A Brand New Concept for the World Of Sailing Records
For decades record-setting in sailing has been dominated by adventurers, pioneers, eccentrics and, in recent years, pro-sailing teams in custom-built machines.
That is now set to change with the advent of a new platform that will enable any skipper and crew to use their yacht and its rating, to attempt a record course and then see their new benchmark time published.
Bringing a new concept to the world of sailing, ‘Corrected Time Records’ enables a new category of sailing record which is launching with the IRCRecords.com platform. Attempts will be calculated and ratified using the highly popular ‘International Rating Certificate’ system (IRC).
Whether a 100’ supermaxi, standard production cruiser/racer, sports boat, high-tech racing yacht or a classic, the IRC rating rule is highly inclusive. Having a record that is based on corrected time rather than the more traditional elapsed time, allows teams to compete on a level playing field.
Director of Rating for IRC Dr Jason Smithwick commented: “We’re delighted that IRC has been chosen as the rating rule to be used with the Corrected Time Records system. The IRCRecords.com platform allows accurate calculations for the wide range of boats that have IRC certificates across the world to challenge these record attempts.”
“The IRC rule is used in over 40 countries for local and international, inshore and offshore events, we welcome more boat owners to apply for their certificates and to take part in this new challenge,” he added. “We look forward to seeing record courses grow in both number and geographical spread. It will be interesting to see which courses emerge as the new ‘classics’ establishing themselves as ‘the one to hold.”
See the full press release and find out more at https://ircrecords.com