Registration for 2019 PSA season will be open first part of April. The fee includes the registration and the 3% credit card fee. The boat fee and minimum number of crew requirements do need to met before a boat races or the boat won’t be scored and this is not retroactive. Early Registration discount ends 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 2018 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.
2018 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.
*** New for 2018: There now is a minimum number of crew memberships required per boat for J24 and PHRF fleet in order for a boat to be scored. You can see the specifics when you register.
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, $50 a year, less than dinner for two in downtown Portsmouth. $5 discount for early registration. Crew: Make sure you select the boat or boats (J24 and PHRF) you race on.
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.
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 and paying our professional PRO Tom Brown to run the races for us and an admin person.
Last year 30 crew members that signed up in 2016 did not sign up last year. As a result, PSA lost money for the year.
Skippers, we are counting on you to make sure ALL of your crew pay! Thanks on advance!
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.