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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 Combined Clubs Summer Pennant Series race 8
Intrigue all class on the River Derwent
Posted today at 5:07 am
IRC Welsh National Championship open for entries
Three divisions to race at Pwllheli this August
Posted on 27 Feb
Combined Clubs Summer Pennant Series preview
Young Magic hoping to conjure a victory over Rambler
Posted on 27 Feb
Combined Clubs 2-Handed Long Race Series preview
Short-handed racing is increasing in popularity worldwide
Posted on 27 Feb
49th BVI Spring Regatta postponed
The postponement of the event is a financial blow to the non-profit entity
Posted on 25 Feb
Australian Championships return to Hamilton Island
2021 and 2022 editions will be held during Hamilton Island Race Week
Posted on 24 Feb
Antigua Sailing Week 2021 cancelled
This decision was taken after in-depth consideration
Posted on 18 Feb
IRC Rating Certificates for Cape2Rio Race 2023
The RORC Rating Office has agreed to use the ORC measurements to create an IRC certificate
Posted on 17 Feb
RORC partners with British Keelboat Academy
The BKA is a transition programme run by the RYA to help young sailors
Posted on 17 Feb
Bunbury and Return Ocean Race
A typical summer weather pattern in Perth
Posted on 16 Feb
Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez schedule announced
2021 edition confirmed from 25th September to 9th October
Posted on 15 Feb
Crown Series Bellerive Regatta overall
Summer sailing was at its glorious best in Hobart
Posted on 14 Feb
Crown Series Bellerive Regatta day 2
100 boats are contesting the event
Posted on 13 Feb
Digital Direct Load Pins from Cyclops Marine
Measure loads on standing rigging such as forestays and shrouds
Posted on 11 Feb
IRC winners return for Rolex Fastnet Race
2017's victor Didier Gaudoux is at present the only one returning with the same boat
Posted on 10 Feb
Super Sydney Harbour Regatta entry open
6th edition of Middle Harbour Yacht Club's flagship regatta
Posted on 10 Feb
DynaRig by Southern Spars on two superyachts
DynaRig by Southern Spars, the free-standing rig concept has been installed on two superyachts
Posted on 4 Feb
Race Yachts Brokerage: February listings
Including the 2013 Farr 400 Borderline built by Premier Composites
Posted on 3 Feb
Scottish Series 2021 to move location
Operating out of a number of locations throughout the Clyde estuary
Posted on 1 Feb
Entry open for Cape2Rio Race 2023
The Cape2Rio 2023 Race Office has been hard at work
Posted on 30 Jan
Race-Prep Webinar Series for Newport Bermuda
Winter and spring Zoom webinars will offer Q&A with experienced racers serving as panelists
Posted on 26 Jan
Palanad 3 win 2021 RORC Transatlantic Race trophy
Seventh winner of the antique sterling silver trophy and first Class40 to do so
Posted on 26 Jan
IRC Rating opens for 2021
IRC is aimed at a very wide range of keelboats of all sizes and shapes
Posted on 25 Jan
Moshimoshi finish the RORC Transatlantic Race
The first team to finish the race in the IRC Two-Handed division
Posted on 25 Jan
49th BVI Spring Regatta set for March 2021
Offering a safe and healthy environment to enjoy sailboat racing
Posted on 22 Jan
New dates for 2022 ORC/IRC World Championship
A large fleet is expected to take part in Porto Cervo
Posted on 20 Jan
Green Dragon and Palanad 3 scorch into Antigua
In the RORC Transatlantic Race
Posted on 19 Jan
Multihull Line Honours for Rayon Vert
In the RORC Transatlantic Race
Posted on 18 Jan
RORC Transatlantic Race update
Leaders close in on Antigua
Posted on 17 Jan
Rayon Vert over halfway in RORC Transatlantic Race
Olivier Magre's Class40 Palanad 3 is the leading monohull
Posted on 13 Jan
Links
Local fleet websites: Campaign websites:
IRC UK Nationals Attendance
see the full nationals attendance table here

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L to R Moonshadow (Anthony Ellis) Serica (Charles Peacock) and Rumbeat (Justin Barr) cross the start line in Race 8 of the Combined Clubs Summer Pennant Series
© Colleen Darcey
The Division One fleet hits the start line in Race 8 of the Combined Clubs Summer Pennant Series
© Colleen Darcey
Ross Mannering on the bow of Don Calvert's Intrigue in Division One of the Combined Clubs Summer Pennant Series
© Colleen Darcey
Alice Grubb and Tom Stearnes will sail Sundowner two-handed in the Combined Clubs Two Handed Long Race Series in Hobart
© Jane Austin
Piya skippered by Mike Faure and Kate Legge - Combined Clubs Two Handed Long Race Series
© Jane Austin
Young Magic on the River Derwent in the Combined Clubs Summer Pennant Series
© Jane Austin
Conquering the pointy end
© ORCV
N2E sailing seminars are going virtual
© Kent Hitchcock
Racing the beautiful waters of the British Virgin Islands
© Ingrid Abery
Cruiser Start at Mersea Week
© Mersea Week
56' Performance Racer/Cruiser
© Reichel/Pugh Yacht Design
56' Performance Racer/Cruiser
© Reichel/Pugh Yacht Design
56' Performance Racer/Cruiser
© Reichel/Pugh Yacht Design
Ichi Ban off the start in Adelaide - Teakle Classic Lincoln Race Week
© Harry Fisher
Teakle Classic Lincoln Race Week
© Jack Fletcher
Hamilton Island Race Week 2019
© Salty Dingo
Nick Egnot-Johnson (NZL, left above) and his crew, Alastair Gifford and Sam Barnett celebrate winning the 2019 Governor's Cup. Egnot-Johnson returns this year in an attempt to become the thirteenth skipper to win the “GovCup” twice.
© Longpre Photos
# 2 – #7 world ranked match racing skipper, Jordan Stevenson (NZL, left above) completes a tack in the 2019 Governor's Cup aboard one of the “purpose built” GovCup 22s provided to each team.
© Longpre Photos
Starting Sequence of the English Harbour Rum Race Day in 2018
© Paul Wyeth / www.pwpictures.com
Yachts race downwind during the 2019 edition of Antigua Sailing Week
© Paul Wyeth / www.pwpictures.com
Baltic 68 Café Racer
© Wave International
Temporary RORC membership for BKA young sailors after partnership formed.
© Carlo Borlenghi / Rolex
Ammonite - Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Yacht Race
© Rob McClelland
Ammonite - Marcus Blackmore - Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Yacht Race
© RPAYC Media
2021 Bunbury and Return Ocean Race
© Drew Malcolm
2021 Bunbury and Return Ocean Race
© Drew Malcolm
2021 Bunbury and Return Ocean Race
© Drew Malcolm
2021 Bunbury and Return Ocean Race
© Drew Malcolm
2021 Bunbury and Return Ocean Race
© Drew Malcolm
2021 Bunbury and Return Ocean Race
© Drew Malcolm