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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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Links
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see the full nationals attendance table here

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Mic Mac finishing race 2 of the Jackson Yacht Services Bay Races at RCIYC
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Grace during the Jackson Yacht Services Bay Races at RCIYC
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Crumpet finishing race 1 of the Jackson Yacht Services Bay Races at RCIYC
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Zanzibar starting round 2 of race 1 of the Jackson Yacht Services Bay Races at RCIYC
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Botin 52
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Fun on the water in Plymouth
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Fun on the water in Plymouth
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Fun on the water in Plymouth
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Fun on the water in Plymouth
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Fun on the water in Plymouth
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Fun on the water in Plymouth
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Fun on the water in Plymouth
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Fun on the water in Plymouth
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Fun on the water in Plymouth
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Fun on the water in Plymouth
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Edgartown Yacht Club will host its 'Round-the-Island and 'Round-the-Sound races on August 1.
© Stephen R. Cloutier
The fleet heads off on the 'Round-the-Island race in 2019.
© Stephen R. Cloutier
The skipper of Kanga, Camden Tougas (right, white hat), with his crew. Forefront: tactician Ellis Tonissi; Far Rear: trimmer Luke Tougas
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Hong Kong to Vietnam Race
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Marion Bermuda Race
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Aerial view of SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week
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Covid 19 can't halt a good day's racing - SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week
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