Are you thinking of competing in a winter series or late season IRC event, but don't have an IRC rating yet? There are many Autumn events using this international rating rule, and it isn't too late to get a certificate - at a reduced cost!
James Dadd, Director of the RORC Rating Office, writes an article every two months for Seahorse Magazine. Seahorse has kindly agreed to the article text being published here, a couple of months after publication in their magazine.
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After 22 years at the RORC Rating Office, Mike Urwin, its Technical Director, is stepping aside to relinquish the day to day running of the Rating Office to James Dadd, 44, with effect from 1st September.
Mike will continue to work as a part-time consultant for the foreseeable future and James will take overall technical and managerial responsibility as Director of the Rating Office in Lymington, Hampshire.
Exceptional take up of Spinlock IRC at Weymouth & Portland
Weymouth Sailing Clubs have wholeheartedly adopted the IRC rating system for their racing in 2015. Over 70 yachts from Castle Cove SC, Weymouth SC & Royal Dorset YC will racing under the IRC rating system this year in Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour, the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Venue, the centre for Team GB Olympic Training and winter base for the British Keelboat Academy. Over the winter months, Club members measured sails and gathered technical data on a wide range of yachts with help and guidance from their class captains to take advantage of the RORC's "startup" discounting scheme for sailing clubs.