James Dadd, Director of the Rating Office in Lymington UK which is the technical hub of the Royal Ocean Racing Club, will be travelling to the other side of the world this month to meet with boat owners and race organisers in New Zealand, Australia and South East Asia and talk about the International IRC rating rule. IRC Owners’ Forums will be hosted by Yachting New Zealand, Yachting Australia and IRC South-East Asia, giving sailors the chance to join in discussion and question/answer sessions about IRC racing.

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Quikpoint Azzurro, 2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, Kurt Arrigo; Kurt Arrigo / Rolex

James Dadd is looking forward to meeting owners as well as race organisers and measurers during his trip. “I’m keen to meet up again with those involved in IRC racing in the Antipodes and South East Asia which are both important regions to us,” says Dadd. “It will be good to have the opportunity to hear new ideas and address any questions people may have about IRC racing both locally and internationally.”

The venues and dates are as follows:
• Monday May 16th Yachting New Zealand in Auckland at 1800 www.yachtingnz.org.nz/news/201604/irc-expert-to-visit-new-zealand-for-irc-forum 
• Sunday May 22nd Yachting Western Australia at Royal Perth YC at 1800 http://tinyurl.com/ywa-irc-owners 
• Thursday May 26th IRC South East Asia at Samui Regatta, Thailand, at 1200 www.samuiregatta.com 

RORC Rating Office www.rorcrating.com