The home page of the U.S. national committee for Performance Handicap Racing Fleet (PHRF) ratings. Here's the place to start to understand local fleet racing. Includes links to local fleets and discussions of Time On Time scoring and Golf Handicaps.
PHRF handicap ratings are calculated separately in different geographic areas. Here are a few compilations. You can look up your boat's handicap.
An explanation of the PHRF handicapping system used by cruising boats that want to race. The Handicappers Manual gives a more detailed look at the processing of assigning a PHRF rating.
Forum for racers of all types, not just racer/cruisers. But there are good postings about races and rallies that attract cruising boats, as well as about specific boats. Question and answers format. No search facility.
A history of sailboat handicapping systems and description of the organizations sponsoring rules today - more political than technical.