Years ago, before many of us started sailing, YRUSC promoted the
PACIFIC OCEAN RACING CONFERENCE (PORC). It has now been resurrected
as the YRU Ocean Racing Championship (YRU ORC) in the form of nine
existing long-distance open-ocean races organized by YRUSC member
clubs. The purpose of YRU ORC is to promote and develop competitive
Skippers are recognized for their overall performance in the best
four-of-nine listed ocean races. Contestants are divided into three
handicap classes and are awarded points based on their performance
in their respective handicap classes. A perpetual trophy is awarded
to the winning skipper of each handicap class. The class winner with
the highest point total is awarded the BACCARAT Trophy, the
class winner with the second highest point total is awarded the
JACK FROST MEMORIAL Trophy and the class winner with the third highest point
total is awarded the MARK SEGAL MEMORIAL Trophy. The trophies
are usually presented to the winners during the opening day
ceremonies of their yacht clubs.
YRU ORC ELIGIBILITY
To be eligible a skipper must sail a minimum of four of the designated
YRU ORC races. If more are sailed, the best four will be scored.
Ties will be broken by the number of miles sailed in the best four
finishes, then comparative times in the same races.
NO EXTRA FEE OR ENTRY FORM IS REQUIRED BY YRUSC. Interested skippers
must contact the organizing Yacht Club to enter the race.
2016 YRU ORC RACES and SPONSORING CLUBS
DRYC Malibu and Return
LAYC Around Catalina
DRYC Point Dume and Return
CBYC/DPYC Around Catalina
OYC/SWYC Oceanside to San Diego
SlBYC/DPYC Seal Beach To Dana Point
SBYC/KHYC Santa Barbara to King Harbor
SYC/DWYC/DPYC Long Beach to Dana Point
SWYC San Diego to Ensenada International Yacht Race