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A glorious final day crowns IRC European champions

French Farr 36 Absolutely II, skippered by former Finn sailor Yves Ginoux, Union Nationale Course Au Large’s vice-president and flying the colours of CNTL Marseille, is the IRC Europeans overall winner. The championship, organised by Yacht Club Sanre…

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Champagne sailing in Sanremo

Sanremo IRC Europeans takes off

After the two days of light winds, eventually yesterday the Gulf of Sanremo delivered nearly perfect sailing conditions, so much so that the organisers  opted to recover the schedule by having three windward-leeward races. Following one hour’s delay…

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San Remo IRC Europeans 2019

IRC Europeans 2019, no wind in Sanremo

The opening day of the IRC Europeans, hosted by Italy’s Yacht Club Sanremo, got underway under sunny skies, scorching temperatures but nearly no wind. The high-pressure bubble hovering over southern Europe blocking out any breeze from the race area….

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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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