Racing

SYSCO offers a variety of racing options. If you would prefer not to fly a spinnaker, the Cruising Fleet races on Thursdays and registrants are divided into several classes (e.g., Cruising A, Cruising B, etc.) based on relevant factors such as ratings for the type of boat, the observed performance of local boats, and the number of registrants. Three or more boats of the same model can race as a One-Design Fleet. SYSCO currently has nine one-design fleets. Skippers can request to race boat-to-boat in formed level fleets based on on the factors described above. This option is especially useful for racers that want to fly a spinnaker and do not have a PHRF-NW Rating Certificate. Finally, racers that do have a certificate can request to race using PHRF handicap correction.

SYSCO Fleets

The boats listed in each Level Fleet below are examples and not exclusive of other types of boats. One-design fleets are shown in parentheses. In addition, where the Notice of Race and its bylaws permit, SYSCO will form handicapped classes. The Level Fleet assignment, Cruising Fleet, and One-Design Fleets are also used to organize Fleet activities and organize race committee duties.

Level Fleet A: Sport/Sprit Boat Class: PHRF 135 and faster:
     J/105 (A1), Flying Tiger 10, Melges 24, Mumm/Farr 36 and 30, J/109
Level Fleet B: Displacement Boat Class: PHRF 135 and faster:
     New York 36, Thomas 35, Beneteau 36, Olson 29 and 30, Olson 34, J 29
Level Fleet C: PHRF 136-160:
     Cascade 36, C&C 34, J-30, Santa Cruz 27, S2-34
Level Fleet D: PHRF 161-185:
     Martin 24 (D1), Merit 25 (D2), J-24 (D3), Moore 24 (D4), Cal 9.2, Kalik 30, Pearson 34, C&C 30, Beneteau 29
Level Fleet E: PHRF 186-214:
     Erickson 32, Catalina 30, Hunter 30, Tartan 30, Cal 29, SJ-28, Morgan 27, T-Bird, Capri 25, C&C 27, Islander 28, Santana 23
Level Fleet F: PHRF 215-239:
     Newport 28, Cal 2-24, Cal 28 and 27, MacGregor 26, Ranger 23 and 24, Catalina 25, 27 and 28, Pearson 26, C&C 25
Level Fleet G: PHRF 240-277:
     San Juan 26, MacGregor 25, Hunter 25, Cal 22 and 23, Santana 20
Level Fleet H: PHRF 278 and slower:
     Cal 20 (H1), Catalina 22 (H2), Ranger 20 (H3), Venture 21 (H4)
Level Fleet I: Multi-hulls:
     F-24, F-27, Corsair (x)