New updated ORCsy VPP released
7 May 2017
first part of the SuperYacht season is now concluded and has shown
some great results and fair competition during the four events
completed in the Caribbean season: Antigua, Virgin Gorda (Rolex Swan
and Loro Piana) and St Barth. More than 50 ORCsy certificates have
been issued, both new issues and renewals, along with the
introduction of the new Corinthian Spirit Class successfully
debuting at the St Barth Bucket Regatta.
Since the last day of racing in St Barth the ORC SuperYacht team has been working hard with the analysis of the 14 races completed so far in the Caribbean and checking performances versus predictions. The hard work is now completed and the result is that a new version of the ORC SuperYacht VPP that has been released today with handicap adjustments made for the high-performance end of the fleet. The new general characteristics of the ORCsy VPP include:
The new ORCsy VPP features have been studied after a particular
focus and thorough analysis of some “high performance” yachts that
are not consistent with the predictions coming from the VPP. The
ORCsy team is confident that the direction taken with this new
release will solve these discrepancies and will create a more fair
racing environment for yachts that meet the above characteristics.