from the 2018 The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championship, in
consultation with the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) and the Royal
Ocean Racing Club (RORC), have announced the scheme for scoring this
first World Championship to use both the international IRC and ORC
rating systems. The event is being held at Scheveningen Marina in
The Hague over 12-20 July 2018.
All competing entries must have valid IRC Endorsed and ORC
International certificates, and a change to the Notice of Race (NOR)
has been issued that specifies:
- IRC results will be determined by corrected times calculated
by Time on Time using single number TCC.
- ORC results will be determined by corrected times calculated
by Time-on-Time Offshore Single Number for the offshore races
and Time-on-Time Triple Number for the inshore races.
- Each race will be scored with a finishing place determined
using ORC ratings and IRC ratings, with the two summed up.
- The final race score will be scored according to RRS A4
(First = 1 point, Second = 2 points, etc - see Race 1 example
below), and if there is a tie the points assigned will be the
shared equally among the tied boats (Race 2 example below).
Examples of this scoring scheme are as follows:
In addition, inshore races and the first offshore race will have a
scoring coefficient of 1.0, while the second offshore race will have
a scoring coefficient of 2.0. And the championship is valid if at
least 4 inshore races and 1 offshore race or at least 3 inshore
races and 2 offshore races are completed.
One discard of worst results will be allowed when 6 discardable
races are completed. Discardable races include any inshore race and
the first offshore race if the second offshore race is completed.
The second offshore race shall not be discarded, and the first
offshore race shall not be discarded if second offshore race is not
And since the rules for both the IRC and ORC systems are in effect,
the NOR amendment also states that a breach of any rule in either
system that results in a disqualification or scoring penalty in a
race will apply to the final race score.
In addition, with the 2018 ORC VPP ready to launch soon after the
first of the new year, the CDL limits on ORC certificates are now
modified in an amendment to the NOR to reflect the slight shift in
2018 ORC fleet ratings that will define the three classes racing at
- Class A: 16.5 ≥ CDL > 11.6
- Class B: 11.6 ≥ CDL > 9.80
- Class C: 9.80 ≥ CDL > 8.60
The 2018 The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championship has
thusfar attracted strong interest from 111 boats registered from 18
countries: 11 in Class A, 27 in Class B and 73 in Class C. The first
deadline for receiving a €250-300 discount on the entry fee is at
the end of the month, 31 December.