Sail Fleet was organized to promote Corinthian Yachting and to provide a focal point for all members of Southwestern Yacht Club with interests in sailing, cruising and yacht racing.
Sail Fleet is responsible for promoting and organizing all racing activities conducted by SWYC including the Handicap Fleet, the local PHRF sponsored races, and interclub activities. Sail Fleet also coordinates with and provides assistance to the Junior Program. CLICK HERE FOR CURRENT RACE EVENTS!
PHRF stands for Performance Handicap Racing Fleet and is a handicapping system used for sailboats of different sizes and configurations to equalize races of different boats. Every boat has its own handicap number calculated, and race finish times are adjusted with this handicap. A slower, heavier cruising boat, for example, may beat a faster, lighter racing boat on adjusted time. The goal is for the race outcome to be determined by the crew's sailing ability rather than the nature of the boat.