Sport Boat Definitions


Membership in PHRF Galveston Bay is required to be a member of the PHRF Sport Boat Fleet. PHRF Galveston Bay rating certificates are required. The Spinnaker rating will be used by this fleet. USSA and PHRF rules apply.

This fleet is intended for light to ultra-light yachts.


Any self-righting keel boat with a cabin. Final eligibility determination will be at the discretion of the fleet's captain or the race committee.

The Sail Area to Displacement ratio (SA/D) shall be greater than 23.0.

The Displacement to Length ratio (D/L) shall be less than 125.0.


Sail Area: SA =

Units: Displacement is given in pounds. Dimensions I, J, P, E and |w| are given in feet. These inputs may be obtained from manufacturer's literature, a certified PHRF measurer, a certified scale or IMS certificate at the discretion of PHRF-GB.