Details for 2020 ORC Annual Meeting
Published on October 6th, 2020
Due to the global pandemic in 2020, 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 October 31 through November 7.
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. Click on top image to use as Zoom background.
As with all ORC annual conferences, all but the Management Committee and EGM meetings 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: www.orc.org/meetings.
“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.”