Donald A Griffin

Oh, I agree alright, and understand this issues the controversy that surrounds this vessel redesign. For members of the Hunter 22 and 2010-22 Owners Group We recognize that members have posted complaints as follows “It has been a real struggle for those of us that race, thanks to Hunter Marine/Marlow Hunter tace-over, who before the bankruptcy had every intent to make this a class/one design boat. We have had MANY conversations with the Portsmouth committee at US Sailing and after submitting MUCH data, we have a Provisional Handicap document specific to our boat. Unfortunately, PHRF committees are swayed by the desire of their “home court advantage” to refuse to rate our boat anything other than the same as a Santana 20 or a Hunter 216; both which have ENTIRELY different handicapping data. As a well-seasoned racing sailor told me, “you’ve lost the race before you get the boat off the trailer” because of the way the PHRF committees rate us. It is so bad, we have trouble getting competitive competent, competitive crew.” Myself I have sailed all the models mentioned above and own the 85 Hunter Marine 22 and all of them do not come even close to being the same animal. I am thankful for Sailboat Data keeping both models separated and understand that in this instance a “-2” in instances where builders name 2 different vessels by their LOA instead of making a new designation. My post is more of a statement of fact than a complaint made by a blast from a disgruntaled member. Thank you for your time and timely responce.