Q. My new rating is different from my previous one, and my data declarations are the same. Why? What caused the change?

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 similar amount. Maintaining the competitive balance within groups having similar characteristics is always a primary objective.