ORC VPP - Designer's version

   
 

The ORC VPP (Velocity Prediction Program) is the core of the ORC International and ORC Club Rating Systems. The software is accompanied by the ORC Manager program that includes an IMS Editor program for entering and editing measurement data as will as an Offset Toolbox for editing hull offset files. Input data in DXT and OFF file formats can then be used to produce hydrostatics data and polar diagrams that predict boat speed for wind conditions over 6 – 20 knots of true wind speed at the following true wind angles: optimum beat, 52, 60, 75, 90, 110, 120, 135, 150 degrees and optimum run.

The ORC VPP Designer's version (DVP) uses the same software used by Rating officers to issue certificates, with the only limitation being able to print actual certificates. However, the results data includes all the ratings and time allowances shown on certificate, together with a complete set of calculated hydro and aerodynamic data and that defined by the ORC rules.

The ORC DVP can produce reports such as the Stability and Hydrostatics Datasheet and Speed Guide that include polar diagrams as well as theoretical speeds for various wind conditions and every possible sail combination. The ORC DVP is Windows based software, easy to use, with a user-friendly interface and standard Windows functions.

Any designer may process design data through the VPP to analyze rating effects, and the software is therefore regarded as essential to anyone contemplating an ORC design project. The subscription will not give access to existing hull data without the written permission of its designer, while rig, sails and other measurements can be obtained from any copy of ORC Certificate through ORC Sailor Services.

The ORC VPP Documentation describes the methodology of the equations used to calculate the forces produced by the hull, appendages, and sails, and how these are combined in the VPP. This is updated annually by the International Technical Committee (ITC).

The annual subscription to the ORC DVP is 500 EUR. Upon receipt of your payment, new subscribers will receive credentials to log on to the DVP Subscribers web page, while credentials of existing subscribers will be renewed. From this DVP page you can download the installation software package and regularly check for updates for one year of both the VPP core and the editing and management interfaces.
 

   
 

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  • you are only permitted to use the Intellectual Property for the purposes of and during the term of this Licence and only as authorised by ORC hereunder;
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  • save solely for the purposes expressly permitted by and in accordance with s. 296A(1) CDPA 1988 or s. 50B(2) CDPA 1988 you may not copy adapt or reverse compile the whole or any part of the Licensed Products;
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