In the first three months of 2015, 2775 Spinlock IRC ratings were issued to 2425 boats, a 6% increase on this time last year. While in the Northern Hemisphere we have been busy issuing revalidations and new applications and are heading to our busiest months of the year, in the Southern Hemisphere certification is winding down and revalidation will start at the end of May.'South' certificates are valid from 1 June to 31 May, five months behind the 'North' certificates. These separate North and South seasons mean that IRC processing goes on all year round!
Social media campaign #ThisBoatCan launched to highlight the long & the short of it
The UK-based RORC Rating Office, the technical arm of the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC), has joined forces with IRC sponsors Spinlock to launch a social media campaign using the hashtag #ThisBoatCan. This initiative is launched on the back of the success of the #thisgirlcan campaign, launched by Sport England and embracing women doing their thing, irrespective of their prowess or what they look like!