US-IRC Changes Leadership

News brief

Richard du Moulin, chairman of the newly formed US-IRC Owners Committee, has announced the organization's decision to appointment John Mendez as executive director. Mendez, a past chairman of the New York Yacht Club Race Committee, replaces Barry Carroll, who leaves the post to pursue other business interests. Carroll will remain affiliated with the US-IRC as a technical advisor. Mendez raced dinghies and raced offshore in England before emigrating to the United States in 1968. He is also a former commodore of the Larchmont YC."US-IRC will continue to pursue its primary goal of promoting the IRC rule and IRC events," Mendez said. "We successfully introduced IRC racing into the United States three years ago and Barry Carroll has done an excellent job of building the fleet and growing events in the US. Now with his resignation, we will take this opportunity to review our next challenges." US SAILING will continue to manage the IRC rule in the States. The organization's Offshore Office will continue to issue IRC certificates and to address questions from owners on all topics including the status of their rating in the system, validity of their measurements, perceived differences between PHRF and IRC ratings, differences between "sister ships," how to get measured, where to get measured, and how to contact local measurers.For more, www.us-irc.org