It’s the same type of boat going the same speed, but how come their IRC rating is so much lower than yours? Although getting your rating as low possible is important, making a boat go faster with little additional rating penalty can be even more effective.
No rating system can be perfectly fair to all boats in all scenarios and it’s important to know what a particular measurement rule ‘likes’ before making a change. Some argue that optimising your boat to be faster than your main rivals will put you in clear air ahead of the pack, while others recommend being closer to them for a better chance of beating them tactically.
For some events an endorsed IRC certificate is…
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