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 CRF formulae and factors are routinely refined annually to reflect biases that were identified via an objective, in-depth analysis of the previous year’s race results. Typically most ratings change only slightly, and those that see a significant change will find that other yachts of the same size and type will have changed by […]
A. Requests for sail girths (widths) for mainsails and spinnakers were new for 2020. They were intended then to be for newly built sails only, as the data for those would be readily available to owners from the sailmaker. These sail girths were used for data gathering only and not for ratings in 2020. Now […]
A. Designer data, builder specifications and brochures, etc. are typically the best source. If necessary, the CRF Technical Committee can help with researching ballast data or even calculating it from measurements. To request help in calculating your ballast weight, complete as much of your CRF Application as you can, use our Data Inquiry Form to […]
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. The formulae and factors used to calculate ratings are routinely refined annually, based on a quantitative analysis of race results from the previous season. As a result of these refinements, ratings often change from one year to the next even when the same input data is declared.
A. The online application/revalidation process for acquiring a CRF certificate is quite straightforward, with pop-up help available for data definitions. Most of the information required is the same from year to year, and it is resident on the site under your online CRF account. You should check all of your declarations to be sure that […]
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 […]