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ORREZ or any variation IMHO is too complex. Wind direction and strength changes during the race as we all know. PHRF is simple and easy to administer and it has been mostly fair for over 40 years. It should never be administered by one authority. Ratings in San Francisco (heavy air) cannot be compared to lake condidtions. If you examine PHRF ratings from different parts of the country they vary by boat and corrected for conditions in that area. To me you cant really look at another boat and guess your position relative to that boat because the ratings rely on RC input on course and wind strenght after the race. Who do you cover? Let's just keep it simple. OR.... is just another rating rule and if you dont think that was the cause of cancellation of the Challenge Cup you better think again. All rules have their problems. J22's rocked under ORREZ, Wavelength 24s got hit hard. Pearson flyer vs Melges 24 is whacked. So it is just another rule that will always have its problems. Personally from what I have seen with ORREZ, it has it problems and is no closer to accurate than PHRF. There will always be games played within what ever rating rule is being used. People are already changing head sails and spinnaker to maximize ratings under ORREX. What has changed nothing. People will continue to play games just like over the last 40 years. Let's just keep it simple. Handicap racing is IMHO is and never will be fair. If you want fair get behind one design. I have attached a spread sheet of the GYA ratings sorted from slowest to fastest. Scan down the list and look at the inequities and then combine that with the course type and windspeed and we are just building another nightmare.

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