This form does not yet contain any fields.
    RORC News Feed
    Other Sailing News
    « IRC/ORC Merger Comments.... | Main | Seahorse Magazine - Free subscription »
    Monday
    Nov082010

    IRC 2011 Rule Changes Now Available

    The annual IRC Congress was held in Istanbul, Turkey over the weekend of 16 – 17 October. 

    Delegates considered 30 submissions for changes to IRC rules and processes. The most significant of these are:

    Rule 8.2.1 now requires that a boat holding a shorthanded certificate may not use her normal certificate for shorthanded races.

    New Rule 8.10 defines rated dimensions as maxima and minima and that a boat found during equipment inspection at an event to exceed any dimension is not in compliance with her certificate.

    Rule 21.8.1(c) is amended to limit the minimum size of headsail used by a boat rated for a single roller furling headsail.

    Rule 22.4 is amended by the deletion of old Rules 22.4.1, 22.4.3, 22.4.4 and 22.4.5. New Rule 22.4.2 now invokes Crew Number or alternatively maximum crew weight by default unless this is amended by a Notice of Race. Any event already including crew limitations in its Notice of Race will not need to do anything. However, any event which does not wish to enforce crew limitations will need to specifically say so in the Notice of Race. If a Notice of Race says nothing about crew, then IRC Crew Number or maximum weight will automatically apply.

    Click Here to go to our 2011 Rule Section.

    You can also Download the complete New IRC 2011 Rule HERE

    Reader Comments

    There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

    PostPost a New Comment

    Enter your information below to add a new comment.

    My response is on my own website »
    Author Email (optional):
    Author URL (optional):
    Post:
     
    Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>