The IRC Sussex Championships is primarily (as you would expect) an IRC event, however it will be dual scored using the IRC & RYA NHC system.

For those that do not have a valid IRC certificate but wish to race under IRC, the event has been recognized by RORC and provides for a SER (Single Event Rating) Certificate upon application that provides a cost effective IRC rating valid just for this regatta.Spinlock IRC Logo

We have negotiated a discount rate for you to get one just for this event.  It costs £1.60 / metre (LOA) plus £6 per day for the event. To get one you can go online www.rorcrating.com and click on your account (or register a new one) under the “MyIRC” (3rd button from the left). These certificates don’t get issued straight away but shortly before the event. Please ensure that you don’t leave it until the last minute to avoid disappointment. Quote SER Reference “SER 55” in all correspondence please

The NHC (National Handicaps for Cruisers) system is an externally adjudicated system administered by the RYA. It is predominantly a performance based system, with the handicaps of participating boats changing after every race. However, boats racing in NHC fleets need a NHC Base Handicap from which they start and this is usually based on simple measurements. NHC base handicaps and use of the NHC system are free.

NHC Base Handicaps are usually obtained from a list published by the RYA and updated regularly. To look up a NHC Base Handicap for your boat, you can search using the NHC Base Handicap Lookup tool – though the latest list is usually best found on the RYA website.

If your boat is not on the list mentioned above AND you are racing in the Regatta you must get a NHC Base Handicap by completing the NHC Online Application for this regatta. This service is NOT provided for boats that are not participating in this Regatta.

Useful Link’s :

MyIRC application for SER Rating

NHC Information & Base handicap list

NHC Online Application Page