[QUOTE=PCP;1007699]What about ORCI in US?
In Europe it is winning rapidly acceptance over IRC. On the Sydney-Hobart race the number of boats racing on ORCI is becoming bigger each year. They have made in 2011 some interesting comparisons between the two rating systems
I'm not so familiar with ORCI but we're now doing J/22 one-design for weekend club racing and it's a breath of fresh air - close racing on the water, enjoyable camarderie and low cost. All of which frees up time & $ to focus on a serious cruising boat