News: European Championship

Strong fleet expected for August’s premier league IRC European Championship

Strong fleet expected for August’s premier league IRC European Championship

Having previously straddled Europe, visiting other major yachting hubs such as Cowes, Cork, Marseille and Sanremo, the seventh edition of the prestigious IRC European Championship this year will take place over 25-28 August in the Netherlands, alongs…

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Entries open for the 2022 IRC European Championship in Breskens

Entries open for the 2022 IRC European Championship in Breskens

From 24th to 28th August the 2022 IRC European Championship will be sailed as part of Damen Breskens Sailing Weekend. The Notice of Race and entry portal can be found online via www.breskenssailing.nl or directly at www.manage2sail.com, and there is…

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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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2021 IRC European Championship in Hyères (cancelled)

2021 IRC European Championship in Hyères (cancelled)

*UPDATE – sadly this event was forced to cancel due to Covid restrictions* 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 colla…

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2020 IRC European Championship at Cork Week

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

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

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

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

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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IRC 2018 European Champion Crowned

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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