MOUNT DESERT — Northeast Harbor Fleet leaders are reminding cruising class members to sign up for or renew their PHRF rating certificates for 2019. The rating allows race officials to calculate adjusted times for races, and determine start times for pursuit races with multiple classes competing together.
“Getting your certificate is a relatively painless, completely online process that takes less than 10 minutes and makes racing much fairer for everyone involved,” cruising class captain Chris Hopkins said.
The Gulf of Maine Ocean Racing Association (GMORA), the governing body for local racing, is offering a discount for new or renewed certificates. Through March 15, membership in GMORA, which includes a new 2019 PHRF certificate, is $50.