Fall 2004 Governor's Meeting
November 10, 2004
At the Fall 2004 Board of Governor's meeting, two By-Law changes were approved. These are the first changes since 1997.
The first was to change, effective 1 January 2005, the base headsail Lp (Length perpendicular) to 155 percent. This will bring PHRF of New England in line with the vast majority of PHRF Fleets. This small increase should have an insignificant effect on boat speed. In some cases, usually one of a kind boats, the base handicap will be adjusted to account for the fact that the boat sails to the current handicap.
The second change was to allow the removal of cushions without penalty. This will keep cushions from being ruined while racing. You still cannot remove doors, tables, etc. without a penalty.