What about this rating stuff for my [insert boat name here]

(From a recent email)

The Pacific Cup is conducted under the PRHF-Downwind rating system administered by Northern California YRA.  Actually, faster boats race under ORR, but you asked about your Moore 24.

YRA's site for this stuff is here: http://www.yra.org/PHRF/

For the overall Pacific Cup trophy, you need also to get your rating certified, with details here: http://www.yra.org/PHRF/ncphrf_certifiedratings.html If you do not do that, you are not eligible for the overall prize.

The downwind rating for a Moore 24 is about 630-636.  See the yra site for other boats' ratings to see where you fit in context.  http://www.yra.org/PHRF/docs/current_phrf_certs_DW_rating.pdf