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IRC Europeans 2019 San Remo

2019 IRC Europeans – Sanremo, Italy

The 4th edition of the IRC European Championship will take place in SANREMO from 23-29 June 2019 and will be organized by the historic Sanremo YC in Italy, where the best IRC boats of Europe will be welcomed for racing in the Gulf of Genoa. San Remo…

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Harbour Court, Newport home of the New York YC - photo Dan Nerney/New York Yacht Club

NYYC to host 2020 IRC/ORC Worlds

Sarasota, Florida – The Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) working in cooperation with the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) and Union National Course au Large (UNCL), founding partners of the IRC rating system, are pleased to announce the approval of the N…

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© 2018 Sander van der Borch / The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championship, July 2018

IRC and ORC agree continued co-operation

Representatives of the RORC and ORC met at the Royal Malta Yacht Club before the start of the Rolex Middle Sea Race to discuss the continued cooperation between IRC and ORC on a technical level, and the future of a joint Offshore World Championship….

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Class and Overall winner Farr 30 Notorious skippered by Kevin Brown

North American IRC Championship 2018 Winners

Following the Championship held at Storm Trysail Club’s Block Island Race Week in 2017, the 2018 IRC North American Championship was hosted by the Etobicoke Yacht Club in Toronto, Canada on August 25/26 as part of their Open Regatta. There were 18 en…

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Hague Offshore

Offshore World Champions crowned in The Hague

With yet another sunny day here on the Dutch North Sea coast, the final race to conclude The Hague Offshore Sailing Worlds on Friday looked like it could be easy. Yet the weak and shifty northwesterly 8-9 knot breeze kept frustrating race managers as…

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J Lance 12,FRA 43950

IRC 2018 European Champion Crowned

The immaculately sailed J Lance 12 has been crowned IRC European champion for 2018. The French J/112e skippered by Didier le Moal, seemed never to put a foot wrong in the latter stages of this week-long regatta run from Cowes by the Royal Ocean Racin…

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Rough conditions in the 2018 RORC Caribbean 600

30 Years of Recording Seaworthiness and Safety

Thirty years ago in 1988 the Channel Handicap System, now named IRC, introduced its own Safety and Stability Screening (SSS) system to help race organisers decide on a boat’s suitability for a race from a stability perspective. All IRC rated boats st…

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inShare IRC Notice 2018/01 RRS 49.2

With effect from 23 March 2018, in IRC 2017 and 2018 Rules, insert new rule modifying RRS49.2: Add IRC rule 22.6: 22.6 Crew Position 22.6.1 RRS 49.2 is modified by deleting “sitting on the deck” in the second sentence. Download Notice 2018/01 for ful…

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The 2018 IRC European Championship will be held for the first time in Cowes, UK this summer © Paul Wyeth/

Record numbers expected for IRC Europeans

Following its debut as part of Cork Week in 2016 and a stand-alone event held in Marseille in 2017, the IRC European Championship this year will take place out of one of its spiritual homes. Andrew McIrvine’s First 40, La Réponse – © Rick Tomlinson -…

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Hague Offshore

The Hague Offshore Sailing Worlds 2018

The Offshore Worlds will be held from 12 to 20 July 2018 in the first ever combined ORC and IRC championship, an innovative solution to unite the world’s two largest offshore racing fleets. Be part of this unique fleet and register now for this histo…

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