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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 New dates for 2022 ORC/IRC World Championship
A large fleet is expected to take part in Porto Cervo
Posted on 20 Jan
Green Dragon and Palanad 3 scorch into Antigua
In the RORC Transatlantic Race
Posted on 19 Jan
Multihull Line Honours for Rayon Vert
In the RORC Transatlantic Race
Posted on 18 Jan
RORC Transatlantic Race update
Leaders close in on Antigua
Posted on 17 Jan
Rayon Vert over halfway in RORC Transatlantic Race
Olivier Magre's Class40 Palanad 3 is the leading monohull
Posted on 13 Jan
2021 RORC Caribbean 600 is cancelled
After much discussion internally and after consultation with the Government of Antigua and Barbuda
Posted on 13 Jan
Cape2Rio Race announces first single-handed entry
The name Kuttel is not a new one in the world of local and ocean racing circles
Posted on 13 Jan
Rolex Fastnet Race entry numbers smash all records
Within an hour an unprecedented 400 boats had entered RORC's flagship event
Posted on 12 Jan
This is getting to be awfully familiar
Rolex China Sea Race 2021 cancelled amid Covid-19 concerns
Posted on 12 Jan
Sail Port Stephens welcoming entries
Safety plans in place and fingers firmly crossed for April regatta
Posted on 11 Jan
Speed = Smile on the Dial
Four articles and two events in play at the present, continue to captivate us all around the globe
Posted on 10 Jan
RORC Transatlantic Race update
Black Pearl retires in big conditions
Posted on 10 Jan
Hobart Combined Clubs Summer Pennant Series race 6
Sailed in almost perfect conditions on the River Derwent after a light start
Posted on 10 Jan
Spectacular start for RORC Transatlantic Race
In glorious conditions outside Marina Puerto Calero
Posted on 9 Jan
RORC Transatlantic Race: Catch the Black Pearl
The new water-ballasted sloop from the drawing board of Botin Partners
Posted on 9 Jan
French Flair in the RORC Transatlantic Race
The race will feature two virtually identical Class40s which were launched in 2020
Posted on 7 Jan
Wild finish to Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta
A strong and gusty southerly tests sailors on the final day
Posted on 7 Jan
2021 Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta overall
Wet, Wild and Wonderful Finale
Posted on 7 Jan
2021 Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta day 3
All set for a grandstand finish for top honours
Posted on 6 Jan
One week until Rolex Fastnet Race entry opens
Begins at 1000 UTC on Tuesday 12th January 2021
Posted on 5 Jan
2021 Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta day 2
Idyllic sailing conditions earlier today for the second round of racing
Posted on 5 Jan
The Only Way Is Up!
After the year we've all been through we're all hoping this to be true
Posted on 4 Jan
Five days until the 2021 RORC Transatlantic Race
Ten teams have sailed from European destinations to take part in the 2,735-mile race
Posted on 4 Jan
2021 Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta day 1
Racing underway with a record fleet of 56 yachts
Posted on 4 Jan
Detail First declared overall winner of L2H Race
Tasports Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race prize-giving held today
Posted on 31 Dec 2020
Plymouth Lonely Rock Race 2021 launched
Overwhelming support for the race received from all over the world
Posted on 30 Dec 2020
Detail First provisional winner of Tasports L2H
With an IRC corrected elapsed time of 1 day, 22 hours, 49 minutes and 18 seconds
Posted on 29 Dec 2020
Alive breaks L2H Race record
Alive finished the race at 19:30:52
Posted on 28 Dec 2020
A rough night for the L2H fleet
TasPorts Launceston to Hobart fleet took a battering overnight
Posted on 28 Dec 2020
Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race start
Alive is leading the TasPorts Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race on line honours
Posted on 27 Dec 2020
Links
Local fleet websites: Campaign websites:
IRC UK Nationals Attendance
see the full nationals attendance table here

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Nieulargo - the first to enter the O'Leary Insurance Group Sovereign's Cup 2021
© afloat.ie
The Greig City Acadamy team in the 2019 Round the Island Race
© Scaramouche
Approaching the halfway mark - Tim and Mayumi Knight, racing Pogo 12.50 Kai - RORC Transatlantic Race
© James Mitchell / RORC
Bob on the helm of Barracuda of Tarrant, one of the stars of the Howards' Way series!
© St Georges YC
Tom Needham and Joel Turner both had key roles onboard the winning boat on IRC at Sail Paradise
© Nic Douglass / www.AdventuresofaSailorGirl.com
Competitors will have to wait until 21 February 2022 to take part in the Caribbean's only offshore race - the RORC Caribbean 600 - after the RORC announced the cancellation of the 13th edition due to the pandemic
© Tim Wright / www.photoaction.com
His boat is now launched in Lorient, the home of French Ocean Racing.
© Royal Cape Yacht Club
The legendary Fastnet Rock is the lure of Rolex Fastnet Race for all competitors.
© Kurt Arrigo / Rolex
The route of the 2021 Rolex Fastnet Race from Cowes to Cherbourg-en-Cotentin via the Fastnet Rock - 695nm
© RORC
Wizard - 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race winner launches off a wave shortly after passing he Fastnet Rock and heading to the finish.
© Kurt Arrigo / Rolex
Another bumper year looks set as entries opened and registrations hit record numbers for the 49th Rolex Fastnet Race. A massive fleet make their way out of the Solent in the 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race.
© Carlo Borlenghi / Rolex
Newport Bermuda Race
© Oakcliff Sailing
Yacht Club Italiano's forthcoming sailing season
© Yacht Club Italiano
Cabbage Tree Island Port Stephens
© Mark Rothfield
Colortile
© Mark Rothfield
SPS mixed fleet
© Mark Rothfield
Port Stephens
© Mark Rothfield
zen
© Mark Rothfield
Sebastien Saulnier's Sun Fast 3300 Moshimoshi during the RORC Transatlantic Race
© James Mitchell / RORC
IRC56 Black Pearl, sailed by Stefan Jentzsch retires from the RORC Transatlantic Race
© James Mitchell / RORC
Camlet Way (Stephen Mannering) in Division 4 - Combined Clubs Summer Pennant Series
© Jane Austin
Neville Georgeson, skipper of Hornet, sets his course as he heads towards the start line in Division Four - Combined Clubs Summer Pennant Series
© Jane Austin
The Division 1 fleet has a slow start in Race Six of the Combined Clubs Summer Pennant Series in Hobart - Combined Clubs Summer Pennant Series
© Jane Austin
The Division 3 fleet was eager to get away in Race Six of the Combined Clubs Summer Pennant Series on the River Derwent in Hobart
© Jane Austin
The south easterly breeze lifts some of the Division 3 fleet just after the start - Combined Clubs Summer Pennant Series
© Jane Austin
Midnight Rambler searching for wind in Division 1 of the Combined Clubs Summer Pennant Series
© Jane Austin
Start of the 2021 RORC Transatlantic Race from Puerto Calero, Lanzarote - Sebastien Saulnier's Sun Fast 3300 Moshimoshi
© James Mitchell / RORC
Start of the 2021 RORC Transatlantic Race from Puerto Calero, Lanzarote - Tim and Mayumi Knight's Pogo 12.50 Kai - racing Two-Handed
© James Mitchell / RORC
Start of the 2021 RORC Transatlantic Race from Puerto Calero, Lanzarote - Heading for the Caribbean
© James Mitchell / RORC
Start of the 2021 RORC Transatlantic Race from Puerto Calero, Lanzarote - IRC56 Black Pearl, sailed by Stefan Jentzsch
© James Mitchell / RORC
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