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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 Three Ports Offshore Race
Craig Carter's Indian led all the way to secure both line honours
Posted on 23 Jan
Ancasta Spring Storage offer
Savings of up to £1,300 for boat sellers
Posted on 23 Jan
Entries open for Volvo Round Ireland Yacht Race
Volvo Round Ireland Yacht Race 2018 is a little over 5 months away
Posted on 23 Jan
Videos: Australian Yachting Championship wraps up
Secret Men's Business finished second on IRC with Tony Kirby's Patrice third
Posted on 22 Jan
Mount Gay Round Barbados Race record breakers
Record-breaking conditions in the 82nd Mount Gay Round Barbados Race
Posted on 22 Jan
Matt Allen claims Australian Yachting Championship
Matt Allen and his Ichi Ban Team have another trophy to add to their cabinet
Posted on 21 Jan
Mount Gay Round Barbados Race preview
Barbados Sailing Week prepares for headline event
Posted on 21 Jan
Cooler conditions but hot competition on day 2
Conditions were much cooler today...
Posted on 20 Jan
One-design racing returns to Barbados Sailing Week
J/24 fleet enjoyed the first of its brand-new two-day race series
Posted on 20 Jan
Youth to Keelboat Programme launches for ASW
Gain keelboat experience during Antigua Sailing Week 2018
Posted on 19 Jan
Australian Yachting Championship day 1
Matt Allen's Botin 52, Ichi Ban leading IRC Division 1
Posted on 19 Jan
Barton Marine's new products on show
Travelling across the globe in 2018
Posted on 19 Jan
High spirits at Barbados Sailing Week
Competitors enjoyed more thrilling sailing and tactical racing for the second day
Posted on 19 Jan
Surf to City Yacht Race preview
The additional challenge for crews this year is with the delivery and berthing today and tomorrow
Posted on 18 Jan
Winner tough to predict
At the 2018 Australian Yachting Championships
Posted on 18 Jan
Barbados Sailing Week off to a cracking start
Glorious conditions with up to 18kts of breeze for an exciting day
Posted on 18 Jan
Turn in the road for the Boulevard
Always good to see a retrieval occur as opposed to something more serious.
Posted on 18 Jan
St. Thomas International Regatta preview
Over 20 IC24s expected to compete in up to a dozen races
Posted on 16 Jan
Competition build in countdown to Heineken Regatta
45 teams representing 13 countries are signed up to compete
Posted on 16 Jan
Six crew rescued from New Zealand built yacht
Six crew members were rescued yesterday from the Farr 55 Hollywood Boulevard which sank yesterday
Posted on 15 Jan
16th Royal Langkawi International Regatta - Day 5
The regatta saw a very tight race between Mata Hari and Char Chan
Posted on 13 Jan
16th Royal Langkawi International Regatta - Day 4
No change in the IRC1 class with Mata Hari securing the first place again ahead of Char Chan
Posted on 12 Jan
New Regatta Director joins Cowes Week Ltd
Laurence is no stranger to the regatta, having raced in his first Cowes Week in 1982
Posted on 12 Jan
16th Royal Langkawi International Regatta - Day 3
This race did not happen last year due to unfavorable wind conditions
Posted on 11 Jan
16th Royal Langkawi International Regatta - Day 2
The favorable wind conditions allowed a second race in Kuah Harbour
Posted on 11 Jan
Class acts for the classic RORC Caribbean 600
Over 60 yachts have officially entered the Caribbean classic.
Posted on 10 Jan
North Sails joins the 2018 Newport-Bermuda Race
North Sails announced that it will join the prestigious Newport to Bermuda Race
Posted on 10 Jan
16th Royal Langkawi International Regatta - Day 1
THA72 took top honours ahead of Uranus and Zuhal
Posted on 10 Jan
Entries for the Round the Island Race are open
First over the line at six minutes past midnight was RTI regular Neil Collings
Posted on 10 Jan
Poole Regatta 2018 entry opens
Set to be the biggest yet!
Posted on 10 Jan
Links
Local fleet websites: Campaign websites:
IRC UK Nationals Attendance
see the full nationals attendance table here

Photos

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Festival of Sails 2017 - Philosopher
© Steb Fisher
SYHOB 2017 - Ichi Ban heading for Hobart
© Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi
Assa Abloy – Volvo Ocean Legends Race
© Tim Wright / www.photoaction.com
Ambersail – Volvo Ocean Legends Race
© Tim Wright / www.photoaction.com
The ever-consistent veteran scored another first place on IRC for division 2 – Three Ports Offshore Race
© Bernie Kaaks
Indian winding up for the long downwind leg to Yanchep, taken shortly after rounding the Port Bouvard virtual mark – Three Ports Offshore Race
© Bernie Kaaks
An eventful day for the big Inglis 58. Moments after this her headsail halyard failed – Three Ports Offshore Race
© Bernie Kaaks
Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac
© Chicago Yacht Club
Tom Crabb (left) and Daniel Turner aboard Runaway
© Daniel Turner
Tom Crabb and Daniel Turner next to Runaway
© Daniel Turner
Pata Negra from the UK broke the 50ft and under record - Mount Gay Round Barbados Race 2018
© Peter Marshall / BSW
The Singlehanded Monohull record went to Luna from Germany - Mount Gay Round Barbados Race 2018
© Peter Marshall / BSW
Australian Yachting Championship in Sandringham, Melbourne
© Nic Douglass / www.AdventuresofaSailorGirl.com / Pantaenius Yacht Insurance
Australian Yachting Championship in Sandringham, Melbourne
© Nic Douglass / www.AdventuresofaSailorGirl.com / Pantaenius Yacht Insurance
Australian Yachting Championship in Sandringham, Melbourne
© Nic Douglass / www.AdventuresofaSailorGirl.com / Pantaenius Yacht Insurance
Australian Yachting Championship in Sandringham, Melbourne
© Nic Douglass / www.AdventuresofaSailorGirl.com / Pantaenius Yacht Insurance
Australian Yachting Championship in Sandringham, Melbourne
© Nic Douglass / www.AdventuresofaSailorGirl.com / Pantaenius Yacht Insurance
Australian Yachting Championship in Sandringham, Melbourne
© Nic Douglass / www.AdventuresofaSailorGirl.com / Pantaenius Yacht Insurance
Australian Yachting Championships Division 1 winner Ichi Ban
© Alex McKinnon Photography
Ichi Ban – Australian Yachting Championship
© Alex McKinnon Photography
Ikon – Australian Yachting Championship
© Alex McKinnon Photography
Philosopher – Australian Yachting Championship
© Alex McKinnon Photography
Farr 'N' Fast was one of the faster boats - Goolwa Regatta Week 2018
© Chris Caffin
Harry Cooper and crew on Sea Bomb - Goolwa Regatta Week 2018
© Chris Caffin
Alex Blacker skippered The Kraken - Goolwa Regatta Week 2018
© Chris Caffin
Trevor Baldock's Destiny finished second overall - Goolwa Regatta Week 2018
© Chris Caffin
Randal Cooper's Wylo had a fun day out - Goolwa Regatta Week 2018
© Chris Caffin
Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac
© Chicago Yacht Club
CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week Regatta 2018
© Will Calver - oceanphotography.co.nz
CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week Regatta 2018
© Will Calver - oceanphotography.co.nz