We are working on the necessary updates to MyIRC for 2022 IRC rating applications and we expect this to go live in mid-December for owners in the UK. Please do not try and apply for a rating until you see the 2022 title page in MyIRC, as any certificate issued now will expired on 31st December 2021.
We will email holders of 2020 and 2021 certificates to let you know when the 2022 application system is live, and it will be updated on this website.
Following the international IRC annual Congress meeting in October the 2022 IRC rule text is now published online.
The new rule text includes the following changes agreed by Congress: Stored power (auto pilots) for steering is prohibited unless permitted by the relevant notice of race (rule 15.2); IRC measurement condition for boat weight now explicitly includes permanently installed renewable energy features such as solar panels etc. (rule 17.1); and a spar used as a whisker pole to set a headsail or flying headsail only requires declaration if used to leeward (rule 21.3.6). The 2022 IRC rule applies from 1st January 2022, except in countries with June-May validity where the rule will apply from 1st June 2022.
A proposed rule change from Australia to allow a boat to hold two concurrent valid certificates for different configurations was agreed in principle. A pilot scheme will be developed to be tested in Australia and other southern hemisphere countries during 2022, with a view to worldwide rollout if it proves successful.
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