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

If you do not yet hold a 2008 certificate you will need to submit a revalidation form to renew a 2006 or 2007 certificate; or a new application form which is available on our website  These must be returned to the relevant office (see below).

If you do not already hold an Endorsed certificate, please contact the relevant office AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to find out about requirements for Endorsement:

GBR boats – the RORC Rating Office  tel 01590 677030 e-mail

IRL boats –  the Irish Sailing Association  tel 01 2710101  e-mail

Other overseas boats – your local IRC Rule Authority as listed on our website and in the back of the 2008 IRC Yearbook.

Please pass this message on to any other owners who you know are intending to race at ACCBank Cork Week.

Endorsement is not required for the Gentleman`s Class or the Corporate Class.

Thank you for your co-operation.

RORC Rating Office
Lymington, UK
tel 01590 677030
fax 01590 679478