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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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Joint statement from RORC and UNCL regards IRC concerning the Ukraine conflict

The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) and the Union Nationale Pour La Course Au Large (UNCL), who jointly own the International Rating Certificate (IRC) rule, abhor the invasion of Ukraine and extend their wholehearted support to the Ukrainian nation. W…

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IRC 2022 Rule text published

IRC 2022 Rule text published

Following the international IRC annual Congress meeting in October the 2022 IRC rule text is now published online. The new rule text includes the following changes agreed by Congress: Stored power (auto pilots) for steering is prohibited unless permi…

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IRC rating on course for 2022

IRC rating on course for 2022

Representatives of the International Rating Certificate (IRC) from around the World met in October for the annual IRC Congress to discuss the past IRC season and future developments. This year it was possible for a small group of RORC and UNCL repres…

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IRC/ORC Combined World Championships 2022 Statement

IRC/ORC Combined World Championships 2022 Statement

Statement from IRC Board Chairman 26 October 2021, LONDON: The IRC Board, RORC and UNCL were shocked and disappointed to read the ORC/YCCS Notice of Race for an exclusive ORC World Championship in Porto Cervo, Italy, in June 2022, thereby cancelling…

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IRC Notice 2021/02 addresses cloth set under the boom

IRC Notice 2021/02 addresses cloth set under the boom

The IRC rating offices have seen a growing number of instances and enquiries about additional cloth set under the boom, known by various names including lazy sweeper, deck sweeper, mainsail skirt or watersail. In response to this the IRC Technical Co…

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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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IRCRecords™ launches brand new concept

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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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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