Within the Austin Yacht Club (AYC) racing is focused into five one-design fleets and three handicap fleets. The handicap fleets allow nearly every sailboat manufactured to race in a time adjusted (i.e.: handicap) competitive environment. The three handicap fleets are centerboard (non-ballasted) boats, ballasted or keel boats and multi-hull boats. The Keel Handicap Fleet or Keel Fleet establishes Local PHRF (Performance Handicap Racing Fleet) ratings to adjust elapsed racing times to allow different speed potential boats to race on an competitive basis. The Austin Yacht Club Keel Fleet is a member of US Sailing.
For handicap racing at AYC you need to have a Ratings Certificate on file for your boat (in its racing configuration) in order to be properly scored for regattas and series races. If you are new to racing at the club, are sailing a different/new boat, or made some physical changes to your boat, please submit a Ratings Review (see link below) so the the Ratings Committee can update the records. Your scorers will thank you.
2022 Performance Racing Fleet Officers:
Fleet Captain – David Weeks
Fleet Secretary – Robbin Kersey
Fleet Treasurer – Norman (Cass) Meyer
A Fleet Captain – Kurt Zinsmeyer
B Fleet Captain – David Weeks
Multihull Representative – Jim Casto (Fleet Captains are Bill Coon and Bo Kersey)
photo: Bruce McDonald