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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 Airlie Beach Race Week day 4
Back in Black and Team Hollywood in control
Posted today at 10:46 am
RSrnYC Charity Cup Regatta day 3
Magic Monday as a surprise breeze fills in
Posted today at 5:34 am
Airlie Beach Race Week day 4 preview
Competitors ready for another day of racing
Posted today at 4:28 am
Round the Island Race 2020 cancelled
Island Sailing Club makes the announcement with enormous regret
Posted on 10 Aug
RSrnYC Charity Cup Regatta day 2
Magnificent summer conditions blessed the second day
Posted on 10 Aug
Airlie Beach Race Week lay day
When the chips are down humour is precious
Posted on 10 Aug
The elephant in the room
Time is a very different commodity now, almost Dali-esque, actually.
Posted on 9 Aug
Airlie Beach Race Week day 3
Another day for the light air specialists
Posted on 9 Aug
RSrnYC Charity Cup Regatta day 1
75 boats enjoyed light airs racing in the Eastern Solent
Posted on 9 Aug
Airlie Beach Race Week day 3
Stakes raised as Airlie Beach Race Week approaches halfway mark
Posted on 9 Aug
One year to go to 49th Rolex Fastnet Race
A new era will begin as Cherbourg hosts the finish line
Posted on 6 Aug
SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week 2020 cancelled
SMIRW 2020 committee made difficult decision to cancel this year's regatta
Posted on 5 Aug
Dragonfly & ICY in the groove for Race the Wight
smarttune and smartlink create a new common denominator
Posted on 4 Aug
Royal Temple 2020 Series Opener
A return to something approaching normal racing
Posted on 4 Aug
Double trouble?
Will double-handers be excluded from the Hobart's biggest prize?
Posted on 3 Aug
Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez takes shape
Competitors being confirmed, procedures on shore specified
Posted on 3 Aug
Tokoloshe II & PowerPlay triumph in Race the Wight
A race around the Isle of Wight marked the return to RORC competitive racing
Posted on 2 Aug
Torbay Royal Regatta 2020 to go ahead
Albeit with a number of necessary changes brought about by Covid-19 restrictions
Posted on 31 Jul
RSrnYC Charity Cup Regatta: Return to Team Sports
Royal Southern Yacht Club expands crew eligibility criteria
Posted on 31 Jul
smarttune eliminates one variable
Starting guns are sounding and yachts are back competing
Posted on 30 Jul
Rolex Fastnet Race to run with Virtual Regatta
The first part of the RORC's premier offshore event remains the same
Posted on 27 Jul
Fogerty & Glenny set for Round Ireland Race
704 nautical mile race starts on 22nd August in Wicklow
Posted on 27 Jul
3300 feet and climbing
Jeanneau's Sun Fast 3300 climbs ever skyward on the way to a potential berth at Paris 2024...
Posted on 26 Jul
Spinlock IRC Welsh Championship update
We have decided to go ahead in a "stripped down" fashion
Posted on 23 Jul
Rossborough Round the Island Race open for entries
Racing 45 miles around Jersey, this August
Posted on 22 Jul
2021 Australian Yachting Championships update
Australian Sailing will now be exploring options to hold the event from mid-2021
Posted on 22 Jul
Entry open for Royal Southern Charity Cup Regatta
For IRC and Club Racing yachts, IRC Doublehanded, Sportsboat and Dayboat classes
Posted on 20 Jul
85 entries for RORC Race the Wight
Scheduled to start on Saturday 1st August
Posted on 19 Jul
Burnham Week 2020 cancelled
Plans in place for premier east coast regatta next season
Posted on 14 Jul
Cork Week 2022 dates confirmed
Taking place from 11th - 15th July 2022
Posted on 14 Jul
Links
Local fleet websites: Campaign websites:
IRC UK Nationals Attendance
see the full nationals attendance table here

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Cruising Division 1 down the run - 2020 Airlie Beach Race Week, day 4
© Shirley Wodson / ABRW
Obsession and Revival go head-to-head - 2020 Airlie Beach Race Week, day 4
© Shirley Wodson / ABRW
Envy Scooters is led by a whale - 2020 Airlie Beach Race Week, day 4
© Shirley Wodson / ABRW
Feisty G'Nome is not intimidated by her larger rivals - 2020 Airlie Beach Race Week, day 4
© Shirley Wodson / ABRW
Royal Southern YC Charity Cup Regatta - David Bartholomew's Cape 31 Tokoloshe III
© Louay Habib
Cruising Division 2 yachts on the millpont - Airlie Beach Race Week
© Shirley Wodson
Round the Island Race
© RTIR
Royal Southern YC Charity Cup Regatta - IRC One Start
© Louay Habib
Happy campers on B52 - they found some breeze - Airlie Beach Race Week
© Shirley Wodson
Tyee 111 in Multihull Passage - Airlie Beach Race Week
© Shirley Wodson
Condor still evokes memories - Airlie Beach Race Week, day 3
© Andrea Francolini / ABRW
On and under water with Back in Black - Airlie Beach Race Week, day 3
© Andrea Francolini / ABRW
Shaw finds a whisper of breeze - Airlie Beach Race Week, day 3
© Shirley Wodson / ABRW
Tony Mack's J/111 McFly - Royal Southern YC Charity Cup Regatta, day 1
© Louay Habib
Royal Southern YC Charity Cup Regatta, day 1
© Louay Habib
Royal Southern YC Charity Cup Regatta, day 1
© Louay Habib
Royal Southern YC Charity Cup Regatta, day 1
© Louay Habib
Royal Southern YC Charity Cup Regatta, day 1
© Louay Habib
Royal Southern YC Charity Cup Regatta, day 1
© Louay Habib
Royal Southern YC Charity Cup Regatta, day 1
© Louay Habib
Royal Southern YC Charity Cup Regatta, day 1
© Louay Habib
Royal Southern YC Charity Cup Regatta, day 1
© Louay Habib
World class sailors Dave Lenz and Ronan Grealish were out on the water offering top tips and tricks via WhatsApp to all of the fleet from North Sails Coaching. - Royal Southern YC Charity Cup Regatta, day 1
© Louay Habib
Mike Pritchard's Cookson 50 powering downwind in the 2019 Rolex Sydney Hobart
© Andrea Francolini
Mike Pritchard's Cookson 50 powering downwind in the 2019 Rolex Sydney Hobart
© Andrea Francolini
Dawn and dusk are special at Airlie Beach Race Week
© Andrea Francolini
Top Gear in overdrive on Day 2 - Airlie Beach Race Week
© Shirley Wodson
Cut Snake had the goods on Day 2 - Airlie Beach Race Week
© Shirley Wodson
ORMA 60 is as threatening as she looks - Airlie Beach Race Week day 2
© Shirley Wodson / ABRW
Ragamuffin III gets going in Performance Cruising Division 1 - Airlie Beach Race Week day 2
© Shirley Wodson / ABRW
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