31 Aug '12, 4pm

Y&Y: IRC North American Championship on the line: At the Rolex Big Boat Series in San Francisco

Y&Y: IRC North American Championship on the line: At the Rolex Big Boat Series in San Francisco

Competition for IRC classes at the Rolex Big Boat Series will be hotter than ever, since the 48th edition of the event doubles as the 2012 IRC North American Championship. And while the big guns are slinging it out on San Francisco Bay from Thursday, September 6 through Sunday, September 9, three one-design classes, a new HPR (High Performance Rule) class and a performance catamaran class also will be sporting some top names in sailing as they fight to take class honors and perhaps one of the event's six coveted trophies that are accompanied by Rolex timepieces as prizes. The prestigious honor of being named the overall IRC North American Champion will be bestowed on the team with the best performance in the IRC division. "This is the first IRC North American Championship we've been entered in since 2006 and the first ever on board our TP52 Vesper," said Jim Swartz (Park C...

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