Following analysis of statistics and receipt of feedback from clubs, it has been decided that from 1/1/2017 the Spinlock IRC Single Event Rating will only be offered to the following events:

Round the Island Race
Cowes Week
Panerai British Classic Week
Little Britain Challenge Cup

The reasoning behind this is shown in the SER Report to the GBR IRC Committee September 2016  In addition, feedback received from Clubs has suggested that some owners feel that SER is not good value for money, and it has not had as positive effect on event entries as was hoped.

We realise that some Clubs may feel disenfranchised by this decision, and where appropriate we would be happy to discuss use of our Start Up scheme to encourage more IRC racers in your club or area. Using Start Up rather than SER benefits clubs longer term, as boats that may not otherwise take part in club racing will receive a full IRC rating certificate (at a discounted cost) which is valid for any IRC club racing, open or inter-club events during the year, so boosting entries.

Start Up has proved very successful in the last couple of years, notably at Weymouth SC and the Royal Dart YC. The key to a thriving Start Up scheme is a dedicated, enthusiastic individual in the club who is willing and able to help owners with getting data together and co-ordinating applications.

If you are interested in finding out more please see
Email: Charlene Jackson

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