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RORC's IRC European Championship 2023 in Cannes, Notice of Race Issued

10th February 2023
The successful IRC European Championship held in Breskens in 2022
The successful IRC European Championship held in Breskens in 2022 Credit: Den Dekker

The eighth IRC European Championship will be held from Monday, 29th May to Saturday, 3rd June 2023, in Cannes.

As a major event of the international IRC season, the Cannes IRC European Championship 2023 aims to bring together more than 60 boats around a programme based on tactical and coastal courses, as well as a long coastal race.

The event will be organised by the Yacht Club de Cannes with the support of the Pôle Course of the Yacht Club de France and the Royal Ocean Racing Club.

The Notice of Race is online here on the MANAGE2SAIL website and entries are open:

IRC European Championship 2023 Classes

  • IRC 0 : TCC equal or over 1.300
  • IRC 1 : TCC below 1.300 and equal or over 1.150
  • IRC 2 : TCC below 1.150 and equal or over 1.065
  • IRC 3 : TCC below 1.065 and equal or over 1.010
  • IRC 4 : TCC below 1.010 and equal or over 0.940

IRC ENDORSED certificates are required to participate in the event.

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  • Established in 1925, The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) became famous for the biennial Fastnet Race and the international team event, the Admiral's Cup. It organises an annual series of domestic offshore races from its base in Cowes as well as inshore regattas including the RORC Easter Challenge and the IRC European Championship (includes the Commodores' Cup) in the Solent
  • The RORC works with other yacht clubs to promote their offshore races and provides marketing and organisational support. The RORC Caribbean 600, based in Antigua and the first offshore race in the Caribbean, has been an instant success. The 10th edition took place in February 2018. The RORC extended its organisational expertise by creating the RORC Transatlantic Race from Lanzarote to Grenada, the first of which was in November 2014
  • The club is based in St James' Place, London, but after a merger with The Royal Corinthian Yacht Club in Cowes now boasts a superb clubhouse facility at the entrance to Cowes Harbour and a membership of over 4,000