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HANDICAPPING: The Irish Solution

June 18th, 2013

It is no secret that the Rating Office, the technical arm of the Royal Ocean Racing Club and gatekeeper for the IRC rating rule in the UK, supports the use of local and national performance handicaps. Far from being in competition with IRC, properly administered handicap systems complement it by bringing new people into the


Time For a System Change

May 30th, 2013

The handicap fleet in northwestern U.S. continues to diminish in the wake of increased demands on people’s time and the economic costs associated with racing. But when you add to that mis-managed rating systems with frequent changes being made without owner input and due process, it can take the fun out of racing. A concerned

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