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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 Marina Lanzarote sets for RORC Transatlantic Race
More than 20 race boats from seven different nations are expected
Posted on 28 Nov
One Global Lipton Trophy 2022
The second constituent event of the Top Dog Trophy Series 2022-2023
Posted on 28 Nov
Liverpool Yacht Club racing on the Mersey
Penultimate weekend of the Ladies and Autumn Series 2022
Posted on 28 Nov
Pwllheli Winter Series week 2
A brief drop in winds to 20-25kts allowed everyone out for racing on Sunday
Posted on 28 Nov
Peters & May Group extends ASW relationship
Presenting sponsor of the Round Antigua Race for the next three years
Posted on 24 Nov
Young SA crew prepares for iconic Cape2Rio race
Onerous amounts of paperwork have been completed, new sails hoisted and inspections completed
Posted on 24 Nov
IRC rating responds to sailors
With rule and formulation changes for 2023
Posted on 24 Nov
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: Compelling appeal
Watching the race start remains an integral part of the Australian holiday season
Posted on 23 Nov
Lymington Town Sailing Club Solent Circuit overall
Mojitabel takes new prize for overall series winner
Posted on 23 Nov
Antigua Bermuda Race: A true blue ocean adventure
After a three-year Covid hiatus, registration is now open and preparations are full steam ahead
Posted on 23 Nov
Hamble Winter Series week 7
Downwind slalom turns introducted as thoughts turn to skiing
Posted on 23 Nov
International fleet set for 2022 RSHYR
A strong fleet with an international flavour is preparing for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
Posted on 23 Nov
Sun Hung Kai & Co. Around the Island Race 2022
Hong Kong's biggest annual celebration of sail
Posted on 21 Nov
Location. Location. Location.
The Land Rats have it as a footnote on every page of their bible
Posted on 20 Nov
Maxi Tri for Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille
'Sails Of Change' will compete in 2023
Posted on 18 Nov
Matchless to compete in Qoin Sail Paradise 2023
Now confirmed as a starter in the Monohull Cruising Non-Spinnaker division
Posted on 17 Nov
Hamble Winter Series week 6
The joys of being a Race Officer were highlighted this week
Posted on 15 Nov
Round the Goodwins Race 2023 preview
Enter before the end of January for this historic 'bucket list' race
Posted on 14 Nov
Pwllheli Winter Series week 1
The start line saw a healthy 14-15 kts of wind, but it didn't last long
Posted on 14 Nov
Black Jack claims clean sweep of Bird Island Race
Peak performance to win both line and overall honours
Posted on 13 Nov
2022 CYCA BWPS Bird Island Race
It was a testing start for the fleet in the CYCA's Bird Island BWPS Race on Saturday.
Posted on 12 Nov
Who will be the 45th entry in the 2023 Transpac?
The entry list is growing steadily in the 52nd running of the biennial Los Angeles to Honolulu race
Posted on 9 Nov
Antigua Sailing Week at the ABYMA Showcase
The showcase is free to enter and open to anyone
Posted on 9 Nov
Hamble Winter Series week 5
Breakfast at the Master Builders foregone
Posted on 8 Nov
2022 RORC Annual Dinner and Prizegiving
Jangada wins RORC Yacht of the Year
Posted on 7 Nov
Race Yachts Premium Brokerage - Latest yachts
Including the 2009 Reichel Pugh 52 Miss Scarlet
Posted on 4 Nov
Dazzling cast for RORC Transatlantic Race 2023
The fleet will set off from Marina Lanzarote, bound for Port Louis Marina Grenada
Posted on 1 Nov
Pwllheli Autumn Challenge Series Week 4
Yet more strong winds and much discussion as to whether or not to race
Posted on 31 Oct
Rolex Middle Sea Race 2022 - Resourceful thinking
Crews demonstrated significant patience and perseverance in maximising every opportunity
Posted on 30 Oct
A majestic finale steeped in history
Past and present combined at the Rolex Middle Sea Race final prize-giving
Posted on 29 Oct
Links
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Many boats arrive early to prepare for the 3,000nm Atlantic race and make the most of the excellent facilities at Marina Lanzarote
© RORC
Botin 65 Spirit of Lorina, sailed by International Maxi Association member Jean-Pierre Barjon
© Rolex / Studio Borlenghi
Marina Lanzarote is ready to receive the international fleet taking part in the RORC Transatlantic Race, starting from Lanzarote, Canary Islands on ?Sunday 8th January 2023
© James Mitchell / RORC
Three record-breaking multihulls will once again lock horns in the RORC Transatlantic Race: (Left) Erik Maris' MOD70 Zoulou (FRA), (Centre) Giovanni Soldini's Multi70 Maserati (ITA) and Frank Slootman's Snowflake (USA)
© Thomas Joffrin
Dover Regatta
© Port of Dover
One Global Lipton Trophy 2022
© RHKYC / Guy Nowell
One Global Lipton Trophy 2022
© RHKYC / Guy Nowell
One Global Lipton Trophy 2022
© RHKYC / Guy Nowell
One Global Lipton Trophy 2022
© RHKYC / Guy Nowell
One Global Lipton Trophy 2022
© RHKYC / Guy Nowell
One Global Lipton Trophy 2022
© RHKYC / Guy Nowell
One Global Lipton Trophy 2022
© RHKYC / Guy Nowell
One Global Lipton Trophy 2022
© RHKYC / Guy Nowell
Liverpool Yacht Club Ladies and Autumn Series 2022
© Alistair Roaf
Liverpool Yacht Club Ladies and Autumn Series 2022
© Alistair Roaf
Liverpool Yacht Club Ladies and Autumn Series 2022
© Alistair Roaf
Liverpool Yacht Club Ladies and Autumn Series 2022
© Alistair Roaf
Liverpool Yacht Club Ladies and Autumn Series 2022
© Alistair Roaf
Liverpool Yacht Club Ladies and Autumn Series 2022
© Alistair Roaf
Liverpool Yacht Club Ladies and Autumn Series 2022
© Alistair Roaf
Liverpool Yacht Club Ladies and Autumn Series 2022
© Alistair Roaf
Liverpool Yacht Club Ladies and Autumn Series 2022
© Alistair Roaf
Liverpool Yacht Club Ladies and Autumn Series 2022
© Alistair Roaf
Liverpool Yacht Club Ladies and Autumn Series 2022
© Alistair Roaf
Liverpool Yacht Club Ladies and Autumn Series 2022
© Alistair Roaf
Liverpool Yacht Club Ladies and Autumn Series 2022
© Alistair Roaf
Liverpool Yacht Club Ladies and Autumn Series 2022
© Alistair Roaf
Liverpool Yacht Club Ladies and Autumn Series 2022
© Alistair Roaf
Liverpool Yacht Club Ladies and Autumn Series 2022
© Alistair Roaf
Wild Haggis planing away from the St Tudwall islands at speed during Pwllheli Winter Series week 2
© Ben Cartwright
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