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Royal Irish Quarter Tonner Cartoon (Ken Lawless & Sybil McCormack) is vying for the IRC Three title at the ICRA National Championships at Howth YC
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After five races sailed, there are big changes at the top of the leader board in three of the four IRC classes at the Irish Cruiser Racing Association National Championships this evening which means the stage is set for tomorrow's cliff–hanger finale…
Off to a flying start. Tim & Richard Goodbody’s first major campaign with their new J/109 White Mischief saw them in top form in yesterday’s first two races of the ICRA Nats at Howth in Class 1, in which eleven J/109s are competing.
W M Nixon
If you’d brought a party of strangers to sailing out in a spectator boat to view yesterday’s first day of the three-day Irish Cruiser Racing Association’s National Championship, they could have been forgiven wondering why it all attracts such interest.…
An on–the–water jury keep a close eye on a class one start at today's ICRA National Championships off Howth
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Tim Goodbody made the perfect debut in the ultra competitive Irish Cruiser Racing Association class one IRC fleet off Howth this afternoon when he took a four point lead in his new J/109 White Mischief. The Royal Irish Skipper leads…
David Cullen's Half Tonner Checkmate from Howth Yacht Club is competing in today's ICRA Nationals off Howth. Read full entry list below.
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In a further boost to today's first race of the Irish Cruiser Racing Association national championships at Howth Yacht Club, the fleet has risen from 73 to 86 boats in six classes over the past week. While over 24 clubs from…
Class one ICRA champion J109 Joker II skippered by John Maybury will defend their national title in Howth next Friday
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ICRA has published provisional class divisions for next week's 73–boat national championship fleet at Howth Yacht Club. The divisions are as expected but this year's class two has been forced to combine boats that in previous championships sailed in classes two…
ISA Medals will be presented to the winners of next week's ICRA National Championships at Howth Yacht Club
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Howth Yacht Club and ICRA have revealed the trophies for next week's cruiser–racer national championships to be staged at the north Dublin venue for a record fifth time. The three day event, from next Friday, will decide eight national titles…
Harry Gallagher – Howth Yacht Club Race management. Watch video below
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Next month's ICRA Nationals at Howth Yacht Club is aiming to attract both spinnaker and white sail sailors and HYC have gone to some lengths to promote its commercial free waters in this latest youtube video.  The ICRA Nationals are returning to Howth…
The Kelly family's Storm will be a class one contender in June's ICRA National Championships at Howth Yacht Club
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Next month's ICRA Nationals at Howth Yacht Club will feature what looks like the 'hottest cruiser fleet of the year' when class one boats resume battle after last year's epic clash at Kinsale.  Paul O'Higgins new JPK 10.80 will be up against some…
The big boys’ game….Antix in fine form in the RORC Easter Challenge 2016. But it was during this event that it became clear the newest generation of the Fast40+ class marked an up-grade in performance, and the amateur crew on the now-veteran Antix will have to focus their efforts with total attention if they’re to be at the races at all.
W M Nixon
It has been confirmed by the Irish Cruiser-Racing Association (ICRA) that it’s extremely unlikely that Ireland will be mounting a defence in July 2016 of the RORC Commodore’s Cup, which we so convincingly won in 2014 with the team of Catapult,…
ICRA has been unable to put a team together for July's Commodore's Cup in Cowes
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The Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) Commodore's Cup team manager Norbert Reilly has issued the following statement on Ireland's participation efforts in the 2016 Commodore's Cup regatta. 'Despite the efforts of all concerned ICRA regrets to announce that it has not been…
The race team got in seven races on a windward leeward course
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Beautiful sunshine and a wide range of wind speeds greeted the participants of the two day training weekend organised by Simon McGibney from ICRA/WIORA and Des McWilliam and Graham Curran of UK McWilliam Sailmakers. This was the second year of…
Former champion, the XP33 Bon Exemple, skippered by Philip Byrne, will be a class one contender in June's ICRA National Championships at Howth Yacht Club
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The ICRA Nationals returns to Howth Yacht Club in early June, timed to lead into the Round Ireland​,​ WIORA and Cork Week and Calves Week to round off a summer of​ ​racing. The ​combination of IRC and Progressive Echo divisions…
A class C start at the ORC Europeans in Estonia in 2015
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At the annual meeting of the Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) in Limerick last weekend, past president Norbert Reilly invited representatives from the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) to address the assembled crowd of over 60 delegates on features of ORC’s…
The new Commodore’s racing machine. Incoming ICRA Commodore Simon McGibney’s family-owned Dehler 101 Dis-a-ray in action in the ICRA Nationals in Tralee in 2013. Dis-a-ray is a good example of the competitive cruiser-racers - not all necessarily in the first flush of youth - which continue to get first class racing both with ICRA’s IRC Divisions, and with its impressive Progressive ECHO Handicap System.
W M Nixon
The Irish Cruiser-Racer Association (ICRA) is a unique organisation. “Run by sailors for sailors”, it is nevertheless a very land-centric administrative body whose only manifestation afloat as a group with its own identity is seen at the organisation of the…
ICRA Commodore Simon McGibney presents the 'Boat of the Year' Award to winning skipper George Sisk
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A buoyant ICRA conference at the Castletroy Park Hotel in Limerick yesterday saw Simon McGibney of Foynes Yacht Club succeed Norbert Reilly of Howth Yacht Club as Commodore. It is the first time ICRA has elected a Commodore from the…
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Yacht handicapping fees will rise by 12.5% for the coming season. An average sized boat, such as a Sigma 33, will now have total handicapping costs of €177 in 2016 as opposed to €162 in 2015. This breaksdown as follows: ECHO registration…

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