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2019 IRC National Championships Notice of Race

Giovanni Belgrano's Whooper, defending champion from the 2017 IRC National Championships © Paul Wyeth

Early July in Cowes will see the cream of the IRC fleets converge in Cowes for the IRC National Championships.

The current holder of the title, Whooper, owned by Giovanni Belgrano will be back to defend her title against what is expected to be four classes of IRC boats within ratings of 0.850 to 1.450.

Up to eight races are scheduled with a mixture of windward/leeward and round the buoys courses designed to accommodate the various strengths and weaknesses of the competing boats. There will be prizes for class winners as well as an overall prize.

With the rating system providing a great leveller this event is a fantastic opportunity for the smaller IRC boats to pit their wits against the pure racing machines such as the TP52’s.

The NoR and entry list can be found at Event closing date is the 20th June 2019.


RORC Office Locations Map
Royal Ocean Racing Club
(General Enquiries, Membership, House)

20 St James's Place

 +44 (0) 20 7493 2248
 +44 (0) 20 7493 5252
Royal Ocean Racing Club
(Racing Enquiries)

82 High Street
Isle of Wight
PO31 7AJ

 +44 (0) 1983 295 144
 +44 (0) 20 7493 5252
RORC Cowes Clubhouse

The Parade
Isle of Wight
PO31 7QU

 +44 (0) 1983 293581
 +44 (0) 20 7493 5252
RORC Rating Office
(Seahorse Rating Ltd)

Seahorse Building, Bath Road
Lymington, Hampshire
SO41 3SE

 +44 (0) 1590 677030
 +44 (0) 1590 679478

Royal Ocean Racing Club - since 1925

The RORC was founded in 1925 to encourage long distance yacht racing and the design, building and navigation of sailing vessels in which speed and seaworthiness are combined. Today the club encourages ocean, long distance and other forms of yacht racing and yachting activity.