Do some people who enter your event only compete in one or two events a year using IRC? Then you may attract more entrants by accepting IRC SERs for the event.
What is it?
A Single Event Rating (SER) is designed for owners of boats of 22m or smaller, who may be thinking twice about getting an IRC certificate because they only wish to do one or two events a year; perhaps a one day event such as the Round the Island Race, an annual regatta week or one or two of the IRC Championships (note it is not available for a series over several weekends).
What is required by us as a Club, and is an IRC SER compatible with normal IRC ratings?
You will need to apply to the Rating Office to be approved to include SER entries in your event, the formr is available on the SER page. An SER is totally compatible with other IRC TCCs and calculated in exactly the same way. However, a certificate is not issued, and the TCC will not appear in online listings.
How will we know what the boats rate?
You can either ask the owners for a copy of their SER Datasheet which will show the rating and validity dates, or ask the Rating Office for a list shortly before the event, this will show SERs for all the boats that have applied for a rating for your event.
It sounds good. Is it right for our event?
- Your event does not require Endorsed (measured) certificates for all classes (if it is required for some classes then those will not be eligible)
- Entrants are generally no longer than 22m Hull Length
- You accept the limitations as explained in the Terms & Conditions
- If all classes in your event need an Endorsed (measured) certificate. (If only some classes require Endorsement these can be excluded from approval)
- The event is aimed primarily at boats longer than 22m Hull Length
- If the event is a series run over several weekends
If you are not sure whether your event would be eligible, please give us a call.