Offshore Racing Congress

For over 50 years the Offshore Racing Congress has managed and developed the IOR, IMS and now ORC rating systems used in inshore and offshore racing around the world. For the past 20 years ORC has also organized annual World and European championship events, and provides the tools needed for fair racing among thousands of sailors competing in hundreds of local, regional and national races and regattas in 45 countries. It is the largest World Sailing-recognized handicap system in the world, issuing >10,000 certificates per year.

ORC European Championships


Since 2009, the Offshore Racing Congress  has helped organize an annual ORC European Championship event that attracts teams from throughout the continent and even beyond. The formats of these events have evolved to test the inshore and offshore racing skills of the entries. Besides titles awarded to the overall podium finishers in three classes, there are prizes also awarded to the top all-amateur Corinthian teams as well.

Entry Fees

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until 28 February 




after 28 February 





The ORC European Championship is open to all boats with a valid ORC International Certificate with a CDL between 8.300 and 16.400 included.

The floatation date on an ORC International Certificate shall not be earlier than the 28 April 2018.

Classes* are defined by the CDL, and the minimum and maximum number of entries as follows:

Class A:  16.400 ≥ CDL > 11.610

Class B: 11.610 ≥ CDL > 9.780

Class C: 9.780 ≥ CDL > 8.300 

Note: CDL limits are based on 2022 ORC VPP and may be updated when the 2023 ORC VPP becomes available.

How to Register

Click on the Register button on the home page.

Select your competition details, including Class, Boat Name etc.

Click on Proceed

Create your login details which will enable you to access your account. 

Make sure to take note of the password created.

Click on Start Registration

In this section, entrants can enter/edit details relating to their boat and crew.

Entry can be submitted as pending entry or one can proceed to payment

The Payment page will show the amount required to be paid based on the entry class selected.

Payments are to be made via Bank transfer with the details provided on the page.  

To complete the entry click on Place order.