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 Post subject: Hobie- Start times
PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 10:27 am 
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I need the start times for a hobie 14 and the hobie 14 turbo in a reggata with thistles, hobie 16, lightings, highlanders, and alot of other one class designs if anyone know where i can find these times or can aquier them for me that would really help me.


 Post subject: Start times?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 9:24 am 
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Start times? Perhaps you are refering to handicaped racing numbers or calculations?

You can find handicap info on

That would be portsmouth numbers.

Portsmouth Yardstick Handicapping System – The Portsmouth system is a time-on-time system that uses the Thistle as the standard boat in the United States. While PHRF generally addresses what we term as "offshore boats", Portsmouth addresses up to medium-sized production cruiser-racers as well as multihulls and centerboard classes. Each boat is assigned a series of numbers that are applied based on the average wind conditions of the race. Using the Portsmouth system corrected time (CT) is calculated using: CT = ( ET / HC ) x 100
ET = Elapsed Time
HC = Applicable Portsmouth Handicap number

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