Services will also now offer to registered users free copies of the
nearly 20,000 ORC International and ORC Club certificates issued in over
40 countries since 2009.
now that beta testing has concluded by the International Technical
Committee, new certificate copies and test certificates issued by Sailor
Services will be run using the new 2012 ORC VPP.
"We're very pleased to offer these new features to the offshore racing community," says Bruno Finzi,
Chairman of ORC. "It furthers our mission to deliver the best rating
system in the world to the largest audience in the most transparent and
accessible manner possible."
its introduction nearly a year ago, Sailor Services has been used by
nearly 1200 users in 15 countries for access to copies of issued
certificates, but also to run test certificates using measurements taken
from over 55,000 measurement records available over the past 20 years
from boats with issued IMS, ORC Club and/or ORC International
only €10 each, users can run a test certificate on their boat or any
boat in this system from a measurement file with an editable parameter
of interest, such as sail size, rig configuration, or crew weight.
Effects on rating due to hull or appendage changes cannot be examined,
as the offset files cannot be changed and remain secure in the ORC
database. For these changes the user must contact their designer or
their local rating office.
certificates are, however, not meant to replace valid certificates
issued by an ORC rating authority, and are therefore not valid for
is an outstanding service not only to the boat owners, who are
exploring simple changes to their sails or rigging or crew, but also to
the more knowledgeable users, like official measurers, who can examine
quickly and directly online the effect of their measurements on a boat's
certificate," says Nicola Sironi, Chief Measurer for ORC.
For more information on ORC rules, events and rating services, visit www.orc.org, and for more information about ORC Sailor Services, visit www.orc.org/sailorservices.