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2011 Measurer's Conference to be held in Kiel

by Offshore Racing Congress on 7 Jan 2011
Measurer’s Conference . .
Measurer's Conference - The Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) and Deutscher Segler-Verband (DSV) have announced a Measurer’s Conference will be held over 13-15 February 2011 in Kiel, Germany.

The focus of this conference will be to provide theoretical and practical training in the measurement of offshore sailing yachts, use of the International Measurement System (IMS), an overview of new rating features and services available on the ORC website, and give ORC Rating Officers training on new software management tools for ORC Rating Systems (ORC Club and ORC International). The conference will also give a review on progress made towards achieving a universal system of measurement as it relates to ISAF’s Equipment Rules of Sailing (ERS).

All aspiring and existing offshore yacht measurers are invited to attend, as this will be a unique opportunity to unify measurement methods and procedures across different rating systems.

Details of the schedule are as follows:

Saturday, 12 Feb 09:30 - 1800 International Yacht Forum Hamburg Chamber
of Commerce
Sunday, 13 Feb 09:30 - 11:00 Transport by bus from Hamburg to Kiel
11:00 - 13:00 Registration and welcome lunch Regattahaus - Kiel
13:30 - 18:00 Theory – Measurement clinic Regattahaus – Kiel
Monday, 14 Feb 08:30 - 16:00 Practice measurements DSV boatshed - Kiel
17:00 - 18:30 Practice data collection and evaluation Regattahaus - Kiel
19:00 - 22:00 Dinner TBA Kiel
Tuesday, 15 Feb 09:00 - 12:30 Work on the acquired data, etc. Regattahaus – Kiel
12:30 - 14:00 Goodbye lunch Regattahaus – Kiel
14:00 - 18:00 Rating Officers training, Q & A Regattahaus – Kiel
Wednesday, 16 Feb 09:00 - 17:00 Extended training (optional) Regattahaus – Kiel

The conference will be led by ORC Chief Measurer Nicola Sironi, with on-site organization and support being provided by Boris Hepp and Robert Jacobsen of the DSV. The Registration fee of 130€ includes transport from Hamburg, lunches for Sunday through Tuesday, Monday evening dinner, and any materials associated with the seminar.

Online registration and more details on the programme and travel and accommodation logistics can be found at www.orc.org under Meetings.

Attendees of the conference are also invited to attend the International Yacht Forum held on Saturday, 12 February in Hamburg and organized by the German Offshore Owners Association.

Details and registration can be found at www.iyfh.org.
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