Message from the RORC Rating Office regarding ACCBank Cork Week Endorsement

Are you intending to race at ACCBank Cork Week 2008?If so, and you are racing in an IRC class (except the Gentleman`s Class) you will require an ENDORSED 2008 IRC certificate to be eligible to race.

An ‘Endorsed` IRC certificate is one for which the data on the certificate has been audited and if necessary verified by measurement or other methods. The 2005 IRC Congress agreed that a set of common standards for the IRC Rating Authority and Rule Authorities to apply when endorsing a boat’s IRC certificate should be developed and published: these are available on our website www.rorcrating.com

If you do not yet hold a 2008 certificate you will need to submit a revalidation form to renew a …

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International Invitation Series

In addition to the hectic week`s activities on the water during this year’s ACCBank Cork Week at Crosshaven in Ireland there will now be an International Invitation Series held in the same waters on Saturday, July 12th in association with the ISA SailFleet Programme.

Crews entered for ACCBank Cork Week are invited to participate in a Series of fleet races in J80’s where the organisers will provide the bulk of the crew so that only a helm and tactician are required of the visiting competitors. To participate simply email peter@crwly.com and full details of this event will follow in due course.  The International Invitation Series promises to be an interesting spectacle as it is hoped that competitors from the 10 …

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Entertainment Programme Launched

The entertainment programme for the 2008 ACCBank Cork Week was announced this week at the Kiln bar, at Heineken Ireland, Cork. Headline Acts include Revenge, Aslan, The Walls, Bagatelle and Paddy Casey. ACCBank Cork Week begins on July 12th at the Royal Cork Yacht Club in Crosshaven, Co. Cork and is equally famous throughout the sailing world for both the quality of the racing and the shoreside fun.

ACC Bank Cork Week’s entertainment programme kicks off on Saturday July 12th, with Revenge, one of Ireland’s most popular cover bands who have already captured the spirits of thousands, playing to packed audiences, in hundreds of venues in every corner of the country.

Sunday sees Aslan make their Crosshaven debut. Recently named …

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IRC Cert Alert

IRC delivery now 4 weeks! – IRC Ratings Report – April 3, 2008 There is now strong evidence of the huge workload in the IRC Rating Office in the form of slower deliveries. Production time for IRC certificates is now the longest delivery period seen this year so far. Some who had applied in early March are expected to receive their IRC certificates later this week.RORC have assured us that their systems are operating flat out but hope to be able to deliver all IRC certificates within 4 weeks of application. The implications of this for Irish boatowners who have yet to apply is that they now run a serious risk of not getting their IRC rating in time for …

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News Updates

Gentlemans Class – This is for those who wish to race without Spinnakers, Gennakers or Cruising Chutes. We expect circa 60 boats in this division and the class may be further split to keep numbers in the 20-30 boats per class.

IRC Class(es) – We expect up to 12 divisions with circa 30 boats per class. As always we intend keeping the bands tight to ensure good close racing.

1720 Class – Indications are we should have circa 20 boats and the class have decided to sail on all courses during the week, ensuring plenty of variety.

SB3 Class – We are told by the class to expect up to 60 boats.

TP52 – Currently 5 TP’s entered and will …

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