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Author: Brendan Busch
Subject: PHRF rating and Penalty poles
Info: (9835 views) Posted: Friday 8-18-06 03:41:22 PM
I brought this up with YRA once, and was told this penalty is for kite size rather than actual spin pole length (ie, just shortening your pole won't get the 6s reduction). I forget the actual details, but suffice it to say that getting a stock E27 rating changed will be difficult, as there is a lot of local data on the performance of these boats. The PHRF committee tends to take a dim view on modifications and will not make it easier to do better on rating than with the current ODR.

--brendan

:: Has anyone ever address the fact express 27 is rated in
:: PHRF with a penalty pole that mandatory 6 sec
:: deduction. That is a significant change in rating and
:: seems worthwhile to consider and that six sec for the
:: small amount of extra kite marginal.

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