Offshore Racing Congress


ORC 2024 AGM - 1st to 5th November - Suntec Exhibition Center, Singapore
We are excited to announce that this year's ORC Annual General Meeting will take place in Singapore at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre from November 1st to 5th, 2024. The Schedule is deemed as definitive but may be altered if necessary and will be updated accordingly. The time zone in use is Singapore Standard Time (SGT) - UTC+8.

Upcoming Events

11.07 - 14.07 Lisbon POR
13.07 - 17.07 Lauwersoog NED
13.07 - 20.07 Tallinn-Kärdla-Haapsalu EST
19.07 - 28.07 Athens GRE
20.07 - 13.10 Lago Maggiore ITA
11.07 - 14.07
Lisbon, POR
13.07 - 17.07
Lauwersoog, NED
19.07 - 28.07
Athens, GRE
20.07 - 13.10
Lago Maggiore, ITA
The ORC System
The search for a perfect rating system is as old as sailboat racing itself. Boat owners, sailors, designers and handicappers are always looking for solutions that work as boat designs change with time. However, regardless of what rating system is actually in use, an ideal rating system should have a set of key point of features to ensure fair racing.
ORC Rating Systems are administered by the National Rating Offices established worldwide in each country that have active offshore rating. There are two forms of the rating systems that are fully compatible using the same measurements and the same VPP: ORC International (ORCi) and ORC Club. ORCi is based on a complete boat measurement.
It is the intention of any rating system to give a boat rating which depends on her characteristics in order to equalise her with other boats of different size and characteristics. Characteristics that are positive for boat speed, like length of the water line or sail area, and those that are negative, like beam, displacement and wetted surface, are the most common influences in any system.
With an ORC Certificate, you are getting more than just a rating. ORC Sailor Services allows you access to the ORC Database of all ORC certificates issued worldwide #beyondrating.

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