Racing gets new rule
the conclusion of its 38th Annual General Meeting, the Offshore Racing
Congress is pleased to announce the formation of a new VPP-based rating
rule known as ORC International. This new rule will be ready for use starting
in January 2008 and will replace the existing use of the International
Measurement System for rating purposes.
International will be simpler, easier to handle, more accurate and will
be better at evaluating performance of different kinds of yachts,"
said Bruno Finzi, Chairman of ORC. "Our goal is to maintain and expand
our immense database of yacht data and use the current measurement procedures
of the International Measurement System (IMS) to continue to provide accurate
definitions and measurements." More