Inaugural IRC European Championship coming to Ireland
Published on March 22nd, 2016
The International IRC Rating Rule, jointly owned by the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) and l’Union Nationale pour la Course au Large (UNCL), will hold their inaugural IRC European Championship during Volvo Cork Week on July 10-15 at Crosshaven, Ireland.
The event promises to bring boats together from all corners of Europe, where over 4300 boats are IRC rated annually, but is open to all 6000 boats IRC rated worldwide. The Championship invites entries from boats with a valid 2016 IRC rating between 0.850 and 1.320. Early entries include boats from Ireland, Northern Ireland, the UK, France, the USA and Australia, with interest from South Africa.
Courses at the European IRC Championship will include Olympic, trapezoid, slalom, and windward/leeward buoy courses plus an 8-hour coastal race. Results will be calculated using the simple time-on-time IRC time corrector.
Source: RORC Rating Office