Performance Racing Class

Longest race approximately 30 miles.

May be split into Divisions dependent on speed and size.

A mixture of bay racing and island passage racing.

PHS division strives to give all entrants a chance of winning, provided they sail reasonably well.

This is not a boat measurement based handicap but is based on the “performance” of a particular boat.

If you are looking for boat measurement racing, then IRC is for you.

The Initial PHS handicap reflects known or estimated performance for the boat or the type of boat – so two boats, identical except in age/condition, may receive a slightly different PHS handicap.

The Handicap for each race is mathematically calculated using data from all previous races. Handicapper discretion may also play some part.

Sailing Airlie Beach Race Week - Photo: Andrea Francolini