Tag: IRC

  • IRC special offer for 2022 Hamble Classics Regatta

    IRC special offer for 2022 Hamble Classics Regatta

    The 7th Hamble Classics Regatta will be held on 10-11 September 2022, co-hosted by Hamble River Sailing Club and the Royal Air Force Yacht Club. The founding mission of Hamble Classics in 2016 was for a fun and inclusive event where owners of classic yachts and their crews celebrate their shared passion for sailing. The Classics […]

  • Rán wins 2022 IRC National Championship by 0.005 of a point

    Rán wins 2022 IRC National Championship by 0.005 of a point

    An outstanding long weekend of yacht racing, where the full program was sailed under brilliant sunshine in 10-20+ knot winds and a mix of tidal states on one of the world’s most challenging stretches of water – the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s 2022 IRC National Championship was a resounding success. On the Solent, the fleet […]

  • A fortnight to go until the 24th IRC National Championship

    A fortnight to go until the 24th IRC National Championship

    One of the pinnacle events of the IRC rating system in the UK, will take place over 10-12 June from Cowes. This year’s edition of the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s IRC National Championship will be its 24th and as usual will feature a mixed line-up of yachts from across the size and age spectrum, allowing […]

  • Breskens Sailing Weekend to organise 2022 IRC European Championship

    Breskens Sailing Weekend to organise 2022 IRC European Championship

    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 expected to attract a record fleet of highly competitive IRC rated boats vying for the […]

  • Changes coming for sailing world records: IRC Records

    Changes coming for sailing world records: IRC Records

    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 set to change with a new platform that will enable any skipper and crew to use their yacht and its rating to attempt a record course and then see their new […]

  • IRC Rating opens for 2021

    IRC Rating opens for 2021

    The new season has got off to a positive start with applications coming in for 2021 IRC rating certificates and a steady stream of enquiries to the RORC Rating Office, the technical hub of the Royal Ocean Racing Club.  There was a record flood of entries for the RORC’s flagship event, the Rolex Fastnet Race, when […]

  • IRC Congress Zooms into 2021

    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 possible due to Coronavirus so the meeting was held online with delegates joining the meeting from […]

  • Arcus and Gentoo prevail in IRC championships

    Arcus and Gentoo prevail in IRC championships

    Mid-September it may be, but conditions for the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s 2020 IRC championships felt more like June this weekend, with shorts and T-shirts conditions and allowing a full schedule of racing to be laid on by PRO Stuart Childerley and his team. The event concluded today with two windward-leeward races on the central-eastern […]

  • RORC IRC National Championships – Day 1: Perfect scores for Rán and Arcus

    RORC IRC National Championships – Day 1: Perfect scores for Rán and Arcus

    The central Solent delivered on the opening day of the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s IRC National Championship. The westerly wind started off light but built to a solid 18 knots, the September sun even putting in an appearance, as the three class fleet progressed through two windward-leeward races and one round the cans. Despite it […]

  • 2020 IRC European Championship at Cork Week

    2020 IRC European Championship at Cork Week

    The 2020 IRC European Championship will be held 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 from Monday 13th July to Friday 17th July 2020. The championship is […]