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Racing at Breskens Weekend 2019 (c) Wacon Images

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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Phuket King's Cup image by Guy Nowell

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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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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