Entries open for the 2019 IRC Europeans in Sanremo 23-29 June
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 3:26 PM
The Notice of Race for the IRC Europeans 2019 is online at www.yachtclubsanremo.it and entries are open.
Organised by Yacht Club Sanremo in co-operattion with Italy’s UVAI (Unione Vela d’Altura Italiana) and France’s UNCL (Union Nationale Course au Large), the IRC Europeans are scheduled for 23 through 29 June, on two days dedicated to measures and checks and five days of racing.
The Championship is open to offshore boats with an IRC endorsed rating that will take part to a minimum of four inshore or windward/leeward races and an offshore event lasting approximately 10 to 18 hours.
At the end of the week a Sanremo European IRC Championship 2019 Trophy will be awarded to each class’ winner and a Special Trophy to the overall winner, who will be therefore crowned European IRC Champion 2019.
A special price will go to the best Corinthian team in class 3 and 4.
All the participant boats are offered a free mooring on the Yacht Club Sanremo pontoons from June 14 to July 1, close to the town centre. The organizers are hoping to gather approximately 80 boats from all over Europe, that will represent a record number, after the successful editions of the Championships in Marseille and Cowes.
Several teams form Germany, Estonia, France, the UK and Italy have already confirmed their participation.
In 2018 the Europeans were held in Cowes, in the Isle of Wight, organised by the prestigious British Royal Offshore Racing Club, and awarded the title to France team J Lance 12 skippered by Didier le Moal.
“The 2019 racing calendar of Yacht Club sanremo is really intense and we have been working hard to have the best possible IRC Europeans.” Declared Umberto Zocca di Montelupo, sports events manager for the Italian Yacht Club. “We’re excited to be welcoming teams from all over Europe, who show to appreciate our location and our race area with its ideal conditions.”