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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 2024 International Paint Poole Regatta Day 1
A light start, sizzling racing and the odd wine-glass kite
Posted today at 8:05 pm
IRC Welsh Nationals at Pwllheli
Glorious sailing weather for the event, which included the Sonata Welsh Championship
Posted on 23 May
44th Royal Escape Race Preview
Historic cross-channel race sets sail from Brighton on Friday
Posted on 22 May
North Sea Regatta concludes successfully
80 races divided into 13 classes on two race courses
Posted on 22 May
Still time to enter AWKR 2024
Australia's longest running women's keelboat competition
Posted on 22 May
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
Goes by a lot of nicknames, but you'd think Comanche fits the bill wherever she goes
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
Early Bird Discount for Ramsgate Week closes soon
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
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2024 International Paint Poole Regatta Day 1
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2024 International Paint Poole Regatta Day 1
© Ian Roman / International Paint Poole Regatta
2024 International Paint Poole Regatta Day 1
© Ian Roman / International Paint Poole Regatta
2024 International Paint Poole Regatta Day 1
© Ian Roman / International Paint Poole Regatta
2024 International Paint Poole Regatta Day 1
© Ian Roman / International Paint Poole Regatta
Lisa Blair celebrates after setting the record for a solo monohull circumnavigation around New Zealand
© RNZYS Media
Lisa Blair celebrates after setting the record for a solo monohull circumnavigation around New Zealand
© RNZYS Media
California Offshore Race Week
© Sharon Green / ultimatesailing.com
California Offshore Race Week
© Sharon Green / ultimatesailing.com
California Offshore Race Week
© Sharon Green / ultimatesailing.com
California Offshore Race Week
© Sharon Green / ultimatesailing.com
NMD 54 Teasing Machine
© James Tomlinson / RORC
Sun Fast 3600 Fujitsu British Soldier
© Rick Tomlinson / RORC
Sun Fast 3200 Cora
© Paul Wyeth / RORC
Salcombe Gin Morgan Cup Race Race
© Paul Wyeth / RORC
EMCT yacht sailing in summer
© Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust
Shaheed sailing with EMCT summer 2023
© Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust
EMCT yacht sailing in summer
© Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust
Shaheed at the bow sailing in Largs
© Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust
Glorious sailing weather for the IRC Welsh Nationals at Pwllheli
© Paul Jenkinson
Theia, Ella Trout, Tamur and Cryd yr Awel competing in the cruiser class during the IRC Welsh Nationals at Pwllheli
© Angela Jenkinson
IRC1 Champions Impetuous during the IRC Welsh Nationals at Pwllheli
© Nick Smith
Very close racing in IRC classes during the IRC Welsh Nationals at Pwllheli
© Paul Jenkinson
Glorious sailing weather for the IRC Welsh Nationals at Pwllheli
© Nick Smith
Close racing in the Sonata Welsh National Championships during the IRC Welsh Nationals at Pwllheli
© Paul Jenkinson
Auckland Noumea Race 2024 has been cancelled
© RAYC
Medway Yacht Club Cruiser Class Spring Series Race 5
© Quentin Strauss
Chips wins the Medway Yacht Club Cruiser Class Spring Series
© Quentin Strauss
Medway Yacht Club Cruiser Class Spring Series Race 5
© Quentin Strauss
Medway Yacht Club Cruiser Class Spring Series Race 5
© Quentin Strauss
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