Online registration is open as of March 24. The fee includes the registration and the 3% credit card fee. The boat fee does need to paid before a boat races or the boat won’t be scored and this is not retroactive. Early Registration discount end on April 30.
For Registration we continue to use Regatta Management. Members can create a log in, edit their profile, boat name etc and their system ties into the PHRFNE system so it can retrieve the current PHRF certificate handicap for the boat. Once the PHRF boats register, they will be redirected to the PHRFNE site to renew or apply for a certificate. J24’s can apply for a certificate directly at the PHRFNE.org site.
NOTE: For a PHRF boat to be scored, we need a valid 2016 PHRF Certificate on file at PHRFNE at the time of the race. The scoring is not retro-active. Please allow at least 7 days for processing your certificate before it gets into the scoring system. If it is not in the scoring system, repeat: you won’t be scored.
2016 membership options are:
Lasers: The Lasers have the lowest fee for registering a boat, $110. $10 discount for early registration.
One Time Discount for Laser sailors joining PSA for the first time: First year discount of $50 will be applied for Laser skippers joining PSA for the first time!
J24 and PHRF Boats: The fee for a J24 or a PHRF boat is $310 and it includes the cost of a PHRF Certificate. $25 discount for early registration. If you are a new Skipper to PSA, you are eligible for a discounted rate for the first year.
One Time Discount for New PHRF/J24 Boats/Skippers joining PSA for the first time: PSA continues to offer a discount to boats joining PSA for the first time. The discounted first year fee is $125 plus an additional $25 discount for early registration!
Crew: All crew are requested to help support PSA. The fees the skippers pay do not fully cover the expenses for racing. The crew fee is low, $65 a year, less than dinner for two in downtown Portsmouth. $5 discount for early registration.
Last year we average 1.6 crew signed up per PHRF and J24 boat. This number should be at least double based on the overall PSA Fleet makeup.
********* SKIPPERS – PLEASE ASK ALL OF YOUR CONSISTENT CREW TO SIGN UP ***********
What do the fees cover?: The fees cover race committee, maintenance of two committee boats, fuel, insurance, loan for the committee boat, marks, anchors and lines for marks, awards, etc, etc. Running the races for the 3 weeknights costs about $28,000 year. Also, our plan is to give our PRO, and chief knucklehead, Tom Brown a raise this year. This will be the first raise he has seen since is started as paid PRO 10 years ago ( the additional crew fees will help pay for his raise so step up! )
US Sailing discount: If you are a US Sailing member, you get a $5 discount.
Early registration discount: All memberships are eligible for the early registration discount. Sign up by April 30 and you get the discount.