Applications are open for 2022 IRC rating. For boats based in the UK, owners can apply online now at https://myirc.rorcrating.com. An email has been sent to recent holders of IRC certificates with further details, you can read this online here.
Updates to IRC in 2022 include rule updates on boat weight and auto pilots; and rating formula changes include headsails, flying headsails, whisker poles and light and powerful boats. For more information the IRC website includes the 2022 rule text, information on rule changes, and advice about IRC software formulation changes for 2022: https://ircrating.org/irc-rule/. 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.
With best wishes for the 2022 season from the RORC Rating Office team.