Since having been completely recommissioned in 2019 and relaunched in March 2020, FAIR LADY has been keeping busy on the water, either taking part in regattas or simply cruising on the Seven Seas.
After having been completely recommissioned in 2019 and relaunched in March 2020, FAIR LADY has embarked on a circumnavigation. She is also regularly taking part in various regattas alongside a very extensive cruising program.
Since her relaunch, FAIR LADY has been keeping busy on the water. She winters in the Caribbean and crosses the Atlantic back in time for the Mediterranean summer. By the end of the Med’ season, she sails back to her tropical haven with occasional stopovers in Ireland.
You can read more about the day-to-day adventures of FAIR LADY on the latest news’ page.
All the year round, FAIR LADY takes part in various regattas worldwide as well in numerous racing events organised either by the Royal Cork Yacht Club (of which she is a member of the fleet) or other yacht clubs and sailing institutions. FAIR LADY has been duly registered with Irish Sailing to be able to take part in racing events worldwide, through the ECHO and IRC Rating Certificate scheme. Indeed, many regattas requires boats to hold an endorsed IRC. This means that the data on her certificate has been recorded by an approved IRC Measurer. The recorded data is subject to very rigid standards as defined by the IRC.
ECHO Standards and IRC Rating Certificates in Ireland are issued by Irish Sailing. ECHO, as the national performance handicap system, is mandatory for all boats wishing to take part in cruiser racing.
ECHO & IRC Rating Certificate is issued annually and is valid until the 31st of December. Any change to the ownership or measured data of a boat will invalidate the certificate. An ECHO & IRC Revalidation Form for the new season is sent to each boat owner holding an ECHO and/or IRC Certificate(s) in the previous year, along with an IRC Yearbook, by post in the first week of January.
ECHO is a performance based handicapping system and as such can be very simply summed up as a system that ranks boats in any fleet from fastest to slowest [or vice versa] and handicaps them accordingly. A boat with a higher average speed should always have a higher handicap than a boat with a lower average speed, or, which is the same thing, a boat should not have a lower handicap than a boat that regularly finishes behind it – on the water.
IRC stands for International Rating Certificate and is issued in Ireland by Irish Sailing on behalf of the IRC International Committee. Irish Sailing is the IRC Rule Authority in Ireland.
FAIR LADY takes part in various regattas worldwide all the year round. Racing results are displayed here.