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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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Entries open for IRC European Championship in Cork

Online Entry is now open for the 2020 IRC European Championship which will take place in Crosshaven, Ireland during Volvo Cork Week as part of the unique celebration of the 300th anniversary of the Royal Cork Yacht Club. The 2020 IRC European Champio…

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ORC/IRC Worlds early entries, scoring confirmed

Newport, Rhode Island USA – Thousands of miles and 10 months of lead time are proving no deterrent for teams intent on ensuring their spot in one of the most anticipated sailing championships of 2020. In the few short weeks since entries opened, near…

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2020 IRC European Championship at Cork Week

The 2020 IRC European Championship will be held in Ireland at Cork Week as part of the unique celebration of the 300th anniversary of the Royal Cork Yacht Club. The 5th edition of the IRC European Championship will take place over five days of racing…

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Antibes welcomes International IRC Congress

Representatives of the International Rating Certificate (IRC) from around the world met in France for two days of debate and discussion at the beginning of October.  The 2019 Congress was hosted by l’Union Nationale pour la Course au Large (UNCL) and…

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Entries Open for 2020 ORC/IRC World Championship

The conventional wisdom says the sailing season in the Northeastern United States ends with the Labor Day holiday, celebrated the first Monday in September. But the locals will tell you that September and October are the best months of the year in Rh…

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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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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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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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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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