Q. I have had a valid CRF certificate in the past, and wish to renew for this year. Is there additional information that will be required?
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 they accurately reflect the way that you intend to race your boat this year, but you will not have to re-enter them if they have not changed. Occasionally some new data will be required that has not been included in previous years.
Beginning with CRF 2020, the following additional information was be required:
– Standing rigging material, if not provided previously. This was requested in 2019 but not used in calculating ratings. It was be required in 2020, and is used in calculating ratings beginning in 2020.
– Stern type for canoe sterns (double enders) only.
– Mainsail and spinnaker girths (luff to leech widths). This data was gathered for rule development testing beginning in 2020, and will likely be used in calculating ratings in 2022.
– Design and build year (to help with division assignment)