The International Rating Certificate (IRC) global rating rule is used for hundreds of events in 40 countries. In UK waters IRC competition is fierce both for the National Championship, organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club, and for regional championships which range from Scotland to the Channel Islands.
Two new IRC Championships have been added for 2017: an Inland Championship on Lake Windermere and an Autumn Championship organised by Hamble River SC – both add an extra challenge to an existing winter series. In addition to regional events there are championships for Small Boats and Double Handed crews.
Winners of each Championship will also win a special prize package from IRC sponsors Spinlock.
The 2017 GBR IRC Championships are:
Channel Islands (June)
East Coast (July)
Welsh National (August)
South West (August)
Small Boat (September)
Double Handed (September)