2009 Ratings

2009 BAMA Rating Certificates

You must send a Rating Application to the BAMA Race Chair to get a 2009 BAMA Rating certificate. Applications are available as Microsoft Excel or PDF. Completed applications should be emailed to:
racechair at sfbama.org
Applicants must:

a) be Current BAMA members, or

b) a $20 application fee must accompany the application.

BAMA issues Multihull Ratings to BAMA members & other multihull sailors to race in the San Francisco Bay Area, Monterey Bay and Lake Tahoe races/regattas as a service to the regional multihull community and at the request of the YRA PHRF Committee following their rules and guidelines with US Sailing guidance. BAMA PHRF ratings are determined relative to boats in the local Bay Area multihull fleet, also using One-Design and National Association guidelines where they exist, and other regional rating data, metrics & race results as applicable. BAMA ratings for smaller catamarans use Texel & ISAF SCHRS guidelines. BAMA issues rating certificates for multihull sailing designs over 15 feet in length for handicapped racing events.
BAMA Ratings are issued by the BAMA Race Coordinator following BAMA Ratings Committee recommendations. A completed BAMA Rating Application Form is required for a BAMA Multihull rating & certificate. Applications typically take 2 – 4 weeks to review before a certificate will be issued if no additional information is requested.
Christopher Harvey
BAMA Racing Coordinator 2009

BAMA recommends that multihulls and monohulls should not be scored in the same division in any competitive event in concurrence with US Sailing PHRF (1).

Template applications may be posted below to facilitate One-Design Ratings (ODR).

Excel Rating Application: PDF Rating Application:  
Corsair 24 MkII.xls General C/F-31(42.5 ft.)  
F-31(42.5) Cruiser_Ap.xls General F-27 Specifications  
  General F-31 Specifications    
2008 Ratings 2008 Corsair Nationals (ZIP) BAMA RACE RESULTS  
2007 Ratings 2007 Corsair Nationals (PDF) ONE-DESIGN TCF Measurements Trimaran Nationals
2006 Ratings 2006 Corsair Nationals (HTM)  
2005 Ratings 2005 Corsair Nationals (HTM) TEXEL NETHERLANDS RATING RULE (MULTI23 Example)
2004 Ratings 2004 Corsair Nationals (ZIP) TEXEL AUSTRALIA (OMR) (Offshore Multihull Rule) RATING RULE
2003 Ratings 2003 Corsair Nationals (XLS) Multihull Yacht Club Queensland
2002 Ratings   2008-2009 OMR TCF->PHRF
2001 Ratings 2001 Corsair Nationals (XLS) CORSAIR 24 MkII & CORSAIR SPRINT 750 ( TCF to PHRF (650/TCF)-550 )
2000 Ratings    
1999 Ratings    
1999 Analysis   WEIGHING BOATS: Boats are weighed in �as raced� condition, mainsail, jib(s), spinnaker(s), screacher(s), Coast Guard required safety equipment, in a dry condition (no fuel, no water, holding tank) & all equipment measured for Sailing Weight must stay on the boat.
    BAMA Rating Rules and Guidelines (2003 pdf, xps)
    Rating Process Overview (pdf) Rating Overview (pdf)
    NCPHRF 03/19/09 (pdf)  
    Rating Appeal (pdf, doc)  
  BAMA Ratings Committee    
  C. Harvey racechair at sfbama.org  
  B. Naber k38bob at aol.com  
  . slackwater_sf at hotmail.com  
The BAMA Ratings Committee may decline to handicap any yacht for which it feels unable to determine a potential speed. For boats new and or unfamiliar to the committee initial ratings will be considered provisional in nature, and may be reviewed and perhaps changed after one season or a series of races has transpired. BAMA Rating policy is all documentation must be submitted prior to issuance of a rating. No ratings shall be given over the phone or without full documentation having been made available to the entire committee. The Committee may invalidate a certificate at anytime, where cause is in evidence such as incorrect dimensions or other than declared equipment is used. Due process will be exercised to allow the owner to be heard and corrections made if the owner in the view of the Committee provides justification.

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