May 7th, 2013
The May 2013 edition of Poolside, the newsletter of the Royal Ocean Racing Club rating office, offers this reminder regarding the IRC rule: IRC Rule 21.1.5(d) says “During a regatta run on consecutive days, including any lay days, the sails on board shall remain the same and be on board for all races. The Rule
April 9th, 2013
Here are some updates from the Royal Ocean Racing Club Rating Office, administrative home of the IRC handicap rule… Removing standard fittings or changing your boat It is (we hope!) common knowledge that removing items such as the saloon table or doors from your boat will increase the Hull Factor and therefore the rating, and
March 16th, 2013
MYTH: My boat is fully fitted out. To be competitive under IRC, I need to strip out the furniture and fittings. REALITY: There are many fully fitted out production cruiser/racers that are very competitive under IRC. If your boat is comfortably fitted out, then you get a rating credit compared with a ‘stripped out’ boat.