Caribbean News: CSA Opens New ORC Office in Antigua

Caribbean Sailing Association Open ORC Office in Antigua

The Caribbean Sailing Association (CSA) has opened a new Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) Rating Office in Antigua to serve sailors in the Caribbean region.

Starting September 1, 2016, the CSA is authorized to accept measurement data and issue ORC Club and ORC International certificates.

CSA Senior Measurer Bastien Pouthier has been nominated to the role of ORC National Rating Officer.  The CSA will continue to measure boats and issue CSA certificates throughout the Caribbean region for the foreseeable future, in addition to issuing ORC certificates.

“Partnering with ORC will give us some new and effective tools to help make CSA more efficient at delivering accurate ratings and certificates to our constituents,” said CSA President Kathy Lammers.  “This will be implemented in a manner that preserves the existing strong relationships we have with our events and customers in the region, with the added resource base ORC has of some 90,000 measurement data records collected over the past 30 years.”

Of the relationship with CSA, ORC Chairman Bruno Finzi said: “We are extremely pleased to work closely in cooperation with the CSA, and welcome them to our family of 42 other rating offices around the world.”

Inquiries about the CSA Rating Rule and the CSA ORC Rating Office can be directed to ORC National Rating Officer for the Caribbean region, Bastien Pouthier at [email protected]


Gary Brown
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