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ORC Annual Meeting schedule now posted

by ORC Media 7 Oct 2020 02:56 PDT 31 October - 7 November 2020
Final day - 2019 D-Marin ORC World Championship © JK Val

Due to the global pandemic this year, the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) is following the same process as many other organizations and holding its annual general meeting remotely via Zoom. The dates for the meetings are now set for Saturday, October 31st through Saturday, November 7th. All committee meetings are being held from 1500-1800 UTC/GMT, and the ORC Congress will be held from 1600-1900 on the final day of the conference.

As with all ORC annual conferences, all but the Management Committee meetings and EGM are open to observers as well as Committee members. Interested observers are asked to register in advance on the ORC meeting website to obtain instructions on how to access to the Committee and Congress meetings.

The discussion topics on how to improve the rating system and its policies are found in the list of Submissions found on the website. This year even without the normal busy pace of racing activity there were 15 submissions from Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the USA on topics varying from new certificate layouts to racing formats, scoring and addressing technical nuances in the VPP.

The wording of these submissions, each committee's agenda and observer registration are all found on the meeting page of the ORC website:

"This has been an unusual year for everyone, where the primary emphasis has been to be safe," said ORC Chairman Bruno Finzi. "Yet we are pleased with the progress the staff and technical teams have made on improvements to our system, and the valuable feedback from our users who were able to get out on the water in this year.

"We will miss seeing our Committee and Congress members in person as we have been doing for many years, but hope this meeting held online will still be enjoyable and productive for all who generously donate their time and expertise to improving our sport."

More on ORC rating systems, ORC certificates and events can be found at

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