To look up a handicap for any monohull racing/cruising sailboat, use this 2018 searchable database. The database contains several pieces of information that may be displayed for any boat issued a current 2018 Lake Michigan Performance Handicap Racing Fleet Certificate of Handicap.


This database is often updated After April 1,2018 to reflect handicaps issued to new boats joining the fleet or renewals of 2017 issued LMPHRF Certificates of Handicap. Provisional handicaps reissued during the 2018 season based upon the most recent information made available to the LMPHRF Chief Handicapper and the LMPHRF Technical Committee also update this database.


Data contained within the accessible Handicap Lookup Table are the private copyrighted property of LMPHRF, Inc. and protected under the Wisconsin Uniform Trade Secret Statute to include procedures, methods, and all documents.

No authority to use this information is granted to any Yacht Club or Sailing Association for the purpose of assigning or determining a handicap for a similar boat desiring to race without an LMPHRF certified handicap. Such activity violates the current World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing, the US Sailing Racing Rules and regulations, and the LMPHRF/USPHRF Rules and Associated Regulations. The data appearing herein is unofficial and not valid for entry and race management. Valid handicaps are printed on an LMPHRF Certificate of Handicap with LMPHRF Officer’s signatures and the LMPHRF Seal.

What the search displays: Sail Number, Yacht Name, Type/Class, Base Handicap (BHCP), Final Handicap (HCP) as an algebraic sum of adjustments to the BHCP that are comprised of penalties or credits, a Non-Spinnaker Handicap (NSHCP), a Distance Handicap (DHCP), a Time-on-Time Scoring Correction Factor (TOTCF), Crew Limit (CL), Maximum Crew Weight (CW) and the date the Certificate of Handicap was issued. By clicking on the date issued a comment associated with a search may be displayed.

Instructions: To access information contained in this database, enter a search criterion in one of four search boxes. Only one of the four search boxes is required. The information entered for a search may be partial or complete. Use the Submit option to begin the search. Data that matches the entered search criterion will be displayed in a table format for viewing or printing. Use the Reset option to clear a previously entered search criterion and start a new search.


Last Updated: June 29, 2018, 5:32 pm