Category: IRC Technical

IRC 2020 Rule cover

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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IRC Congress 2019 JS

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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Rough conditions in the 2018 RORC Caribbean 600

30 Years of Recording Seaworthiness and Safety

Thirty years ago in 1988 the Channel Handicap System, now named IRC, introduced its own Safety and Stability Screening (SSS) system to help race organisers decide on a boat’s suitability for a race from a stability perspective. All IRC rated boats st…

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IRC Notice 2018/01 RRS 49.2

With effect from 23 March 2018, in IRC 2017 and 2018 Rules, insert new rule modifying RRS49.2: Add IRC rule 22.6: 22.6 Crew Position 22.6.1 RRS 49.2 is modified by deleting “sitting on the deck” in the second sentence. Download Notice 2018/01 for ful…

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IRC Congress 2017 looks to the future

Photo RORC / Kurt Arrigo Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 Another successful annual IRC Congress meeting was held in early October in the popular sailing venue and race destination of St Malo on the northern French coast. Forty delegates from as far afield as…

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