renewals after December 31st.