After two years of collecting data, CRF 2022 will include declared mainsail girths and spinnaker widths in rating calculations.  Boats declaring mainsail girths greater than the previously assumed defaults (unusually big roach profiles) will see their ratings get slightly faster.  Those declaring girths below those defaults will see slightly slower ratings, so it can be […]

A. A spinnaker is any sail set forward of the foremost mast whose width, measured between the midpoints of its luff and leech, is equal to or greater than 75% of its foot length. A headsail is a sail set forward of the foremost mast whose width, measured between the midpoint of its luff and […]

A. In most years, the data declarations made for one year will be the same as those for the next year, and that data will auto-load with your renewal application. For 2022, mainsail girths and spinnaker widths are now required to be factored into the rating, these numbers can be obtained from your sailmaker.

A. The divisions assigned by the CYOA Technical Committee are provided as guidelines to Organizing Authorities; each regatta may, based on their individual traditions or numbers of entries, place competitors in different divisions, so you may not compete against the same yachts in the same class in all events.

A. Sail material guidelines are intended to encourage the use of sails that are cost efficient and that are aesthetically appropriate for Classic racing.  Classic Yacht Racing Guidelines first published in 2020 remove the prior requirement for paneled construction and allow for ‘molded’ sails.  This change also removes the requirement for ‘woven fabric.’   In […]