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06-24-2013 11:28 AM
zz4gta
Re: MORC revival

Absolutely nothing. Lost steam, people lost interest and spent more time talking about the glory days than actually going sailing. A real shame, the MORC rule made some good all around boats.
06-21-2013 04:02 PM
SHNOOL
Re: MORC revival

What ever happened to this?
03-02-2011 08:21 PM
zz4gta If anyone would like to be added to the list of MORC boats interested in bringing back the rule, just send an email to morcdatabase(at)hotmail (dot) com
03-02-2011 07:21 PM
paulk
We had

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I believe this was the IORC not the MORC rules that caused weird rule dodging designs.
a boat called Melonseed in our harbor, and that's what she looked like. The waterline max beam was about 5', and the max beam at the rail was about 15'. No tumblehome on this baby. Freeboard of about 2'. Weight about 3 tons (I'm guessing, but she was not heavily built or heavily ballasted - crew weight kept her flat.) IIRC she had a spindly fractional rig with running backs to keep it on board. An IOR design would have been more likely to have a masthead rig, and a bit longer than 29'11". The IOR guys had their own design issues.
03-02-2011 10:21 AM
blt2ski I followed a different thread for awhile, but do not look over there often. I did get some rules from WHL in a pdf form a while back, readable as I recall, I'll see if I can find them on the puter. Looked similar to IRC rules of today.

Then to keep this rule going, with out modified way out there boats, yes, one will have to have minimum manufacture rules, kind of like stock car rules of old to use in stock car racing ovals.

Marty
03-02-2011 07:46 AM
BubbleheadMd
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Check out the SA thread, lots of ideas there, we're still in the organizational stages right now, but plan (hope) to bring back the original rule to <30' LOA and have a minimum production number. This should eliminate the rule beater MORC designs, one off customs, etc. If not, I'm hoping the members vote on changing the rule to level the playing field.

We're shooting for a mid-winters in 2012 but need a lot of help. If you know of anyone with a MORC boat or who once was interested in the class, please contact me or the folks at SA. Spread the word.

Eventually, I'd like to see some offshore races set up for boat under 30'.
I've been following along, and it's pretty exciting.
03-01-2011 09:08 PM
sailingdog
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If they can keep the contestants from creating aberrant designs like the ones that developed last time (30' boats with 15' beam; "hiking wings" inside the lifelines, etc.) it could be a lot of fun.
I believe this was the IORC not the MORC rules that caused weird rule dodging designs.
03-01-2011 08:02 PM
zz4gta Check out the SA thread, lots of ideas there, we're still in the organizational stages right now, but plan (hope) to bring back the original rule to <30' LOA and have a minimum production number. This should eliminate the rule beater MORC designs, one off customs, etc. If not, I'm hoping the members vote on changing the rule to level the playing field.

We're shooting for a mid-winters in 2012 but need a lot of help. If you know of anyone with a MORC boat or who once was interested in the class, please contact me or the folks at SA. Spread the word.

Eventually, I'd like to see some offshore races set up for boat under 30'.
03-01-2011 05:21 PM
paulk If they can keep the contestants from creating aberrant designs like the ones that developed last time (30' boats with 15' beam; "hiking wings" inside the lifelines, etc.) it could be a lot of fun.
03-01-2011 02:59 PM
zz4gta Website is up with some information.
Home - MORC - USA
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