Offshore Racing Rule
Offshore Racing Rule
Offshore Racing Rule

In some sailing areas, sailors and race organizers have been looking for objective ratings that can work in fleets of mixed designs on varied racecourses—windward-leewards, around-the-buoys, and around-the-islands. The Offshore Racing Association now offers ORR-Ez, which is largely based on a regularly updated velocity prediction program, yet kept simple enough for organizers and race committees to apply it to low-key Wednesday night races, and it's catching on.

If you have questions, contact the ORR-Ez rep closest to you.


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 ORR-Ez Competitors: Here is the quick-link to enter your email address and renew or apply for an ORR-Ez certificate. Here also are links to the ORR-Ez Rulebook, your  Performance Polar Package, and the current ORR-Ez Valid Boat Lists.

ORR-Ez Organizing Authorities: If you're staging a new regatta or want more entries for your next regatta, maybe Ez can help. It's an inexpensive rule for competitors and we'll train your race committee. It's also granular enough to deal with ratings for special boats. Contact your nearest Ez rep.

ORR-Ez Race Committees: Do you want to learn more about ORR-Ez's Race Committee Toolbox? Check with your nearest regional rep to have a discussion and learn how it to use the tools. 

About ORR-Ez:

ORR-Ez is for those who believe that modern rating rules need to be based on a sophisticated algorithm to equalize a fleet of boats of varied designs successfully. The rule is a hybrid of the Velocity Prediction Program under-girding the Offshore Racing Rule, along with an observed performance component factor. It is also fully customizable for racecourse configuration, which is critical in fleets that have some boats that are faster upwind and down, and other boats that are faster reaching. 


Offshore Racing Association
Box 561, Jamestown, RI 02840