ORC

Since 1969 ORC has managed and developed the IOR, IMS and now ORC rating systems also used in ocean races, and for the past 19 years has organised annual World and European championship events, as well as hundreds of local and regional races and regattas in 40 countries around the world.

ORC Race Management Guide download
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The members of the Race Management Committee led by Hans-Eckhard ("Ecky") von der Mosel and the management and staff at the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) are pleased to announce the publication of a project that has put together the knowledge and expertise of many ORC contributors: the inaugural edition of the ORC Race Management Guide.

ORC COVID-19 announcement
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The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many in the international sailing community in both direct and indirect ways, and here at ORC we are continuing to monitor the situation closely as it changes, almost with daily effect.

ORC 2020 VPP and Rules
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With numerous improvements prompted by user input and internal research over the past year, the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) is pleased to announce its new 2020 VPP and 2020 Rules books are available now for download from the ORC's website at www.orc.org/rules.

ORC Sportboat European Championship
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The ORC Sportboat fleet has gathered in Portoroz and is ready to race starting tomorrow Tuesday 27 August having passed their measurement checks and registration and inspection formalities. These include weighing all boats, checking all sails to be used (and measuring them when necessary), and checking all safety equipment. 

ORC Sportboat European Championship
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Organizers from the Yacht Club Marina Portoroz (YCMP) and the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) are pleased to announce the opening for entries to this year's ORC Sportboat European Championship.

2019 ORC Rules and VPP
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The Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) is pleased to announce the 2019 versions of its Rules and regulations, Velocity Prediction Program (VPP) and Worldwide Calendar of events are now published and are available on the ORC website. These are available both for the ORC and ORC Superyacht rating systems.

Oxelosund harbor
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The Oxelösunds Segelsällskap and the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) are pleased to announce that the 2019 ORC European Championship being held over 11-17 August is now open for entries.

ORC World Championship
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In June 2019 Sailing Club Val, D-Marin Mandalina and the City of Sibenik will host the 2019 D-Marin ORC World Championship, which will attract around 150 sailboats and 1,000 sailors from all over the world to participate in this prestigious regatta. This will be the greatest sporting event ever held in Sibenik.

ORC Multihull Rule
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The Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) and the Offshore Multihull Association (OMA) are pleased to announce their partnership to develop a new handicap rule system called ORCmultihull, or ORCmh. This new system is intended to provide measurement, VPP rating and scoring tools for large performance multihulls, a new and exciting sector in offshore racing.

New York Yacht Club
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The Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) working in cooperation with the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) and Union National Course au Large (UNCL), founding partners of the IRC rating system, are pleased to announce the approval of the New York Yacht Club (NYYC) to host the 2020 IRC/ORC World Championship in Newport, Rhode Island, USA.