How to Apply

Your Local IRC Rule Authority

Although all certificates are processed either by RORC or UNCL, the administration of IRC applications is undertaken by the Rule Authority in each country, where available (IRC Rule 4.1 defines Rating Authority (RORC/UNCL) and Rule Authority).  The application forms for IRC rating certificates are available from individual Rule Authorities, either on their websites or by e-mail.  Application forms are not published on this website.

Your Rule Authority is in effect the local IRC agent. They will be able to help you regarding applications, measurements, any local policies regarding weighing and measurement, or any IRC queries you have (if they don’t know the answer, they will ask RORC or UNCL on your behalf).

Please note IRC Rule 8.13: “Irrespective of where a boat is registered, she shall apply for her IRC certificates to the appointed IRC Rule Authority in the country in which she predominantly races. Exceptionally, with the agreement of the Rating Authority, she may apply through another Rule Authority.”

To find your relevant Rule Authority, please select the country where your boat is predominantly based for racing, from the  list displayed. If you cannot find your country, please select the last option (OTHER) on the list.

IRC is sponsored in Great Britain and France by Spinlock

Argentina

ARVH
Avenida Fleming 2251
Oficina 26
1640 MARTINEZ

Contact Name: Gabriel Schroder

Telephone: 541 147 322 890

Fax: 541 147 322 890

Email: gabrielyachting@hotmail.com

Additional Information:

Note: certificates for racing in this country are valid from 1st June – 31st May.

Australia

Australian Sailing Inc.
Locked Bag 806
Milson's Point
NSW 1565

Website: https://www.sailing.org.au

Email: sailingservices@sailing.org.au

Additional Information:

Note: certificates for racing in this country are valid from 1st June – 31st May.

Bahrain

Contact Name: Nicky Lunn

Email: nicholas@bisionbh.com

Belgium

VYF
Zuiderlaan 13
9000 GENT

Telephone: (32) 9 243 1125 (Fax: (32) 9 243 1139)

Website: http://www.vyf.be/irc

Email: irc@vyf.be

Additional Information:

Alternative e-mail: luc@wwsv.be

Bermuda

Bermuda Sailing Association
12 Reid St
Walker Arcade
PO Box HM 1418
Hamilton HM FX

Telephone: 441.295.7935

Website: http://www.bermudasail.bm/

Email: bdasail@northrock.bm

Brazil

ABVO
Praça Mahatma Gandhi
02 Grupo 1210
Centro
CEP 20018-900 RIO DE JANEIRO

Telephone: (5521) 9945 5574

Email: pierre.joullie@ig.com.br

Brunei

Brunei Darussalam YA
PO Box 2234
Bandar Seri Begawan BS8674
Brunei Darussalam

Contact Name: Allan Riches

Telephone: +673 2 262676

Fax: +673 2 262675

Email: bdya@bruneibay.net

Additional Information:

Note: certificates for racing in this country are valid from 1st June – 31st May.  (eg. 2008 ratings are valid until 31 May 2009)

Canada

Sail Canada
53 Yonge Street
Kingston
Ontario K7M 6G4

Telephone: +1 613 545 3044

Website: http://www.sailing.ca/

Email: irc@sailing.ca

Chile

Club Náutico Oceánico de Chile (CNO)
Estoril 200
Oficina 928
Las Condes
SANTIAGO

Telephone: (56) 2 2353974

Fax: (56) 2 2356873

Email: achavez@cno.cl

Additional Information:

Note: certificates for racing in this country are valid from 1st June – 31st May.

China (North)

Seafaring International(HK) Co. Limited
Room 1906,19/F.
Ginza Plaza 2A Sai Yeung Choi Sounth Street
Mongkok
Kowloon
Hong Kong

Telephone: +86 139 6428 0044

Fax: +852 37 47 33 37

Email: chnirc@gmail.com

China (South)

S.A.F.O.B.C Co Ltd Room 601
Building E-6
OCT LOFT
Nanshan District
SHENZHEN 518053
P.R. China

Telephone: +86 755 8835 3518

Fax: +86 755 8832 3928

Email: leonchou@chncup.com

Additional Information:

Alternative Email Address: wubin7086@gmail.com

Columbia

CRC (Cartagena Regatta Club)
C/O Joaquin Thomas Solano
Torre Emp. Proteccion # 901
Cr 3 #6A-100, Bocagrande
CARTAGENA
Columbia

Telephone: 1-904 726-4226

Fax: 1-904-723-3561

Website: http://www.cartagenaregattaclub.com/

Email: tsolano@isf.com

Croatia

Nenad PLOVANIC
Susilo 11
51262 Kraljevica

Telephone: +385 9 82 78 078

Fax: +385 1 23 35 318

Email: irc.croatia@inet.hr

Cyprus

NOIATH (Nautical Club for Offshore Sailing)

Contact Name: Kleanthis Hadjisoteriou

Email: klen@glprodata.com

Denmark

Dansk Sejlunion (DS)
Idrættens Hus
2605 Brøndby

Contact Name: Mikael Jeremiassen

Telephone: 4326 2185

Fax: 4326 2191

Website: http://www.sejlsport.dk/

Email: websejler@sejlsport.dk

Additional Information:

Alternative Web Address: www.websejler.dk

Dominican Republic

ADVELCO
Casa de Campo Yacht Club
Barlovento Street No.1
Casa de Campo
Marina
La Romana
Dominican Republic

Contact Name: Tony Torres

Telephone: +809 523 2247 or Mobile +809 886 8697

Email: ttorres@regata.com.do

Estonia

Tanel KUKK
Paljassaare tee 14
10313 TALLINN

Telephone: (372) 506 8158

Fax: (372) 683 3301

Email: tanel.kukk@bm.ee

Finland

Finish IRC Boatowners Association
c/o Vintertec Offshore Ltd
Post Box 49
02410 Kirkkonummi
Finland

Contact Name: Olof Rytovaara

Telephone: +358 400 441778

Website: http://www.finirc.com/

Email: olof.rytovaara@vintertecoffshore.fi

France

Union Nationale pour la Course au Large (UNCL)
Centre Nautique Paris-Boulogne
Face au 36 Quai Alphonse Le Gallo
92100 BOULOGNE SUR SEINE

Contact Name: Centre de Calcul

Telephone: +33 (0) 1 46 04 17 80

Fax: +33 (0) 1 46 04 17 73

Email: irc@uncl.com

Additional Information:

Certificates issued by UNCL:

  • Argentina
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Chilie
  • Croatia
  • Spain
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Mauritius
  • Portugal
  • Reunion
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Turkey
  • Uruguay

Germany

Deutscher Segler-Verband e.V.
Gründgensstr. 18
D-22309 Hamburg

Telephone: 040 - 6 32 00 90

Fax: 040 - 63 20 09 28

Website: http://www.dsv.org/

Email: technik@dsv.org

Great Britain inc Channel Islands & NI

RORC Rating Office
Seahorse Building
Bath Road
Lymington
Hampshire SO41 3SE

Telephone: 01590 677030

Fax: 01590 679478

Website: http://www.rorcrating.com/

Email: info@rorcrating.com

Greece

Hellenic Sailing Federation - Offshore Committee
Marina Kallitheas
PO Box 78550 - 17602
Greece

Telephone: (302) 210 9404826

Fax: (302) 210 9403113

Website: https://offshore.org.gr/

Email: eath@offshore.org.gr

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Sailing Federation
Rm 1009 Olympic House
1 Stadium Path
So Kon Po
Causeway Bay
HK

Website: http://www.sailing.org.hk

Email: irc@sailing.org.hk

Additional Information:

Note: certificates for racing in this country are valid from 1st June – 31st May. 

Iceland

Icelandic Sailing Association
Engjavegur 6
104 Reykjavik

Telephone: +354 5144000

Fax: +354 5144001

Email: sil@isisport.is

India

Royal Bombay Yacht Club

Contact Name: Homi Motivala

Telephone: +91 9820033780

Email: homimoti@gmail.com

Additional Information:

Note: certificates for racing in this country are valid from 1st June – 31st May.

Ireland

Irish Sailing Assoc.
3 Park Road
Dun Laoghaire
Co Dublin

Telephone: +353 1 2710101

Website: http://www.sailing.ie/

Email: racing@sailing.ie

Israel

Israel YC

Contact Name: Ronnie Barmatz

Email: ircisrael@gmail.com

Italy

UVAI
Via Lutezia 2
00198 ROME

Telephone: (39) 06 88 41 757

Fax: (39) 06 88 41 293

Website: http://www.uvai.it/

Email: uvairoma@tin.it

Japan

Japan Sailing Federation

Website: http://www.jsaf.or.jp/

Email: hkaku@mba.ocn.ne.jp

Korea

Korea Sailing Federation
1393
Woo-1-dong
Haewundae
Busan
Korea

Contact Name: Sungwok Kim, IRC Manager, Busan Sailing Federation

Telephone: +82 10 9392 4721

Fax: +82 51 746 1793

Email: sailbusan@gmail.com

Kuwait

KOSA

Email: sail-kosa@live.com

Additional Information:

Note: certificates for racing in this country are valid from 1st January – 31st December. 

Latvia (Lettonie)

Jahtklubs Auda
Audupes 15/17
RIGA LV - 1030

Telephone: (371) 28 65 15 44

Fax: (371) 67 70 44 12

Email: kristaps@eastnautic.com

Malaysia / SE Asia

Regattas Asia
Phuket & More Co Ltd
113/53 Anuphas Golf Ville
Soi 7
Vichitsongkram Road
Tambol Kathu
Amphur Kathu
PHUKET 83120

Contact Name: Simon James

Website: http://www.irc-sea.com/

Email: info@irc-sea.com

Additional Information:

Note: certificates for racing in this country are valid from 1st June – 31st May.

Malta

Royal Malta YC
Ta'Xbiex Seafront
Ta'Xbiex
XBX 1028

Telephone: +356 21333109

Fax: +356 21331131

Website: http://www.rmyc.org/

Email: info@rmyc.org

Mauritius

43 Allée de la Canne Rubannée
Domaine de Belle Vue
MAPOU

Telephone: (230) 256 2595

Fax: (230) 207 4003

Email: nickhardy@intnet.mu

Netherlands

Watersportverbond
Wattbaan 31-49
3439 ML
Nieuwegein

Telephone: + 31 30 751 37 00

Fax: + 31 30 656 47 83

Website: http://www.watersportverbond.nl/

Email: rating@watersportverbond.nl

New Caledonia

Cercle Nautique Caledonien
BP 235
98 845 NOUMEA CEDEX

Telephone: (687) 26.09.75

Email: evenement@cnc.asso.nc

New Zealand

Yachting New Zealand
4 Fred Thomas Drive
Takapuna
Auckland 0622

Telephone: +64 9 361 1471

Fax: +64 9 360 2246

Website: http://www.yachtingnz.org.nz/

Email: mail@yachtingnz.org.nz

Additional Information:

Note: certificates for racing in this country are valid from 1st June – 31st May. 

Norway

Norges Seilforbund (Norwegian Sailing Federation)
Ullevaal Stadion
NO-0840 Oslo

Telephone: +47 21 02 97 12

Website: http://www.seiling.no/

Email: per.boymo@seiling.no

Oman

RORC Rating Office

Email: info@rorcrating.com

Additional Information:

Note: certificates for racing in this country are valid from 1st June – 31st May.  (eg. 2008 ratings are valid until 31 May 2009)

Philippines

Philippine Sailing Association
31/F Petron MegaPlaza Building
358 Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue
Makati City
Philippines

Telephone: +632 9886388

Fax: +632 9886335

Website: http://www.philsailing.com/

Email: jerryrollin49@gmail.com

Additional Information:

Note: certificates for racing in this country are valid from 1st June – 31st May.  

Portugal

ANC
Edificio de Apoio à Nautica de Recreio
Loja 1
Av. de Brasilia
Doca de Belém
1300-598 LISBONNE

Telephone: (351) 21 395 8910

Fax: (351) 21 395 5117

Email: geral@ancruzeiros.pt

Reunion

Marc CHATILLON
9 rue des Longoses
97434 SAINT-GILLES LES BAINS

Telephone: 06 92 85 24 56

Email: capmascareignes@wanadoo.fr

Additional Information:

Note: certificates for racing in this country are valid from 1st June – 31st May.

Romania

Yacht Club Romania (CEO)
Precupetii Vechi no. 28
sector 2
BUCAREST

Telephone: +4031 43 26 742

Fax: +4031 43 26 741

Email: bogdan.alexandrescu@ycr.ro

Russia

Contact Name: Sergueï Kotsiouba

Telephone: +33 4 94 53 74 69

Fax: +33 6 74 42 14 29

Email: commercial@azursailing.com

Additional Information:

(Based in S.France)

Singapore / SE Asia

Regattas Asia
Phuket & More Co Ltd
113/53 Anuphas Golf Ville
Soi 7
Vichitsongkram Road
Tambol Kathu
Amphur Kathu
PHUKET 83120

Contact Name: Simon James

Website: http://www.irc-sea.com/

Email: info@irc-sea.com

Additional Information:

Note: certificates for racing in this country are valid from 1st June – 31st May.

South Africa

Sailing KZN
Point Yacht Club
3 Maritime Place
Durban 4001

Telephone: +27 31 3013078

Fax: +27 31 3073902

Website: http://www.sailing.org.za/

Email: kzn@sailing.org.za

Additional Information:

Note: certificates for racing in this country are valid from 1st June – 31st May.  

South East Asia

Regattas Asia
Phuket & More Co Ltd
113/53 Anuphas Golf Ville
Soi 7
Vichitsongkram Road
Tambol Kathu
Amphur Kathu
PHUKET 83120

Contact Name: Simon James

Website: http://www.irc-sea.com/

Email: info@irc-sea.com

Additional Information:

Note: certificates for racing in this country are valid from 1st June – 31st May.

Spain

RANC
Edificio "El Far"
Oficina 10
C/ Escar
6-8
08039 BARCELONE

Telephone: (34) 93 451 7288

Fax: (34) 93 224 7432

Website: http://www.ranc.es/

Email: info@ranc.es

Additional Information:

Alternative Email Address: gestion@ranc.es

Sweden

Svenska Seglarförbundet (Swedish Sailing Federation)
Af Pontins väg 6
115 21 Stockholm

Telephone: +46 8 459 0990

Fax: +46 8 459 0999

Website: http://www.ssf.se/

Email: matbrev@ssf.se

Taiwan

Chinese Taipei Sailing Association (CTSA)
Rm#903,
No.20, Zhulun St.,
Zhongshan Dist.,
Taipei City 10489,
Taiwan (R.O.C.)

Contact Name: Hsiao-Yun Wang

Telephone: +(886)2-8771-1442

Fax: +(886)2-2740-3395

Email: tpesailing@ct-sailing.org.tw

Additional Information:

Alternative Contact: Ting Kuo / sailkuo@seed.net.tw

Thailand / SE Asia

Regattas Asia
Phuket & More Co Ltd
113/53 Anuphas Golf Ville
Soi 7
Vichitsongkram Road
Tambol Kathu
Amphur Kathu
PHUKET 83120

Contact Name: Simon James

Website: http://www.irc-sea.com/

Email: info@irc-sea.com

Additional Information:

Note: certificates for racing in this country are valid from 1st June – 31st May.

Turkey

Turkish Offshore Racing Club
Atakoy Marina
Sahil Yolu
34158 ATAKOY ISTANBUL

Telephone: (90) 212 560 5655

Fax: (90) 212 560 5616

Email: tayk@tayk.org.tr

UAE

Dubai Offshore Sailing Club
PO Box 11881
Dubai

Telephone: 971 4 394 1669

Fax: 971 4 394 1596

Website: http://www.dosc.ae/

Email: administration@doscuae.com

Additional Information:

Note: certificates for racing in this country are valid from 1st June – 31st May. 

United Kingdom

RORC Rating Office (Seahorse Rating Ltd)
Seahorse Building
Bath Road
Lymington
Hampshire
SO41 3SE

Telephone: 01590 677030

Fax: 01590 679478

Website: https://rorcrating.com

Email: info@rorcrating.com

United States of America

US Sailing Offshore Office
PO Box 1260
(15 Maritime Drive)
Portsmouth
RI 02871

Telephone: +1 401 683 0800

Fax: +1 401 683 0840

Website: http://www.ussailing.org/

Email: IRC@ussailing.org

Uruguay

Yacht Club Uruguayo
Puerto des Bueco
MONTEVIDEO 11300

Telephone: (598) 2 622 1221

Fax: (598) 2 622 1584

Website: http://www.ycu.org.uy/

Email: bernieknuppel@gmail.com

Additional Information:

Alternate Email Address: aeredi@gmail.com

Note: certificates for racing in this country are valid from 1st June – 31st May.

OTHER (not in this list)

RORC Rating Office
Seahorse Building
Bath Road
Lymington
Hampshire SO41 3SE

Telephone: +44 (0)1590 677030

Fax: +44 (0)1590 679478

Website: http://www.rorcrating.com/

Email: info@rorcrating.com