James Dadd, Director of the RORC Rating Office, writes an article every two months for the internationally renowned Seahorse Magazine, official magazine of the Royal Ocean Racing Club. Seahorse has kindly agreed to us publishing the article texts, after publication in their magazine.
by Peta Stuart-Hunt
After 22 years at the RORC Rating Office, Mike Urwin, its Technical Director, is stepping aside to relinquish the day to day running of the Rating Office to James Dadd, 44, with effect from 1st September. The RORC Rating Office, along with the UNCL Centre de Calcul in Paris, maintains and administers the IRC Rating Rule for boats racing in over 30 countries worldwide.
Mike will continue to work as a part-time consultant for the foreseeable future and James will take overall technical and managerial responsibility as Director of the Rating Office in Lymington, Hampshire.