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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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IRC Europeans day 1
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Lymington Thursday Night Early Series day 9
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Posted on 25 Jun
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Posted on 24 Jun
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Posted on 24 Jun
RORC Morgan Cup overall
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Posted on 23 Jun
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Around 50 boats have registered
Posted on 21 Jun
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Posted on 21 Jun
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Posted on 21 Jun
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Posted on 19 Jun
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Posted on 18 Jun
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Posted on 17 Jun
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Posted on 16 Jun
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Cowes Week discounts for crews who are all under age 25
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IRC National Championship preview
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Links
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IRC UK Nationals Attendance
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2019 UK Sailmakers Typhoon Series Mirs Bay Passage Race
© Rob Allen
DDMT at the finish - 42nd Three Peaks Yacht Race 2019
© Rob Howard / www.threepeaksyachtrace.co.uk
DDMT Off the Start line (foreground) - 42nd Three Peaks Yacht Race 2019
© Rob Howard / www.threepeaksyachtrace.co.uk
Transatlantic Race 2019 start
© Paul Todd / www.outsideimages.com
Transatlantic Race 2019 start
© Paul Todd / www.outsideimages.com
Transatlantic Race 2019 start
© Paul Todd / www.outsideimages.com
Opening day of the IRC Europeans
© Alexander Panzeri
Merlin hauls the mail towards the finishing line of the 2017 Transpac with designer and skipper Bill Lee aboard.
© Image courtesy of Sharon Green
Women in the Rolex Fastnet Race
© Event Media
Nord Stream Race starts during Kiel Week
© NSR / Andrey Sheremetev
Seb Bohm and his team on board Smuggler as they left Sydney Harbour for their overall race winning run.
© Andrea Francolini
Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week day 3
© Tom Walker
William McGough and Christian Jeffrey making their way out of the Solent aboard Just So - 2019 RORC Morgan Cup
© Rick Tomlinson / RORC
Gavin Howe's Hamble, UK based Sun Fast 3600 Tigris finishing in Dieppe - 2019 RORC Morgan Cup
© Louay Habib
Corby 45 Incisor under kite on her way to a strong finish in Dieppe - 2019 RORC Morgan Cup
© Rick Tomlinson / RORC
Spectacular Start to the 2019 RORC Morgan Cup race to Dieppe
© Rick Tomlinson / RORC
2019 RORC Morgan Cup
© Rick Tomlinson / RORC
2019 RORC Morgan Cup
© Rick Tomlinson / RORC
2019 RORC Morgan Cup
© Rick Tomlinson / RORC
Kiwi Spirit was the line honors leader from start to finish in the 2019 Marion Bermuda Race. The Farr 63 finished off St. David's Lighthouse at 2:27:59 Tuesday.
© Talbot Wilson
Roy and Gail Greenwald's Valiant 42 Cordelia has finished first in fleet on corrected time in the 2019 Marion Bermuda Race. She will win the Goslings Founders Trophy. The Greenwalds sail out of Mairon MA.
© Fran Grenon, Spectrum Photo
Class B winner and second in the Founders Division was the US Naval Academy's Gallant, a Pearson Composite Navy 44 skippered by Christian Hoffman.
© Fran Grenon, Spectrum Photo
Winner in class C was the Tartan 4100 Pinnacle, skippered by Peter Torosian of Rye NH, Celestial
© Fran Grenon, Spectrum Photo
The 4th MidsummerSail race has started
© Axel Schmidt
The 4th MidsummerSail race has started
© Axel Schmidt
The 4th MidsummerSail race has started
© Axel Schmidt
Van Isle 360 Race!
© Linda Vermeulen / www.beyondtheseastudio.com
Roy and Gail Greenwald's Valiant 42 Cordelia has finished first in fleet on corrected time in the 2019 Marion Bermuda Race. She will win the Goslings Founders Trophy. The Greenwalds sail out of Mairon MA. Cordelia is also the Class D winner.
© Fran Grenon, Spectrum Photo
Class B winner and second in the Founders Division was the US Naval Academy's Gallant, a Pearson Composite Navy 44 skippered by Christian Hoffman.
© Fran Grenon, Spectrum Photo
Roy and Gail Greenwald's Valiant 42 Cordelia finished first in class and first in fleet on corrected time in the 2019 Marion Bermuda Race. The Greenwalds sail out of Mairon MA. Cordelia is also the Class D winner.
© Fran Grenon, Spectrum Photo