Representatives of the International Rating Certificate (IRC) met in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland, for two days of debate and discussion at the beginning of October. The IRC Technical Committee agreed on a number of developments for 2019 as a result of research throughout the year, while the IRC Policy Steering Group reinforced the good relations between the owners of the Rule, the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) and l’Union Nationale pour la Course au Large (UNCL).
Following the Championship held at Storm Trysail Club’s Block Island Race Week in 2017, the 2018 IRC North American Championship was hosted by the Etobicoke Yacht Club in Toronto, Canada on August 25/26 as part of their Open Regatta. There were 18 entries in two classes, with 6 races over two days. Class winners were: Class 0 - Hot Water (J 133, John McLeod), Class 1 and overall - Notorious (Farr 30, Kevin Brown).
Full results can be found on the LORC website.
Class and Overall winner Farr 30 Notorious skippered by Kevin Brown