The Marion Bermuda Race requires that each yacht entering the race have a valid ORR Rating certificate from US Sailing based on either a full or partial measurement. The process of obtaining a certificate is different based upon whether you are renewing a past certificate or applying for a new one.
For Partially Measured certificates, owners are allowed to declare a subset of the complete measurement, while other parameters are assigned by the rating office. Where input data is lacking, the rating office will apply estimates from sister-ship data that err to a faster rating. Sail Measurement Certificate must be provided and can be completed by your local sail maker. Partially measured certificates provide the easiest access to an ORR certificate and are popularly used for distance races and race series.
Fully measured certificates require a complete measurement by a US Sailing Official Yacht Measurer. This is the most accurate rating the rule system offers. To request official measurement, please contact the US Sailing Offshore office.
If you are applying for a rating certificate for the first time, the process is now open, just click on the link below to begin.
New Application: https://www.ussailing.org/competition/offshore/request-a-rating/
If you are renewing your ORR certificate you will receive an email from US Sailing inviting you into the Universal Certificate System where you can renew your ORR certificate. This typically happens in December.
For more information about the ORR Racing Rule, go to US Sailing Offshore Racing Rule ORR.
For the ORR Quick Start Guide and the ORR Rulebook, click here.