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IRC

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 Race-Prep Webinar Series for Newport Bermuda
Winter and spring Zoom webinars will offer Q&A with experienced racers serving as panelists
Posted on 26 Jan
Palanad 3 win 2021 RORC Transatlantic Race trophy
Seventh winner of the antique sterling silver trophy and first Class40 to do so
Posted on 26 Jan
IRC Rating opens for 2021
IRC is aimed at a very wide range of keelboats of all sizes and shapes
Posted on 25 Jan
Moshimoshi finish the RORC Transatlantic Race
The first team to finish the race in the IRC Two-Handed division
Posted on 25 Jan
49th BVI Spring Regatta set for March 2021
Offering a safe and healthy environment to enjoy sailboat racing
Posted on 22 Jan
New dates for 2022 ORC/IRC World Championship
A large fleet is expected to take part in Porto Cervo
Posted on 20 Jan
Green Dragon and Palanad 3 scorch into Antigua
In the RORC Transatlantic Race
Posted on 19 Jan
Multihull Line Honours for Rayon Vert
In the RORC Transatlantic Race
Posted on 18 Jan
RORC Transatlantic Race update
Leaders close in on Antigua
Posted on 17 Jan
Rayon Vert over halfway in RORC Transatlantic Race
Olivier Magre's Class40 Palanad 3 is the leading monohull
Posted on 13 Jan
2021 RORC Caribbean 600 is cancelled
After much discussion internally and after consultation with the Government of Antigua and Barbuda
Posted on 13 Jan
Cape2Rio Race announces first single-handed entry
The name Kuttel is not a new one in the world of local and ocean racing circles
Posted on 13 Jan
Rolex Fastnet Race entry numbers smash all records
Within an hour an unprecedented 400 boats had entered RORC's flagship event
Posted on 12 Jan
This is getting to be awfully familiar
Rolex China Sea Race 2021 cancelled amid Covid-19 concerns
Posted on 12 Jan
Sail Port Stephens welcoming entries
Safety plans in place and fingers firmly crossed for April regatta
Posted on 11 Jan
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Posted on 10 Jan
RORC Transatlantic Race update
Black Pearl retires in big conditions
Posted on 10 Jan
Hobart Combined Clubs Summer Pennant Series race 6
Sailed in almost perfect conditions on the River Derwent after a light start
Posted on 10 Jan
Spectacular start for RORC Transatlantic Race
In glorious conditions outside Marina Puerto Calero
Posted on 9 Jan
RORC Transatlantic Race: Catch the Black Pearl
The new water-ballasted sloop from the drawing board of Botin Partners
Posted on 9 Jan
French Flair in the RORC Transatlantic Race
The race will feature two virtually identical Class40s which were launched in 2020
Posted on 7 Jan
Wild finish to Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta
A strong and gusty southerly tests sailors on the final day
Posted on 7 Jan
2021 Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta overall
Wet, Wild and Wonderful Finale
Posted on 7 Jan
2021 Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta day 3
All set for a grandstand finish for top honours
Posted on 6 Jan
One week until Rolex Fastnet Race entry opens
Begins at 1000 UTC on Tuesday 12th January 2021
Posted on 5 Jan
2021 Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta day 2
Idyllic sailing conditions earlier today for the second round of racing
Posted on 5 Jan
The Only Way Is Up!
After the year we've all been through we're all hoping this to be true
Posted on 4 Jan
Five days until the 2021 RORC Transatlantic Race
Ten teams have sailed from European destinations to take part in the 2,735-mile race
Posted on 4 Jan
2021 Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta day 1
Racing underway with a record fleet of 56 yachts
Posted on 4 Jan
Detail First declared overall winner of L2H Race
Tasports Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race prize-giving held today
Posted on 31 Dec 2020
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Second overall in IRC - Antoine Carpentier's Redman: L-R: Pierre Lacaze, Arnaud Aubry, Pablo Santurde, Antoine Carpentier
© Helen Spooner / RORC
Third overall under IRC was Sebastien Saulnier's Sun Fast 3300 Moshimoshi. Racing with Christophe Affolter, Moshimoshi was the first team to finish the race in IRC Two-Handed
© James Mitchell / RORC
Team Kali - The Swiss, Swedish and Finnish crew on Benedikt Clauberg's Swiss First 47.7 Kali finished the race for the third year in a row, smashing their own personal race record by two days
© Helen Spooner / RORC
Racing from Lanzarote to Antigua, the French duo took 15d 9h 12m 20s - racing 2,934nm
© James Mitchell / RORC
Enjoying a cold beer in Antigua after finishing the RORC Transatlantic Race: Sebastien Saulnier (R) and Christophe Affolter (L) racing Sun Fast 3300 Moshimoshi
© Helen Spooner / RORC
Moshimoshi at the start of the 7th RORC Transatlantic Race from Puerto Calero, Lanzarote
© James Mitchell / RORC
King 40 Cobra
© Paul Wyeth / pwpictures.com / RORC
Boats taking off at the start line - Melbourne to Geelong Passage Race
© Steb Fisher
Paul Buchholz' Extasea - Melbourne to Geelong Passage Race
© Steb Fisher
Rohan Veal's 7empest at its first sailing race being only a few days old - Melbourne to Geelong Passage Race
© Steb Fisher
And they're off - Melbourne to Geelong Passage Race
© Steb Fisher
Raging Bee, FRA
© Paul Wyeth / RORC
RORC Cherbourg Race 6 September 2019
© Rick Tomlinson / RORC
Gretel II
© Southern Woodenboat Sailing
Gretel II
© Southern Woodenboat Sailing
51 years ago, the American 12-meter Intrepid won in controversial circumstances against an Australian upstart Gretel II, helmed by sir James Hardy.
© Southern Woodenboat Sailing
Gretel II
© Southern Woodenboat Sailing
Gretel and Intrepid
© Southern Woodenboat Sailing
51 years ago, the American 12-meter Intrepid won in controversial circumstances against an Australian upstart Gretel II, helmed by sir James Hardy.
© Southern Woodenboat Sailing
51 years ago, the American 12-meter Intrepid won in controversial circumstances against an Australian upstart Gretel II, helmed by sir James Hardy.
© Southern Woodenboat Sailing
Gretel II
© Southern Woodenboat Sailing
51 years ago, the American 12-meter Intrepid won in controversial circumstances against an Australian upstart Gretel II, helmed by sir James Hardy.
© Southern Woodenboat Sailing
Gretel II
© Southern Woodenboat Sailing
Gretel II
© Southern Woodenboat Sailing
Gretel II
© Southern Woodenboat Sailing
American 12-meter Intrepid
© Southern Woodenboat Sailing
Nieulargo - the first to enter the O'Leary Insurance Group Sovereign's Cup 2021
© afloat.ie
The Greig City Acadamy team in the 2019 Round the Island Race
© Scaramouche
Approaching the halfway mark - Tim and Mayumi Knight, racing Pogo 12.50 Kai - RORC Transatlantic Race
© James Mitchell / RORC
Bob on the helm of Barracuda of Tarrant, one of the stars of the Howards' Way series!
© St Georges YC
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