The ORC's Superyacht Designer
VPP (DVP)is available for purchase and
download on the ORC website. The ORC Superyacht VPP (ORCsy VPP) is a
Velocity Prediction Program that forms the core of the ORC
SuperYacht Rule (ORCsy).
The software is accompanied by the ORC Manager, an editor utility
program for entering and editing measurement data as well as an
Offset editor for editing hull offset files. Input data in DXT and
OFF file formats can then be used to produce the hydrostatic data
and polar diagrams that predict boat speed for full range of wind
conditions above 6 knots of true wind speed at the following true
wind angles: optimum beat, 52, 60, 75, 90, 110, 120, 135, 150
degrees and optimum run.
The ORCsy VPP Designer's version (DVP) uses the same software used
by the ORC Central Rating Office to issue certificates.
The results data includes all the ratings and time allowances shown
on certificate, together with a complete set of calculated hydro and
aerodynamic data and that defined by the ORCsy rules. The ORCsy DVP
is Windows-based software, easy to use, with a user-friendly
interface and standard Windows functions.
Any designer may process design data through the VPP to analyze
rating effects, and the software is therefore regarded as essential
to anyone contemplating an ORCsy design project. The subscription
will not give access to existing hull data without the written
permission of its designer, while rig, sails and other measurements
can be obtained from any copy of an ORCsy Certificate through ORCsy
Sailor Services. The annual subscription to the ORCsy DVP is
€1200 while the price for
current ORC DVP subscribers is €840.
Upon receipt of your payment, new subscribers will receive
credentials to log on to the DVP Subscribers web page, while
credentials of existing subscribers will be renewed. From this DVP
page you can download the installation software package and
regularly check for updates for one year of both the VPP core and
the editing and management interfaces.
read the terms and conditions of this license agreement (the
"License") before installing the computer software (the "Software").
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apply to, any updates modifications, upgrades to the Software that
you may receive from time to time.
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termination of this License. These remedies are subject to the
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