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windseekeryachts posted a topic in Sailing AnarchyORC rule was implemented as the principal handicap rule for the Charleston Race Week 2017, it was the first time the system was used in a major North American regatta. Thirty boats raced in four separate ORC Classes at this event One of the most competitive fleets was ORC C. The fleet consisted of f 9 boats, SR33, Melges 32, Melges 30, Heno 30, 2X Farest28Rs, and 3GP26s. USA2604 Michael Beasley and Team Rattle and Rum won the event with a comfortable margin. the results are here Overall, the ORC rating system seemed to work well... More often only a few seconds were the deciding factor between the corrected times... The overall award for the best performance in an ORC Class went also to Mike Beasley and his Annapolis-based crew of Joe Gibson, Ted and Joanna Harland, Scott Gibbs and Ty Van Dalen... Beasley and his crew were awarded the prestigious and historic Palmetto Cup for winning the tightest class in the handicap divisions. We are very happy to see the boat performing well under ORC rating. Hope it will get more popularity in the USA, as this will lead to exciting racing with some fast boats... Congratulations to Eagles Eye (FE28) and Short Bus (Henderson 30) as well as all other teams competing... photocredit: CharlestonRaceWeek; TimWilkes Photography Attached Thumbnails