Union Nationale pour la Course au Large

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Union Nationale pour la Course au Large
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Abbreviation UNCL
Predecessor UNC, GCL
Formation 1971
(47 years ago)
Type Yacht club
Headquarters Centre Nautique Paris-Boulogne,
Coordinates 48°50′04″N 2°13′34″E / 48.8344°N 2.2260°E / 48.8344; 2.2260
Region served
Official language
Affiliations Fédération Française de Voile
Website http://www.uncl.com/

The Union Nationale pour la Course au Large also called UNCL is a French yacht club

UNCL was established in 1971 through a merger of the Union Nationale des Croiseurs (UNC), and the Groupe des Croiseurs Légers (GCL).[1] UNC itself was formed at Brest in 1913 to organise offshore racing in France as this was outside of the statutes of the Yacht Club de France at that time.[2] GCL had been formed in 1960 by Alain Maupas to organise races for smaller craft.[3]

UNCL organises races around the French coast, including the Trophée Atlantique UNCL and Trophée Méditerranée IRC UNCL, and participates in others.

In co-operation with the British offshore racing club, RORC, UNCL is responsible for IRC, the principal international handicap system for yacht racing.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Le Club - Qu'est-ce que l'UNCL ?" [The Club - What is the UNCL?] (in French). UNCL. 21 November 2006. Retrieved 21 November 2010. 
  2. ^ Jacob, Paul; Degain, Robert (22 November 2006). "Historique - Introduction" [History - Introduction] (in French). UNCL. Retrieved 21 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "Le Groupe des Croiseurs Legers, ou la course a tout prix" [The Light Cruisers Group or racing at any cost]. Voiles et Voiliers (in French). No. 417. November 2005. Retrieved 21 November 2010. 

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