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!

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