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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 100 days to go until Festival of Sails
Countdown begins to the 202 regatta
Posted today at 4:23 am
Rolex Middle Sea Coastal Race
Stretching their sea legs ahead of the official race start
Posted on 16 Oct
RORC Transatlantic Race preview
Sixth edition set to feature a huge variety of yachts
Posted on 16 Oct
Rolex Middle Sea Race press conference
To officially launch the 40th edition, in Malta
Posted on 16 Oct
Scarborough YC Autumn Series race 2
A Grand Day Out wins a well-attended race
Posted on 15 Oct
HYS Hamble Winter Series week 2
28 teams ventured out... 16 sailed the course
Posted on 15 Oct
Lymington Town Sailing Club Solent Circuit day 1
Almost forty entries, ranging in size from Folkboats to 45ft cruisers
Posted on 15 Oct
Sunsail sets sail with Festival of Sails 2020
Win a $5000 Bareboat Charter in Thailand
Posted on 14 Oct
2019 China Coast Regatta overall
Two final races to the southeast of Lamma Island
Posted on 13 Oct
Newcastle Bass Island Race overall
TP52 Ichi Ban have taken the overall win
Posted on 13 Oct
Newcastle Bass Island Race overall
David Griffith and his Chinese Whisper team take line honours
Posted on 12 Oct
Olympia Tigress all set for Rolex Middle Sea Race
Susan Glenny to take part in the 40th edition with a diverse, mixed gender, international crew
Posted on 11 Oct
A slow but satisfactory start
RHKYC's premier inshore regatta starts with close competition
Posted on 11 Oct
A wing and a prayer and just enough breeze.
Typhoon Hagidis bends the weather
Posted on 11 Oct
Linea Rossa set for the Rolex Middle Sea Race
Departing from Seferihisar Teos Marina
Posted on 11 Oct
Newcastle Bass Island Race underway
A smooth run down Sydney Harbour signalled the start
Posted on 11 Oct
Ladies of the Sea Coaching Regatta at RSYS
Lots of courage, competition and camaraderie
Posted on 11 Oct
Unique duo in 75th Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race
76 days to go till one of the most famous races in yachting history take place
Posted on 10 Oct
Newcastle Bass Island Race preview
South-easterly winds and a number of fierce battles are predicted
Posted on 10 Oct
ASW announces The Road to 2020 winners
The challenges took place with the assistance of regional yacht clubs
Posted on 9 Oct
China Coast Regatta + HK-Vietnam Race
Inshore racing and the 673nm sled ride to Nha Trang
Posted on 9 Oct
HYS Hamble Winter Series week 1
The Autumn IRC Championships started quietly enough
Posted on 8 Oct
2019 Rolex Middle Sea Race preview
This year's race has attracted another impressive entry of more than 100 international yachts
Posted on 8 Oct
Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship preview
The first major keelboat regatta of the season at Middle Harbour YC
Posted on 8 Oct
Argo, Maserati, PowerPlay set
For 2020 RORC Caribbean 600
Posted on 7 Oct
Pwllheli Autumn and Challenge Series day 2
A steady South easterly after ex-hurricane Lorenzo passes through
Posted on 7 Oct
Tasmanians launch 75th Rolex Sydney Hobart
80 days from the start of the historic 75th race
Posted on 7 Oct
All happnin' at Barbados Sailing Week 2020
Thrilling start planned for Caribbean season opener
Posted on 2 Oct
Race Yachts Premium Brokerage
When only the best will do...
Posted on 1 Oct
Festival of Sails long-range forecast Extreme
Two Queensland based Extreme 40s will head to the event in January 2020
Posted on 1 Oct
Links
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IRC UK Nationals Attendance
see the full nationals attendance table here

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The crew from Goggo pictured after a day's sailing at the 2019 Festival of Sails. They came in third in Cruising Spinnaker Division 1 and will be back again at the 2020 regatta pushing hard for line honours.
© Passiofolk
Returning for their second RORC Transat - the Two-Handed entry on Richard Palmer's British JPK 10.10 Jangada
© Tim Wright / www.photoaction.com
The Swiss Ocean Racing Club's Kali arrives in Grenada in the 2018 RORC Transatlantic Race
© Arthur Daniel
Unfinished business for Giles Redpath's Lombard 46 Pata Negra - seen here at the start of the 2016 RORC Transatlantic Race in Lanzarote
© James Mitchell
With Dutch racing legend Bouwe Bekking as skipper, VO65 Childhood I will compete in the RORC Transatlantic Race for the benefit of the World Childhood Foundation
© Childhood I
Departing Valletta - Rolex Middle Sea Race
© Kurt Arrigo / Rolex Middle Sea Race
Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club Nha Trang Rally
© Guy Nowell / RHKYC
Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club Nha Trang Rally
© Guy Nowell / RHKYC
Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club Nha Trang Rally
© Guy Nowell / RHKYC
Courrier Recommandé in action at the start of the 2018 Rolex Middle Sea Race
© Rolex / Kurt Arrigo
Start 2018 Rolex Middle Sea Race, Valletta, Malta
© Rolex / Kurt Arrigo
Competitors crossing the start line in the rain during Scarborough YC Autumn Series Race 2
© SYC
Week 2 of the HYS Hamble Winter Series
© Karen Bornhoft / www.karenbornhoft.com
Week 2 of the HYS Hamble Winter Series
© Karen Bornhoft / www.karenbornhoft.com
Week 2 of the HYS Hamble Winter Series
© Karen Bornhoft / www.karenbornhoft.com
Week 2 of the HYS Hamble Winter Series
© Karen Bornhoft / www.karenbornhoft.com
Mayhem - RNZYS Club Marine Evening Series, October 2019
© Richard Gladwell
The 2020 Atlantic Cup announced
© Atlantic Cup
The Infinity Project - First Light takes the 2020 Atlantic Cup entry list to five
© Atlantic Cup
Eagle and Class 2 at the start line - The 64th Gearbuster
© Donovan McSorley
Paul Sevigny's Smokeshow checking into the Race Committee for Class 3 - The 64th Gearbuster
© Mary Alice Fisher
Fireball a few minutes away from the finish line - The 64th Gearbuster
© Donovan McSorley
John Ekberg and crew on Foolish Pleasure cross the start line for Class 7 - The 64th Gearbuster
© Mary Alice Fisher
Rick and Skip Sinclair's Bellerophon finishing second in Class 2 - The 64th Gearbuster
© Donovan McSorley
Class 4 with John Cutting and crew on Easy Red - The 64th Gearbuster
© Mary Alice Fisher
Way of life wins - Barcolana 51
© Studio Borlenghi
Sunsail Bareboat Charter
© Sunsail
Sunsail in Phuket
© RGYC
Sunsail Yacht Charter
© RGYC
2019 China Coast Regatta
© Guy Nowell / RHKYC