For the Cruise Race Series, LSYC will be using the PHRF Handicapping to calculate the start time for each boat. Below is a list of these start times and will be the base start time for any 7 mile cruise races in the 2023 season. Official Start times for all of the Cruise Races will be posted on the Marina Bulletin boards at Orleans Train and State Park Marinas, so please check your official start times from those bulletin boards before each race.

For all communications during the race, please use Channel 71 on your radio

Calculation information

Base BoatBase Boat start timeCourse Length (nm)
15012:00:00 PM7

Time Length Notice

For all pursuit start races a time length has been established to allow for a timely completion of all races. The time limit on the race will be 2 hours to reach the last turning mark before the finish line. If a single boat is able to round the final buoy and turn toward the finish line before the 2 hour mark, the race will continue with no time limit to the finish.
If no boat is able to reach the final buoy and turn toward the finish line, the race will be called at the 2 hour mark from the Base Boat Start Time. In the case the race is called due to time, boats will be marked in place for the finish, if there is discrepancy of the finish order, the order of the boats making it past last buoy will be used to place boats.

Cancelation due to Weather Conditions

For all cruising series races there will be an announcement on VHF CH#71 at Orleans Trail Marina and State Park marina one hour before the “base” starting time to inform the competitors that the RC boat is leaving the harbor to proceed to the starting line. If there is a need to postpone the race, it will be announced on the VHF radio ch#71 and the race will be postponed for at least one hour and no more than 2 hours into the future. For more information on race day, phone or text 913-744-8319
This coming Saturday, August 12, the regular starting times centered around 12 noon will be used. Thankfully, the forecast calls for more moderate temperatures and a west wind of 10+ mph.

How to read the starting time chart

Base PHRF includes all available base sails for the boat. This includes the Main, Jib, and Spinnaker. Adjusted PHRF is what we commonly call JAM (jib and main) fleet or adjusted PHRF. In this chart, the JAM adjustment is 15 seconds per mile. This is an arbitrary amount added and traditionally used by LSYC. You will see that the non spinnaker fleet has a higher PHRF

ModelNo Spinnaker
No SpinnakerSpinnakerOwner
Hunter 28 II20719211:53:21 AM11:55:06 AMKerri and Terri
Hunter 2723421911:50:12 AM11:51:57 AMSteve Quick
Hunter 3317415911:57:12 AM11:58:57 AMJoel Billbury
Victoria 1832731211:39:21 AM11:41:06 AMZack Martin
Cape Dory Typhoon33331811:38:39 AM11:40:24 AMBrian Brown
Hunter 3118617111:55:48 AM11:57:33 AMRick Frizbee
Hunter 3415313811:59:39 AM12:01:24 PMGuy Elliot
Catalina 25 TM24322811:49:09 AM11:50:54 AMMel Volmert
Hunter 30 Cher23221711:50:26 AM11:52:11 AMPhil and Steph Cooper
Hunter 30-219217711:55:06 AM11:56:51 AMSara Wanderer
Catalina 3615313811:59:39 AM12:01:24 PMTroy
Ericson 3812911412:02:27 PM12:04:12 PMRon Plymate
Hunter 28020719211:53:21 AM11:55:06 AMHarrison
Tartan Piper 2819818311:54:24 AM11:56:09 AMZack Ritter
Oday 32-218316811:56:09 AM11:57:54 AMJared McQueen
Beneteau 28519818311:54:24 AM11:56:09 AMMatt Plymate
S2 11.016515011:58:15 AM12:00:00 PMZack Martin
Elan 40937812:06:39 PM12:08:24 PMRon Barrow
Catalina 34 TM15915411:58:57 AM11:59:32 AMJeff Bruffert
S2 7.027626111:45:18 AM11:47:03 AMBarry Nelson
Spirit 2823121611:50:33 AM11:52:18 AMJim Mcgraw
Newport 2721620111:52:18 AM11:54:03 AMRick Cantrell
Catalina 3019518011:54:45 AM11:56:30 AMStandard Rig
Thomas 35877212:07:21 PM12:09:06 PMJim North
Beneteau 33117716511:56:51 AM11:58:15 AMSteve Bassett, Todd Mcqueen
Pearson 2622821311:50:54 AM11:52:39 AMBrian and Lisa Wampler
Beneteau 36CC18617111:55:48 AM11:57:33 AMMike Whitehead
Hunter Legend 3712010512:03:30 PM12:05:15 PMTom and Teresa
s2 7.918316811:56:09 AM11:57:54 AMWayne Mitchell
J/2818617111:55:48 AM11:57:33 AMCody Shaw
Gulfstar 3615914411:58:57 AM12:00:42 PMJim Mcgraw
Hobie 331059012:05:15 PM12:07:00 PMPaul Nahan
Melges 2411710212:03:51 PM12:05:36 PMSpurgeon
Newport 28-220719211:53:21 AM11:55:06 AMMichael Kretk
Catalina 38713512012:01:45 PM12:03:30 PMBarry Nelson
Irwin Cit. 3813812312:01:24 PM12:03:09 PMEx Jade
J/2713512012:01:45 PM12:03:30 PMJohn Cooper
Beneteau 35.712911412:02:27 PM12:04:12 PMBrad Bledsoe
Beneteau 36.7937812:06:39 PM12:08:24 PMGreat I Am
J/105998412:05:57 PM12:07:42 PMVolmert
Hunter 29.520118611:54:03 AM11:55:48 AMWampler’s
Corsair513612:11:33 PM12:13:18 PMRex and Reba
Beneteau Platu13512012:01:45 PM12:03:30 PMMatt Plymate
Catalina 30 tall18917411:55:27 AM11:57:12 AMSteve Vinson
Hunter 43 Legend968112:06:18 PM12:08:03 PMCharles and Betty West
Catalina 250 K24322811:49:09 AM11:50:54 AMReed Shaw
Gemini Cat21620111:52:18 AM11:54:03 AMJohn Last
Catalina 3416515011:58:15 AM12:00:00 PMMoerer, Hamm, Suzy
S-2 9.114713212:00:21 PM12:02:06 PMJohn Borowski
J/2219518011:54:45 AM11:56:30 AMPhillip Cooper
Beneteau 3712911412:02:27 PM12:04:12 PMRhapsody in Blue

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