Cruising Club of America to fund ORR

Published on November 15th, 2016

Newport, RI (November 15, 2016) – The Cruising Club of America (CCA) has approved a significant grant for the continued support of the Offshore Racing Rule (ORR), which is owned and administered by the Offshore Racing Association (ORA).

“Since the founding of the CCA, in 1922, there has been an inherent interest in the development and maintenance of handicapping systems,” explained CCA Commodore James Binch of New Canaan, Conn. “Beginning in 1926, and forming what is now called the Bermuda Race Organizing Committee in partnership with the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, there has been a need for the CCA to be intimately involved with small yacht handicapping and give it support.”

CCA, along with Chicago Yacht Club and Transpacific Yacht Club, joined forces in the Fall of 2004 to form ORA to promote and support the use of handicapping based on a Velocity Prediction Program. ORA undertook the task of developing ORR which went into use starting with the 2006 racing season.

“This generous grant will enable us to not only continue research but also implement cutting edge technology,” said ORA Executive Director Bjorn Johnson. “ORA Technical Director Jim Teeters is working with his team to complete an improved version of ORR for 2017.”

The ORR, with its multiple features, custom help for event organizing authorities, and course configuration adjustments, is continually evolving. For more information about ORR: www.offshoreracingrule.org

Source: Media Pro, ORA

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