Category: European Championship

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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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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The 2020 IRC European Championship will be held at Cork Week © Paul Wyeth/

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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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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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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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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Guy Claeys' crew from the JPK 10.10 Expresso 2 are crowned the 2017 Marseille IRC European Champions © Pierik Jeannoutot

Smallest winner crowned IRC European Champion

The second ever IRC European Championship took place in the south of France over four days last week for an international fleet of 53 boats. While last year the inaugural event was incorporated into Volvo Cork Week, this year’s IRC European Champions…

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