One of the positives for ORC is that it discourages lying to some extent. Unlike PHRF, where you know that going just an inch over on some measurement is huge 3 or 6 sec hit, with measurement rules its more difficult for the skipper to see specific “penalties”, so he’s maybe more incentivized...
The only solution is to name and shame.
But if we are not willing to even do that on an anonymous internet forum, there’s no chance of calling them to account in person. And it’s demoralizing the honest sailors.
Surprised anyone called him on it. I know know of at least three boats out of spec with the sails/equipment claimed on their phrf certs, and sometimes people whisper, but I have never heard of a protest on it.