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IRC 2022 Rule text published

by RORC Rating Office 22 Nov 06:44 PST
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Following the international IRC annual Congress meeting in October the 2022 IRC rule text is now published online.

The new rule text includes the following changes agreed by Congress: Stored power (auto pilots) for steering is prohibited unless permitted by the relevant notice of race (rule 15.2); IRC measurement condition for boat weight now explicitly includes permanently installed renewable energy features such as solar panels etc. (rule 17.1); and a spar used as a whisker pole to set a headsail or flying headsail only requires declaration if used to leeward (rule 21.3.6). The 2022 IRC rule applies from 1st January 2022, except in countries with June-May validity where the rule will apply from 1st June 2022.

A proposed rule change from Australia to allow a boat to hold two concurrent valid certificates for different configurations was agreed in principle. A pilot scheme will be developed to be tested in Australia and other southern hemisphere countries during 2022, with a view to worldwide rollout if it proves successful.

2022 IRC Rule text and more information about the rule changes: ircrating.org/irc-rule

Full IRC Congress 2021 Minutes and other associated documents: ircrating.org/about/irc-congress

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