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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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SB4 Carbon
© Sportsboatworld
Dream skippered by Robert Green - TasPorts Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race 2019
© Colleen Darcey
Flyin Scud (Adam Goode) on the River Derwent - TasPorts Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race 2019
© Jane Austin
Jazz Player (John Dryden) - TasPorts Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race 2019
© Jane Austin
Oskana skippered by Mike Pritchard - TasPorts Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race 2019
© Jane Austin
Heatwave (Matthew Keal) - TasPorts Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race 2019
© Jane Austin
Black Jack blasting south after the 2019 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race start
© Rolex / Kurt Arrigo
Black Jack leads Comanche as they close in on the 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart finish line
© ROLEX / Studio Borlenghi
Div 2 ORCi and PHS winner - Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship 2020
© Marg Fraser-Martin
Stormaway start - Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship 2020
© Marg Fraser-Martin
Soozal (blue hull) R2 start - Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship 2020
© Marg Fraser-Martin
2020 Hot Rum Series II
© Mark Albertazzi
2020 Hot Rum Series II
© Mark Albertazzi
2020 Hot Rum Series II
© Mark Albertazzi
2020 Hot Rum Series II
© Mark Albertazzi
Anarchy - powered by Doyle Sails
© Andrew Delves
Atomic Blonde - Ironbark - 2020-21 WA IRC State Championships
© Lindsay Preece / Ironbark Photos
The Cadillac - 2020-21 WA IRC State Championships
© Lindsay Preece / Ironbark Photos
CheckMate - 2020-21 WA IRC State Championships
© Lindsay Preece / Ironbark Photos
Argo - 2020-21 WA IRC State Championships
© Lindsay Preece / Ironbark Photos
Indian - 2020-21 WA IRC State Championships
© Lindsay Preece / Ironbark Photos
RFBYC Offshore Racing - close racing near to the Perth Metro beaches - 2020-21 WA IRC State Championships
© Lindsay Preece / Ironbark Photos
Racing in North Cottesloe - 2020-21 WA IRC State Championships
© Lindsay Preece / Ironbark Photos
The 13th RORC Caribbean 600 is scheduled to start from Antigua on 22 February 2021
© RORC / Arthur Daniel
Division Four waits for some wind on the River Derwent - Combined Clubs Summer Pennant Series
© Jane Austin
Division Three's Young Lion (Steve Chau) - Combined Clubs Summer Pennant Series
© Jane Austin
Division Two winner on IRC, AMS and PHS Frontlint (Ian Snape) - Combined Clubs Summer Pennant Series
© Jane Austin
Midnight Rambler (Ed Psalsti) in front of War Games (Wayne Banks-Smith) as they approach the finish line - Combined Clubs Summer Pennant Series
© Jane Austin
Don Calvert's Castro Designed Intrigue - Combined Clubs Summer Pennant Series
© Jane Austin
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© Jane Austin
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