Two sites that any sailor who modifies their boat from stock or who does NOT sail to class rules should know:http://ussailing.org/portsmouth/tables06/tables06mh.htmhttp://ussailing.org/portsmouth/tables06/modifications06.htm
ALL of you who modify your boat from stock HAVE THE BURDEN OF PROOF to show exactly what your mods are, eg CERTIFICATES FROM YOUR SAILMAKERS, and to DAMN WELL KNOW what your Portsmouth numbers are, not just the DP-N, but all the wind correction factors.
It's not rocket surgery to calculate them, and y'all can write them down somewhere and keep the numbers with you. If you don't take this on yourselves, then you better just accept what the RC gives you and shut the f--k up. Unless it's a Nationals, this is all beercan racing anyway.
If y'all want to engage in this sport, it's up to YOU to support it. Race Committees are NOT paid and we put up with a LOT of crap, not just the day of the race but well before it. Just think: we get drinks, food, shirts, trophies, chase boats, raffle prizes, all this stuff arranged in advance. Most race organizers do their level best to make damn sure that y'all have a good time.
PLEASE, PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE AND AT LEAST KNOW TWO THINGS:
YOUR PORTSMOUTH NUMBER, ESP IF NOT STOCK BOAT
AND YOUR SAIL NUMBER.
Is this SO much to ask?? I'd rather have good info at registration than any other thanks y'all could offer. Honestly.