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The International Rating Certificate (IRC), sponsored by Spinlock, is a global rating rule used for hundreds of events in 40 countries. In UK waters IRC competition is fierce both for the National Championship, organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club, and for regional championships which range from Scotland to the Channel Islands.
Two new IRC Championships have been added for 2017: an Inland Championship on Lake Windermere and an Autumn Championship organised by Hamble River SC – both add an extra challenge to an existing winter series. In addition to regional events there are championships for Small Boats and Double Handed crews.
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Last Updated: Monday, 15 October 2018 15:25
GBR IRC Championships in 2018
The following Spinlock IRC Championships have been approved and are listed in date order.
Please note that no Single Event Ratings will be issued for Championship events.
IRC SIRCOA Solent Championship
Dates: 12-13th May 2018 – Royal Southern YC Regatta
9-10th June 2018 – Portsmouth Regatta
21-22nd July 2018 – Royal Solent YC Taittinger Regatta
IRC Scottish Championship
IRC Southern Championship
Venue: International Paints Poole Regatta
Dates: 26th – 28th May 2018
IRC Sussex Championship
Venue: Sussex Combined Clubs Regatta
Dates: 16th – 17th June 2018
IRC South West Championship
Venue: Falmouth Race Week
Dates: 28th June – 1st July 2018
IRC East Coast Championship
Venue: Ramsgate Week
Dates: 24th – 27th July 2018
IRC Welsh National Championship
Venue: Cardigan Bay Celtic Regatta
Dates: 17th – 19th August 2018
IRC Double Handed Championship
Organised by: RORC Cowes
Dates: 1st-2nd September 2018 (Inshore)
7th September 2018 (offshore)
IRC Channel Islands Championship
Organised by: UBS 20th Jersey Regatta
Dates: 14th – 16th September 2018
IRC Autumn Championship
Organised by: Hamble River SC
Dates: 6th – 7th October 2018
IRC Inland Championship
Organised by: Windermere Cruising Association
Dates: 4th November 2018 – 24th March 2019
Guidelines for Spinlock IRC Regional Championship organisers (PDF) - for those wishing to apply to host a championship, and those who have been approved.
Application form as mentioned in the above Guidelines, to be completed by the organising club. The GBR IRC Committee invites applications which will be considered at their meeting in mid-September, and approval (or not) advised shortly afterwards to each applicant.
Rating Office contact for enquiries by clubs: or phone 01590 677030
2017 IRC Championship details HERE
2016 IRC Championship details HERE
2015 IRC Championship details HERE
2014 IRC Championship details HERE. In 2014, IRC's 30th anniversary year, Spinlock also offered special extra prizes to the boat with the earliest certificate number.