Applications are open for IRC 2024 and the Rating Office team are already busy issuing certificates.
If you race in the UK (or have a special arrangement with the Rating Office as a ‘worldwide’ boat) please apply online in MyIRC; if you predominantly race overseas please apply through your IRC Rule Authority.
This year every boat must declare the number of headsails carried on board while racing. Note that the declared number includes staysails, but excludes 1 x OSR compliant storm jib and/or 1 x OSR compliant heavy weather jib (IRC rule 21.7). If you only have one headsail, please also confirm whether it is a furling headsail compliant with IRC rules; if this question is not answered it may default to ‘no’.
Another important new IRC rule for boats with an Endorsed certificate is the requirement for sails to have measurement stickers applied when they are measured or re-measured (IRC rule 21.4). Please let your sail measurer know if you need an Endorsed certificate, so they know to comply with this rule.
Details of the wide range of 2024 GBR IRC Championships are on our website, including the IRC National Championship which this year is incorporated into Poole Regatta in May, the first time it has been held outside the Solent.
We also have the IRC European Championship in Dublin to look forward to in September. You can follow the news relating to this event on the IRC website.
We wish you all an excellent season’s racing!
Jason, Jenny, Emma, Sally and Andrew