Click here for the Notice of Race. All boats entered in the relevant IRC Classes of the events that comprise the Audi IRC Australian Championship are also entered in the Audi IRC Australian Championship unless a boat expressly requests not to be entered into the Championship.
Yachting Australia's TracTrac system offers with live tracking of the 2011 Audi IRC Australian Championship fleet. The three iRC divisions of Audi Victoria Week can be followed by those with an interest in the racing from wherever they are in the world. By following this link visitors will be able to choose which race to watch with IRC Division 1 appearing in a different screen to IRC Divisions 2 and 3.
In 2011 Audi Victoria Week will commence on Saturday 22 January with the passage race starting at Docklands, Melbourne, with over 450 yachts expected to converge on Geelong for five days of competition.
Australia's "Celebration of Sail", this Iconic Sydney event, attracts the highly competitive, glamorous racing yachts frequently seen gracing the harbour. Racing will be conducted on 8 Course Areas on the waters of Sydney Harbour with racing open to all yachts.
The CYCA introduced the Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race in 1986 as 'the great winter escape', taking advantage of the completion of the Gold Coast Seaway. As an offshore race, the 384 nautical mile Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race is a demanding event, requiring experienced helming skills, particularly in the hard running conditions sometimes experienced at this time of the year.
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2011 will be held on 19-27 August 2011. Race Week's success has grown from its mix of beautiful courses around the picturesque Whitsundays, top quality race management, and amazing shore side activities.
The Organising Authority of the 2011 Audi IRC Australian Championship may conduct equipment inspection or require measurement or partial measurement of any boat in relation to the Yachting Australia Special Regulations and IRC certification prior to the boat racing or at any time during Audi Victoria Week.
A Rule Authority may prescribe that for races under its jurisdiction requiring compliance with ISAF Special Regulations Category 3 or above, a boat may carry one more spinnaker than shown on her current IRC certificate of area not greater than rated SPA without an increase in rating. Any such prescription shall be referenced in a Notice of Race.
Click here for information on what the IRC rule is and how it works, help you decide if IRC is the right rating system for your boat, and provide you with information on how to get your boat measured and apply for a certificate.
Audi is the proud sponsor of the four events and the Championship. Audi's goal is to foster the competitive spirit of sailing in Australia by combining four great sailing events ; Audi Victoria Week (RGYC), Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta (MHYC), Audi Sydney to Gold Coast Yacht Race (CYCA) and Audi Hamilton Island Race Week (HIYC). Audi and each of the host clubs with the support of Yachting Australia are committed to ensuring the highest level of sailing at each event and ensuring that the Championship attracts and hosts top class competitors.