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David Kenefick's Solo 'Full Irish' Campaign Awarded ICRA's Boat of the Year Prize
#boat of the year – The Cork based solo yacht named 'Full Irish' skippered by 22-year-old David Kenefick has won ICRA's boat of the year award. The decision was announced at today's annual ICRA conference at the Royal Irish Yacht…
ICRA Commodore Appeals for Cruiser Conference Support this Saturday
#icra – ICRA Commodore Nobby Reilly has issued a last minute appeal for support for Saturday's ICRA conference at the Royal Irish Yacht Club, urging cruiser sailors to help recruit more people to the sport of cruiser racing. It follows…
New Welsh IRC Championships at Pwllheli to be Promoted in Ireland
#IRC – A brand new Welsh IRC championships dubbed the 'Celtic Regatta' is to be staged at the Welsh National Sailing Academy in Pwllheli. It will be promoted in Dun Laoghaire this weekend by Stephen Tudor, an Irish Sea ISORA Champion and the…
Welsh IRC National Championships for Pwllheli Sailing Club in August
#welshircnationals – At their annual meeting on 12th September, the GBR IRC Committee approved the IRC GBR Regional Championships for 2014 to be held in Pwllheli.The date proposed for the Championships is to coincide with the Pwllheli Regatta between 1st…
Nominations Open For ICRA Boat Of The Year 2013
#ICRA - Nominations are now open for the Irish Cruiser Racing Association's (ICRA) Boat of the Year for 2013. The winner of the award will be announced at the ICRA Conference on Saturday 23 November in the Royal Irish Yacht…
Matt Sheahan to Give Keynote Address at ICRA Conference at Royal Irish Yacht Club
#icra – Yachting World's Technical editor Matt Sheahan will give a keynote presentation "Foiling with the America's Cup", at this year's ICRA conference on November 23rd at the Royal Irish Yacht Club.
ICRA's 2014 national championships will be sailed under the burgee of the Royal Irish Yacht Club on Dublin Bay. The three day championships from June 13 to 15, that is expected to generate over 120 boats will support the Royal…
ICRA Discards 'No Discard' Rule for 2014 National Championships
#icra – The Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) executive met in Portlaoise at the end of last month and reviewed the 2013 National Championships in Fenit, Co. Kerry revealing a number of changes for the 2014 event scheduled for Dun…
Is the Shannon Estuary's 'Dis-a-Ray' ICRA's Boat of the Regatta?
ICRA – ICRA didn't nominate a 'Boat-of-the-Regatta' at its Tralee–based championships but with all the praise from RORC about Ireland's dual handicap system, reckons we should hear it for Ray McGibney's vintage Dehler 34 Dis-a-Ray, which we know well…
RORC Endorses 'Parity' of Successful Irish Handicap Scoring System
The Irish Cruiser Racing Associtation (ICRA) has been given a ringing endorsement of the scoring system deployed at the cruiser national championships in Tralee by the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) in London who see the Irish dual scoring system 'providing…
ICRA Championships 2013 – New Champions Crowned in Tralee
#icranats – Take sixty-one offshore racers, recruited from Ireland's leading sailing centres. Place them in a bay of stunning beauty, set among spectacular mountains perhaps, but nevertheless a bay which is inescapably located right on Ireland's Atlantic weather frontier. Then…
2013 ICRA National Champions at Tralee Bay Sailing Club
The 2013 Irish Cruiser racer national champions are: Class 0 IRC Antix Anthony O Leary. RCYC  Class 0 Echo Discover Ireland Martin Breen GBSC  Class 1 IRC Bon Example Colin Byrne RIYC Class 1 Echo Joker 11 John Maybury RIYC …
ICRA Nationals Day 1 – Storm II Takes Charge of IRC Division One
#ICRA – Pat Kelly's J109 Storm II from Howth Yacht Club tops the leaderboard of the biggest IRC class after two heavy weather races in the opening day of the 2013 ICRA National Championships. Three J109 designs are in the…
New X Yacht Design Takes Early Lead in WIORA
#ICRA – After the first day of racing at the WIORA championships on Tralee bay yesterday the all new XP33 sportsyacht design from X Yachts, Bon Exemple skippered by Colin Byrne from the Royal Irish Yacht Club, has jumped straight…
Class Bands Published for ICRA Cruiser Nationals
#icra – Class bands for tomorrow's 2013 ICRA Nationals and today's WIORA championships has been published in Tralee and are downloadable below as a PDF file.  Scroll down for attachment. A skippers briefing for the WIORA West Coast Championships took…
Sailing Instructions (SIs) for ICRA Cruiser Nationals 2013 at Tralee Bay SC (Download here!)
The Sailing Instructions (SIs) for ICRA Cruiser Nationals 2013 at Tralee Bay SC in just over a weeks time show that the seven race series is to be a no discard event. Three races are required to be completed to constitute…

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