Jenny Howells

Jenny Howells

Technical Manager

Jenny joined the Rating Office in January 1985 as an office junior and cut her technical teeth on the Channel Handicap System, that later became IRC, converting the data on application forms from imperial to metric ready for inputting!

She now heads up the Technical Team and is responsible for smooth IRC administration on a day-to-day basis as well as being involved in technical decisions; she attempts to keep Jason and our Technical Consultants under control by considering the practical consequences of their theoretical ideas. Jenny maintains the Rating Office and IRC websites and looks after the Rating Office social networking pages.

Jenny handles the IRC ratings for Australia, the USA, New Zealand, Japan and SE Asia; plus the larger worldwide boats, Maxi 72s and IOR Ton boats. She attends Phuket King’s Cup for equipment inspection and in a regatta support role. She  sits on the IRC Technical Committee and RORC Technical Committee, and was Chair of the RYA Technical Committee 2020-2023.

In her spare time Jenny has fun in classic motorsport, speed hillclimbing and sprinting in her 1968 Hillman Imp at venues around the UK. In 2015 she graduated with 1st class honours from the Open University in a BSc in Criminology & Psychological Studies after 6 years of part-time study.