You are receiving this email because you held a 2019, 2020 or 2021 IRC certificate.

IRC 2022 applications open
Boat name: (boat name)
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We hope that you have enjoyed a good racing season, and that you are looking forward to getting back on the water in 2022.

The MyIRC online application portal is open for IRC 2022 and you are invited to apply for your IRC certificate for the new season.

Please read the information below before applying for your certificate, to ensure that you are aware of rule changes and that the IRC rating accurately reflects your boat's configuration.

We will start issuing 2022 certificates in January. We are anticipating a busy season and recommend that you submit your application early.

The Rating Office will be closed from 24th December and re-open on Tuesday 4th January.
Season's greetings and best wishes for the 2022 season from the RORC Rating Office team.

If you have sold this boat, please let us know so we can update our records; the easiest way is to reply to this email (, thank you.

Changes from last year are clearly marked with a sidebar in the Rule text. This page also shows Notices & Interpretations that have been issued.
IRC Rule 21.3.6 is now as follows:
A boat shall declare using any spar as a whisker pole set to leeward to set a headsail or a flying headsail.

ALL boats have been set to a default of no whisker pole.

If you pole out a headsail/flying headsail to leeward you will therefore need to declare this at revalidation, even if you declared it for your 2021 certificate.

This document outlines the main formulation developments for 2022 and has been produced to help owners understand changes to IRC ratings.

Practical information and
frequently asked questions

Certificate applications, measurement and sail numbers

Trial certificate applications can be submitted after you have applied for your initial 2022 valid certificate.
Images: RORC / Paul Wyeth / Rick Tomlinson