IRC rating representatives from Belgium, Canada, France, Britain, Hong Kong, Japan, Holland, Turkey the USA and Ireland are meeting at the Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire to deal with a lengthy agenda under outgoing Chair Peter Wykeham-Martin of the UK.
The meeting will receive, consider and decide proposals for IRC Rule changes for 2018. It will also receive reports from the combined IRC/ORC The Hague Offshore Sailing Championships.
Also on the agenda is a presentation to the international group by ISORA's Peter Ryan.
The gathering will attend a special dinner at the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire this evening.
Former Round Ireland Race Champion, Boyd previously served as Commodore of the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC).