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"A Year of ORR Racing - America's Choice"

by Offshore Racing Rule 19 Apr 23:22 PDT
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Take a pictorial and video journey through a season of events with the Offshore Racing Rule (ORR) and Jim Teeters, Technical Director.

Jim's presentation will include major racing events, from Mackinac to Puerto Vallarta, Halifax to the Golden Gate, and interactions with event organizers to make their races as successful as possible. Coupled with specific events are examples of how ORR provides custom services and extends its VPP technical capabilities to meet the demands of a market that spans Volvo 70s to Rhodes 19s, and a 1948 Alden schooner to a TP52.

Jim Teeters, N.A., spent 16 years designing at Sparkman & Stephens and working with US Sailing and the ORC on the handicap rules of IMS and AMERICAP. That included a decade on the ORC's International Technical Committee. Jim worked at US Sailing in the Offshore Office for 9+ years with a primary responsibility of managing the ORR. That overlapped with creating the Sailing Yacht Research Foundation and serving as its president for 10 years.

In 2015, Jim left US Sailing to work full time as the Technical Director of the Offshore Racing Association to focus on ORR development and to create and implement the ORR-Ez rule.

Watch Jim's presentation here.

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