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4.6 The IRC Technical Committee is appointed by the IRC Congress from representatives nominated by the RORC Rating Office and UNCL Centre de Calcul. The IRC Technical Committee has sole responsibility and authority over the technical content of the IRC Rule and reports to the IRC Congress.


4.7 Changes to the International IRC Owners’ Association Constitution may be made by the IRC Congress. A majority of least 50% of the representatives present and 75% of the votes cast is required, provided that any changes to any part of Rule 4 shall require the approval of the RORC and UNCL.


4.8


It is recognised that the IRC Rule is and shall remain the joint property of Seahorse Rating Ltd and UNCL and that the establishment of the International IRC Owners’ Association and its involvement in the management of the IRC Rule shall neither affect the proprietary interests of Seahorse Rating Ltd and UNCL in the IRC Rule, nor shall it confer on the International IRC Owners’ Association any rights in excess of those expressly set out in this Constitution.


5 IRC Committee 5.1 The following form the IRC Committee:


• IRC Congress Chairman • Two IRC Congress Vice Chairmen from different continents • • •


Representative of IRC Congress Representative of RORC Representative of UNCL


• Two representatives of IRC Technical Committee


5.2 The IRC Committee has full power to administer the rights and duties of the International IRC Owners’ Association between annual IRC Congress meetings, and makes decisions by a simple majority of all its members.


5.3 The Chairman of the IRC Committee shall be the Chairman of the Association who has a casting vote.


6 National and Regional Championships


6.1 Each country with an IRC fleet may hold a national IRC championship and regional IRC championships.


6.2 Organising Authorities wishing to run national and/or regional IRC championships shall obtain approval from the local national IRC Owners’ Association.


6.3 National IRC Owners’ Associations may set regulations for the conduct and format of, and approval for, national and regional IRC championships under their jurisdiction.


6.4 National IRC Owners’ Associations shall advise the IRC Congress or, between meetings, the IRC Committee of national and regional IRC championships to be held within their jurisdiction.


7 Continental and International Regional Championships


7.1 Organising Authorities wishing to run continental or international regional IRC championships shall obtain the approval of the IRC Congress. Applications shall be submitted through the RORC Rating Office or UNCL Centre de Calcul by 1 September of the preceding year. Late applications may be accepted at the discretion of the Congress. Applications shall include the event title, location, dates and the name of any sponsor.


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