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WNOS PHRF Fleet
PHRF Racing at the Milwaukee Yacht Club
Boats in the “Performance Handicap Racing Fleet” or PHRF are offshore monohull or multihull sailboats that are assigned performance handicap ratings so that they can compete in casual and championship racing with dissimilar boats at Yacht Clubs on Lake Michigan. Milwaukee Yacht Club’s Fleet of PHRF boats range in length from 24’ to 68’. The boats race on Wednesday evenings and, in the Milwaukee Bay Offshore Series, on select Friday evenings, Saturdays, or Sundays. During the weekend regattas the Milwaukee Yacht Club fleet and the South Shore Yacht Club fleet race together.
The complete 2009 Racing Schedule is available for viewing on this website. Forty or more PHRF boats participate in racing on Milwaukee’s beautiful Milwaukee Bay. There are usually three divisions, PHRF 1, PHRF 2, and the “JAM” division which are boats that sail with a Jib and Main only. The Wednesday evening series begins in May, and ends in late August; the Milwaukee Bay Offshore Series, begins in June, and ends in late September. Post race food and beverages are served after each Wednesday night race, and social activities are held after several of the Milwaukee Bay Offshore events.