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IRC

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 BMW Spring Regatta 2024 on Victoria Harbour
104 boats turned out over the weekend
Posted on 21 May
Link Cup 2024
18th year of the race from Boulogne to Ramsgate
Posted on 21 May
Expresso Martini to take on best
At Ocean Dynamics and Mount Gay Airlie Beach Race Week
Posted on 21 May
The most famous boat in the world
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Posted on 20 May
Carey Olsen Jersey Regatta open for entries
Including the GBR IRC Channel Islands Championship
Posted on 20 May
The Evolution of the Load Pin
Few adaptations have had quite the impact of the load pin
Posted on 20 May
Bulldog strides home in RORC De Guingand Bowl
A spectacular sunrise and sunset and more breeze than forecast for the latter part of the race
Posted on 20 May
Round the Island Race Shoreside Hospitality Venue
Competitors have just under a month to wait until the race
Posted on 18 May
Seldén Mast's latest Race GRIP winch handle
Incorporating an innovative and logical solution to the locking mechanism
Posted on 17 May
Get out your Sailing Gear!
MySail has Landed on the Shores of the USA
Posted on 16 May
Poole Regatta attracts entrants from far and wide
The event has become a truly international affair
Posted on 16 May
RORC De Guingand Bowl Race preview
North Sea Race hosted by Royal Harwich YC has attracted over 50 boats
Posted on 15 May
Ida Lewis Distance Race 2024 Preview
For 19 editions it has consistently proven itself as a rigorous yet gratifying overnight contest
Posted on 13 May
Extra Djinn wins RORC North Sea Race
The 2024 edition had 53 boats racing from Harwich to Scheveningen
Posted on 12 May
Royal North Sea Yacht Club Ascension Day Regatta
Thirty-one yachts from Ostend to Ramsgate
Posted on 12 May
RORC North Sea Race Preview
A fleet of over 50 boats will set off from Harwich to Scheveningen on Friday
Posted on 8 May
Bellino wins RORC Myth of Malham Race
NMD 54 Teasing Machine blasted round the 235 mile course to take line honours
Posted on 7 May
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Get your entry in for the friendly regatta!
Posted on 7 May
Round the Island Race Live Stage Leaderboard
A new feature for the 2024 race!
Posted on 7 May
Sailing World Regatta Series at Annapolis
Knowledge of the Chesapeake Bay and its light, shifty winds paid off for local sailors
Posted on 6 May
20th PalmaVela Overall
Galateia win again at PalmaVela… but only just
Posted on 5 May
Spirit & competition shine at Antigua Sailing Week
The 55th edition attracted 88 boats from 20 different countries
Posted on 4 May
20th PalmaVela Day 3
Advantage Galateia as Maxi class goes into final light winds Sunday
Posted on 4 May
Antigua Sailing Week Day 5
Classic conditions on Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Race Day
Posted on 3 May
20th PalmaVela Day 2
Classic Palma sea breeze day sees the event at full size
Posted on 3 May
Women's Race Day at Antigua Sailing Week
75% of the 88 boat fleet have women on board for the famous regatta
Posted on 3 May
20th PalmaVela Day 1
Galateia returns to defend PalmaVela title with a perfect start
Posted on 2 May
Taittinger Royal Solent YC Regatta entries growing
Attracting a mixture of repeat and new competitors for a weekend of racing and socialising
Posted on 2 May
Heating up at Antigua Sailing Week
Citizenship by Investment Unit Race Day 3
Posted on 1 May
Youth in the limelight at Antigua Sailing Week
Axxess Marine Youth 2 Keel Race Day
Posted on 30 Apr
Links
Local fleet websites: Campaign websites:
IRC UK Nationals Attendance
see the full nationals attendance table here

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Clare Olding at the helm of Vertigo last year
© Andrea Francolini / AWKR
Clockwork pushing through punishing conditions in the 2023 Rolex Sydney Hobart
© Kurt Arrigo / Rolex
RHKYC BMW Spring Regatta 2024
© RHKYC / Guy Nowell
RHKYC BMW Spring Regatta 2024
© RHKYC / Guy Nowell
RHKYC BMW Spring Regatta 2024
© RHKYC / Guy Nowell
RHKYC BMW Spring Regatta 2024
© RHKYC / Guy Nowell
RHKYC BMW Spring Regatta 2024
© RHKYC / Guy Nowell
RHKYC BMW Spring Regatta 2024
© RHKYC / Guy Nowell
RHKYC BMW Spring Regatta 2024
© RHKYC / Guy Nowell
RHKYC BMW Spring Regatta 2024
© RHKYC / Guy Nowell
RHKYC BMW Spring Regatta 2024
© RHKYC / Guy Nowell
RHKYC BMW Spring Regatta 2024
© RHKYC / Guy Nowell
RHKYC BMW Spring Regatta 2024
© RHKYC / Guy Nowell
RHKYC BMW Spring Regatta 2024
© RHKYC / Guy Nowell
RHKYC BMW Spring Regatta 2024
© RHKYC / Guy Nowell
RHKYC BMW Spring Regatta 2024
© RHKYC / Guy Nowell
X-Terminator
© HHYC
Link Cup Sunday start line
© Malcolm Kirkaldie
Expresso Martini and crew are ready to face their foes
© John de Rooy
Scarlet Runner
© Michael Currie
2024 Apollo Bay Race Director Catherine North
© Steb Fisher
Will McKenzie in action on Ginan
© Steb Fisher
Ginan, skippered by Cameron McKenzie and Nigel Jones
© Steb Fisher
Alien (yellow kite)
© Steb Fisher
Carey Olsen Jersey Regatta - Jai Ho and Killing Time
© Simon Ropert
Carey Olsen Jersey Regatta Class 1 IRC Championship
© Bill Harris
Sun Fast 3300 Sea Bear during the RORC De Guingand Bowl Race
© Il Corvo
Sun Fast 30 Griffin 007 during the RORC De Guingand Bowl Race
© Rick Tomlinson / RORC
Sun Fast 3600 Diablo during the RORC De Guingand Bowl Race
© Rick Tomlinson / RORC
Sun Fast 3200 Cora durog the RORC De Guingand Bowl Race
© Rick Tomlinson / RORC