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IRC is a rating rule to handicap different designs of keelboats allowing them to race together. Each boat’s rating (her ‘handicap’) is calculated using measurements of the boat; her length, weight, draft, sail area, etc. The resulting time corrector, the boat’s ‘TCC’, is her handicap. After a race, each boat’s elapsed time (the time she has taken to complete the course) is multiplied by her TCC to calculate her corrected time (her race time making allowance for the characteristics of the boat). The boat with the shortest corrected time is the winner of the race.

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Show news 1884 Series at Royal Western YC week 2
Some boats put in a tactical reef
Posted on 20 Apr
The long and short of Hamilton Island Race Week
Supermaxis to Trailable Yachts... Entries near 100
Posted on 20 Apr
Newport Bermuda Race to restore ocean health
Race organizers partner with Sailors for the Sea
Posted on 19 Apr
Chinese Whisper on target to break record
Melbourne Osaka Double Handed time has stood for 23 years
Posted on 19 Apr
Win a Volvo Ocean Race trip to Gothenburg
Celebrating Volvo Car Ireland's sponsorship of the Volvo Round Ireland Race
Posted on 18 Apr
1884 Series at Royal Western YC week 1
Glorious kick off
Posted on 18 Apr
United Nations of Antigua Sailing Week
More than 100 boats registered from 30 countries worldwide
Posted on 18 Apr
Your weekly crewing update from MySail
As the temperature starts to drop, there's still plenty of sailing available around the country.
Posted on 18 Apr
Calero Marinas sign up for RORC Transatlantic Race
Extending their support by continuing to host the race for three years
Posted on 17 Apr
IRC Southern Areas at Poole Regatta 2018
Set to be a focal point of the May event
Posted on 17 Apr
Helly Hansen Warsash Spring Series day 3
Another light day makes playing the strong tides critical
Posted on 17 Apr
COGS 2018 Series Races 1 & 2
Racing from Falmouth to Fowey and back again the next day
Posted on 16 Apr
Statement from SYC and RYCV
It is with deep regret that we share the tragic news of the death of Max Peters
Posted on 16 Apr
Kinsale Spring Series day 2
Two excellent races in a strong South East breeze
Posted on 15 Apr
2018 Sail Port Stephens day 7
Huey has the final say
Posted on 15 Apr
Association Cup tragedy
Sad news with a fatality during racing on Port Phillip
Posted on 15 Apr
2018 Sail Port Stephens day 6
Super Saturday of Sail Port Stephens 2018 was as good as it gets
Posted on 14 Apr
Les Voiles de Saint Barth Richard Mille day 4
Postcard conditions continue on Friday
Posted on 14 Apr
Les Voiles de Saint Barth Richard Mille day 3
Thursday's Day Off: A big hit with the crews of Les Voiles de Saint Barth Richard Mille
Posted on 13 Apr
NSW IRC Championship day 1
Patrice toasts champagne conditions at Sail Port Stephens
Posted on 13 Apr
Snakes and ladders for Super 12 opener
Fleet opts for a pair of inshore passage races at Sail Port Stephens
Posted on 13 Apr
Lendy Cowes Week Notice of Regatta now live
Notice of Regatta is now available to view
Posted on 13 Apr
First entry in for Pittwater to Paradise Regatta
Accepted by the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club's sailing office
Posted on 13 Apr
Project Crew Match at Royal Lymington Yacht Club
Boats Seeking Crew Seeking Boats...
Posted on 12 Apr
Antigua Sailing Week inspiring youth
London's Greig City Academy Project Scaramouche to compete
Posted on 12 Apr
Sail Port Stephens primed for serious silverware
Thoroughbreds tugging at their mooring lines for the weekend racing
Posted on 12 Apr
Classic nor'easter to close Commodore's Cup
More great racing at Sail Port Stephens
Posted on 12 Apr
Les Voiles de Saint Barth Richard Mille day 3
Rambler 88 and La French Tech Rennes St-Malo win inaugural Richard Mille Record Trophies
Posted on 12 Apr
Sail Port Stephens - Commodores Cup finale
Showtime steals the show in a cracking breeze
Posted on 11 Apr
Invitation to Ramsgate Week 2018
Racing since 1898 at this charming east coast venue
Posted on 11 Apr
Links
Local fleet websites: Campaign websites:
IRC UK Nationals Attendance
see the full nationals attendance table here

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Ullman Sails crew sailing to Multihull victory last year - Airlie Beach Race Week
© Andrea Francolini
WSC Commodore Clayton Matthews congratulates Paul Mitchell on being the first local entry - Airlie Beach Race Week
© Sharon Smallwood
Ullman Sails in full race mode last year - Airlie Beach Race Week
© Andrea Francolini
Environmental focus at Youth Sailing Worlds
© Youth Sailing Worlds
SORC Solent Shakedown Weekend - Inshore Series Race 1 & 2
© Tony White
SORC Solent Shakedown Weekend - Inshore Series Race 1 & 2
© Tony White
Bol d'Or Mirabaud
© Nicolas Jutzi
Chinese Whisper heading to the start line at Portsea - 2018 Melbourne Osaka Double-Handed Yacht Race
© Ian MacWilliams
Greg O'Shea and Rupert Henry just prior to the start - 2018 Melbourne Osaka Double-Handed Yacht Race
© Ian MacWilliams
Greg O'Shea (left) and Rupert Henry on Chinese Whisper ready to go - 2018 Melbourne Osaka Double-Handed Yacht Race
© Ian MacWilliams
Protecting Bermuda's pristine waters for all is a top priority of the Newport Bermuda Race
© Bermuda Tourism Authority
1884 Series at Royal Western YC week 2
© Jerry Lock / www.fotocraft.eu
1884 Series at Royal Western YC week 2
© Jerry Lock / www.fotocraft.eu
Saltash Sailing Club Tamar Packaging Spring Series
© Andrew Sinclair
2018 Sailors Ball
© NY Harbor Sailing Foundation
Zhik Combined High Schools Sailing Championship
© Redhotshotz Sports Photography
Zhik Combined High Schools Sailing Championship
© Redhotshotz Sports Photography
Zhik Combined High Schools Sailing Championship
© Redhotshotz Sports Photography
U.S. Multihull Championship 2017 - Day 1
© US Sailing
Superfine on Sydney Harbour
© Photo Supplied
Pascol Paints on Port Phillip
© Photo Supplied
Past winners of the Lord Nelson Trophy return for the 2018 edition of Antigua Sailing Week and include Sir Hugh Bailey's Team Rebel
© Paul Wyeth / pwpictures.com
From Rio de Janiero, Brazil, Eduardo Plass' Soto 65 Camiranga will join a highly competitive fleet in the CSA Racing Division
© Arthur Daniel
An impressive bareboat fleet will see plenty of competitive action on the water
© Paul Wyeth / pwpictures.com
Daily prizegivings and the Final Awards Ceremony - one of the highlights for the teams competing
© Paul Wyeth / pwpictures.com
Open to all: Plenty of fun on and off the water throughout Antigua Sailing Week
© Paul Wyeth / pwpictures.com
An impressive international fleet of yachts and sailors from around the world will soon be descending on Antigua for the start of the 51st edition of Antigua Sailing Week
© Paul Wyeth / pwpictures.com
Week 1 of the 1884 Series at Royal Western YC
© Andrew Sinclair
IRC 4 on day 4 of the Helly Hansen Warsash Spring Series
© Andrew Adams / www.closehauledphotography.com
Malice in IRC2 on day 4 of the Helly Hansen Warsash Spring Series
© Andrew Adams / www.closehauledphotography.com