New IRC fee structure benefits smaller boats

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2017 has been an extremely successful season for IRC with many IRC events at club and regional level culminating in events such as the IRC Europeans, Maxi Rolex Cup and the hugely popular 2017 Fastnet Race. However, IRC is not just about the high profile racing classes and events and we continue to support and encourage racing under IRC at club and regional level. The RORC Rating Office have reviewed the IRC pricing structure for 2018 IRC applications and has introduced an intermediate length range in the certificate pricing structure. The strategy behind this change is to keep the cost lower for boats under LH 12.00m (approx 39 ft) to encourage IRC take-up and participation at the club level.


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Card charges April 2017

Please note that all card payments are subject to a 1% charge. 

(This replaces the previous charges of 2% on credit cards and 0% on debit cards with immediate effect)

IRC certificates

A security date watermark will be printed across all valid Spinlock IRC certificates issued from 19 May 2016. This will make it quick and easy to identify a valid certificate (or copy certificate) issued by RORC or UNCL.

Current, valid certificates issued before 19 May 2016 are still valid and will not be reprinted.

Trial certificates will not include the watermark.

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Trials: new designs

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 IRC 'Design Trials'

RORC Rating Office policy on charges

As well as trial certificates which can be run for a currently rated boat, we also offer trial certificates for new boats and designs.

Please note our policy regarding these:

1. For designs (including one-offs) that are still on the drawing board, ie. not built or in-build, and none on the water, we will charge the "design trial" fee ie. half the normal application fee. As soon as a boat to that design is built then that boat must make a full application.

2. For existing boats or designs ie. there are boats to the design built, where a trial is required by an owner/agent/designer for the design rather than for a specific boat, the full application fee will apply. Specific boats must make a full normal application.

The limit on the number of trials that may be run in one certificate year remain the same - 6 trials in total, only 3 of which may involve the hull, keel or rudder.

If you would like advice for your specific circumstances, please contact us.

RORC Rating Office


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