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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 Carey Olsen Jersey Regatta open for entries
Includes 9th GBR IRC Channel Islands Championship this September
Posted on 10 Aug
Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race, Day 2
Wind seeking in the Celtic Sea
Posted on 9 Aug
Leaders past The Lizard
In the Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race
Posted on 8 Aug
Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland start highlights
The international fleet got away for the non-stop 1,805-mile race without incident
Posted on 8 Aug
Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race underway
The marathon has begun
Posted on 7 Aug
All set for Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race
All 30 teams attended the Skippers Briefing held at the RORC Clubhouse in Cowes
Posted on 6 Aug
Cowes Week 2022 overall
A spectacularly busy finish line at the Royal Yacht Squadron
Posted on 6 Aug
Cowes Week day 6
Khumbu wins the New York Yacht Club Challenge Cup
Posted on 4 Aug
Cowes Week day 5
Ian Atkins' Dark 'n' Stormy wins the Britannia Cup
Posted on 3 Aug
Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race preview
Thirty-two teams get set for the start on Sunday
Posted on 3 Aug
Moneypenny crowned overall winner
Of the 2022 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race
Posted on 3 Aug
Cowes Week day 4
Women's Day sees a great ratio of female helms
Posted on 2 Aug
GP Zero fleet at Cowes Week day 3
Three races - three different winners - just seconds apart
Posted on 2 Aug
Record fleet for Airlie Beach Race Week 2022
185 boats sign up as onshore entertainment hits new high
Posted on 2 Aug
Cowes Week day 3
One highlight: more than 20 XODs crossed the finish line overlapped
Posted on 1 Aug
Black Jack and Wild Oats pleased with progress
Getting the best out of a boat in the Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race
Posted on 1 Aug
Line Honours for Andoo Comanche
In 2022 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast
Posted on 1 Aug
Beginning a Winning
Could also have been winning from the beginning. So what does it all mean?
Posted on 31 Jul
Cowes Week day 2
Lashings of excitement, thrills, spills and adrenaline
Posted on 31 Jul
Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race update
Andoo Comanche surge sets up enthralling race for Line Honors
Posted on 31 Jul
2022 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Race start
The wind gods did not look kindly on the start
Posted on 31 Jul
2022 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race underway
Black Jack leads Andoo Comanche in Line Honours tussle
Posted on 31 Jul
Cowes Week day 1
Sun and a west-south-westerly breeze that built from 10 to 15 knots
Posted on 30 Jul
2022 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race underway
Light breeze frustrates fleet at the race start in Sydney Harbour - watch highlights and full replay
Posted on 30 Jul
Women's Open Keelboat Championships
Teams Fanatic and Royal Northern & Clyde win IRC and BKL fleets respectively
Posted on 29 Jul
Taittinger Royal Solent YC Regatta
Outstanding conditions and fierce competition
Posted on 28 Jul
GP Zero - the Magnificent Seven
Cowes Week beckons
Posted on 28 Jul
Winners celebrate at Roschier Baltic Sea Race
Over 200 sailors from 18 different nations raced in the inaugural event
Posted on 28 Jul
Antigua Sailing Week 2023 NoR now available
Interested parties can enter the week-long event directly
Posted on 27 Jul
Fourth RC1000 Regatta in Plymouth
Back to the strong stuff
Posted on 26 Jul
Links
Local fleet websites: Campaign websites:
IRC UK Nationals Attendance
see the full nationals attendance table here

Photos

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Cruiser start - Carey Olsen Jersey Regatta 2021
© Bill Harris
Festival of Sails Passage Race
© Salty Dingo
Brendan, Ben, Josh, Will and (the Late) John Garner
© Royal Geelong Yacht Club
IRC Two-Handed: One of the big rises in ranking is Shirley Robertson & Dee Caffari racing Sun Fast 3300 Rockit - 2022 Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race, Day 2
© Paul Wyeth / pwpictures.com
Sam White & Sam North racing JPK 1080 Mzungu! - 2022 Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race, Day 2
© Paul Wyeth / pwpictures.com
Nick Martin's Sun Fast 3600 Diablo, racing with Cal Finlayson continues to lead the ranking for the double-handed class in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race
© Paul Wyeth / pwpictures.com
Dolphins showing Dirk Lahmann & Wilhelm Demel's 1978 Peterson 43 Snifix Dry (GER) the way - 2022 Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race, Day 2
© RORC
2022 U.S. Para Sailing Championship
© US Sailing
Sam White and Sam North on board Mzungu! during the Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race
© Paul Wyeth / www.pwpictures.com
Marie Tabarly at the helm of Pen Duick VI with 12 on board including Vendee Globe skipper Alexia Barrier during the Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race
© Rick Tomlinson / RORC
IRC two-Handed - Nick Martin's Sun Fast 3600 Diablo, racing with Cal Finlayson during the Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race
© Rick Tomlinson / RORC
Vic-Maui International Yacht Race
© James Clappier
Vic-Maui International Yacht Race
© James Clappier
Vic-Maui International Yacht Race
© James Clappier
Plenty of socializing awaits participants in the upcoming Safe Harbor Race Weekend.
© Safe Harbor / Gately Williams
Jim Madden's Stark Raving Mad IX, Overall Winner and winner of ORC Class at the inaugural Safe Harbor Race Weekend.
© Safe Harbor / Stephen Cloutier
Sailors on 62 teams will have their eyes on the prize at this year's Safe Harbor Race Weekend. Photos from 2021
© Safe Harbor / Stephen Cloutier
Dee Caffari and Shirley Robertson Two-Handed on Rockit in the Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race
© Paul Wyeth / www.pwpictures.com
The international fleet got away in light airs for the non-stop 1,805-mile Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race start
© Rick Tomlinson / RORC
The HVS' JV52 Haspa Hamburg, skippered by Christian Heerman was clean away off the start of the Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race
© Rick Tomlinson / RORC
In IRC Two-Handed Ross Hobson's Open 50 Pegasus of Northumberland was in the first start and leads the class on the water in the Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race
© Rick Tomlinson / RORC
Gavin Howe's Sun Fast 3600 Tigris, racing with Maggie Adamson and Rob Craigie's Sun Fast 3600 Bellino, racing with Deb Fish in the Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race
© Paul Wyeth / www.pwpictures.com
Michael Møllmann's Elliott 35 Palby Marine with an all-Danish crew in the Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race
© Paul Wyeth / www.pwpictures.com
Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race start
© Tom Hicks / www.solentaction.com
Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race start
© Tom Hicks / www.solentaction.com
Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race start
© Tom Hicks / www.solentaction.com
Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race start
© Tom Hicks / www.solentaction.com
Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race start
© Tom Hicks / www.solentaction.com
JPK 1080 Mzungu: Sam North and Sam White ?- Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race
© Rick Tomlinson / www.rick-tomlinson.com
Inken Borrman and Reemt Bruhn are both 17 years old and racing on the HSV's JV52 Haspa Hamburg - Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race
© Rick Tomlinson / www.rick-tomlinson.com
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