The IRC National Championship

The IRC National Championship

Organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC)the IRC National Championship takes place over three days on a summer weekend, Friday to Sunday from Cowes on the Isle of Wight.

Yachts compete under the IRC handicap system and race over short courses on the Solent. The fleet is split into several classes of similarly sized boats (so that everyone can compete on an equal footing) and at the end of the weekend prizes are presented to the best performing boat in each class and one boat, the one which accrues the fewest points during the regatta is crowned as the UK IRC National Champion.

The racing at the IRC National Championships is always extremely close and exciting because many of the best race-crews in the UK turn up to compete. It is an event at which you could be rubbing shoulders on the race-course with Olympic medallists and sailing world champions! That said, the fleet is always friendly and professional and this is why the event proves so popular year after year.

Unlike most other UK charter companies, the Island Charters’ fleet includes performance boats which have been specifically designed with the IRC Rule in mind and which are designed and built specifically to be competitive in this sort of racing. This means that you and your crew can be sure that your boat and equipment will place you on an equal footing with the other competitors from the word go: your result at the end of the regatta will be down to the way you and your crew sail the boat.

If you have a hankering to race against the best crews our sport has to offer then Island Charters will ensure that you and your crew get to the start-line perfectly positioned to go out and win. Please get in touch to find out more.

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