I'm located in Southern California and interested in racing with a local club. They told me I need a PHRF rating.
My sail number is 149, which is also my hull number.
The local PHRF site says:
"You cannot just make this number up, and it is not your hull number. The exception to this is if your class of boat has written class rules stating you may use your hull number and is in a local organization with at least 5 members. "
I called the local PHRF and they said I could not use 149 unless the association that owns that block would allow me. (I called the association and they would not)
The guys at the local club say racing with my hull number is absolutely OK.
Anyone know anything about this? Could the person I spoke with at PHRF be wrong? Is the J30 a class of boat included in the exception in the quote above?
I'd prefer not to change the numbers on my sail.