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European offshore catagory A rating, from what I can tell, is the ability to handle 7M waves and a beaufort force 10 wind.
Not sure if said boat will or will not handle a 7M or about 25' waves or not. Along with not remembering what a force 10 wind is, Hurracane or just before is what I am seeming to recall. The only book I have with that info is an OLD royce book, at the boat of all places.
I also am recalling something about having a space for a liferaft in the cockpit area.
So if said boat, will meet this criteria, it is ocean rated! The C30 is not last I checked, but that is not saying much. Catagory B, if I am reading /heard specs correctly, is what most of us will do, sail in great lakes, puget sound or other semi protected water.
Some of what I have typed, maybe misread or otherwise by me, but I do feel it is close, or circling the target etc.