Do you only want to compete in one or two events this year using IRC? Then the IRC SER may be suitable for you.
What is it?
A Single Event Rating (SER) is designed for owners of boats of 22m or smaller, who may be thinking twice about getting an IRC certificate because they only wish to do one or two events a year; perhaps a one day event such as the Round the Island Race, or an annual regatta week or one or two of the IRC Championships (note it is not available to boats wishing to do a series over several weekends).
You will not get a certificate, but will get a datasheet showing the measurements used, the TCC (rating) and the dates that it is valid.
What is required, and is an IRC SER compatible with normal IRC ratings?
The information needed to calculate the SER is exactly the same as for a normal IRC application (it uses the same application details) and the TCC is totally compatible with other IRC TCCs.
How much does it cost?
The fee for an SER is £1.60 per metre LH, plus £6 per day of validity (ex VAT).
Eg. for a 10 metre boat doing a 5 day regatta: £16 + £30 = £46. VAT does not apply to private owners paying with a personal payment card or cheque.
It sounds good. Is it right for me?
- If you only want to do one or two IRC races or events a year, and these have been approved to accept SERs (check the list on this website, or with the event organiser)
- You do not need an Endorsed (measured) certificate
- Your boat is no longer than 22m Hull Length
- You accept the limitations as explained in the Terms & Conditions
- You do not hold a current, valid IRC certificate
- If you want to do more than two IRC races or events a year, or if the events you want to do are not eligible (such as series), or have not been approved to accept SERs (check the list on this website, or with the event organiser)
- If you need an Endorsed (measured) certificate
- Your boat is longer than 22m Hull Length
- If you want to run trial certificates and optimise your rating