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2022 IRC European Championship at Breskens Sailing Weekend

The 2022 IRC European Championship will be held at in Breskens, Netherlands alongside the Breskens Sailing Weekend. The 7th edition of the IRC European Championship will take place over four days of racing in late August 2022. The championship is exp…

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IRC European Championship Update 26/5/21

UPDATE 26-05-2021 We are sad to announce that the constraints imposed on the organizers for the resumption of nautical crewed events from June 9 do not allow the COYCH to welcome and organize the IRC European Championship in the harbor of Hyères on t…

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IRCRecords™ launches brand new concept

A brand new concept for the world of sailing records April 28th 2021 For decades record-setting in sailing has been dominated by adventurers, pioneers, eccentrics and, in recent years, pro-sailing teams in custom built machines. That is now set to ch…

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COYCH to host 2021 IRC European Championship in Hyères

The 5th edition of the IRC European Championship will take place in Hyères, France, organized by the COYCH (Cercle d’Organisation du Yachting de Compétition Hyérois), in collaboration with the UNCL (Union Nationale pour la Course au Large). Following…

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Dockside ambiance in Porto Cervo (c) Studio Borlenghi/YCCS

New dates for 2022 ORC/IRC World Championship

The second edition of this biennial event will be held from 23 June to 1 July in Porto Cervo After consultation between the Federazione Italiana Vela (FIV), the Unione Vela Altura Italiana (UVAI) and the Union Nationale pour la Course au Large (UNCL)…

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2022 biennial ORC/IRC World Championship to be held in Porto Cervo, Sardinia © Studio Borlenghi

2022 ORC/IRC World Championship to be in Porto Cervo

The Offshore Racing Congress (ORC), the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) and the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) are pleased to announce the next biennial ORC/IRC World Championship will be held in Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italy. Dates for the event are…

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IRC Congress Zooms into 2021

Representatives of the International Rating Certificate (IRC) from around the World met at the beginning of October for the annual IRC Congress to discuss the past IRC season and future developments. This year the planned gathering in London was not…

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Updated race management resources

Clubs running yacht racing using the IRC rating system can find a myriad of useful resources on the IRC website, including Race Management Guidelines which have recently been updated with some useful tips picked up from clubs running racing during th…

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Worlds-2018 by Sander van der Borch

COVID-19 Pandemic Forces Cancellation of 2020 ORC/IRC World Championship

NEWPORT, R.I. – Despite a strong entry list from the United States and abroad, and the exhaustive efforts of the New York Yacht Club along with the governing bodies for the ORC and IRC rating rules, the decision has been made to cancel the 2020 ORC/I…

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IRC Rule Changes 2020

Several Rule changes were approved by IRC Congress for the new season, a summary is shown below and links to the full details and rule text. IRC Rule Changes 2020 – summary • Rule 8.2 has been updated to clarify that a certificate must be valid for t…

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