PHRF Racing

PHRF and One-design regattas are held throughout the season around the area. Test your crew and boat against the local talent!

Many of these events are part of the PHRF/NJORC Series - trophies are awarded based on standings in multiple events. To enter these events, check with the host club for details.

PHRF Announcements

Manhattan Regatta - May 20 & 21 2017

Please consider starting your 2017 racing season with the Manhattan Regatta on the weekend of May 20-21. The event will be run out of Liberty Landing Marina, Jersey City. The regatta provides a unique venue for racing in the challenging currents of NY Harbor next to Manhattan and Lady Liberty.


In past years, the MR has generally been a J-105 only regatta organized by the local J-105 fleet for the last decade. This year the fleet is teaming up with Liberty YC, also out of LLM, to obtain the RC support needed to expand the regatta to include PHRF spin and non-spin classes.


The weekend also features a wonderful Saturday afternoon BBQ aboard the Liberty Lightship with the backdrop of the Manhattan skyline. Other benefits of the regatta are an afternoon start on Saturday enabling a morning delivery, pre-season slip pricing at LLM, convenient JC location near the Liberty State Park & Science Center, plenty of safe parking for crew, and convenient ferry to Lower Manhattan.

The regatta NOR is up on Yacht Scoring at the following link Please feel free to contact Dave Spence ( or Paul Zajac ( if you have any questions.

PHRF Racing Info

KYC members planning to race this year, whether at KYC or in one of the many other events around the area can now get their PHRF (Performance Handicap Racing Fleet) rating on line. Go to the PHRF-MA (Mid Atlantic) website for more info on this and other news.

If you have any questions, please e-mail

A current PHRF-MA rating is required to qualify for any trophies

KEYPORT YACHT CLUB regattas and individual races are governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing and the US Sailing prescriptions thereto. PHRF-MA certificates are issued via US Sailing - allowing you to revalidate, print, or download a PDF of your cert at any time!  Just log in to "My US Sailing", and look for "My PHRF Boats" in the left-column menu.

Not sure if you have a cert? Two ways to check...

  1. Check the consolidated list available on the US Sailing website or
  2. Follow instructions shown here

Applying for a new cert?

  1. Join or renew US Sailing.  If your membership is not current, click HERE to join or renew with a small discount.
  2. Tell PHRF-MA about your boat. Click here to download a worksheet of the info we'll need.  (Excel format or PDF format)
  3. Send the info along to PHRF-MA (, or directly to US Sailing (christianbragdon@USSAILING.ORG)

For those not familiar with the PHRF handicap system, here's an explanation of how it works:

Race at our sister clubs on the bay !

Raritan Yacht Club     •     Atlantic Highlands Yacht Club     •     Richmond County Yacht Club