February 16, 2021
If you are considering getting a fully measured ORCi certificate, now is the time to start planning for the measurement process.
Why get measured? Experience has shown that upgrading your certificate to be full-measured will give you a more accurate and more favorable rating then that based on assumed sistership data used for ORC Club certificates.
This is also a one-time investment: once your boat is measured there is no need to repeat this unless there is a significant change made to the hull, keel, rudder, or rig.
We want to create a list of those who are interested and want to learn more about what’s involved so that early commitments can be made to a timetable that optimizes time and effort for both you and the measurement team. The time frame we suggest to start is in mid-April.
What is needed will depend what (if any) measurements have been made already of your boat based on your most recent ORR certificate or PHRF certificate. For example, for some prop measurements may be needed to be taken when boat is out of water, and if the mast is out of the boat we recommend this gets measured as well.
Regardless, for all boats in-water measurements are needed of the boat in measurement trim - which is empty of all sails, tools and equipment.
Given this, it might make sense, if there is enough interest, to do the measurement process in 2 stages: first, propellers, masts and hulls and keels for some boats if needed, then second the in-water measurements after the boat is launched so that everyone has time to prep their boats; get mast in after that measurement is done, etc.
Tim Prophit is coordinating this, please email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.