The annual on-the-water festival that is Cowes Week is almost upon us (31st July) and the offshore classic Rolex Fastnet Race follows closely after it (8th August). If you are racing in an IRC Rating class, and also if you are doing both events, there are some important things to bear in mind to avoid any last minute panics!
1) the deadline for IRC certificates for Cowes Week is 1700 Tuesday 27th July (this is the latest date we must issue the certificate). Please get your application in as soon as possible, and if you apply after Tuesday 20th July make sure you request Expedited processing.
2) the deadline for IRC certificates for Rolex Fastnet Race is 1700 Thursday 29th July; if you apply after Thursday 22nd July make sure you request Expedited processing.
If you are doing both Cowes Week and the Rolex Fastnet Race and will be changing from an inshore to offshore configuration or making other changes:
-- apply for your Fastnet amendment as soon as possible but make sure you tell us in the additional notes section that it is for the Rolex Fastnet Race and that you are also doing Cowes Week.
-- we will not issue your Fastnet amendment until after 27th July, but you will need to let Cowes Week know so that they do not pick up an incorrect rating from our online listing.
Application portal for GBR based boats: https://myirc.rorcrating.com