PHRF is a general rating system that provides the basis for fair racing between dissimilar yachts. The system is competitor-driven and self-regulating with variations used throughout North America.
The PHRF BC system is run through the PHRF BC Handicappers Committee. BC Sailing provides the administrative support to enact decisions made by the Committee.
The Committee is comprised of yachting industry professionals and experienced PHRF racers appointed to the Committee through their yacht clubs’ fleet captains. The Handicappers Committee chair is chosen by the committee members. Technical and administrative support for the committee is provided by the chief handicapper who also works with BC Sailing to manage the PHRF rating system provincially.