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    Wednesday
    Jul032013

    Removal of items - accommodation & interior

    We have been receiving an increasing number of enquiries about the effect on IRC rating if items of fitted interior are removed, in particular from production boats, ie. tables, doors, floorboards etc. The removal of such items is discouraged, as it is not within the spirit of the IRC rule.

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    Tuesday
    Jul172012

    ISAF Racing Rules Q&A Case L10 

    A series of races is conducted using the IRC rating rules. After the regatta has started, the IRC rating certificate for a boat is found to be defective due to an error made by the Rating Authority.

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    Tuesday
    Jul032012

    Recent Equipment Rules Q&A - Aft Head Point

    G.5.5 Q&A 2012-001

    Published: 23 January 2012

    Question
    Which one of 1, 2 or 3 is the aft head point in this diagram?

    Answer

    “A”, “B” and “C” are all parts of the leech and the aft head point shall be taken at the point where the extension of “A” intersects with the line through the head point and 90°to the luff.

    “1" is the aft head point in this case. Applicable ERS rules: G.4.2 and G.5.5 

    Sunday
    May132012

    IRC rule notice 2012/02 Headsail foot offset

    Several Sailmakers have intentionally attempted to circumvent IRC rules 2.4 and 2.5 by developing headsail foot shelf profiles that artificially reduce the headsail measurements, reducing the IRC rating without a corresponding reduction in performance. IRC Rule Notice 2012/02 addresses this issue with the introduction of Headsail Foot Shelf.

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    Thursday
    Apr192012

    2012 Revalidation form is now available.

    The 2012 revalidation form is now available in the download section.

    IRC 2011 Certificates will expire on the 31st May, and will switch over to 2012 from the 21st May 2012.

    Please note that NO 2011 certificates can be run or updated after this date.

    PLEASE NOTE:

    AS NO AMENDMENTS OR NEW CERTIFICATES CAN BE ISSUED -

     KOH SAMUI REGATTA (26th May - 2nd June) WILL REQUIRE 2012 CERTIFICATES.