ORC Interactive Workshop on Saturday at Seattle Yacht Club

Photo by Max Ranchi from the ORC World Championships.

As we all start digging out our foulies, finding the diver’s phone number and dragging the sails back onboard, race organizers are hard at work as well. With the growing interest in the ORC handicapping system, Seattle Yacht Club is hosting a scoring workshop on Saturday to help race organizers get their rudders in row. No doubt there will be a lot of basic information on the system as well, Everyone’s welcome. No matter your stand on handicap systems, it’s good to know the systems. Personally, I think there’s a future for a measurement-based system in the Pacific Northwest, particularly as an option for the more “serious” among us.

Here are the particulars:

Ian Lloyd of ORC Canada will lead a two-hour interactive workshop on ORC scoring and the ORC Scorer Software including:

  • Importing of boat’s performance files
  • Race set up
  • Scoring options including Time on Time, Time on Distance and Performance Curve scoring
  • Exporting results and scratch sheets.

 Who should attend? 

  • Race Officers
  • Boat Owners
  • Racers

Participants should download the ORC Scorer software to their (Windows X) laptop in advance of the workshop.

When? Saturday January 27, 2018 from 2 – 4 p.m.

Where? Seattle Yacht Club

To register call the Seattle Yacht Club (206-325-1000) or e-mail your registration to reception@seattleyachtclub.org. Include “ORC Workshop Registration” in the subject line and in the body include:

  • your name
  • your yacht club
  • whether you are a scorer, boatowner or racer)
  • email address


Sue Weiss, Event Chair

Kurt grew up racing and cruising in the Midwest, and has raced Lasers since the late 1970s. He has been Assistant Editor at Sailing Magazine and a short stint as Editor of Northwest Yachting. Through Meadow Point Publishing he handles various marketing duties for smaller local companies. He currently is partners on a C&C 36 which he cruises throughout the Northwest. He's married to the amazing Abby and is father to Ian and Gabe.

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