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The Executive Committee consists of the President, two Vice-Presidents, Secretary, Treasurer, and six additional members who shall be elected in three classes of two members each.The Executive Committee shall be elected at the annual meeting of the association.

The YRALIS Performance Handicap Racing Fleet (PHRF) committee creates handicaps that are based on the speed potential of a sailing yacht, determined on observations of the yacht's previous observed racing performance. In reviewing new yachts, the handicap committee will compare the new yacht to other vessels that they are familiar with and are comparable in specifications to the vessel being rated. The committee, from time to time, will look for boats of the same type, based on sail area to displacement ratios and then make adjustments based on the differences to the new yacht. If available, designer's comments, IRC certificates or other handicaps will be used in quantifying the yacht's speed potential. In addition, handicappers might look to see if a similar model of the new boat has raced in another PHRF area. The handicap can then be adjusted, based on deltas from the other area & the YRALIS. The difficult part of handicapping a sailboat is qualifying of the racing program of the boat. Just because a boat finishes last all the time or, on the other hand, wins many races, does not necessarily mean that the handicap is wrong. The YRALIS has currently over two thousand sailing yachts rated. This comprehensive list, along with the variety of of persons from the sailing industry & vast experience in yacht racing, have created a PHRF list of ratings respected all over the country.

 

                                                            2016 PHRF Committee

 

   Area 1: Connecticut East of Stamford
   Rich Gold
   turningpt@aol.com

   Area 2: Stamford & Captian's Harbor
   Richard Sinclair
   ricksinclair21728@hotmail.com

   Area 3:  Milton & Mamaroneck Harbors
   Mark Ploch
   markploch@doyleplochsails.com

   Area 4:  Larchmont & New Rochelle
   Andrew Weiss
   andrew@flintlockllc.com

   Area 5: Eastchester& Little Neck Bays
   Vacant 

   Area 6:  Manhasset Bay & Hempstead Harbor
   Richard Royce, PHRF Committee Chair
   rroyce@webb.edu

   Area 7: Oyster Bay & Cold Spring Harbor
 
 Vacant 

   Area 8:  Huntington & Port Jefferson Harbors
   
Matt Berger
   mberger54@verizon.com 

   Bob Kendrick
   Jkendri2@optonline.net

   June Kendrick
   jkendric@optonline.net

   Charlie Powers
   charles.powers.yra@gmail.com 

   Hudson River YRA
   
George Samalot
   george@samalotmarine.com 

 
   

The Racing Programs Committee is responsible for coordinating and organizing the full year YRA racing schedule, publishing the annual YRA Race Book and organizing the annual YRA Championship Regatta                                                                                                    

Steve Cain              steve.cain.yralis@aol.com
Andrea Watson       office@yralis.org

   

The Nominating Committee is composed of people who typically have served the YRA in one or more capacities and/or have otherwise distinguished themselves in service to the sport of sailing. The committee's goal is to identify and attract outstanding and dedicated individuals to serve as officers and directors. The recommended slate is presented to the incumbent officers and directors for their assent and then to the membership as candidates for election at the annual meeting.  

Adam Loory, Chair    adam@uksailmakers.com
Tom Hering              thering102@gmail.com
Jed Kelly                 jed@mechanicalresources.com

Ken Hall                  ipoexec@aol.com

Roger Widmann       quintjnr@gmail.com

Bruce Cook, Chair
Mary M. Savage      
David M. Sinclair    
Peter L. Wilson       

 

 

Coordination of race training programs for Cerified Race Officers and other race officials. Prepares Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions for the YRA Annual Championship Regatta

Bruce Cook  

Promote and support One Design Racing on Long Island Sound

Rich Rubel    rubel.richard@gmail.com

 

 

Josh Burack   Jhburack@gmail.com 

Robert Counihan   

Andrea Watson, Chair     office@yralis.org
Cynthia Parthemos        
Doug Shannon              
David Storrs