Q. How do I make an appropriate declaration for displacement on the CRF rating application?

A. The intent of CRF is to rate your boat in the condition in which you typically race her. WRT Displacement (DSPS), this implies a declaration equal to the estimated weight of your yacht in the condition that you typically present her for racing, in pounds, excluding crew weight. For yachts that are primarily raced and daysailed, this would be similar to a ‘light ship’ flotation (empty tanks, with minimal food and gear). For yachts that are equipped and provisioned for regular cruising and that race perhaps one race per year, this would be similar to ‘half load’ floatation (tanks half full, with ordinary food and gear).