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IRC rating responds to sailors with rule and formulation changes for 2023

IRC rating responds to sailors with rule and formulation changes for 2023

Following the international IRC annual Congress meeting in October, the 2023 IRC rule text is now published on the IRC website and includes changes that reflect IRC’s desire to listen to what sailors want, simplify rules where possible and respond to…

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IRC pleases all at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

IRC pleases all at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup once again proved that the RORC/UNCL’s IRC rating system is thriving at one of the most prestigious events in the sailing calendar. This year’s event, organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in conjunction with the Interna…

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Joint statement from RORC and UNCL regards IRC concerning the Ukraine conflict

The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) and the Union Nationale Pour La Course Au Large (UNCL), who jointly own the International Rating Certificate (IRC) rule, abhor the invasion of Ukraine and extend their wholehearted support to the Ukrainian nation. W…

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2022 IRC European Championship at Breskens Sailing Weekend

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 (update: 25-28 August 20…

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IRCRecords™ launches brand new concept

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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IRC Congress Zooms into 2021

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

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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